Emiliano Moreno believes Canelo will fight David Benavidez one day

Emiliano Moreno believes Canelo Alvarez will fight David Benavídez, one day.

The 18-year-old Moreno returns against Issouf Kinda on February 16, as part of a special Friday night telecast of Wednesday Night Fights on ProBox TV. 

Moreno is no stranger to the Benavidez family because Emiliano once trained with them before working solely with his father, Jaime Moreno. Moreno credits a lot of the experience in the boxing gym that allowed him to turn pro at 15-years-old to the Benavidez family, especially watching the formidable two-time world champion, David Benavídez train in the gym. 

“I think he will get that fight,” said Moreno, of Benavidez possibly facing Canelo. “As long as he keeps knocking people out, there is going to be no one but him to fight.

Moreno turned professional in Mexico in 2021. His amateur record was 5-1 with his first loss coming shortly after he started his first real training camp. Moreno now has a record of 8-0, with 5 KOs. 

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is currently the undisputed super-middleweight world champion, holding all four world titles in the division. David Benavídez is emerging as his most exciting opponent of recent years and is also the WBC interim super-middleweight champion. That, in theory, should make him Canelo’s next mandatory title fight.

That said, rumors have already circulated about Canelo’s next opponent in May, and they include WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo, Jaime Munguia, and former undisputed welterweight world champion, Terence Crawford. Outside of Munguia, the other two fighters would be moving up in weight to face Canelo. Benavidez does not appear to be on the list.

“If [David Benavídez] is going to continue to do that, and keep knocking people out impressively, eventually the shot will come,” Moreno added.

Moreno sees it as a simple equation. He believes in the purity of the sport. If you continue to win, eventually the fight will happen. 

“If you beat everyone then there is only one person left, and they can’t go anywhere [else].”