Canelo Alvarez has reacted to Mike Tyson's praise of David Benavidez.
Canelo Alvarez's next fight is expected to be 'The Mexican Monster' sometime later this year. The super-middleweight champion is still slated for a clash with John Ryder in May. 'The Gorilla' earned the title shot by claiming the WBO interim super-middleweight title with a win over Zach Parker last year.
However, if the Mexican superstar is able to get through the Brit, he will likely face Benavidez next. While the fight hasn't been made as of now, fans and fighters are already giving their picks for the super-middleweight showdown. That includes the great and legendary Mike Tyson.
'Iron Mike' has long praised David Benavidez as Canelo Alvarez's biggest challenge at 168-pounds. However, ahead of their potential clash, Tyson has stated that he expects 'The Mexican Monster' to pull off the win.
The unified super-middleweight champion has now responded to those comments. In a recent interview with FightHubTV, Alvarez stated that his opponents are all "monsters" before he fights them. He said:
“Everybody say the same thing. Before I fought with Golovkin, [people were saying], ‘Wow, he’s a monster. He’s gonna knock out Canelo, this and out. At the end of the day, being in the ring with other fighters isn’t like being in the ring with me. It’s different.”
See his comments in the video below:
Canelo Alvarez next fight: John Ryder discusses title shot
John Ryder is prepared to upset all the talk of Canelo Alvarez's next fight being against David Benavidez.
Many fans are seemingly forgetting about 'The Gorilla's place in the super-middleweight division. Ryder won the WBO interim super-middleweight title with a win over Zach Parker late last year to get the shot.
However, this isn't a situation the British star likely expected to find himself in. At the start of the year, a four-man tournament of sorts was announced. The first half of the bracket fought last month as 'The Mexican Monster' defeated Caleb Plant.
The winner of Canelo Alvarez vs. John Ryder will face David Benavidez later this year for all the gold at 168 pounds. In a recent interview with DAZN, the British champion discussed his plans to pull the upset. He stated:
“I think I’ll be stood there with five belts on my arm, weighing me down. It all makes for a better story when you look back at your career with your ups and downs, the rough with the smooth. It’s going to be some atmosphere but I’m relishing the opportunity, I’m really looking forward to it.”