Wilder: Benavidez is too big for Canelo
Deontay Wilder no doubt that David Benavidez (27-0, 23 KOs) is capable of winning Saul Alvarez (58-2-2, 39 KOs) in the super middleweight division. Last weekend, the boxer from Phoenix dominated the second half of the fight with Caleb Plant and won convincingly on points. According to the former world heavyweight champion, the difference between a possible fight with Canelo will be the strength and physical advantage of David.
“It will be a really tough fight for Alvarez. He is too small for Benavidez. Moreover, it will be a relatively easy walk for David, easier than Saturday's fight with Plant. Plant's style was not comfortable for Benavidez, Canelo suits him and he will be too small. Benavidez is big, strong, tough and uncompromising in the ring,” Wilder said in an interview with Ellie Seckbach.
On May 6, Alvarez will face John Ryder (32-5, 18 KOs). This will be a mandatory WBO super middleweight defense. After that, the Mexican wants to return to light heavyweight for a rematch with WBA champion Dmitry Bivol (21-0, 11 KOs).