David Benavidez Vs. Caleb Plant Final Press Conference: Live Stream & Recap

David Benavidez and Caleb Plant are two days out from their highly anticipated contest on March 25th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and they are set to meet at the final pre-fight press conference today at 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT.

This bout will not only settle the grudge between these two top ranked competitors, but will also decide who the true number one contender in the super middleweight division is, as they battle over Benavidez’s interim WBC strap.

While neither of the competitors currently hold a world title, interim aside, Benavidez (26-0, 23 KO) is a two-time WBC super middleweight champion, having held the belt from 2017 to 2018 and again from 2019 to 2020.

Plant (22-1, 13 KO) is a former world champion as well, earning the IBF super middleweight title in 2019, before losing it to Caleno Alvarez in 2021.

Further to the ranking implications and interim title status, the winner of this match could very well force a mandatory title defense within the next year for the undisputed super middleweight champion, Canelo Alvarez (58-2, 39 KO).

In addition to the captivating main event this Saturday, the undercard is also quite robust and is sure to turn heads:

  • Joey Spencer (16-0, 10 KO) vs. Jesus Ramos (19-0, 15 KO) – Super Welterweight
  • Chris Colbert (16-1, 6 KO) vs. Jose Valenzuela (12-1, 8 KO) – Lightweight
  • Cody Crowley (21-0, 9 KO) vs. Abel Ramos (27-5, 21 KO) – Welterweight

 

Benavidez vs. Plant Final Press Conference Live Stream provided by SHOWTIME Sports

 

Follow the Live Updates below, beginning at 3 p.m. ET/ 12 p.m. PT, provided by FIGHT SPORTS

 

The former IBF super middleweight champ joins LT and BC!

 

David Benavidez sits down with SHOWTIME’s hosts, Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell:

 

These main event competitors are ready to go! Check out their heated face off:

 

Concluding the Q&A both former champions were asked what the fans can expect to see this Saturday:

“They’re gonna see me get my hand raised. That’s what I’m guaranteeing.” – Caleb Plant

“They’re gonna see me break Caleb Plant’s jaw on Saturday night. By the sixth round.” – David Benavidez

 

David Benavidez:

“We are ready to put Caleb Plant’s chin to the test.”

 

Benavidez questioning his opponent’s past achievements – and Plant is having none of it!

 

David Benavidez:

“All the talk is done”

“He’s digging his own grave”

 

Caleb Plant takes the podium:

“I’m the real deal, and you are going to find out this Saturday night, I promise you that.”

On Benavidez’s telling Plant that he is already on weight:

“I brought my mouth piece and my cup with me this week, but I don’t need a pat on the back for it”

 

INTENSE face-off between the PPV card openers:

 

Joey Spencer explains what the fight with Jesus Ramos means to him:

 

Things are getting HEATED between Chris Colbert and Jose Valenzuela.

 

Cody Crowly lets us know who, and what, he’s fighting for:

“He’s in for a world of hurt. I’m like a steam train coming forward.” – Cody Crowley on Jesus Ramos

 

Today’s hosts, Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell of the “Morning Kombat” podcast, are ready to get things going!

 

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