KO Artist Christian Mbilli Wants Canelo Alvarez – ‘Canelo You Dead’

March 18, 2024
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KO Artist Christian Mbilli Wants Canelo Alvarez - 'Canelo You Dead'

Christian Mbilli hopes to secure two big fights this year, one of which is Canelo Alvarez.

Mbilli is one of the most dangerous fighters in the 168-pound division. The Frenchman has an undefeated record of 26-0, which includes 22 knockouts. He is coming off a sixth-round stoppage win over Rohan Murdock. He is ranked in the top ten by all the governing bodies, as he targets the biggest names. The Frenchman named Caleb Plant, Jaime Munguia, Edgar Berlanga, and Canelo as his targets.

Mbilli On Canelo

“I think Caleb Plant is a good fight. Edgar Berlanga is a very good fight, too. Jaime Munguia, I messaged him on Instagram, but he and his team were in negotiations with Canelo. Daniel Jacobs, too – he has a comeback fight soon. I need a big name.

“I think it is good that Canelo is going to defend his title soon. It has been a long time since he did. The super middleweight division is good right now, it is very strong. I hope that after Canelo’s easy fight with [Jaime] Munguia, he will take some risks and fight me,” Mbilli said 

Nevertheless, there is pressure on Canelo to fight David Benavidez. The Mexican Monster has been the WBC Super Middleweight Interim Champion for around two years. That makes Benavidez have more of a claim to make a fight with Canelo than Mbilli. There is also an argument that Mbilli is too much of a risk, just like Benavidez.

The Frenchman is undefeated and has devastating knockout power. But unlike Benavidez, he is a much smaller name. That makes it less likely that Canelo would take that bout since he could fight Benavidez for a bigger purse. Reports indicated that Canelo turned down a $55 million guarantee to fight Benavidez. But Canelo’s trainer, Eddie Reynoso, denied that any official offers were on the table. But Mbilli remains hopeful.

Will It Happen?

“[This] is going to be a big year. We will be looking to have some great fights. We will have two big fights on ESPN. I hope for a title, but I don’t know yet. You know that there are many good fighters there that want to become world champion, but this guy does what he wants with the titles.

“He boxed [Jermell] Charlo, he keeps wanting to fight guys in a different division. It is frustrating, but I have to focus on my training and focus on all the things me and my team have control over. We are waiting for my time,” Mbilli added 

But that all depends on Canelo getting past Munguia. Munguia will be no pushover since he is an undefeated Mexican. He has a 43-0 record, including 34 KOs. His last bout was a ninth-round knockout against John Ryder. Munguia dropped Ryder four times in the fight and stopped him, something Canelo could not do. Since Munguia knows a win makes him a PPV star, Canelo cannot afford to overlook him.

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