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Caleb Plant will challenge David Benavidez for the unbeaten American's WBC interim super middleweight belt.
The two 168 lb-ers will hope to convert any victory into a challenge against Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez down the line.
Benavidez's last fight came with a stoppage win over David Lemieux in May 2022.
Plant's most recent appearance in the ring was a KO victory against Anthony Dirrell in October.
Here's everything you need to know about Benavidez vs. Plant.
WHEN IS BENAVIDEZ VS. PLANT? DATE, START TIME
Date: Saturday, March 25
Start time: 2 a.m. GMT / 9 p.m. ET
Main event ring walks (approx): 4 a.m. GMT / 11 p.m. ET
The event is set to get underway at 2 a.m. GMT / 9 p.m. ET with the main event ring walks scheduled for 4 a.m. GMT / 11 p.m. ET. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.
WHAT CHANNEL/STREAM IS BENAVIDEZ VS. PLANT?
UK: FITE TV
FITE TV is the confirmed broadcaster for the fight in the UK. In the U.S. Showtime will carry the fight on PPV for $74.99. Click here for more details.
WHERE IS BENAVIDEZ VS. PLANT?
The fight takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
DAVID BENAVIDEZ RECORD AND BIO
Date of birth: December 17, 1996
Height: 6' 2"
Total fights: 26
Record: 26-0 (23 KOs)
CALEB PLANT RECORD AND BIO
Date of birth: July 8, 1992
Height: 6' 1.5"
Total fights: 20
Record: 20-0 (12 KOs)
BENAVIDEZ VS. PLANT CARD
David Benavidez vs. Caleb Plant; For Benavidez’s WBC interim super middleweight title
Jesus Ramos vs. Joey Spencer; Super lightweight
Chris Colbert vs. Jose Valenzuela; Lightweight
Cody Crowley vs. Abel Ramos; Welterweight
Kevin Gonzalez vs. Jose Sanmartin; Super bantamweight
Orestes Velasquez vs. Marcelino Nicolas Lopez; Super lightweight
Demler Zamora vs. Jesus Abel Ibarra; Super featherweight
Daniel Blancas vs. Nicholas Molina; Super middleweight
Dorian Mark Khan Jr. vs. TBA; Super featherweight
Robert Meriwether III vs. Jesus Ramon Perez; Super featherweight
Plant added Stephen “Breadman” Edwards as his trainer for the Dirrell fight. With his dad also in the corner, Plant's confidence has never been higher. Even with a short turnaround for this fight, the former champ feels ready for battle.
“Just bringing (Edwards) in, he has great chemistry with my dad and great chemistry altogether with the team,” Plant told Boxing Scene. “We put in a lot of hard work last camp, took a short break, and we are back to it and building off of last camp. I am in a great spot – the best shape of my life, and ready for March 25.”
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Benavidez won the WBC super middleweight title in 2017, and was later stripped of the belt after a failed drug test. He regained the title against Dirrell in 2019 but lost it again when he failed to make weight against Roamer Alexis Angulo. His last fight was a TKO win against David Lemieux in May 2022.
Both men have called the other one out over the years. For the Benavidez family, this is personal.
“It gets to the point where you woke up the animal in David after so many years of getting bullied by this guy [Plant], saying that he’s fat,” Benavidez’s father and trainer told Fight Hype via Boxing News 24. “Even on his Instagram, he put a blow-up picture of David, saying that David is fat. He’s always saying that about David... ‘Fat boy.’ He’s just a bully, and after a while, David got tired. He woke up. People don’t like that. You get tired after a while of getting bullied.
This fight got him super-motivated.”
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