Sampson Lewkowicz, the promoter for David Benavidez, has applied further pressure on Eddy Reynoso, the manager and trainer for undisputed super middleweight champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez.
Two weeks back, Lewkowicz met face to face with Reynoso to discuss a potential Canelo vs. Benavidez showdown in the second-half of the year.
Lewkowicz promised to send an offer to Reynoso the following week.
According to Reynoso, the offer was never received.
However, Lewkowicz - in an open letter - indicates that he emailed an official offer to Reynoso on Monday.
"Since you have chosen to conduct our negotiations for David Benavidez to face Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in public, I’m forced to correct a few mistakes you made in claiming you haven’t received any offers," Lewkowicz stated.
"On Monday May 29 at 4:45 pm, I emailed you what I’m sure would be one of the most lucrative offers of Canelo Alverez’s career to face Benavidez.
"Please know that you do indeed have an offer to face Benavidez, a sizeable one, and I must tell you that I’m offended by your claim that I’m 'fantasizing' about making this fight happen.
"If you are also unable to find this open letter and no one tells you about it, would anyone who knows him please let Eddy know that I will send this same offer any time for him to communicate to Canelo Alvarez. All he needs to do is provide a working email address, apparently."
Canelo saw action earlier this month, when he picked up a lopsided twelve round decision over John Ryder. The plan, for the moment, is to target a rematch with WBA 175-pound champion Dmitry Bivol in September. Bivol outboxed Canelo over twelve rounds in May of 2022.
Benavidez, who holds the WBC's interim title at 168, picked up a dominant decision win over former world champion Caleb Plant in March.