On March 25th we’ll get one of the most highly anticipated boxing matchups of the year in the Super Middleweight Division. As David Benavidez and Caleb Pant will go toe to toe!
Stylistically it has the potential to be a brilliant encounter. Benavidez has an aggressive swarmer-like style with quick, powerful hands that will end the fight early, while Plant is a skilled boxer who will look to use his jab, counter-punching, and speed to outmaneuver his opponent.
The fight between them has been a long time coming. As the two fighters have had a natural rivalry due to their division, but it was a gym scuffle back in 2018 between the Benavidez family and Plant’s team that really kicked off the bad blood between the two.
Both fighters have experienced the highs and lows of the sport, becoming world champions and losing their titles. With Canelo Alvarez now reigning as the king of the 168lbs division, the natural assumption would be that Benavidez would be next in line after Plant’s loss to Canelo in a hard-fought bout.
However, Canelo had other plans, opting to take on Dmitry Bivol and GGG in his next fights. He also made it clear that other top champions at 168 lbs need to prove themselves against each other before getting their shot at the throne.
While the boxing world often becomes fixated on title fights, this upcoming match between Benavidez and Plant is a reminder of the importance of seeing top contenders battle it out for supremacy, even if they don’t have a title on the line. It’s a fight that fans have been eagerly anticipating for years, and it promises to be a thrilling clash between two skilled fighters who genuinely dislike each other.
Where can I watch Benavidez vs Plant?
The fight has been confirmed to air in the UK, Ireland & Canada via FITE TV, while in the US, it will be available for pay-per-view on Showtime at a price of $74.99. For further information, click on the provided links below:
Benavidez vs Plant – Tactical Breakdown
You can watch my tactical overview for Plant vs Benavidez below to see my thoughts and breakdown of the tactics both men might employ.
Benavidez vs Plant – Estimated Ring Walk
Main event ring walks – subject to change*
- The UK and Europe*: 4 am – 5 am
- North America PST: 10 pm -11 pm
- North America EST: 1 am – 2am
- Australia AEST: 5pm
Benavidez vs Plant – Undercard
- Jesus Ramos vs Joey Spencer – Super lightweight
- Chris Colbert vs Jose Valenzuela – Lightweight
- Cody Crowley vs Abel Ramos – Welterweight
- Kevin Gonzalez vs Jose Sanmartin – Super bantamweight
- Orestes Velasquez vs Marcelino Nicolas Lopez – Super lightweight
- Demler Zamora vs Jesus Abel Ibarra – Super featherweight
- Daniel Blancas vs Nicholas Molina – Super middleweight
- Dorian Mark Khan Jr vs TBA – Super featherweight
- Robert Meriwether III vs Jesus Ramon Perez – Super featherweight
2 thoughts on “Benavidez vs Plant | Fight Preview”
Nice analysis. I believe Benavides will slowly break down Plant and win by late stoppage. This will be an action-packed fight.
Thanks Thomas! Yup, should be a good one!