David Benavidez calls out Canelo Alvarez for September, but will he get the fight?
David Benavidez dominated Caleb Plant with a unanimous decision win on Saturday night, and immediately called out Canelo Alvarez for a fight in September. However, that fight is unlikely to happen, as Canelo is already scheduled to fight Dmitry Bivol in September, provided he beats John Ryder in May.
Realistically, the earliest Benavidez can hope for a shot at Canelo is next year in May 2024.
David Benavidez's performance against Caleb Plant was impressive, and he made it clear that he's ready for a shot at Canelo.
Benavidez has been chasing Canelo for years, and he's made no secret of his desire to face his countryman superstar. He's a tough and skilled fighter, with an impressive record of 24 wins and no losses. His win over Plant was dominant, and he showed that he has the power and the skills to compete at the highest level.
However, Canelo is a different kind of opponent. He's one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, and he's beaten some of the biggest names in boxing. He's a master of strategy, and he knows how to use his power and speed to his advantage.
If Canelo does fight Benavidez, it would be a highly anticipated match-up. Benavidez has the power and the skills to give Canelo a run for his money, and it would be an exciting fight for fans to watch.
For now, though, Benavidez will have to wait his turn. Canelo has other fights scheduled, and it's uncertain when or if he will agree to fight Benavidez. In the meantime, Benavidez will continue to train and prepare for his next opponent, whoever that may be.
If Canelo loses in his upcoming homecoming fight, he may consider a fight with Benavidez, but it's unlikely that his trainer/manager Eddy Reynoso will want to risk another loss for Canelo against an apex predator like Benavidez.
Benavidez has been chasing Canelo for years, but after watching what he did to Plant, he may not be feeling confident about fighting him.
Jermall Charlo, who plans to move up to 168 this year, praised Benavidez's performance against Plant, but it's unclear if he will be the one to challenge Benavidez next.
In the end, it's up to Canelo and his team to decide who he fights next.
While Benavidez may be a worthy opponent, it's uncertain if he will get the chance to face Canelo anytime soon.