By Sean Jones: Canelo Alvarez predicts that David Benavidez will defeat former IBF tremendous middleweight champion Caleb ‘Sweethands’ Plant when the 2 battle in a WBC 168-lb title eliminator.
Canelo views the Benavidez vs. Plant combat as one which will probably be aggressive. Finally he feels that the previous two-time WBC tremendous middleweight champion Benavidez (26-0, 23 KOs) will come out victorious in opposition to the 30-year-old ‘Sweethands’ Plant (22-1, 13 KOs).
What Canelo isn’t saying is whether or not he’ll comply with face Benavidez after that as a result of, so far, he’s conveniently chosen to face arguably lesser fighters apart from his combat final Might in opposition to WBA gentle heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol.
Canelo already beat Plant final 12 months, stopping him within the eleventh spherical in a aggressive combat. Plant gassed out within the second half of the combat and regarded to some like he give up.
When Plant obtained drained within the ninth, he began a dialog with Canelo, on the lookout for validation of his expertise and seemingly wanting the Mexican star to take it straightforward on him. Sadly for Plant, Canelo selected to pour it on, battering the drained Tennesse native till halting him within the eleventh.
“It’s going to be a really aggressive combat between the 2; I imagine that Benavidez wins,” stated Canelo Alvarez to Bet365.mx about his prediction for the WBC-ordered Caleb Plant vs. David Benavidez combat subsequent March.
It’s a on condition that Benavidez will beat Plant, as he’s on one other stage by way of velocity, energy, dimension, stamina, punch resistance, and youth.
If not for Plant needing an enormous win to earn a well-paying rematch with Canelo, he possible would don’t have anything to do with Benavidez. Sadly for Plant, the one man at 168 that may get him a second conflict in opposition to Canelo is Benavidez.
It’s one thing Plant has to do, whether or not he needs to or not. If Jermall Charlo was keen to return as much as 168 to combat ‘Sweethands,’ that may be one other route for Plant to take to get the rematch with Canelo, however the WBC 160-lb champion is off the grid and hasn’t fought in a 12 months and a half.
There’s little probability that Jermall will come out of his mansion for a dangerous combat in opposition to Plant.
“I’m right here to face one of the best and make one of the best fights in boxing; I’m all for all these fights, no matter leads me to make historical past; that’s the reason I’m right here,” stated Canelo.