David Benavidez Doubts Jermall Charlo Truly Wants To Fight Him: “He Could’ve Made The Fight happen But He Didn’t Want It”

By: Hans Themistode David Benavidez was originally taken aback by the amount of vitriol aimed in his direction from WBC middleweight belt holder Jermall Charlo. Just a few months ago, the former two-time super middleweight champion stated that if Charlo were to move up in weight, a clash between them would be must-see television. Unappreciative of his words, Charlo (31-0, 22 KOs) lashed out in a fit of rage, claiming he would stop Benavidez if the two met in the ring. From there, the war of words between them began. Not a fan of the back and forth rhetoric, Benavidez simply offered to take Charlo on in his next bout. While the Phoenix, Arizona resident was confident that their showdown would materialize, he quickly realized that Charlo was all talk and no action. “There were no negotiations,” said Benavidez during an interview with ESNews. “I told him let’s fight and he started talking shit and spitting everywhere and yelling like how he does but there was no effort to make the fight.” Charlo, 30, is currently preparing to defend his middleweight crown against fringe contender Juan Macias Montiel on June 19th. Although the Houston native has expressed an eagerness to move up in weight to face unified super middleweight champion, Canelo Alvarez, he isn’t willing to do the same for a clash with Benavidez. In the mind of Charlo, moving eight pounds north to face Benavidez (24-0, 21 KOs) doesn't make any sense. For starters, Charlo is reluctant to drop his middleweight title. Furthermore, with Benavidez currently beltless, he believes he gains nothing from challenging the 24-year-old. With that said, Benavidez views the words of Charlo as nothing more than excuses. While Charlo has stated that he has nothing to gain from fighting him, the eyes of Benavidez lights up with dollar signs. Although the official purse of Charlo and his fifth title defense hasn't been revealed, Benavidez is confident that the Houstonian would have seen a substantially larger payday for their clash instead. “He could’ve made the fight happen. Who is he fighting? He could’ve fought me. He could’ve been fighting Benavidez for triple the money but he didn’t want it.” The post David Benavidez Doubts Jermall Charlo Truly Wants To Fight Him: “He Could’ve Made The Fight happen But He Didn’t Want It” appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

David Benavidez Doubts Jermall Charlo Truly Wants To Fight Him: “He Could’ve Made The Fight happen But He Didn’t Want It”

By: Hans Themistode

David Benavidez was originally taken aback by the amount of vitriol aimed in his direction from WBC middleweight belt holder Jermall Charlo. Just a few months ago, the former two-time super middleweight champion stated that if Charlo were to move up in weight, a clash between them would be must-see television.

Unappreciative of his words, Charlo (31-0, 22 KOs) lashed out in a fit of rage, claiming he would stop Benavidez if the two met in the ring. From there, the war of words between them began. Not a fan of the back and forth rhetoric, Benavidez simply offered to take Charlo on in his next bout. While the Phoenix, Arizona resident was confident that their showdown would materialize, he quickly realized that Charlo was all talk and no action.

“There were no negotiations,” said Benavidez during an interview with ESNews. “I told him let’s fight and he started talking shit and spitting everywhere and yelling like how he does but there was no effort to make the fight.”

Charlo, 30, is currently preparing to defend his middleweight crown against fringe contender Juan Macias Montiel on June 19th. Although the Houston native has expressed an eagerness to move up in weight to face unified super middleweight champion, Canelo Alvarez, he isn’t willing to do the same for a clash with Benavidez.

In the mind of Charlo, moving eight pounds north to face Benavidez (24-0, 21 KOs) doesn't make any sense. For starters, Charlo is reluctant to drop his middleweight title. Furthermore, with Benavidez currently beltless, he believes he gains nothing from challenging the 24-year-old. With that said, Benavidez views the words of Charlo as nothing more than excuses.

While Charlo has stated that he has nothing to gain from fighting him, the eyes of Benavidez lights up with dollar signs. Although the official purse of Charlo and his fifth title defense hasn't been revealed, Benavidez is confident that the Houstonian would have seen a substantially larger payday for their clash instead.

“He could’ve made the fight happen. Who is he fighting? He could’ve fought me. He could’ve been fighting Benavidez for triple the money but he didn’t want it.”

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Demetrius Andrade On Canelo Alvarez Refusing To Fight Him: “You Can Give People The Opportunity To Make A Legacy But I Can’t Do That?”

