David Benavidez Is Unsure of Whether He Will Attend the Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant Fight

Published 10/27/2021, 12:47 PM EDT
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)


David Benavidez is currently preparing for his fight against Jose Uzcategui. Benavidez will take on Uzcategui on November 13th in his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. PBC originally scheduled the fight for August 28th. However, they rescheduled the fight when Benavidez tested positive for COVID-19.

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Recently, Elie Seckbach asked Benavidez if he would attend the Canelo fight. “I don’t know, I’m still thinking about it right now just because of all the COVID and stuff. Then there’s obviously gonna be a lot of people there. I don’t wanna be that guy you know, ‘don’t come next to me’.”

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“You know what I mean? But there’s a lot on the line for me too. I gotta look out for my well-being. So I don’t know, we’re still making a decision”. Benavidez will have to be extra careful to make sure he does not contract the virus again. PBC would then have to reschedule or cancel the fight altogether.

‘The Golden Boy’ Oscar De La Hoya has confirmed that he will be in attendance for the fight. Canelo will look to make history as the first Mexican to become ‘undisputed’ champion in the four-belt era.

Benavidez looks to challenge for the title again, after losing his title back in 2018. Although this time around, neither of them hold a belt, both fighters have great knockout power and it promises to be an entertaining fight. The winner of this bout will have a chance to challenge the ‘undisputed’ super-middleweight king after November 6.

David Benavidez is confident he will beat Uzcategui and is already looking to fight bigger fish 

Benavidez is confident that he can challenge for the belt, and will look to put on a dominant performance against Uzcategui. “We’re just focused on Uzcátegui, but of course there are bigger fights for me in the future. If I win this fight, I’m in the number one spot for whoever wins between Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant.” Benavidez said.

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“Facing Canelo would be a huge fight in the super middleweight division, but I have to go out there on November 13 and get this victory first. Right now, with the level I’m at, the fighters that I’m seeking to fight are champions and former champions. Whether it’s Canelo, Plant or Jermall Charlo, I feel like we’re all going to end up facing each other at some point.” 

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Who do you think will win? Benavidez or Uzcategui?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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