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David Benavidez vs. Caleb Plant: Highlights | SHOWTIME PPV
- Published on Jun 8, 2023
- In a 4 fight mega-card, undefeated two-time champion, David Benavidez outlasted Caleb Plant to earn an impressive UD win in their highlight anticipated grudge match.
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Comments • 2 646
Both of these guys deserved the PPV buys. The whole event was not a disappointment. Great fights from start to finish.
I'd say the main card was worth it alone! Idk about the other fights lol the undercard with Spencer vs Ramos was so mismatched in size. Also that highway robbery of a fight with Valenzuela.
bruh ur profile tho
@KillerPlays I think it's a bot
@Anthony Marquez GOTTA BE FS
What a fight 😮 Benavidez and Plant gave it all in this fight. Congrats to both, the better man took it home 🎉🔥👏
It was a massacre. Kenny and Vegas stole that k.o from the fans and david. A disgrace.
Plant got my respect after this fight, dude was eating some solid punches
@Taylor Allen yeah the ref did a horrible job this fight
@swadey 2.0 and just how he tried to stand toe to toe in the last round is beyond me
@arthur lyampensha I would get a brain scan after this, he’s definitely gonna get a head ache tomorrow
Respect to the Benavidez family & much love. Caleb Plant hold your head brother you did great. Hope these two fighters go on to do bigger and better things. They just did something we rarely see in today's culture of boxing. They put their reputations on the line, they wanted all the smoke, went straight at each other, tried to knock each other out, and show class afterwards. 🥊💯👌
Bumovidez is going to..get ko
@aldro cherres cry harder
@Anthony Galvez 🤣
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It hurt to see Plant take all that punishment 😕 I just hope he’s okay and returns home safe to his family
I really hope he doesn’t suffer any neurological issues or any brain injuries later in life, because those punches to his head and face were relentless. It broke my heart seeing him get beat so viciously. Obviously, I know that boxing is a dangerous and violent sport and profession, but it still sucks to see Caleb get hurt so badly.
These are the type of fights that change fighters, Plants got heart but dam he took some solid hits, respect!
He's a great guy and boxer bro had the balls to take on Benavidez unlike the rest of the the 168 division. He'll be back.
I hope him and Tony Bellew become best friends
Caleb Plant is the definition of a warrior with heart ⚔️
That's why he hugged David all thru the fight
@Ibra Pasha says the couch potato that knows zero
That’s your excuse lmao nah gotta respect plant 😂 but David is a monster
Caleb Plant no shame in this loss at all,he fought well. And made it through on his feet. True Warrior . Great fight by Benavidez. He's easily the best in the division. I don't know who could put up with. His incredible abilities. A true Mexican Monster
Hugging ? That’s sad all that Shit he talked and he got out boxed , his trainer almost threw in the towel in the 11th round lol😂
He’s not the best Camelot is by far
Canelo still bodies
Si fuese monstruo debió noquear jajaja
@Oscar Ramos canelo scared to fight benavidez
Damn! That was the best PPV I've purchased in years! Only disappointments was the Colbert-Valenzuela decision and Kenny Bayless refusing to warn Plant of all the holding he was doing. Overall it was an awesome card
What about the street fight elbow to the jaw that David threw?
That’s what Kenny Bayless loves holding just look at all his mayweather fights
Yessss last four fights was amazing and Kenny didn’t but after the 7th let David have his way so it was even I think he didn’t separate them after the 6t if he did we would’ve seen a diff decision
Yeah they Colbert decision was turrible
Benavidez broke him in the end but Caleb definitely has heart
Headbutt from God, david needs to work on a few things still plant making him look like he didnt know what to do but he did good conserving his energy tho but im glad they settled it im mad about rayo tho that was sad what they did
So much heart he held on to David the whole fight and threw several low blows.
