David Benavidez Favors Caleb Plant to Trouble Canelo Alvarez for 4 Rounds Before Losing the Fight

Published 10/21/2021, 7:03 PM EDT


David Benavidez is a big name in Canelo’s division. Some believe he could be the toughest matchup for the p4p king in the super middleweight class. Only time will tell if he’ll ever get his shot at the Mexican champ.

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Meanwhile, Benavidez recently shed some light on what Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant could look like on November 6. He believes this fight could see a ‘pressure creates diamonds’ scenario. Since there is so much at stake here, David Benavidez feels fans could see the best version of the IBF titlist on fight night.

Given that Benavidez and Plant despise each other, the former champ recently said in an interview that it is unlikely that Canelo is simply going to walk right through his opponent.

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To be honest, this fight, as it is getting closer and closer, it is going to be a better fight than what people are expecting it to be. I think people are thinking Canelo is just going to run through Caleb Plant, but I feel like there is so much at stake, that this is what makes great fighters great. Not saying that me calling Caleb Plant great or anything but sometimes the situation brings the best out in you.

He expects Caleb Plant to fire on all cylinders and even win three or four rounds; however, by no means does he think that the Tennessee native has any real chance at beating Alvarez.

Benavidez highlighted Plant’s knockout-light record and suggested that Canelo will easily overpower him throughout the fight.

“So, it basically a 50% KO ratio. You need to be a hard hitter to keep Canelo off of you, or else he’s going to be coming back and forth, he’s going to be coming at you all night,” said David Benavidez.

David Benavidez wants a shot at Caleb Plant

The Benavidez brothers and Caleb Plant have shared bad blood for quite some time now. Welterweight contender and David Benavdiez’s brother, Jose Benavidez and Plant have even been involved in a scuffle of their own.

Ever since then, the Benavidez-Plant rivalry has only grown and multiplied.

Ahead of his fight with Jose Uzcategui in November, the 24-year-old appeared on Mike Tyson’s Hotboxin’ podcast a while back. On the youngest heavyweight champion’s podcast, David Benavidez revealed that he wants to fight Caleb Plant for the IBF title.

The undefeated former WBC champion said that he has been waiting for a fight with Plant for a long time. He then criticized Canelo Alvarez’s next opponent for scoring just 10 knockouts in 22 fights.

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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)

He suggested that Plant is all talk and that he is not really what he makes himself out to be. Finally, Benavidez expressed that he wants to get in the ring and “knock his a** out”. 

How do you think Benavidez vs Plant would play out?

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Sanjit Misra

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Sanjit Misra is a boxing author at EssentiallySports. Sanjit fused his passion for writing with his love for jabs, hooks, and uppercuts and entered the realm of boxing journalism. The elegance, the sweet science, and the finesse of hand-to-hand combat was what initially drew him into the world of boxing.

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