Benavidez Vs. Plant: Who Are You Backing?
David Benavidez and Caleb Plant’s 12-round bout has plenty on the line.
In truth, this is essentially an eliminator for the next high-profile shot at weight-class supremacy after Canelo Alvarez, the undisputed champion in the division, who returns to face John Ryder.
Many view the upcoming match between Benavidez, with a perfect record of 26-0 and an impressive KO rate of 88.5%, and Plant, with a record of 22-1, who has previously failed to defeat Canelo, as a highly competitive event.
Benavidez-Plant Fight Creates Long-Term Super Middle Intrigue https://t.co/cWmLiN8Nso pic.twitter.com/jyfU7gwFkd
— BoxingScene.com (@boxingscene) March 21, 2023
DraftKings’ line-makers have a different opinion and have designated Benavidez as a minus-330 selection on the money line.
This implies that to make a $100 profit, a $330 investment in the 26-year-old is necessary. Conversely, if one invests $100 on Plant, they could earn a $240 return.
In his comments to BoxingScene, editor Randy Gordon said: “I am not surprised. I can’t find anybody picking Plant. I think he will give DB a good fight, but DB will emerge the victor.”
And this was precisely the sentiment being expressed on social media.
Social Media Reaction
Benavidez via highlight stoppage
— Gritty From Da Underground 🏴 (@grittywuzhere) March 19, 2023
Nobody is split on this big bro, benevidez takes this easym too big too strong.
— Drift (@sting317) March 19, 2023
No way, Benavides by ko. 🥊
— GDLJALMEX31 (@gdljalmex31) March 20, 2023