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“Benavidez Good but Canelo”: Despite Dominant Win Over Boo Boo, Terence Crawford Isn’t Sure of Mexican Monster’s Fate Against Canelo Alvarez

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Canelo Alvarez might just have to face David Benavidez! Last Saturday, ‘The Mexican Monster’ went up against Demetrius Andrade, winning the fight via technical knockout in the sixth round. Enter Terence Crawford, the undefeated and undisputed champion who was in the audience when the fight went down. In a recent interview, ‘Bud’ analyzed Benavidez’s fighting style while predicting his fate against the formidable ‘Cinnamon.

Previously, the Phoenix native was officially declared the mandatory title defense for Canelo by the WBC. Nevertheless, the fight between them seemed up in the air! However, WBC later claimed whoever wins the Benavidez vs. Andrade fight would get the shot at Canelo. So, now that Benavidez has won, he wants to fight with Canelo more than anything else. But the question is – can Benavidez defeat Canelo Alvarez? Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford sheds light on the matter!

While speaking to Fight Hype, ‘Bud’ praised Benavidez’s fighting style during the fight against Andrade. “He coming behind his jab. He throwing straight punches. He going to the body, going up and down. He just got tighten up a little bit on his defense, but other than that man he good. He ready for Canelo,” said Crawford.

When probed about Benavidez’s fate against Canelo Alvarez, the undisputed boxer found himself at the crossroads, unable to decide. “I still got it at 50/50. Benavidez good, but Canelo is you know what I mean great. We got see the fight man we all want to see the fight,” said Terence Crawford.

Despite numerous callouts, Canelo hasn’t responded to Benavidez’s challenge. However, Benavidez has a plan in case Canelo refuses to fight him. During the post-fight conference last Saturday night, ‘The Mexican Monster’ suggested he will fight everyone else if Canelo doesn’t fight him. “But if Canelo doesn’t want to fight against me, then I’m going to beat everybody else. That’s the bottom line,” said Benavidez.

“It’s not just about Canelo [at] 168. It’s a very talented division, a very deep division. So, there are plenty of quality opponents for me to face. [Dmitry] Bivol is there, and I would like to face him too,” said Benavidez. It’s worth mentioning that Dmitry Bivol defeated Canelo Alvarez, so a win against Bivol could technically prove his superiority.

 

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