‘That’s a good test’ – Floyd Mayweather reunites with Canelo’s coach and calls for old rival to fight David Benavidez

FLOYD MAYWEATHER called for Canelo Alvarez to face David Benavidez after reuniting with his old rival’s coach.

Canelo has only once been beaten in his 60-fight career, as a 23-year-old against Mayweather in 2013.

Floyd Mayweather pictured with Canelo Alvarez’s coach Eddy Reynoso
Canelo Alvarez was beaten by Floyd Mayweather in 2013

His trainer Eddy Reynoso recently linked up with the American legend at the WBC’s annual convention in Mexico and they posed for a picture.

It was there Mayweather, 44, named 25-0 former super-middleweight champion Benavidez as a potential opponent for Canelo.

He said: “We like Canelo Alvarez, but Gervonta Davis, Errol Spence, Terence Crawford – there are so many other great fighters out there.

“David Benavidez is a helluva fighter also; that’s a good test for Canelo.

“Canelo looked superb the other night. He went out there, and he went out there, and he done his job and did what he’s supposed to do as a fighter.

“We had a chance to clash, two undefeated fighters, and we gave people what they wanted to see.”


Canelo, 31, most recently knocked out Caleb Plant, 29, to become undisputed super-middleweight champion.

But the Mexican, who has won titles in four divisions as high as light-heavyweight, now has his eye on a FIFTH weight.

The WBC announced they have accepted Canelo’s request to challenge CRUISERWEIGHT champion Ilunga Makabu, 34.

It means Benavidez, 24, and other super-middleweight contender will face a wait to fight divisional king Alvarez.

Canelo said: “Right now I can do whatever I want. I faced all the 168lbs world champions, I took the title from all of them. Now I do what I want.”

Former super-middleweight champion David Benavidez

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