David Benavidez: “I Don’t Like Caleb Plant However In All Honesty, I Want Him”

Posted on 04/19/2022

By: Hans Themistode

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For what looks like ceaselessly now, each David Benavidez and Caleb Plant have exchanged menacing seems in individual, and hurled vulgar threats at each other over social media.

The genesis of their lengthy hatred for each other travels again additional than Benavidez can bear in mind. However, regardless of the quantity of vitriol each males have displayed towards each other, Benavidez claims that there’s no dangerous blood between them. That stated, nevertheless, the previous two-time tremendous middleweight belt holder is anxious to offer his fellow former champion a beating of a lifetime.

“There’s no beef,” stated Benavidez throughout a current interview with Behind The Gloves. “I’m simply going to beat the shit out of him. There’s no beef behind it, I don’t like him and he don’t like me.”

Whereas Benavidez craves a showdown towards Plant, he refuses to look previous his upcoming opponent. On Might twenty first, on the Gila River Enviornment in Glendale, Arizona, Benavidez will try to separate David Lemieux from consciousness. If the 25-year-old is profitable in doing so, he’ll wrap the WBC interim crown round his waist.

With Benavidez eyeing an eventual showdown towards Canelo Alvarez, boxing’s greatest attraction, he believes he’ll want extra than simply the WBC interim title to lure him into the ring.

Having watched intently as each Alvarez and Plant battled all through 11 hard-fought rounds in November of 2021, a lightbulb flicks on within the thoughts of Benavidez. If the truculent former titlist is ready to not solely face Plant, however dispatch of him in violent style, he believes he’ll have Alvarez’s undivided consideration.

“I don’t like Caleb Plant however in all honesty, I want him. I want him to get to the following stage. I have to combat the individuals who combat Canelo. He wants me too. Who else is he going to combat after me? I really feel like we want one another.”

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