A large tremendous middleweight bout is now formally set for early 2023 as Caleb Plant and David Benavidez are set to conflict. In November, Plant had confirmed studies on his Twitter that he had signed the contract to make the struggle occur. The struggle was formally introduced on Wednesday by Premier Boxing Champions.
The struggle will happen March 25 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and can air on Showtime pay-per-view. It is a conflict of former world champions with each trying to take a step that would presumably lead them straight into one other alternative at world championship gold, with Benavidez’s interim WBC title.
Plant (22-1, 13 KO) is coming off a thunderous Knockout of the Year contender in an October struggle with Anthony Dirrell. That win helped Plant rebound from his first profession loss, a November 2021 TKO loss to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, a loss which additionally ended Plant’s almost three-year run as IBF tremendous middleweight champion.
Benavidez (26-0, 23 KO) is a two-time former WBC tremendous middleweight champion. The solely setbacks in his profession have come by his personal missteps. He misplaced his WBC title the primary time after failing a drug take a look at for cocaine. After successful again the title, he misplaced the belt forward of his subsequent struggle, failing to make weight forward of his struggle with Roamer Alexis Angulo.
Without a title, high fighters within the division have been in a position keep away from stepping within the ring with Benavidez. The struggle with Plant provides Benavidez a big-name opponent and a chance to all however pressure his manner right into a struggle with the likes of undisputed tremendous middleweight champion Alvarez or different high names and work his manner again towards a world title.
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