By: Hans Themistode
David Benavidez wasn’t solely stunned that Canelo Alvarez defeated Billy Joe Saunders, however nonetheless, he was nonetheless impressed. The 2 confronted off in a brilliant middleweight unification bout this previous weekend at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.
In entrance of over 73,000 screaming followers, Saunders gave Alvarez a aggressive bout earlier than the Mexican star landed a devastating proper uppercut that fully shattered the precise orbital bone of his man.
With Alvarez including the WBO title beforehand held by Saunders to his WBC, WBA and Ring Journal belts to his assortment, he’s just one title away from turning into the primary undisputed tremendous middleweight champion in boxing historical past. So as to take action, Alvarez shall be tasked with handing IBF titlist Caleb Plant the primary defeat of his profession, one thing Benavidez believes he’ll get executed with relative ease.
“I feel Canelo beats him simpler than he did Billy Joe Saunders,” stated Benavidez throughout an interview with Struggle Hub TV. “I feel he’ll cease Caleb Plant with a physique shot, I actually really feel like Caleb Plant doesn’t take physique pictures too effectively and Canelo throws wonderful physique pictures.”
In the intervening time, Plant is hoping that he’ll obtain the chance to make everybody, together with Benavidez, eat their phrases. The 28-year-old dominated his newest opponent in long-faded former champion, Caleb Truax this previous January. Following the win, Plant didn’t eschew from the opportunity of going through Alvarez. Regardless of the idea in himself, Benavidez merely isn’t shopping for his possibilities.
Whereas the Mexican star might crave a showdown with Plant greater than anybody else within the boxing world, the IBF belt holder is presently beneath the banner of Premier Boxing Champions. Alvarez, however, whereas a promotional free agent, has acknowledged on quite a few events that he would love nothing greater than to proceed his enterprise relationship with promoter Eddie Hearn. These relationship ties might result in lengthy, drawn-out contract negotiations. With that stated, Benavidez is firmly beneath the idea that their showdown makes an excessive amount of sense for it to not occur subsequent.
“I feel so, I feel it is sensible on each side. Caleb Plant is what? 29 years outdated? He’s most likely in his prime proper now and he doesn’t have any larger alternative than that. What else does he need? Combating Canelo is the most important alternative anyone ever will get. It needs to be made, I’m positive it’s going to be in September.”