While nonetheless celebrating his victory over Caleb Plant, David Benavidez already turned his consideration to a doable struggle in opposition to Canelo Alvarez.
The Phoenix native has been vocal about his need to struggle Canelo, who has beforehand ignored his requests.
“I’ve numerous respect for Canelo Alvarez, however he has to present me that shot now,” he stated after the struggle.
“That is what everyone needs to see in September.
“I do not assume he is attempting to keep away from me. I simply imagine he has numerous choices.”
Will David Benavidez struggle Canelo Alvarez?
With this spectacular win over Plant, Canelo could quickly haven’t any alternative however to face Benavidez.
Earlier than that, Canelo should tackle John Ryder on Could 6, marking his return to preventing in Mexico.
Alvarez has additionally been calling for a rematch in opposition to Dmitry Bivol, who beat him in a struggle final Could.
The breakdown of David Benavidez’s win over Caleb Plant
Benavidez secured a unanimous resolution victory over Plant, with the judges scoring the struggle 115-113, 116-112 and 117-111, bringing his file to 27-0.
Regardless of Plant‘s early dominance, Benavidez made a comeback within the later rounds, inflicting Plant to falter and even be saved from falling on a number of events.
Every time Benavidez backed his opponent onto the ropes, Plant was ready to make use of his agility to slide away and keep away from hazard.
Plus, Plant would maintain Benavidez each time he received on the within and, surprisingly, veteran referee Kenny Bayless allowed Plant to make use of this technique repeatedly.
However, it wasn’t sufficient to take the win, as Benavidez was clearly the higher fighter on the evening.
This, although, was the primary time shortly that Benavidez needed to go the total 12 rounds, having received his earlier six bouts by knockout. In complete, he has solely gone to evaluate’s resolution on 4 events from 27 fights.