@Rj Austin exactly that clown got a beating no clue why ppl still hyping him up
Plant gained all my respect and admiration… I could actually see him digging deep down for his reserves, but fell short…
That loss won’t define him IMO, he just gained more fans…
Congrats to Benavidez for the win and I tip my cap to him for being mature enough to bury his resentments, when he said he wouldn’t!!
you clearly didnt watch the fight. no disrespect but this is why people dont take boxing casuals seriously. you guys make assessment on 10 second clips instead of watching all 12 rounds. Plant won the first 2 rounds, 3 a toss up but by round 4 the whole fight changed and once Benavidez landed significant shots Plant was on the run and was holding excessive. Gaining more fans is a reach because he definitely didnt gain any with how he ran for 12 rounds, low blow Benavidez and got hit for 220 punches while only landed 80 at best with no snap. Watch the fight. You can believe what you want but you cant say you watched the fight in full if you failed the mention Plants corner was going to throw in the towel in the 10, 11 and 12 round. Plant almost got floored in the 12th. with Bayless letting Plant get away with holding, it saved Plant from getting knocked out. Plant was rocked in the fight from round 6 to 12 and it wasnt even close. how can you call that a fight when Benavidez landed 220 punches to Caleb's 80-90? none of then hurt Benavidez and Benavidez walked through Plant and beat him down.
Much love for caleb. 🙏
Caleb is the Shawn Porter of 168.
Great fighter who will give us great fights, always competitive and always in tip top shape, fights any and everybody but just can't get over the hump vs the best fighters.
Well respected and 1 that will keep boxing alive by giving us great matchups.
Hold your head high Caleb! You'll be back
Plant needs to remove his father to get over this losing the biggest fight hump
If David lost there would be zero respect from everyone. Y’all just hate to see Latino fighters dominate!
Naw David is, without a doubt. Keeps the pressure on you
Was nice to see Benavidez rally back strong against Plant. Went from being down on punches to doubling Plant's landed punches.
Dude, everyone knows David is a slow starter. He never “rallied” back. Ever heard of rope a dope? Plant never had a chance. Plant was falling apart by the 6th round.
Great fight. Bayliss definitely benefited Plant in the first half.
Great chin. Benavidez stepped the heat up and wore Plant down. Took his legs but didn’t take his heart.
Glad I woke up early to watch it live! 🇬🇧
It was almost as entertaining as the Laurence Okolie fight 😂
What time was the fight out there bro
How poor was that Okolie fight 🤣
My first and last time watching Okolie
Hoping Okolie fights Jai lol come to Australia! 🤣 🇦🇺
You think Canelo beats David?
When i was watching the fight around round 8 I didn’t think Caleb would of made it to the 12 he looked Gassed out and David was putting crazy pressure shows how much of a fighter Caleb is win or loose
That’s the round he started hugging
Yeah honestly he got a break when the ref took him to the doctor to examine him I though David was gonna knock him out then.
He shouldve been taken points away, literally held on every chance hed get, bayless should never ref a fight again. Piifull....
Is English your first language?
David Benavidez is one of the most impressive fighters in boxing or MMA, that I've ever seen. And I've watched all the legends, pioneers and current fighters.
Bro's got video game hand speed, eats everything like peanuts and just walks his opponents down while keeping one of the more impressive work rates. Plus he is 168 with 2m wingspan. Crazy. And he has some major power in those hands, only 26 years old. One of the better fighters of the current boxing crop. I believe he beats Canelo and I've actually been saying this for some time now.
Tough battle! Much respect to both fighters. Shout out to David Benavidez for getting the victory.
david is on another level . knew this was going to happen due to his ring cutting , power , and most important that gas tank ! respect to caleb , people are saying his career is over but that’s not true . his only two losses are against elite fighters . he’ll be back . respect to both .
He needs to pick warm up fights like canelo does coming from a canelo fan
Sure he is
@Santino Lesane Dirrell was is warm up fight.
Nope he is not. I had plant winning until he picked up the pace in the later rounds and would say it was a DRAW.
