Jose Benavides, father and coach of ex-middleweight champion (up to 76.2 kg) American David Benavides (23-0-0, 20 KO), publicly criticized the IBF title holder, compatriot Caleb Plant (21-0-0, 18 KO), refusing, in his opinion, to take risks because of a possible meeting with the star Mexican Saul Alvarez.
“Caleb Plant has no courage. Yes, the team is leading him well and he is doing well. We are not discouraged, but it is obvious that he does not want to fight Benavidez. And he didn’t want to.
Now he says he doesn’t want to fight David because of the fight with Canelo. But what is he going to do for the rest of the year? Who will guarantee that this fight will take place at all? He needs to stay active, and as Eddie Hearn said, why doesn’t he fight David? ”Benavides Sr. said.