Former professional boxer Floyd Mayweather fancies a big showdown between David Benavidez and Saul Canelo Alvarez.
In the world of boxing, Mayweather is a renowned identity who delivered the reigning champion, Canelo his only loss back in 2013.
Mayweather announced his retirement from boxing in 2017. Canelo, on the other hand, is still in the prime of his career and making history.
Earlier this November, Canelo knocked out Caleb Plant in the 11th round and became the undisputed world champion at super middleweight.
Mayweather is looking forward to a fight between Canelo and Benavidez if he sticks around 168.
Five division world champion Floyd Mayweather said, “We like Canelo Alvarez, but Gervonta Davis, Errol Spence, Terence Crawford – there are so many other great fighters out there. David Benavidez is a helluva fighter also; that’s a good test for Canelo.”
Appreciating both the fighters, he continued, “Canelo looked superb the other night. He went out there, and he went out there, and he done his job and did what he’s supposed to do as a fighter. We had a chance to clash, two undefeated fighters, and we gave people what they wanted to see.”
Floyd Mayweather would love to see a fight between two undisputed champions once again, rather this time Benavidez will take his place. However, the fight between Benavidez and Canelo does not seem to be in the cards any time soon.
However, the undisputed champ Canelo's plea to The World Boxing Council to make a huge weight cut in order to battle WBC cruiserweight champion Ilunga Makabu was approved last week.
The fight between Canelo and Makabu has been scheduled for May.
On the other hand, Benavidez and former world champion David Lemieux will have a fight following the orders of the sanctioning body - with the WBC's interim-super middleweight title at stake. The battle is set to take place in the first quarter of 2022.
"Right now I can do whatever I want. I faced all the 168-pound world champions, I took the titles from all of them. Now I do what I want," Canelo said.
Canelo Alvarez, who stands with a record of 56-1-2 will face Ilunga Makabu, entitled as the world’s second-best active cruiserweight, with a record of 28-2, this May.