David Benavidez is not one to sit idly by and wait for opportunities to come to him.
The 26-year-old boxer is coming off a dominant 12-round victory over Caleb Plant and has his sights set on the biggest name in the sport, Canelo Alvarez. However, with Alvarez's schedule already booked, Benavidez and his team have a different plan in mind for the immediate future.
In an interview with FightHubTV, Benavidez's father and trainer, Jose Benavidez Sr., revealed that they have a concrete plan in place for his next several fights.
While they would love to face Alvarez, they understand that it may not happen anytime soon. Instead, they are focused on building Benavidez's resume and reputation as one of the top fighters in the sport.
Alvarez, who usually fights twice a year, is set to face London's John Ryder in May. He is then expected to fight Dmitry Bivol, the light heavyweight titlist from Russia, in the fall.
Benavidez understands that he won't get a chance to fight Alvarez this year, but he is not deterred.
"We're just going to keep fighting the top guys and keep building our legacy," said Benavidez Sr.
"We're not going to sit on our hands waiting for Canelo. We have a plan, and we're going to execute that plan."
Benavidez's plan includes facing tough opponents and winning titles. He is currently the WBC super middleweight champion and has a record of 24-0 with 21 knockouts. His next opponent is yet to be announced, but Benavidez is ready for whoever is put in front of him.
"I'm ready for anybody," said Benavidez. "I want to fight the best and prove that I'm the best. Whether it's Canelo or someone else, I'm ready to go."
David Benavidez is not content to sit back and wait for opportunities to come to him. He has a plan in place for his boxing career and is focused on building his reputation as one of the top fighters in the sport.
While a fight with Canelo Alvarez is not in the immediate future, Benavidez is ready for whoever is put in front of him and is determined to prove that he is the best.