David benavidez, former world champion of the super middle division, explained his reasons why Caleb Plant will not beat Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez.
“It does not have the power to keep Canelo away from him, “he said in an interview with FightHype.com. “(Plant) has had 21 fights with 11 or 12 knockouts. That’s a 50% KO rate. You need to hit hard to keep Canelo away from you, because it will come and go all night, as it was seen with Billy joe saunders”.
It will be next November 6 when Canelo and Plant unify the belts of the super middle division in the T-Mobile Arena, on The Vegas, Nevada.
Benavidez, meanwhile, is still waiting for a chance to become world champion again, after holding the 168-pound belt from the CMB.
“I’m a boxing fan and I’m excited for this fight,” said the Mexican. “I am not biased when it comes to boxing. I love boxing, but you need to see that in that sense. Canelo He’s a great finisher, takes body shots and great combinations. Caleb Plant tends to wear out in the second half of the fight and they start to beat him. But it will be a good fight, I’m excited. I feel that Canelo he’s going to win, either by stoppage or a one-sided victory. “
David Benavidez waits for Canelo or Plant
Benavidez became world champion for the CMB in August 2017 by winning a split decision against Ronald gavril. But some time later the scepter was withdrawn for being arrested with drugs and weapons.
Some time later, in August 2019, he recovered it by defeating by knockout Anthony Dirrell, but in his next defense, practically a year later, he lost it by not giving the weight on the scale before Roamer Alexis Angulo.
“I’m not saying it was a good thing that they took my belt off,” he said. David. “He gave me more fights to prepare for Canelo Alvarez. I’ve never been in the ring like someone with Canelo, but the best against Canelo is having experience. I’ve had three fights against great punchers, the guys were quick. I think that will prepare me with Canelo, have experience”.
It will be next November 13 when Benavidez faces Jose Uzcategui, a Venezuelan boxer with a record of 31-4.
“Now I have another fight with another tough fighter and I’m going to knock out Uzcategui, I want to knock out someone who has never been knocked out before, “he mentioned. “That will bring me confidence and experience. If you fight with Canelo AlvarezIt will be in front of a large audience, too ”.