Benavidez Sr. Criticizes Canelo's 'Circus'` Claims Champ Dodging David for Smaller Fights
Trainer Jose Benavidez Sr. isn’t holding back, slamming Canelo Alvarez for what he perceives as a diversion from facing his son, David Benavidez. In a recent interview, Benavidez Sr. expressed frustration over the growing talk of a possible clash between Canelo and welterweight Terence Crawford, leaving fans more intrigued than ever.
Benavidez Sr. accuses Canelo of orchestrating a “circus,” claiming the undisputed super middleweight champion is avoiding David Benavidez by considering fights with smaller opponents like Crawford. The trainer criticizes Canelo’s recent title defense against 154-pounder Jermell Charlo, labeling it as part of the alleged circus.
Despite Canelo not explicitly expressing interest in a bout with Crawford, Benavidez Sr. directs his anger towards the champion, suggesting Canelo is opting for lighter competition. The trainer insists that Canelo’s era has turned into a spectacle, accusing the “Face of Boxing” of stepping into weight classes well below his true domain.
While Benavidez Sr. expresses dissatisfaction with Canelo’s potential matchups, he also critiques his son’s choices, pointing out fights against lesser-known opponents rather than taking on more challenging contenders in higher weight classes.
As Canelo contemplates his next opponent for May 4th, with Crawford rumored to be in the mix, Benavidez Sr. dismisses the idea of facing “little guys.” Despite his respect for Crawford’s skills, the trainer maintains that such matchups would be a “circus” due to the significant size difference.
In the ongoing narrative of Canelo’s opponent selection, Benavidez Sr. raises concerns about the champion’s choices and emphasizes the need for more meaningful challenges for both Canelo and his son, David Benavidez.
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