Respect to David and Plant, for making the boxing fans happy 😊 unlike Charlo, Andrade and Crawford who stay ducking and fighting bums!!!!!
"Referee Kenny Bayless intervening to help Caleb Plant on multiple occasions is absurd. David Benavidez fought two people and still won.".
I agree bro. This ref is rididculous.
That just goes to tell you how rigged boxing can be. don’t forget nut shots and excessive holding too.
Agreed. But the fact that it was so blatant.
Es porque Caleb es amigo de Mauricio suleiman ! Pero no sube con el al ring😂
That robbery from Valenzuela got my hope down for boxing. He won that fair and square. What were the Judges thinking 🧐
Valenzuela was definitely robbed. Valenzuela won. There was no doubt about that. We all saw that fight. Boxing corruption and fixed scores from judges make the sport/profession extremely frustrating. They rob boxers out of opportunities and legacy, and it shouldn’t be tolerated.
They had different judges. And it was a horrific robbery.
Dude got robbed big time.
@Sabrina Valenzuela are you related to Valenzuela or just coincidence
Caleb’s fans went from saying he was going to win and shock the world to now saying he has heart
The Valenzuela fight was one of the biggest robberies ever.
Anyway good work to Plant and Benavidez and congrats to Benavidez for winning the fight. Plant was doing great in the first 5 or 6 but Plant was getting rocked for the entire second half of the fight.
Más que un robo, demostró nuevamente lo tan decadente que es el sistema de puntuación de los jueces. Ojalá hagan algo, porque en serio dañan muchas peleas y también carreras de tal forma.
Great fight ! Benavidez kept that pressure the whole fight I didn’t think he could do it
Coke is a hell of a thing
For all those who think Canelo and Benavidez is going to happen. Might wanna look at Canelo’s track record.
@Steven awwww c'mon man ya boy looked good for 5 rounds in the words of big Al........Don't be a sore loser lol
@Steven stay mad kid😂
@Steven yeah I can see that 🤣
Respect to Kenny the referee by he was helping plant so much, separating them in the in fighting and not warning for excessive holding.
Kenny saved Plants life.
@Flex Hyland I don’t know about that, seemed more like Caleb received more punishment with the referees help instead getting knocked out.
@Hollyfreeholly !!! Benavidez had an onslaught of power shots uppercuts and looping short shots, anytime Plant was stunned and staggered Bayless would come in and break the action. Not only that gave Plant more time to recover, it created more distance that plant needed to get Benavidez off him. Plant did not want benavidez to work inside or in the pocket. In the pocket is where Plant initiated the holding. The clinch is understandable and apart of boxing when you're close range and want to stop a guy from working. However in the pocket Plant made sure he held to stop Benavidez getting to close range. the ref continuously stopped momentum from Benavidez and interrupted alot of the action. Plant was helpless and anytime he was going to fall Kenny Bayless got in the way. Kenny Bayless actually would push Benavidez further away than he did with Plant and it looked more like a father refereeing his sons fight, the son being Plant.
Great fight from both men. Glad to see they mutually squashed the bad blood between them in the end
I feel sorry for all the ppl who bet on a TKO and the Ref stopped so many knockout attempts and let the man hold on for dear life!!
My people always put on a powerful show 💪🏽🇲🇽. Our stamina, will, and technical prowess is only matched by the best. Viva Mexico!!!
He is ecuatorian and from The USA , not Mexico. Canelo is from Mexico
Everyone is technically related but ok simple minded person.
Aye respect to the Benavidez team for squashing the “beef” and showing Caleb love after the fight! That’s a true champ
Great heart by Plant. Way to finish like a warrior. Entertaining fight
Man he was holding all night .
I'm glad he lost. Took a beating though and that ain't good for you.
