On March 25th, 2023, the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will host the highly anticipated super middleweight fight between David Benavidez and Caleb Plant.
The two fighters have a long-standing feud and will be competing for Benavidez’s WBC interim belt. And in readiness for that, the duo started the fight week proceedings by conducting public workout sessions on March 22nd, 2023.
And by the looks of it, both fighters are ready to make a statement.
“I have tremendous power. Everybody I hit gets hurt. I end up breaking them down little by little. This is the most focused I’ve ever been for a fight. I know Caleb Plant is going to be a hard fighter moving around a lot. But whatever he brings to the table, I’m going to be ready for it. I’m looking for that knockout and I’m going to get it,” Benavidez
“I’ve been here before. I’ve been in big fights before. I know what this is all about and I know what it takes. Me and my team are fully prepared to get my hand raised on Saturday night,” Plant.
With so little to choose from, coupled with a potential fight against Canelo Alvarez for the winner, the fight caused a split amongst the boxing community.
“I’m rocking with Plant. Plant has the boxing skills. Benavidez is just one-dimensional. He’s going to come forward and put a lot of pressure on Plant. But styles make fights and so this is going to be a good one. But I’m rocking with Plant,” Jermell Charlo
“I’m rooting for Benavidez all the way. I see him knocking (Plant) out in the eighth or ninth round,” Brandon Figueroa
“It’s a 50-50 fight but I think Caleb takes it. Something’s telling me Caleb is in the right place at the right time. I truly think he’s going to break down David, and he’s going to frustrate David,” Shawn Porter
“I usually don’t like to make predictions for fights. You just never know in boxing. However, I am going to make one this time for Benavidez vs. Plant. I really do like Plant. I think he is a really nice guy, great fighter. However, for this fight, I have to go with Benavidez,” Amanda Serrano
With that being said, who are you backing?