Sampson Lewkowicz (pictured), promoter of WBC interim super middleweight title holder David Benavidez, wrote: "Dear Eddy Reynoso [trainer/manager of world champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez]: Since you have chosen to conduct our negotiations for David Benavidez to face Canelo in public, I’m forced to correct a few mistakes you made in claiming you haven’t received any offers. On Monday May 29th at 4:45 pm, I e-mailed you what I’m sure would be one of the most lucrative offers of Canelo’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."
Reynoso responded: "Now it turns out that ducks can shoot shotguns!! They even make offers? For now the three promoters that lead the business are Matchroom, PBC and Top Rank and none have sent me any offers to fight in September!"