Caleb started off strong during the beginning rounds, but from rounds 8-12, it was just punch after punch, after punch from David. I gotta give it to Caleb though - he was still standing at the end, tried his best, and had heart. I would have been knocked out a long time ago if I were in Caleb’s shoes, because David’s punches were relentless! 😂 I was definitely rooting for Caleb, and I wanted him to win, but sometimes things don’t always go as planned. I hope Caleb is able to bounce back, strengthen his deficiencies that occurred in this fight, not become too discouraged, and move forward. I know he’ll overcome this and come back better than ever!
I’m glad your eating crow right now
sorry to break your 🪴 heart, but he was 🏃🏻♂️ runnin n grappling too much first rounds that i tought somebody changed it to the UFC channel lol the u would of beeeen gotten tko line had me lmao, in the first round first second 🙄😂jk lol
Benavidez started putting it on him in the 6thr round till the 12th.
What a great fight, what great fighters, well done lads
Boxing mafia still alive and kicking. Caleb wrestled all night and no points deducted. Rayo lost?! Cmn judges !! Greetings and respect to all from la sierra de Durango Mexico 🇲🇽
When Bayless is reffing for a main event you know the mafia wants someone protected or at least given all the chances they can get despite getting whooped every round.
Also Colbert got a gift. Wtf was that decision.
Boxing mafia hurts the sport.
puro vicente guerrero durango
Plant wouldn't have made it past round 8 without Bayless in his pocket
Plant started to get caught while going in for the clinch as the fight went on, which made that whole clinch strategy a lot less effective. That, in combination with Benavidez turning up the heat, made the fight heavily one sided. Plant came into this fight with a cheesy strategy that only worked in the early rounds. However I love both these guys and hope to see a Canelo/Benavidez matchup in the future. There's no denying Plants toughness and the fact that he is not scared to fight the best, but that stupid clinch strategy only works for so long. Benavidez is just too powerful and deadly.
Great sportsmanship as well. Love to see that from two warriors
Respect due to Caleb Plant! David Benavidez is truly a monster!
Shut up you said benavidez would get outboxed
No he’s not just being deliberately mismatched
Plant really just doesn’t have that much to his boxing. Very little creativity and not much power. Defense isn’t even as good as it’s said to be. He’s solid for sure but not an upper tier champion level boxer.
This was very similar to Pacquiao vs Clottey. Pacquiao was a destructive monster and he couldn’t get Joshua Clottey out of there or even drop him because Clottey held all night and clinched and only came to survive 🤷♂️ same thing here with Plant. You can’t get a guy out of there if he’s not willing to engage and fight.
Bayless helped his tank tremendously. Respect to plant, but Vegas fixed that. Bayless got paid off for sure. Didn't want David to get that k.o. A lot of people lost money. It's so obvious. Fight was a k.o for sure. A 1000 holds. Stopping the clock for plant to recover. I've never seen anything like it. One of the most disgraceful referee jobs I've ever seen. All I hear is cricket's from these canelo casuals. Rooting for plant to win to say that canelo can beat david. Canelo will retire soon. There's no way he fights him. Pain is all you get when you fight David. A trip to the spital
Plant had a great game plan for the first half, The Benavidez pressure was too much. Poor David was fighting 2 inside the ring, Plant & Bayless 🥵
Awsome Fight David 🥊🎯🥊
"The Mexican Monster"
I see lots of people hating but the truth is whether you’re a fan of Plant or a fan of Benavidez , this was an amazing fight and they both put it all on the line. It’s easy to hate when we’re just on the sidelines but these guys actually put their lives on the line for us.
Plant is a warrior ⚔️ he showed tremendous heart in these last few rounds and has all my respect, hats off to benavidez tho
I think after this and the Canelo fight we can see Caleb is a 6 round fighter against top opposition. Up until then he looked sharp. Not sure if it’s a gas tank issue or if he just crumbles after getting hit in the 6-7th round but it’s been proven now. Take nothing from Benavidez tho, dude came to kill
Great card, strange headline fight. Bizarre tactics from David and Caleb. David barely threw a meaningful combination for 6 rounds, and then Planet went into survival mode when the fight seemed to be fairly even after 6/7 rounds. The referee was an absolute disgrace.