By: Hans Themistode Reality is slowly setting in for Demetrius Andrade. The current WBO middleweight belt holder has always had an eye on a showdown against Canelo Alvarez. Following the Mexican native’s recent win over Billy Joe Saunders roughly a week and a half ago, Andrade took it upon himself to crash the post-fight presser. In a playful yet serious tone, Andrade congratulated Alvarez on the win and asked him when he would be given the opportunity to face him. Seemingly annoyed with his presence, Alvarez savagely lashed out at Andrade. “Get the fuck out of here,” said Alvarez. “You are a horrible fighter, horrible fighter. You are never going to get the fight.” https://twitter.com/BoxingInsider/status/1391278570291568642?s=20 As the curse words between both men continued, Andrade was escorted out of the building by security. Having had several days to digest the words of Alvarez, Andrade (30-0, 18 KOs) simply can’t understand why everyone else is getting the opportunity to prove themselves on the biggest stage while he’s forced to sit on the sidelines. “He’s a coward,” said Andrade during an interview on the Ak and Barak show. “That's some coward shit. You can give people the opportunity to fight and get in there and make a name for themselves, make a legacy but I can’t do that?” No matter how badly Andrade would love to get Alvarez in the ring, the 30-year-old is fully focused on a unification showdown against Caleb Plant. A win for the Mexican star would allow him to become the first undisputed super middleweight champion of all time. By and large, the resume of Alvarez (56-1-2, 38 KOs) is viewed as one of the best in all of boxing. In the case of Andrade, on the other hand, the Rhode native knows he hasn’t shared the ring with many of the top names. Although he won’t fulminate with anyone in defense of his level of opposition, Andrade is left incredulous when he compares his accomplishments and skillset, to several opponents that Alvarez has recently stepped into the ring against. “If you look at my record, okay but what did Billy Joe do to get that fight? You’ll go in there and fight Rocky Fielding but what has he done for the sport of boxing. What about (Avni) Yildirim? What has he done for the sport of boxing?” With Alvarez digging his heels behind his refusal to face Andrade, the former two-division titlist is seemingly running out of ideas. Although he’s tried on several occasions, promoter Eddie Hearn continues to pace up and down his office when trying to land a big fight for Andrade. On several occasions, Hearn has stated that he has attempted to drag several high-caliber fighters into the ring with Andrade including, Gennadiy Golovkin and Jermall Charlo. Now, with Alvarez also completely taking himself out of the mix, Hearn expressed his level of frustration. “Demetrius Andrade is the most difficult fighter I’ve ever had to make a fight for,” said Hearn during an interview with BoxingInsider.com. “By far.” The post Demetrius Andrade On Canelo Alvarez Refusing To Fight Him: “You Can Give People The Opportunity To Make A Legacy But I Can’t Do That?” appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Demetrius Andrade On Canelo Alvarez Refusing To Fight Him: “You Can Give People The Opportunity To Make A Legacy But I Can’t Do That?”

By: Hans Themistode

Reality is slowly setting in for Demetrius Andrade. The current WBO middleweight belt holder has always had an eye on a showdown against Canelo Alvarez. Following the Mexican native’s recent win over Billy Joe Saunders roughly a week and a half ago, Andrade took it upon himself to crash the post-fight presser.

In a playful yet serious tone, Andrade congratulated Alvarez on the win and asked him when he would be given the opportunity to face him. Seemingly annoyed with his presence, Alvarez savagely lashed out at Andrade.

“Get the fuck out of here,” said Alvarez. “You are a horrible fighter, horrible fighter. You are never going to get the fight.”

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As the curse words between both men continued, Andrade was escorted out of the building by security. Having had several days to digest the words of Alvarez, Andrade (30-0, 18 KOs) simply can’t understand why everyone else is getting the opportunity to prove themselves on the biggest stage while he’s forced to sit on the sidelines.

“He’s a coward,” said Andrade during an interview on the Ak and Barak show. “That's some coward shit. You can give people the opportunity to fight and get in there and make a name for themselves, make a legacy but I can’t do that?”

No matter how badly Andrade would love to get Alvarez in the ring, the 30-year-old is fully focused on a unification showdown against Caleb Plant. A win for the Mexican star would allow him to become the first undisputed super middleweight champion of all time.

By and large, the resume of Alvarez (56-1-2, 38 KOs) is viewed as one of the best in all of boxing. In the case of Andrade, on the other hand, the Rhode native knows he hasn’t shared the ring with many of the top names. Although he won’t fulminate with anyone in defense of his level of opposition, Andrade is left incredulous when he compares his accomplishments and skillset, to several opponents that Alvarez has recently stepped into the ring against.

“If you look at my record, okay but what did Billy Joe do to get that fight? You’ll go in there and fight Rocky Fielding but what has he done for the sport of boxing. What about (Avni) Yildirim? What has he done for the sport of boxing?”

With Alvarez digging his heels behind his refusal to face Andrade, the former two-division titlist is seemingly running out of ideas. Although he’s tried on several occasions, promoter Eddie Hearn continues to pace up and down his office when trying to land a big fight for Andrade.

On several occasions, Hearn has stated that he has attempted to drag several high-caliber fighters into the ring with Andrade including, Gennadiy Golovkin and Jermall Charlo. Now, with Alvarez also completely taking himself out of the mix, Hearn expressed his level of frustration.

“Demetrius Andrade is the most difficult fighter I’ve ever had to make a fight for,” said Hearn during an interview with BoxingInsider.com. “By far.”

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