Via Sean Jones: Canelo Alvarez predicts that David Benavidez will beat former IBF super middleweight champion Caleb ‘Sweethans’ Plant as the two battle it out in the 168-lb WBC title elimination match.
Canelo watches Benavidez vs. Plant is a match that will be competitive. In the end, he feels that former two-time WBC super middleweight champion Benavidez (26-0.23 KOs) will win against 30-year-old ‘Sweethands’ Plant (22-1, 13 KOs).
What Canelo didn’t say was whether he would agree to take on Benavidez afterwards because, so far, he’s been conveniently chosen to face arguably inferior fighters except for his fight. him last May with the WBA lightweight champion. Dmitry Bivol.
Canelo once defeated Plant last year, stopping him in round 11 in a competitive match. Plant ran out of gas in the second half of the match and it looked like he gave up.
When Plant got tired of season nine, he started a conversation with Canelo, looking to confirm his skills and seemingly wanting the Mexican star to take him down easily. Unfortunately for Plant, Canelo opted to dump, beating the weary Tennesse native until stopping him at the 11th minute.
“It will be a very competitive fight between the two sides; I believe Benavidez will win,” Canelo Alvarez said to Bet365.mx about his prediction for the Caleb Plant vs. David Benavidez ordered by WBC next March.
It is assumed that Benavidez will defeat Plant, as he is on a different level in terms of speed, strength, size, stamina, punch resistance, and youth.
If it weren’t for Plant needing a big win to earn a well-paid rematch against Canelo, he might not have had anything to do with Benavidez. Unfortunately for Plant, the only 168-year-old who can help him get his second clash with Canelo is Benavidez.
That’s what Plant has to do, like it or not. If Jermall Charlo was willing to go 168 to fight ‘Sweethands’, it would have been another route for Plant to take to rematch Canelo, but the 160-lb WBC champion did not participate and did not fight the match. a year and a half.
There is little chance that Jermall will come out of his mansion to fight the risky Plant.
“I’m here to face the best and fight the best in boxing; I care about all those fights, whatever makes me history; that’s why I’m here,” Canelo said.