The ref is the reason this fight didn’t end by knock out. Smh
Bayless was always a disgrace whenever there was some body the mob wanted to protect. Bayless has stopped fights for less but he let Plant keep on fighting when he clearly had nothing in the tank for 6 rounds.
Right how did he not get a draw he won the first 6
That's the reason the fight when down the toilet. Had he done his job the fight would have been better.
@Leumas Areba Plant did not win the first six gtfo
insane how the second plant was seriously hurt and benavides was seconds away from the ko is when the ref paused to fight for the doctor
Valenzuela was definitely robbed. Valenzuela won. There was no doubt about that. We all saw that fight. Boxing corruption and fixed scores from judges make the sport/profession extremely frustrating. They rob boxers out of opportunities and legacy, and it shouldn’t be tolerated.
robbed like i wanna rob yo heart ❤️ 😬 jk idk u obviously lol i know 🌽nny,lol but yea judges should b accountable, that makes boxing look bad. They must had betted n just wanted to win bet 🤷🏻♂️lol boxers go through so much in training camps for obvious robberies to happen obviously smfh🤦🏻♂️
Let’s go Benavidez 🇲🇽Easy work
Great fight card, bought it and it was worth every cent to me as Benavidez is my favorite boxer by a mile. I do have have to say that Benavidez was getting absolutely screwed the entire fight by the Bayless the ref. It might have been the worst officiated fight I have ever watched. Seriously...the worst I have ever seen for just absolutely bizarre stoppages and the total refusal for Bayless to stop Plant from holding the entire freaking fight. Basically Plant ran away from David the entire fight and when David cut him off he would throw a few punches at David and grab onto him and hold. OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN. If not for Benavidez finally just breaking Plant's grip on himself as Bayless just stood right next to them the fight would have been ruined by Plant in my opinion. A top fighter does not just run and hold the hold fight like Plant did. It was pretty unbelievable watching it and you know it's bad when even the announcers (who are not sup to speak negatively about the ref) are voicing their complete shock and confusion about what the hell the ref is doing in a fight.
Caleb was holding for his life the whole fight 🤷♂️
Plant ate all of Benavidez’s best shots….just accept that Canelo hits harder 😁
@Anti Vegans yeah i believe so too…
David usually tkos people .. canelo knocks them out
It's not a terrible strategy and was frustrating Benavidez early on but was only working up until Benavidez turned up the pressure.
Let's see you get in the ring soy boy 🤣🤣
@Anti Vegans lol why you mad . You m le Caleb Plants trainer almost threw in the towel k the 11tb round ? The only reason why he didn’t go down was cus he was holding and they did t call it .
Great night of fighting. Respect to Caleb and Benavidez.
To all the people crying about the legal clenching Benavidez got even with the holding by an intentional head butt that got blood all over Plants face and eyes for the championship rounds. Call it like it is. Good fight in the end and the better man won.
Colbert was more stunned by the winning decision than by the knockdown 😂
Did you see Rayo face at the decision? Priceless..
I was stunned 😮 I need someone to make it make since.. Vegas pockets overflowing after that
I almost fully expected Caleb to get knocked out, that fight was brutal. I gotta hand it to him I'm impressed that he stayed up the entire time!
is sad with this level, benavides wont hurt canelo at all
Plant was holding on for his life and the ref wasn’t doing anything
The clinching saved him for sure his corner thought about stopping the fight in those last 3 and Kenny Bayless kinda was saving Caleb from getting stopped
Don't worry, his brain is now jelly 😂😂😂
@K Not Kinda. Definitely...Kenny Bayless was cheating.
