David Benavidez Explains Why He Can Beat Canelo Alvarez, Says ‘Plant Shouldn’t Have Run His Mouth’

Published 11/11/2021, 7:30 AM EST
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 24: Fighter David Benavidez in the ring during a media workout at LA Live on September 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)


Canelo Alvarez defied the odds and gave a response to the naysayers with his sensational performance against Caleb Plant. This was one highly important bout for the Mexican star, and he enthralled his fans as he claimed his fifty-seventh win. After putting on a beating on Plant for over 30 minutes, Alvarez finally concluded the bout with a T/KO in round 11.

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Following the fight, boxing pundits and modern-day stars have given their opinion on the same. The ex-super middleweight champ, David Benavidez, was among them.

Speaking to FightHype, he said, “I’m a combination puncher; I’ve got a great jab and some great body shots.”

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“I’m hungry, and I want this opportunity. I feel like I can hurt you, and I believe in my punching power. So, I know he’s [Canelo] strong too, but I feel if I land the right shots, I can hurt him too.”

“I think he [Plant] shouldn’t have run his mouth so much and made a big deal, but I guess you got to do what you got to do to sell the fights. It was a good fight.” (h/t Boxing News 24)

After beating Plant, Canelo is in a brilliant spot to confront any and everyone. However, David Benavidez would like to place himself as the mandatory for the p4p superstar. A win on the weekend will help ‘El Bandera Roja’ take a huge stride towards the title picture.

How can David Benavidez get a fight with Canelo Alvarez?

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‘El Bandera Roja’ has a fight lined up for this weekend against Kyrone Davis. For now, it’s unclear whether this bout will be for any of the title eliminators.

Nov 6, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Canelo Alvarez (gold/white trunks) and Caleb Plant (white/gray trunks) box during their undisputed super middleweight world championship boxing match at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

However, it would behoove Benavidez to have his arm raised and exit the arena on November 13 as an undefeated boxer.

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For now, there’s too much activity going on in the super-middleweight roster. As a result, it will be interesting to see if Benavidez gets his shot towards Canelo. A win will certainly propel him to the forefront of discussions.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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