David Benavidez eyes Canelo Alvarez after Caleb Plant victory
David Benavidez put on an impressive display last weekend at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, defeating Caleb Plant to claim the WBC super-middleweight title. With the win, Benavidez has set his sights on a potential showdown with pound-for-pound king Canelo Alvarez.
Alvarez, who is set to defend his undisputed throne against John Ryder on May 6th, has been open to the idea of facing Benavidez in the near future.
However, the Mexican superstar also has revenge on his mind, following his loss to Dmitry Bivol earlier this year.
Despite Alvarez being regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, former heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder believes that Benavidez would have the upper hand in a potential matchup. "Canelo too small for him," Wilder said in an interview with ESNEWS. "That’s an easy fight for David in my opinion."
Benavidez himself has also stated that he has earned his shot at Alvarez, and is eager to prove himself against the Mexican star. However, he understands that anything can happen in the ring, and remains focused on continuing to improve and stay ready for any opportunity that comes his way.
A matchup between Alvarez and Benavidez would undoubtedly be a highly-anticipated event, with two of the best fighters in the sport going head-to-head. But first, Alvarez must take care of business against Ryder, while Benavidez will need to continue his impressive run and prove himself against other top contenders in the super-middleweight division.