David Benavidez Repects Terence Crawford But Doesn’t Think He Should Be Canelo Alvarez’s Next Opponent
David Benavidez has a ton of respect for Terence Crawford but doesn’t think ‘Bud’ should be Canelo Alvarez’s next opponent.
Crawford is coming off a one-sided win over Errol Spence Jr., and after the win, called for a fight with Alvarez. However, Benavidez believes he should be next in line as he doesn’t think there is any interest in a 147lbs moving up to 168lbs to face Alvarez.
“To be honest with you, I don’t wanna see that,” Benavidez told BoxingScene.com. “We’ve already seen what happened when he fought somebody [from] 154 [Jermell Charlo]. So, what is gonna happen when he fights somebody [from] 147? I respect Crawford a lot, but I don’t wanna see a 147-pounder fight a 168-pounder.”
There’s no question that the weight would be a concern for a lot of Terence Crawford fans, but he has been vocal that he thinks he can beat Canelo Alvarez.
David Benavidez also thinks Alvarez will take the fight with Crawford instead of him, as he knows he is the much harder test.
“I understand Crawford is a great fighter and he wants to go up to 168 to fight Canelo,” Benavidez said. “But if you ask somebody at 112 pounds to come up and fight Canelo, they’ll go up to fight Canelo. You know what I mean? So, it’s just basically everybody wants the fight. But, you know, we as fans deserve competitive fights. You know what I mean? And that’s why I feel like Canelo doesn’t wanna fight me right now, because he knows it’s the most competitive fight. And I’m working like an animal in the gym, so that’s why he knows.”
Would you rather see Canelo Alvarez fight Terence Crawford or David Benavidez next?