Image: Stephen A. Smith Calls Out Canelo: "You're Ducking David Benavidez"

Stephen A. Smith desires Canelo Alvarez to stop ducking David Benavidez and fight him next after his May fourth defense against Jaime Munguia.

Smith doesn’t think that the undeniable extremely middleweight champ Canelo (60-2-2, 39 KOs) is severe when he states Benavidez is “absolutely nothing.”

Canelo suggests that Benavidez doesn’t bring a lot more cash than he would get combating anybody else which he just brings an additional 25 pounds of weight.

The U.S. promoters aren’t going to use Canelo a lot more than what they would for him to fight Munguia, and the Saudis don’t seem thinking about paying out the $150-200 million that he’s requesting.

“He’s Nothing? You Know Better”

“Canelo Alvarez, it’s extremely clear that you are ducking David Benavidez, not due to the fact that you won’t fight him however for the words you’re utilizing. He’s absolutely nothing?” stated Stephen  A. Smith on his YouTube channel.

It might be a mix of elements that has actually made Canelo unwilling to fight Benavidez. These are likely a few of them:

  • Nonstop pestering
  • Cruiserweight size
  • Trash talking
  • Financially, it is unworthy the danger

“He’s absolutely nothing? You understand much better. Fight that male. That is the fight we wish to see with you. We don’t wish to see a 4th fight with GGG. We don’t wish to see you fight another among the Charlos,” Stephen A. continued about Canelo.

Benavidez Deserves Fight

“We don’t wish to see Terence Crawford going up 3 weight classes to fight you,” stated Smith. “We desire you to fight right where you are against that dude in your weight department who has actually been asking for a chance at the crown. David Benavidez should have that.”

Thus far, Canelo hasn’t showed that he plans on combating the welterweight Crawford, so he doesn’t use to this discussion. Canelo has actually consistently stated that he’s not thinking about combating Crawford, so we should take him to his word.

“Anybody that appreciates boxing understands that he must be the one in the ring increasing against you. Handle your organization. This belongs to it. Fight that male. Everybody wishes to see you against David Benavidez. Don’t do that to us,” stated Stephen A.

Smith desires Canelo to step up to the plate and provide fans the fight they wish to see against the 27-year-old ‘Mexican Monster’ Benavidez, even if it suggests possibly taking an embarrassing loss. Smith sees it as a thing that Canelo need to provide for the sport and Benavidez if not for himself.

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