George groves, former super middleweight world champion, revealed what is missing from David benavidez to be able to beat him in a fight Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez.
“David benavidez he’s in limbo between super middleweight and light heavyweight, “said the former British boxer in Sky Sports. “He has a very good boxing school, but he needs to be more disciplined. You need a lot of discipline to fight with Canelo”.
Eddy reynoso, coach and manager of Saul, made a formal request to the CMB to get on and challenge the cruiserweight champion, Ilunga Makabu. The Congolese will defend the title on January 29 against Thabiso Mchunu.
For its part, Benavidez comes from winning his 25th fight as a professional boxer on November 13th by knocking out Kyrone davis.
Although he has insisted on facing Canelo, The Mexican has refused, considering that he has not fought with any big name rival or a champion.
“To be honest Benavidez does not give me anything, “he said Canelo in interview with Dan rafael from World Boxing News. “Tell me which champion have he fought before or (Jermall) Charlo. I do not really care. I still know that haters will always be haters ”.
Groves talks about other rivals for Canelo besides Benavidez
George groves considered that the Russian light heavyweight champions Dmitry Bivol Y Artur Beterbiev they wouldn’t offer a big fight to Canelo Alvarez.
“You need power to earn the respect of Canelo, but I do not think that is enough, “said the Briton. “Canelo He’s very smart, he’s very good and I can’t see anyone causing him problems, especially in super middleweight … The best light heavyweights like Dmitry Bivol Y Artur Beterbiev They would give Canelo a genuine test. “
Too Groves shared his point of view of the possible fight against Ilunga Makabu.
“Canelo will probably beat him all day, but suddenly you have a different kind of fight,” he noted. George groves. “(Oleksandr) Usyk would be too big for him, but I doubt that Usyk go back down to cruise ”.