David Benavidez Doesn’t Like The Chances Of Caleb Plant Against Canelo Alvarez: “I Think Canelo Beats Him Easier Than He Did Billy Joe Saunders”

By: Hans Themistode David Benavidez wasn’t entirely surprised that Canelo Alvarez defeated Billy Joe Saunders, but nevertheless, he was still impressed. The two faced off in a super middleweight unification bout this past weekend at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.  In front of over 73,000 screaming fans, Saunders gave Alvarez a competitive bout before the Mexican star landed a devastating right uppercut that completely shattered the right orbital bone of his man.  With Alvarez adding the WBO title previously held by Saunders to his WBC, WBA and Ring Magazine belts to his collection, he’s only one title away from becoming the first undisputed super middleweight champion in boxing history. In order to do so, Alvarez will be tasked with handing IBF titlist Caleb Plant the first defeat of his career, something Benavidez believes he’ll get done with relative ease.  “I think Canelo beats him easier than he did Billy Joe Saunders," said Benavidez during an interview with Fight Hub TV. "I think he’ll stop Caleb Plant with a body shot, I really feel like Caleb Plant doesn’t take body shots too well and Canelo throws amazing body shots.”  At the moment, Plant is hoping that he’ll receive the opportunity to make everyone, including Benavidez, eat their words. The 28-year-old dominated his latest opponent in long-faded former champion, Caleb Truax this past January. Following the win, Plant didn't eschew from the possibility of facing Alvarez. Despite the belief in himself, Benavidez simply isn't buying his chances.  While the Mexican star may crave a showdown with Plant more than anyone else in the boxing world, the IBF belt holder is currently under the banner of Premier Boxing Champions. Alvarez, on the other hand, while a promotional free agent, has stated on numerous occasions that he would like nothing more than to continue his business relationship with promoter Eddie Hearn. Those relationship ties could lead to long, drawn-out contract negotiations. With that said, Benavidez is firmly under the belief that their showdown makes too much sense for it to not happen next.  “I think so, I think it makes sense on both sides. Caleb Plant is what? 29 years old? He’s probably in his prime right now and he doesn't have any bigger opportunity than that. What else does he want? Fighting Canelo is the biggest opportunity anybody ever gets. It has to be made, I’m sure it’s going to be in September.” The post David Benavidez Doesn’t Like The Chances Of Caleb Plant Against Canelo Alvarez: “I Think Canelo Beats Him Easier Than He Did Billy Joe Saunders” appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

David Benavidez Doesn’t Like The Chances Of Caleb Plant Against Canelo Alvarez: “I Think Canelo Beats Him Easier Than He Did Billy Joe Saunders”

By: Hans Themistode

David Benavidez wasn’t entirely surprised that Canelo Alvarez defeated Billy Joe Saunders, but nevertheless, he was still impressed. The two faced off in a super middleweight unification bout this past weekend at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas. 

In front of over 73,000 screaming fans, Saunders gave Alvarez a competitive bout before the Mexican star landed a devastating right uppercut that completely shattered the right orbital bone of his man. 

With Alvarez adding the WBO title previously held by Saunders to his WBC, WBA and Ring Magazine belts to his collection, he’s only one title away from becoming the first undisputed super middleweight champion in boxing history. In order to do so, Alvarez will be tasked with handing IBF titlist Caleb Plant the first defeat of his career, something Benavidez believes he’ll get done with relative ease. 

“I think Canelo beats him easier than he did Billy Joe Saunders," said Benavidez during an interview with Fight Hub TV. "I think he’ll stop Caleb Plant with a body shot, I really feel like Caleb Plant doesn’t take body shots too well and Canelo throws amazing body shots.” 

At the moment, Plant is hoping that he’ll receive the opportunity to make everyone, including Benavidez, eat their words. The 28-year-old dominated his latest opponent in long-faded former champion, Caleb Truax this past January. Following the win, Plant didn't eschew from the possibility of facing Alvarez. Despite the belief in himself, Benavidez simply isn't buying his chances. 

While the Mexican star may crave a showdown with Plant more than anyone else in the boxing world, the IBF belt holder is currently under the banner of Premier Boxing Champions. Alvarez, on the other hand, while a promotional free agent, has stated on numerous occasions that he would like nothing more than to continue his business relationship with promoter Eddie Hearn. Those relationship ties could lead to long, drawn-out contract negotiations. With that said, Benavidez is firmly under the belief that their showdown makes too much sense for it to not happen next. 

