Canelo 'has to give me that shot', claims Benavidez after dominating Plant

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Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez was in David Benavidez's sights after his one-sided win against Caleb Plant on Saturday.

Benavidez claimed a unanimous decision victory in Las Vegas with scores of 115-113, 116-112 and 117-111.

This was only Plant's second defeat, with the first coming against Alvarez in November 2021.

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And that is the man Benavidez hopes to face next, believing he has earned a shot at the undisputed super middleweight champion.

"I have a lot of respect for Canelo Alvarez, but he has to give me that shot now," Benavidez said. "That's what everybody wants to see in September.

"I don't think he's trying to avoid me; I just believe he has a lot of options."

Alvarez is due to defend his belts against John Ryder on Cinco de Mayo weekend.

Meanwhile, Benavidez also paid tribute to Plant, saying: "We fought like warriors in the ring, and this guy's a f***ing hell of a fighter.

"I showed defense, head movement and cut the ring really good. I hit him with a lot of hard shots."