David benavidez believes that Caleb Plant is afraid to fight Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez and for that reason he is asking for 10 million dollars.
“He is saying that he wants 10 million because it is the missing piece of the Canelo in the puzzle to unify world titles, “he said to Fighthype. “It doesn’t really make sense, but Caleb Plant will be Caleb Plant. He thinks that he commands the fights and that he is side A ”.
Eddie hearn, President of Matchroom and promoter of Canelo, has already started talks with the people of Al haymon what is the one that drives Plant to unify the 168 pounds in September.
“Obviously he’s asking for 10 million, I don’t think he’s going to get it,” he said. “I think he will get 8 and that is more than enough. If he believes in himself and his abilities, take the fight, beat Canelo how do you think you will do it ”.
Benavidez was champion by the CMB in the super middle division, but two problems outside the ring forced him to remove the title twice.
First the police arrested him with possession of drugs and carrying a weapon, while a year later, after regaining the championship, he was withdrawn for not giving weight in his fight against Alexis Angulo.
The extra money Plant asks for
“That is the reason why he is asking for 2 million more, because he is scared in his head,” he mentioned. “If you are not ready and you are not ready to fight, don’t take it. If you believe in yourself and your abilities, then take the fight. Take the 8 million or whatever they want to pay you and prove them wrong. “
According to different reports, Billy joe saunders received $ 8 million after fighting against Canelo Alvarez, while Callum smith They paid him $ 6 million.
“If I fight with CaneloI’m not going to ask for 10 million dollars ”, he confessed Benavidez. “And obviously a fight between me and Canelo will be more attractive to the public than it will be between him and Caleb Plant ”.