Via Robert Segal: David Benavidez says he doesn’t believe Jermall Charlo will make the move to 168 against him, as he told the media recently.
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Although Benavidez (25-0, 22 KOs) would be happy to welcome a showdown with undefeated Charlo (32-0, 22 KOs) because it would help his chances of a lucrative match against Canelo Alvarez, he We don’t see Texans. serious about mixing it with him.
Benavidez feels that Charlo is just looking to make big money in the fight against Canelo without actually earning it by fighting the best.
That means, Jermall is completely focused on raising his record with wins fodder protested the artificially inflated his résumé to attract Canelo.
When looking at the recent opponent Jermall has fought, it’s hard to disagree with what Benavidez is saying about him picking cherries like crazy.
Jermall’s opposition is pretty much on par with Jaime Munguia, a boxer whose background is hyped with victories over fluff.
“I didn’t think about it until I got the contract and the fight was done,” David Benavidez told Fighthype when it was announced that Jermall Charlo had said last week that he would move up to 168 to take on Benavidez.
“Many people say things and are forced to say things when there are cameras around, but how many times has he [Jermall] say, that we will fight? A lot of time.
“So until something happened, everything he said was a jerk from his mouth,” Benavidez continued of Charlo’s habit of blowing smoke.
“I don’t know what he wants. He wants to fight Canelo, but come on, you have to take big risks to get that big reward,” Benavidez said when Jermall’s coach Ronnie Shields told Fighthype there wasn’t enough motivation to fight Benavidez. just because of the temporary WBC super average. header on line.
The sad truth is that even if Benavidez did fight Jermall and defeat him, it’s unlikely Canelo would look in his direction to fight.
Canelo would have fought Benavidez multiple times but instead chose to fight a bunch of British boxers and his former fighting partner Avni Yildirim. That should tell you all you need to know about Canelo’s intentions.
“I feel like the biggest fight outside of Canelo for Charlo is me. We all win, and our stocks go up. That’s what people don’t understand. They’re so ignorant, and they don’t want anyone else to notice that ‘I’m just the face of the show, and I don’t need anyone,’ but that’s not how boxing works.
“To go to the next level, I need [Jermall] Charlo, I need Caleb Plant, and I need Canelo. That’s just the reality of that,” Benavidez said.