David Benavidez Wants to “F***up” Caleb Plant, Aims to Fight Canelo Alvarez

Published 05/16/2021, 7:00 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 04: Canelo Alvarez walks to his corner during his middleweight unification fight against Daniel Jacobs at T-Mobile Arena on May 04, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


The undefeated super middleweight prodigy, David Benavidez, has put himself in a similar bracket to the P4P king Canelo Alvarez. He has vowed to dismantle IBF champion Caleb Plant in a possible showdown.

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24-0 as a professional, Benavidez doesn’t hold any world title at this stage. So, he might have to wait for the shot till Alvarez and Plant square off for the undisputed championship. However, Benavidez is already eager to fight Canelo Alvarez, as he backed the Mexican to vanquish ‘Sweethands’.

In a chat with ESNEWS, ‘El Bandera Roja’ said, “I don’t think he will fight [Caleb] Plant first. I think Plant fights Canelo first. But I will f*** Plant up, I will f*** Plant up easy and Canelo f*** Plant up too. So, I think the only great fighters are me and Canelo. I mean everybody can get their ways but like you and all the greats they say, the best fight with Canelo is David Benavidez.”

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Meanwhile, Caleb Plant has claimed something very different. The IBF titleholder, who had his eye on the Alvarez vs Saunder fight, seems to have found some flaws in the unified champion’s game. Although Caleb Plant has hailed Alvarez’s win, he still expressed himself as the favorite in the mix.

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Speaking with the PBC, ‘Sweet Hands’ said, “I seen things I feel like I can take advantage of and some mistakes, or just some weak spots that I feel I can capitalize on.” (H/T- Boxing Scene)

Can David Benavidez enter the championship ride?

While Alvarez and Plant seem ready to lock horns, Benavidez is also an elite contender on the 168 lbs roster. So, the winner between Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant might have to defend their titles against David Benavidez.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: David Benavidez (red/green trunks) reacts after defeating Anthony Dirrell (not in frame) after a corner stoppage in their WBC Super Middleweight Championship fight at Staples Center on September 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

The super middleweight division is blooming with big names. Hence, we can see some great matchups happen in the next few years. Adding to that, former champions in Billy Joe Saunders and Callum Smith can also intensify the tale with their in-ring returns.

Do you think David Benavidez can take out Canelo Alvarez?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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