“I think so, I think it makes sense on both sides. Caleb Plant is what? 29 years old? He’s probably in his prime right now and he doesn't have any bigger opportunity than that. What else does he want? Fighting Canelo is the biggest opportunity anybody ever gets. It has to be made, I’m sure it’s going to be in September.”

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By: Hans Themistode It appears as though Teófimo Lopez will have to share the undisputed stage. For the first time in boxing history, there will be two undisputed title fights on the same card. With Lopez already set to defend his IBF, WBA, WBC, WBO and Ring Magazine lightweight titles against mandatory challenger George Kambosos Jr., a new women’s undisputed super middleweight champion will emerge in the co-headliner. WBC/WBO champion, Franchon Crews-Dezurn is set to take on IBF/WBA titlist, Elin Cederroos. Crews-Dezurn was given her world titles back after losing them at the hands of Alejandro Jimenez in January of 2020. The Norfolk, Virginia native saw her split decision loss reversed to a no-contest after it was revealed that Jimenez failed a post-fight drug test. As for Cederroos, she picked up the IBF 168 pound title in only the sixth contest of her career. She recently added the WBA title to her collection after walking away with a unanimous decision victory against Alicia Napoleon Espinosa. With the magnitude of this event, Peter Kahn, Chief Boxing Officer of Triller Fight Club, couldn’t be happier with the event. “This is truly a historic moment having both the male and female undisputed title fights on the same card," said Kahn. "We are excited to have Franchon and Elin join a night of boxing that already has one of the most anticipated fights of the year, López and Kambosos, along with a strong undercard that will appeal to true boxing fans.” The event is scheduled to take place in LoanDepot Park in Miami Florida on June 19th. Originally, the card was set to take place on June 5th. However, with former pound-for-pound star and 2020 Hall of Famer, Floyd Mayweather, set to host his own card one day later against YouTube sensation turned de-facto boxer, Logan Paul, Triller opted to move their pay-per-view card as to avoid competing with Mayweather. Also featured on the card, will be the return of Hall of Famer and former multiple division champion Evander Holyfield. He’ll end a decade long retirement in an exhibition contest against Kevin McBride, who will also end a decade long retirement. If Holyfield is successful in his showdown against McBride, he’ll look to stage a third showdown with long time rival Mike Tyson, who is currently preparing to take on Hall of Famer Lennox Lewis in an exhibition contest in September. The post Undisputed Title Fight Between Franchon Crews-Dezurn And Elin Cederroos Set To Co-headline On Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr. On June 19th appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Undisputed Title Fight Between Franchon Crews-Dezurn And Elin Cederroos Set To Co-headline On Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr. On June 19th

By: Hans Themistode

It appears as though Teófimo Lopez will have to share the undisputed stage.

For the first time in boxing history, there will be two undisputed title fights on the same card. With Lopez already set to defend his IBF, WBA, WBC, WBO and Ring Magazine lightweight titles against mandatory challenger George Kambosos Jr., a new women’s undisputed super middleweight champion will emerge in the co-headliner.

WBC/WBO champion, Franchon Crews-Dezurn is set to take on IBF/WBA titlist, Elin Cederroos. Crews-Dezurn was given her world titles back after losing them at the hands of Alejandro Jimenez in January of 2020. The Norfolk, Virginia native saw her split decision loss reversed to a no-contest after it was revealed that Jimenez failed a post-fight drug test.

As for Cederroos, she picked up the IBF 168 pound title in only the sixth contest of her career. She recently added the WBA title to her collection after walking away with a unanimous decision victory against Alicia Napoleon Espinosa. With the magnitude of this event, Peter Kahn, Chief Boxing Officer of Triller Fight Club, couldn’t be happier with the event.

“This is truly a historic moment having both the male and female undisputed title fights on the same card," said Kahn. "We are excited to have Franchon and Elin join a night of boxing that already has one of the most anticipated fights of the year, López and Kambosos, along with a strong undercard that will appeal to true boxing fans.”

The event is scheduled to take place in LoanDepot Park in Miami Florida on June 19th. Originally, the card was set to take place on June 5th. However, with former pound-for-pound star and 2020 Hall of Famer, Floyd Mayweather, set to host his own card one day later against YouTube sensation turned de-facto boxer, Logan Paul, Triller opted to move their pay-per-view card as to avoid competing with Mayweather.

Also featured on the card, will be the return of Hall of Famer and former multiple division champion Evander Holyfield. He’ll end a decade long retirement in an exhibition contest against Kevin McBride, who will also end a decade long retirement. If Holyfield is successful in his showdown against McBride, he’ll look to stage a third showdown with long time rival Mike Tyson, who is currently preparing to take on Hall of Famer Lennox Lewis in an exhibition contest in September.

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