What Benavidez has to do to get Canelo fight, Hearn reveals


As we reported earlier, the former world champion in the super middleweight (up to 76.2 kg) American Caleb Plant (22-1, 13 KOs) is struggling to fight against an unbeaten compatriot, a two-time champion in the same division and the current owner of the “interim” belt from WBC David Benavidez (26-0, 23 KOs). In order to be in the same ring with him, Caleb has already signed a contract.

It is possible that the boxers will still fight in May 2023. It was assumed that Benavides in January will hold another walk-through fight against Jose Uscategui, but under pressure from a disgruntled public, the mismatch fell through.

Meanwhile, British promoter Eddie Hearn, who works closely with Mexican undisputed 76.2 kg champion Canelo Alvarez (58-2-2, 39 KOs), fully admits that Alvarez will subsequently fight the winner of the Benavides-Plant fight.

“Here is a fight that will definitely put Benavidez in a great position to fight Canelo. I know what he is capable of. If Benavidez puts on a great performance and everyone starts demanding it (his fight with Canelo), he (Alvarez) will have no problem fighting Benavidez,” Hearn said.

Previously, Benavidez responded to Canelo: “Who cares? Take it and do it!