David Benavidez: Canelo Would Have An Easier Time With Caleb Plant Than Billy Joe Saunders
David Benavidez thinks Canelo Alvarez vs. Caleb Plant makes sense but he doesn’t believe Plant will be a tougher challenge than Billy Joe Saunders.
Canelo was last seen in action on May 8. He put the WBA, WBC, and The Ring Super-Middleweight Titles on the line against Saunders, who was defending the WBO gold. The two had an exciting tilt when Canelo damaged the eye of Saunders. The British bruiser couldn’t make it to the ninth round and Canelo was awarded the TKO victory.
With the win, Canelo only needs the IBF gold to be recognized as the undisputed super-middleweight champion. Standing in his way is the titleholder, Plant.
Speaking to Fight Hub TV, Benavidez said he can see Canelo vs. Plant being booked for September (h/t Bad Left Hook).
“I think it makes sense on both sides. You know, Caleb Plant, he’s 29 years old, he’s probably in his prime right now too and he doesn’t have no bigger opportunity than that. What else does he want, fighting Canelo is the biggest opportunity anybody ever gets. I feel like it has to be made. I’m sure it’s gonna be made in September.”
With that said, Benavidez doesn’t expect Plant to put up a tougher fight than Saunders did.
“I think Canelo beats him easier than he did Billy Joe Saunders. I think he’ll stop Caleb Plant with a body shot to be honest with you. I really feel like Caleb Plant can’t take body shots too well. Canelo throws amazing body shots so…”