Canelo Alvarez Disses Mike Tyson, would only box Benavidez for an astronomical payday

In the latest boxing saga, Canelo Alvarez refutes claims of dodging David Benavidez while responding assertively to Mike Tyson’s remarks.

Canelo Alvarez recently found himself embroiled in controversy. Benavidez’s promoter Sampson Lewkowicz alleged offering a whopping $55 million to Canelo for a potential bout, an assertion firmly denied by Canelo’s camp.

On hearing about it, Mike Tyson publicly questioned Canelo’s reluctance to face Benavidez. He expressed his surprise at the decision.

Tyson said: “I can’t believe what I just heard. What’s wrong with Canelo? Is he afraid of losing? Doesn’t he want to give the fans the fight they want to see? Don’t you want to give the fans the fight they want to see?”

During a press conference before his upcoming match against Jaime Munguia, Canelo addressed Tyson’s critique with unwavering resolve.

Regarding Benavidez, Canelo asserted that his opponent fails to bring substantial value. Canelo emphasized that he’d entertain a match with Benavidez only if an offer in the range of $150 to $200 million materialised.

He said: “And who is he to offer me money? If he offered the amount he said, I can make that amount with anybody. That’s nothing. He brings nothing to the table for me, just 25lbs more on fight night.”

“If some promoter, not him, because he’s nothing to offer me…but I one promoter who I work to they come and say I offer to I offer to you 150 to 200 million. I fight tomorrow…that’s the only that’s the only reason I fight with him…”

Expressing disdain towards Benavidez’s promoter, Canelo clarified that it’s not Benavidez but rather the prospect of a substantial payday that could sway his decision. He asserted that any promoter willing to meet his financial expectations could secure the bout.