Benavidez: “I Hope The WBC Doesn’t Screw Me Over For Caleb Plant!”

David Benavidez Calls Dibs on Next at the WBC Title!

David Benavidez hopes to claim his WBC title shot before Caleb Plant
David Benavidez (L), Caleb Plant (Credit: Henry DeLeon)

David Benavidez Worried his WBC Title Shot Could go to Caleb Plant

For his last match, super middleweight fighter Caleb “Sweethands” Plant (22-1, 13 KO’s) fought Anthony Dirrell. Plant would win that match, a WBC title eliminator, by way of ninth round knockout [hyperlink 1]. This is a somewhat troubling notion for two-time 168-pound champion David “The Mexican Monster” Benavidez (26-0, 23 KO’s). It’s worrisome because Benavidez is already the interim WBC super middleweight champion. This is a distinction that he fought two title eliminators to achieve. So, now he feels that Plant could be being put in a position to leapfrog over him, as he shared with Fight Hype.

“It’s kind of weird what’s going on because he didn’t mention my name at all. But, when I was watching the fight, I seen on the bottom left hand corner it said WBC title eliminator. So, I don’t know what that means, I have the interim title and I fought two other title eliminators. So if anybody is going to get at the fucking WBC title, it’s me!

I don’t know if that title eliminator meant that we are going to possibly fight next, I just hope that they don’t try to screw me over and put Caleb in front! Imagine if he gets the rematch before I get the fight, that would fucking suck!”


A serious showdown has been brewing between Plant and Benavidez for years. The bout is meaningful in the division, wanted by the fans and would considerably advance the winner’s career. Despite all of this, the match has, to this point, gone unrealized. Now that The Mexican Monster is the interim champion and Plant has won the eliminator, perhaps all the stars are lined up for duel to take place. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that it does!

First however, Benavidez must first get through former Caleb Plant foe Jose Uzcategui. While there is no specific date set, The Mexican Monster knows that he will test his might against Uzcategui sometime in January 2023. In a perfect world, these two fearsome competitors and active rivals could meet in the first quarter. More than likely they would clash in a summer showdown. Yet, let’s see how Benavidez fairs against Uzcategui.

By: Bakari Simpson

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