David Benavidez Promises An Early Knockout Over Caleb Plant!
Super middleweights David “Red Flag” Benavidez (26-0, 23 KOs) and Caleb “Sweethands” Plant (21-1, 13 KOs) get to settle their differences on March 25 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It’s the definition of a grudge match.
THE ROOTS OF THEIR RIVALRY
It’s known throughout boxing circles that they don’t like each other. When Benavidez was given the option to fight Plant, he jumped on the opportunity. During a sit-down interview on The Last Stand Podcast, the Red Flag detailed the roots of their beef.
“So, it was like a bunch of stuff that he would say, and he would talk a lot of crap . . . I don’t like that. I feel like if you have the balls to talk about somebody online, you should do it to them in person too. Then at the gym, him and my brother get into it. He suckerpunched my brother, and that’s what made it happen.
He’s been saying a lot of stuff about me, and I don’t like what he has to say. I don’t like what type of person he is, and I’m gonna make him pay on March 25.”
LOOKING TO PUT ON A SHOW
A two-time WBC champion at 168, Benavidez believes that Plant has problems with taller fighters. Standing 6’2”, he thinks his height, speed, power, and work-rate will prove too much for his rival.
Benavidez feels that this is one of the best matchups at super middleweight. Self-proclaimed as the best fighter in the division, Red Flag views the upcoming fight against Plant as a high-profile matchup and is certain a win propels him to be a mainstream, pay-per-view attraction.
Red Flag has been in training for months and plans to put it all together on fight night. When asked how the fight will go, the pride of Phoenix, Arizona promises that Sweethands will not last the distance.
“Expect Caleb Plant to get knocked out before round six. I say that with a lot of guarantee in my heart because I know what’s coming, and I know I’m ready for this opportunity, and I’m ready to step up to the plate.”