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Canelo Álvarez’s Potential Fight with David Benavidez Holding Promising Payday

With Mexican boxer Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez’s new fight announcement for September, boxing fans have been speculating on who his next rival might be. After defeating John Ryder, Canelo has challenged Dmitry Bivol for a potential rematch. Nonetheless, promoter Sampson Lewkowick has confirmed Benavídez’s team has offered a hefty sum of around 50 million fixed dollars plus variables to book the fight with Alvarez.

Lewkowick has asserted that this may be the biggest offer Canelo has ever had in his career, and could make this the most successful fight in the sport’s history. Eddy Reynoso, Canelo’s manager, has denied any formal offer from Benavidez’s people, but Lewkowick replied that an email with the offer was sent on Monday, May 29th.

If the fight does take place, it could mark a major change in the boxing world. Not only would this match-up bring out more viewers than ever before due to both Canelo’s and Benavidez’s fame, but Lewkowick has also stated that Benavidez is willing to take only ten percent of what Canelo stands to make from the fight.

The offer is still on the table and, for now, it remains to be seen whether Canelo takes it. Whichever showdown Alvarez ultimately chooses, one thing is certain—it promises to be an exciting matchup that fans of the sport have been eagerly anticipating since Alvarez scored his impressive victory in Guadalajara.