Canelo Alvarez believes that David Benavidez will overcome Caleb Plant when the pair meet on March 25 in Las Vegas.
Benavidez and Plant will contest the WBC interim tremendous middleweight belt at MGM Grand Backyard Enviornment, stay on SHOWTIME pay-per-view, with the winner changing into obligatory challenger to Canelo, who holds all 4 world titles at 168lbs.
Canelo stopped Plant in eleven rounds to develop into undisputed champion in November 2021, however feels age and energy is on the aspect of the undefeated Benavidez.
“I feel Benavidez [will win],” Canelo told ES News.
“As a result of he’s stronger, youthful, so I feel Benavidez.”
The American rivals traded phrases throughout a heated first press convention in Los Angeles final week, through which organisers of the occasion deserted the customary face-off to keep away from any potential altercation.
Alvarez has been out of the ring since overcoming Gennady Golovkin of their third assembly in September and is anticipated to return in opposition to WBO mandator challenger, John Ryder in Might, with Promoter Eddie Hearn suggesting a doable homecoming battle in Mexico for the four-weight world champion.
Victory over Ryder is anticipated to set-up a rematch for the 32-year-old in opposition to WBA gentle heavyweight world champion, Dmitry Bivol, who inflicted solely a second loss on Canelo’s skilled file with a complete factors victory in Las Vegas in Might.
A rematch may reportedly happen at tremendous middleweight for Alvarez’s belts, whereas their first assembly was at gentle heavyweight for Bivol’s strap.
“I’m simply going to begin coaching,” he added.
“Begin hitting the luggage and I’m going to see in a few weeks what occurs.
“Whether or not I battle in Might or wait till September.
“I do know me too.
“I do know I’m going to beat him [Bivol] within the rematch.”