David Benavidez and Caleb Plant will go head-to-head to become Saul Alvarez’s next mandatory challenger later this month.
The former world champions will settle their differences and the winner will secure a fight with the iconic Mexican Canelo.
Plant vs Benavidez will be a high quality super middleweight clash
Benavidez is putting his 26-0 record on the line against Plant whose only career defeat came at the hands of Canelo in 2021.
Both fighters are former super-middleweight champions, with ‘Sweethands’ Plant losing his title in his only loss two years ago.
‘The Red Flag’ Benavidez was initially stripped of his title after testing positive for cocaine in 2018, before winning it back and then losing it again by missing weight ahead of his fight with Roamer Alexis Angelo in 2020.
With a title shot on the line, Benvidez and Plant are set to put on a show as they look to give themselves a chance at regaining their championship belt.
Benavidez vs Plant: Date and how to follow
This 12-round super-middleweight title fight will take place on Saturday, March 25.
It will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Fight night is set to get underway at 12am UK time with the main event ringwalks scheduled to begin at 3am on Sunday morning for UK fans.
UK broadcasting details are yet to be confirmed but more details will follow.
The talkSPORT network will also have all the build-up and reaction to the event throughout fight week.
Benavidez vs Plant is set for Saturday, March 25
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Benavidez vs Plant: Undercard
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MAIN EVENT: David Benvidez vs Caleb Plant – for WBC interim super middleweight titleJesus Alejandro Ramos vs Joey Spencer Cody Crowley vs Abel Ramos Chris Colbert vs Jose Valenzuela
Benavidez vs Plant: What has been said?
At their pre-fight press conference last month, Plant was quick to take a dig at Benavidez being stripped of his title in 2018.
He said: “I’m exactly where I want to be. I’m in the fight that I want… March 25th, you don’t got to worry about me pulling out.
“I’m gonna show up… and when I show up, I show up on weight, and I don’t test positive for cocaine neither.”
Benavidez and Plant can’t wait to get their hands on each other in the ring
After tensions rose due to the comments, Benavidez then took the microphone to say his piece back to his opponent.
“There’s been a lot of s*** talking going back and forth, but on March 25th I get to put hands on Caleb Plant,” he said.
“And trust me when I say I’m going to beat the living s*** out of you, p***y.
“And then when you’re on the f***ing ground, bleeding from your f***ing mouth you’ll learn how to respect a real f***ing monster.
“This dude, he has 13 knockouts… I was champion before you… You a chump.
“You ain’t nothing. And come March 25th, mark my words, I’m gonna put this motherf***** in the hospital.”