Eddy Reynoso, manager and head trainer of Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, sees no reason to make a fight with two-time super middleweight champion David Benavidez.
The veteran trainer is not impressed, so far, with Benavidez's level of work - and he doesn't see any need to fight him at this moment.
"If you look at his record, he has not beaten anyone, the most he has done is a win over Anthony Dirrell, who for me is a champion who did not have a great run, somewhat mediocre at 168 pounds," Reynoso told Diego Benavides.
"Many have called Benavidez overrated. He has also been a world champion, but they took the title from him due to indiscipline, once for doping and the second time for his weight.
"He has gained a reputation for what he does and doesn't do, that he knocks people out, that he throws a lot punches and that he would be a very difficult opponent for Saul. But what motivates us to fight with him? He has won practically nothing. He fights with C class opponents."
Canelo is currently the undisputed champion at 168-pounds.
At the WBC's recent convention in Mexico, he was given permission to make a big jump to cruiserweight to challenge WBC world champion Ilunga Makabu.
"Now that we are going to get to cruiserweight, I see it being feasible that Saul can win, that's why I asked for the fight. In the gym he fights with heavyweights, and I have seen how he's knocked them out in the gym," Reynoso said.
Outside of the fight with Makabu, Reynoso indicates that there is interest in facing opponents like WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo. And, they are open to a trilogy fight with IBF middleweight champion Gennadiy Golovkin.
"As champions we have to look for the best opponents, fighters with titles, who generate expectations. We want to fight Charlo, and there is also Golovkin," Reynoso said.