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Canelo Alvarez will NEVER accept David Benavidez fight as he’s ‘too young and talented’, says Oscar De La Hoya

, Canelo Alvarez will NEVER accept David Benavidez fight as he’s ‘too young and talented’, says Oscar De La Hoya

CANELO ALVAREZ’s old promoter, Oscar De La Hoya, says the Mexican won’t fight David Benavidez as he’s “too young and talented”.

The four-weight world champion won his trilogy with Gennady Golovkin last month, getting back to winning ways after losing to Dmitry Bivol.

Canelo wouldn’t face Benavidez says old promoter Benavidez

Benavidez is unbeaten with 26 wins with 23 of those coming via knockout

, Canelo Alvarez will NEVER accept David Benavidez fight as he’s ‘too young and talented’, says Oscar De La HoyaDe La Hoya says Benavidez is ‘too young and talented’ for the Mexican

And attention has now turned towards who the 32-year-old could square off against next, with some calling for him to take on unbeaten super middleweight Benavidez.

The American, 25, has won 23 of his 26 wins via knockout and would be a big challenge to any of the top dogs in the division.

But former world champ De La Hoya says he won’t face off against Canelo.

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De La Hoya, who used to promote Canelo until their bitter split in 2020, says Benavidez is “too young and talented” for the Mexican.

Answering a fan’s question on a potential match-up between the two super middleweights, De La Hoya said on instagram: “Canelo will never fight him (Benavidez), he’s too young and talented.”

Someone who might be young, but not as talented as Benavidez and could face Canelo, is YouTube star-turned-boxer Jake Paul.

Paul, 25, has vowed to defeat Canelo if the boxing superstar is “dumb enough” to fight him.

He said: “He looks like he’s on the decline. I said it before guys, Jake Paul versus Canelo, I win. I guarantee you that.


“You guys thought I was crazy at first but that’s because you guys can’t beat Canelo.

“I guarantee you that if Canelo and I fight one day – if he’s dumb enough to get in the ring with me – I will beat his f***ing ass.”

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The Ohio-born Problem Child also backed Benavidez to beat Canelo.

He said following Canelo’s win over Golovkin: “Triple G looked old but also Canelo looked old.

“He started to fade in the later rounds and Triple G took a while to get started.

“If Canelo goes against someone who is younger, faster and boxes him on the outside and can keep that stamina up for rounds 9, 10, 11 and 12 – someone like David Benavidez for example – then it’s going to be a bad night for Canelo.”

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to learn boxing?

Boxing can be learned in 3 months. This includes learning basic skills like footwork and stance. Boxing isn’t just about throwing punches. You must also learn to block and dodge attacks.

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What are the 7 punches used in boxing?

These seven punches are: jab cross, hook hook, uppercut straight right, left hook and body shot. These punches will be used to attack the opponent’s head, body and legs.

Can you learn to box?

You can learn to box. Find a local boxing gym and sign up for a class. You will find most gyms offering free classes. However, if there isn’t one near you, you can always search Google for local boxes clubs.

Also, you will need equipment such as gloves, mouthpiece, headgear, sparring partners, and headgear. Once you have the necessary equipment, you are ready to practice your punches or kicks.

What is the best way to practice boxing with no partner?

You can practice boxing by watching professional matches on TV, even if your partner is not available. Or you can find an amateur boxing club near you. Regular training sessions are a common feature of amateur boxing clubs. These sessions are often attended by sparring partners who share the same pads.

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You can also practice boxing using punching bags. Before hitting the bag you should make sure you are wearing protective gear, such as gloves.


  • It is just like normal sparring with a partner, but you want to throw punches at 75% of your normal speed. (
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How To

These are the basics of boxing

How to box efficiently

Boxing has become a very popular sport. It is a fight between two opponents. The rules of boxing vary from country to country. There are three types: Amateur, Professional, or Olympic boxing.

Amateur boxing may be done at school, college, and university. This type of boxing includes sparring sessions with padded gloves and without any protection. Amateur boxing contests are usually three rounds in length, lasting five minutes each. There are many types of amateur boxing: Kickboxing, Muay Thai and Taekwondo.

Professional boxing is usually practiced in gyms, clubs or stadiums. They are protected by protective equipment like a mouthpiece, nose protector, shinguards, elbow pads and knee pads, waist belt, and groin protection. Professional boxing competitions include six rounds of four minutes each. There are many different types of professional Boxing such as Boxing, MMA, Kickboxing, Muay Thai or Taekwondo.

Olympic boxing is performed at the Olympics. International standards require that boxers use special protective gear. The eight rounds last three minutes each and are held over eight rounds. Only two types of Olympic boxing are available: Light Flyweight or Heavyweight.

These are the basic skills required to box.

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  • Punching techniques
  • Guarding techniques
  • Footwork
  • Stance
  • Moving your body
  • Defense
  • Combination
  • Rotation
  • Spare parts

Punching Techniques

There are seven types. Each punch is unique. Some punches need more power than others. An uppercut, for instance, requires tremendous strength. A straight punch, on the other hand requires less power and is quicker than other punches.

There are also different combinations. These are combinations which combine several punches in order to achieve a specific goal. An entire combination could have several parts. A left hook followed with a right-cross will cause injury to the opponent’s jaw.

Guard Techniques

Boxers protect themselves by protecting their bodies. He uses his arms, legs, elbows, knees, knees, and feet to do this.


Boxers must use their legs to defend themselves against kicks. He raises his leg when he is hit with a kick and then moves away from the opponent. To avoid being kicked on the sides, he bends at his knees when the attacker strikes from the front. If the attack comes from behind, however, he can stand straight up and block the kick by his foot.


Because they cause great pain, elbow strikes are extremely effective. You can either deliver an elbow strike directly, or indirectly. Directly means that you hit your opponent with your forearm while indirectly means that you hit him with another part of your arm.

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Boxers use their hands as a shield against incoming punches. Boxers raise their fists to block incoming blows and then move in the direction of the attacker’s attack. They then make contact with their attacker’s fist.


Boxers who are subject to a punch to their stomachs, abdomens, or chests should bend at the knees to absorb the impact. For defense purposes, knee strikes are common.


Boxers should respond to being attacked by their opponent by standing back and delivering counter-attacks. This way, he can gain distance between himself and his opponent. Boxers should also keep their balance when counter-attacking.


Boxing effectively requires a boxer to have a good stance. The way he defends himself will be determined by his stance. It determines where he will face his opponent and how he will position his body. There are many positions that boxers can adopt. Here are some of the more popular ones:

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  • A low stance
  • High stance
  • Southpaw stance
  • Western stance

The Body Movement

A boxer must be able to move around his opponent in order to win a fight. This means changing your speed, position and rhythm.


To increase his punching power, a boxer rotates when he throws a punch. You can rotate at different speeds depending upon the punch.


The timing of each individual punch affects the effectiveness or failure of a combination. A combination that works well starts with strong punches and ends with weak ones is a winning combination.

Spare parts

Sparring is a training session that improves boxing skills. During sparring sessions, a boxer trains his mind as well as his body. Sparring, in conclusion, is about learning how to fight and not getting hurt.

In conclusion, learning to box requires dedication and patience. To be a better boxer you need to train hard.

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