David Benavidez insists that Caleb Plant should face him if he desires to safe a rematch in opposition to Canelo Alvarez.
WBC interim champion, Benavidez and Plant, the primary contender with the WBC are each seeking to face Canelo, who holds all 4 belts at tremendous middleweight, after defending his crowns with victory over Gennady Golovkin final month.
Plant, who viciously knocked out Anthony Dirrell on Saturday, had known as for a rematch with Alvarez within the build-up, following an eleventh spherical stoppage loss to the Mexican 11 months prior.
Nonetheless, Benavidez feels his American rival ought to face him first to find out the subsequent worthy challenger to the 32-year-old four-weight world champion.
“I really feel like if he desires to get to Canelo,” Benavidez informed FIGHTHYPE.COM.
“The one strategy to get to Canelo is to get by means of me.
“We each wish to get to that factor. It’s form of bizarre what’s happening, as a result of he didn’t point out my identify in any respect after which after I was watching the combat I seen on the underside left hand nook, it mentioned WBC title eliminator.
“So I don’t know what which means. I’ve the interim title and I’ve fought two different title eliminators so if anybody’s going to get a shot on the WBC title it’s me.
“So I don’t know if that tittle eliminator that we’re probably going to combat subsequent, however I simply hope they don’t attempt to screw me over and put Caleb in entrance.
“Think about he will get a rematch earlier than I get the combat with Canelo.
“If we each wish to get to Canelo, we’ve each acquired to undergo one another and there’s no ifs ands or buts about it.
“We’ve simply acquired to get this combat over with.”
Benavidez is about to face former world title challenger, Jose Uzcategui in January, whom Plant overcame by unanimous determination in 2019 to win the IBF tremendous middleweight crown.
The Phoenix native is then anticipating to face ‘Sweethands’ afterwards.
“I really feel like that combat’s going to occur, as a result of I don’t plan on shedding [to Uzcategui],” the 25-year-old added.
“However, like I mentioned, I hoped to get this combat with Caleb Plant after which different issues occurred.
“So we’re going to get Uzcategui. My thoughts is on Uzcategui 100%.
“That’s the way in which I wish to go about my enterprise, taking good care of the combat in entrance of me after which we will discuss.
“I really feel robust. I really feel motivated. I really feel hungry proper now and I don’t suppose Uzcategui goes to do something to derail me or take me off the observe of combating Caleb Plant.
“Particularly now that I do know I acquired [told] like 90% that the combat with Caleb Plant goes to occur after this combat, I’m much more motivated than ever.”