Canelo Alvarez returns to Al Haymon’s PBC but not to fight David Benavidez

Boxing has been deprived of exciting matchups recently as superstars have refused to face each other for various reasons. Nonetheless, boxing fans eagerly await bouts where accomplished undisputed champions take on rising contenders in the division.

Will Canelo Alvarez ever fight the undefeated David Benavidez? Is Alvarez’s recent one-fight deal with Al Haymon’s PBC a tactic to avoid the undefeated boxer? Regardless, Benavidez appears to be moving on as he plans to become an undisputed champion in a higher weight class.

Canelo Alvarez returns to PBC just days after sudden exit

Canelo Alvarez, the undisputed boxing super middleweight champion, recently re-signed with Al Haymon’s PBC. Alvarez had earlier signed a deal with the PBC in a three-fight deal in which he fought Jermell Charlo as part of it. However, after the victory over Charlo, Alvarez was unable to come to terms with Haymon for the next opponent.

Nonetheless, Eddie Reynoso, the manager and trainer of Canelo Alvarez, renegotiated a deal with Haymon for a fight with the undefeated Jamie Munguia, as per Sports Illustrated. Alvarez’s new deal would make him a free agent after he fights Munguia on May 4 as reported by Michael Benson, the online Boxing editor of TalksSports.

Alvarez’s fight against Munguia will be in Las Vegas and even though it is not as anticipated by the fans, it is still expected to do good numbers in PPV. Munguia is coming off a finish of John Ryder, a former foe of Alvarez.

Alvarez’s recent fight was against the then-undefeated Jermell Charlo in a 12-round affair that he easily won via unanimous decision. Rumors speculated a fight against Charlo’s twin brother, Jermall but it did not materialize.

Ryan Garcia talks on Canelo Alvarez ducking David Benavidez

Ryan Garcia was once a teammate of Canelo Alvarez but has been on his own since he left Alvarez and Eddie Reynoso. Alvarez had once cited the lack of discipline of Garcia as the reason for their split, but Garcia refuted it, claiming it was due to not getting attention from Reynoso.

Garcia recently had something to say about Alvarez allegedly avoiding David Benavidez. “I would’ve already fought Benavidez if I were him (Alvarez),” said Garcia when asked about it. He also stated that every man has the right to do as they please, and he was not taking shots at Alvarez.

A month before Alvarez steps inside the ring to face Jamie Munguia, Ryan Garcia will be fighting Devin Haney for the WBC super lightweight title. Haney will be Garcia’s second high-profile opponent as he has already faced Gervonta Davis in a losing effort.

Garcia has been showing disturbing mental problems as evidenced by his callout of Jake Paul, claims of being threatened, and a plethora of social media posts. Andrea Celina, his ex-wife even posted on social media and called for help, fearing Garcia’s mental state.

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