Jose Benavidez Sr: Canelo Alvarez doesn't want to fight David Benavidez

Jose Benavidez Sr. is not fond of Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez's recent fight.

Benavidez Sr., the father of David Benavidez dismissed Canelo's recent opponent, Jermell Charlo. 

The reason is Charlo fought at three weight classes below Canelo. Despite undisputed champion there, Charlo was much smaller. Benavidez Sr. seems to believe that Canelo has no interest in fighting his son, David. David is viewed as one of the toughest fights for Canelo given his power and high output. Yet, Benavidez will do battle with Demetrius Andrade on pay-per-view, on November 25th. The winner hopes to fight the undisputed super middleweight champion, Canelo. Albeit Benavidez Sr. is not sold on the fact that it will happen even if they win.

“I’m just so tired of talking about Canelo Alvarez, he’s fighting little guys,” said Jose Benavidez Sr to Boxing News “I don’t think Canelo wants to fight David Benavidez. He’s trying to look for any advantage that he can. We saw him fight a 154 [lbs] Charlo. Look what happened."

“Like I said, if there’s nothing at 168 [lbs], we’ll definitely go to light heavyweight,” said Benavidez Sr.

Benavidez will fight one of the most avoided fighters in his division this Saturday. Given Benavidez Sr.'s statements, it seems they are ambivalent with the hopes of facing Canelo. Benavidez is facing a difficult opponent, so a win is not a given. Add to it the fact, that rumors are circulating that Canelo could be fighting Jaime Munguia next. Benavidez Sr is concerned with Andrade only as of now. As it is clear the talk of Canelo is getting tiresome, especially with a dangerous opponent in front of them.

“[Andrade] undefeated," said Benavidez Sr. "Nobody wants to fight him. Everybody ran from him...when they gave us the name, right away. I know it’s a tough fight, but these are the fights that we need in order to go to the next level and prove to everybody that David is ready to be the best at 168.”