David Benavidez and Caleb Plant are powerhouses in the super middleweight division. Former champions, both men have longed to face one another, and they finally clash at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 25. And whoever wins will be one step closer to a bout against undisputed super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez.
Plant, known as “Sweethands”, lost the IBF super middleweight title to Canelo via 11th-round stoppage in 2021. Since then, he’s performed a deadly Knockout of the Year candidate against Anthony Dirrell. That was a strong message, not just for Canelo, but for Benavidez.
Per Caesars, Plant is the +280 underdog, while Benavidez is the -360 favorite. Plant thrives under pressure and will look to prove doubters and sportsbooks wrong.
“I like taking the title of an underdog. That’s something I’ve been throughout, not just my career, but my life,” Plant told FightHype via Boxing News 24. “I enjoy having that title above my name, and on March 25, the most underrated thing, I don’t know. You’ll have to tune in on March 25 to find out for sure.”
A former WBC super middleweight champion, Benavidez has beaten the likes of Dirrell, Roamer Alexis Angulo, and David Lemieux. The only thing that has stopped him has been failed drug tests and missing weight, instances that saw him stripped of world titles.
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However, at 26-0 with 23 wins via knockout, Benavidez feels like he is just getting started. Despite recognizing Plant’s power, Benavidez believes that it’s his power that will be the difference-maker in the fight.
“Now when I hit, I think the shots are going to take more of an effect early in the fight,” Benavidez told Fight Hub via Boxing News 24. “That’s why I’m predicting an earlier KO because now I’m sitting down on my punches more. I’m hitting harder, and I think it happened at the perfect time. I’ve got a good second wind, I throw a lot of punches, and it’s going to happen for sure.”
Here is all you need to know regarding Benavidez vs. Plant, including time, channel, and card.
David Benavidez reach
Benavidez has a reach of 74.5 inches, 1/2 more than Plant’s 74 inches.
In his last six bouts, Benavidez has a perfect 6-0 record against opponents with a higher and lower reach than him.
What time is David Benavidez vs. Caleb Plant today?
- Date: Saturday, March 25 | Sunday, March 26
- Start time: 9 p.m. ET | 1 a.m. GMT | 12 p.m. AEDT
- Main event: 12 a.m. ET | 4 a.m. GMT | 3 p.m. AEDT (approx.)
Benavidez vs. Plant takes place on March 25. The main card starts at 9 p.m. ET | 1 a.m. GMT | 12 p.m. AEDT. Benavidez and Plant should make their way to the ring around 12 a.m. ET | 4 a.m. GMT | 3 p.m. AEDT, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
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How to watch David Benavidez vs. Caleb Plant
|Country||Date||Channel + Live Stream (main card)|
|United States||Sat. March 25||Showtime PPV|
|United Kingdom||Sun. March 26||TBA|
|Australia||Sun. March 26||Main Event on Kayo|
Benavidez vs. Plant will be on Showtime PPV in the U.S.
Viewers can stream Showtime via Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox ONE, a laptop, or any mobile or tablet device.
David Benavidez vs. Caleb Plant PPV price: How much does the card cost?
To watch Benavidez vs. Plant, you must pay $74.99 via Showtime PPV.
David Benavidez vs. Caleb Plant fight card
- David Benavidez vs. Caleb Plant for the interim WBC super middleweight title
- Jesus Ramos vs. Joseph Spencer; Super-Welterweights
- Chris Colbert vs. Jose Valenzuela; Lightweights
- Cody Crowley vs. Abel Ramos; Welterweights