By Sean Jones: Coach Jose Benavidez Sr predicts that Canelo Alvarez will destroy IBF tremendous middleweight champion Caleb Plant in September and ship him skittering into retirement.
Benavidez Sr says that after Canelo (56-1-2, 38 KOs) makes quick work of Plant (21-0, 12 KOs) of their combat for the undisputed 168-lb championship in September. He gained’t have some other alternative however to combat former two-time WBC champion David Benavidez.
On the identical time, Jose worries that Canelo will proceed to run from his son David Benavidez. As soon as Canelo captures the final remaining title at 168, there gained’t be any level in retaining all of them as a result of he’ll have already unified the division.
Benavidez Sr. hoping Canelo doesn’t duck his son
The one means Benavidez can drive Canelo to combat him is that if he chooses to carry onto his WBC title. He’s presently necessary for that belt, however even then, it’s not a certainty that he would get the combat.
Canelo is the WBC Franchise champion at 160, and in response to the World Boxing Council president Mauricio Sulaiman, that belt allows him to bypass his mandatories at 168.
Being a Franchise champion is the equal of being the King in a sport of chess. You may transfer in any route. It’s nice in the event you’re the Franchise champion however horrible, doubtlessly in the event you’re necessary for the WBC belt.
Benavidez Sr: Plant will retire after Canelo destroys him
“He’s nonetheless lively, he’s preventing August twenty eighth,” stated Jose Benavidez to Fighthype on David Benavidez preventing Jose Uzcategui on August twenty eighth. “We are able to’t make Canelo combat David.
“Canelo does no matter he needs in boxing. He generates some huge cash. I feel he calls the photographs, however ultimately, after Caleb Plant, he doesn’t have a alternative.
“He can nonetheless run. I don’t perceive why he doesn’t need to combat David. If he’s really easy, why not take the combat? I feel he’s going to destroy Caleb Plant in my eyes.
“Saunders was a greater fighter [than Plant], with extra expertise, extra slick. Caleb Plant goes to earn more money than he’s ever made in his life, however I feel he’s going to retire after his combat,” stated Benavidez Sr.
You may’t put it previous Plant in selecting to retire from the game if he will get destroyed by Canelo in September. If Plant will get a payday of $10 million+, it’s going to be awfully exhausting for him to return to receiving the smaller paychecks of a contender.
Furthermore, Plant could not like the concept of getting to slug his technique to a title shot within the aftermath by going up towards the proficient lions within the division like Carlos Gongora, Edgar Berlanga, or Aidos Yerbossynuly.
If Plant needed to beat a kind of guys to win his IBF super-middleweight title, he seemingly would have by no means captured that belt.
Plant gained his IBF belt from the badly flawed Jose Uzcategui in 2019, and he didn’t look nice profitable that combat. Uzcategui staggered Plant within the later rounds after he gassed out within the second half of the combat.
David Benavidez needs Canelo after Plant
“I feel the ability goes to overwhelm Caleb Plant,” stated light-weight prospect Jose ‘El Roya’ Valenzuela about Canelo being too sturdy.
“It’ll solely be a matter of time earlier than he stops him within the sixth spherical. David [Benavidez] is the combat to be made [against Canelo].
“That’s the combat that everyone needs to see. In case you ask the followers in the event that they need to see David [Benavidez] vs. Canelo or Caleb vs. Canelo, and everybody goes to say, ‘David,’” stated Roya Valenzuela
“It’s going to be fireworks between two Mexican fighters. I feel David will get the victory. We’re not interested by going as much as 175 proper now. David has no issues making 168.
“We’re able to take that combat with Canelo. I feel everyone is preventing the fallacious combat with Canelo. All people is scared, and transferring round.
“They’re making Canelo appear to be a famous person, chasing him down, slicing the ring off.
“When he fights David Benavidez, that’s going to be an thrilling combat. We’re going to return ahead. There are going to be no adjustments in the right way to combat Canelo.
“We’re simply going to do what we do, combat on the within, throw uppercuts on the within, and use the jab so much to bought to the physique,” stated Benavidez Sr.
The discuss of Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn of Canelo occurring a world tour after he faces Plant in September means that he’s not going to be preventing Benavidez.