“I knew Canelo would accomplish the undisputed championship. I knew he could beat every fighter in there (super middleweight) once Benavidez was eliminated by losing his title on the scales,” said Tim Bradley to FightHubTV
“I called it, I saw it coming, and I was like, ‘Okay, so now you [Canelo] want to stay at 168 because you know you can clean out the division and make history. I respect Canelo, I respect him, I really do. You didn’t do it (undisputed champion) at 160 and you didn’t want to do it at 154. See, I’m not throwing salt – I’m giving you facts”
“If I was throwing salt without facts, then I have no argument, but I’m giving you facts. It doesn’t mean that Canelo is not great, and it doesn’t mean he’s not going to be a great Mexican champion. He is, he truly is.
“We want to see him be challenged. We don’t want to see him in the ring with a guy (Makabu) where he’s a 10-1 favourite. Look at David Benavidez, a young guy and a bigger guy. He’s 168 pounds just like (Canelo) he is, and I think he can impose some sort of threat to Canelo.
“He [Benavidez] has speed, has power, he has grit, he’s hungry, and he’s a talented young fighter. So why not fight that guy? Do you want to sell out Cowboy Stadium? I promise you that you’d sell out Cowboy Stadium in fighting that guy”
Wow, Tim Bradley rips into Canelo – his career path and for choosing Makabu over Benavidez… Do you agree with his thoughts
Without doubt boxing fans would love a Canelo vs Benavidez Mexican shootout Being selfish in terms of Canelo, I can see why he’s choose Makabu: he wants to create history/legacy for his name in boxing and he’s not the first boxer to careful pick his career path….. but I would’ve loved him vs Benavidez