Benavidez 🇲🇽 muchos te criticaron ,varios mexicanos pero ufffff eres un duro y eso que soy fan de canelo ,pero mis respetos Benavidez yo siempre apoyaré a mi raza 🤘
Le va poner una madriza a canelo
Cómo le va poner madriza a canelo cuando canelo acabó con plant 😒
Benavidez dijo que le iba poner una golpiza peor a Plant que laque le puso Canelo pero ni siquiera lo pudo noquear. Canelo si noqueó a Plant y se mira que Saúl es mejor boxeador que Benavidez
Benavidez es más Ecuatoriano y Gringo que Mexicano...ni habla español compa
We STILL ROCKING WITH YOU CALEB!
Congrats to David. Hopefully he keeps maturing and learns to handle himself with some dignity and class.
Mexican Monster. Props to Plant for being so tough he just ran out of gas. Need to see that Canelo vs Benavidez fight in September. Canelo will love that pressure that David brings and it will be fireworks.
Sorry Cameron beats him
But who wins though?
Canelo will keep ducking and move to the UK and fight there
@Damian Ruiz Hard to say as David hasn’t faced anyone close to Canelo’s combo of skill and power.
I think canelo fights bivol in sept and loses. However i think he beats benavidez
Props to both fighters, plant has mad heart.
The problem with Caleb is he relaxed after 5th round he was winning 😢Second mistake he did is clinching, clinching made him to look bad because benavidez got chance to punch whenever he clinched .
Yep he had a wack game plan , eventually he started running 🏃🏾♂️ into punches 👊🏽 go figure 🙄
If he could keep the same energy he had for first 6 rounds… Caleb would have easily won. I wonder why he fades at the end of fights.
Even during the press conferences Caleb seemed like he wasn't there mentally. I don't know if he's just giving up on his hunger or what but I had a feeling David would win just because of that alone.
Look at Caleb’s face! 😜 🤕
The Mexican Monster 🇲🇽🚩
Caleb still a champ in our hearts David's a true BEAST 😬😳
A champ in nobody’s heart
He's a weight bully that needs to move up but he won't because he knows he'll get ran through
He took a proper Gentleman's beat down...
It's okay to lose once in awhile as long and you are looking to better yourself, and take on new challenges. David was the better man. Caleb brought the dog out of David and I hope he's able to continue on his journey and doesn't get comfortable with this victory. I feel like caleb would beat Andrade and Charlo tbh I wished he would've taken those guys first.
Damn...Bayless lost some cash on Plant...no matter how crooked his calls ....Plant could not be rescued
He had fight go the distance so he won money.
Why people thought that plant had a chance against benavidez is beyond me!! And Bayless should not be allowed to ref again!!!!
Love to see peoples reactions to people who lose now. They’re still getting their flowers, we need shit like this so people aren’t so scared to take hard fights and lose. Being undefeated was cool when it was against champions like how floyd did it, but now everybody is 20-0. Both benavidez and plant are warriors
Good ass fight, respect to both fighters!
my respects to plant, a great fighter and a good person
Hate to see Plant take the L but the sport needed this fight. Both guys are Dawgs 💪💪
WE NEED MORE CARDS LIKE THIS SHOWTIME!! Great card
💯. Fantastic bout.
We need to give the win back to Rayo. He won. No more mafia!!!
Mexicans have always been the entertainment in boxing, last time we got a war with black boxers, it was decades ago with Hagler vs Hearns
We all agree, caleb is a warrior but Benavidez just broke him like he has Everyone. Gg
Hugging and running is being a warrior now???
@Avillan He is a warrior for taking a whooping.
Caleb still showed why he was still a champion his heart and aura showed & said it all I love the performance plant put on I had em winning the early rounds. Honestly I’ve seen Benavidez slaughtering in the late rounds he showed he can bang in the 11th & 12th & he made adjustments. Caleb has to work on that endurance/stamina he got drained from just a little bit of Benavidez’s pressure because he wasn’t able to let off any flurries & combinations he worked on in the gym to beat plant bc of calebs lateral movement but he still found a way to slow Caleb down to land good enough bombs to win. Although I don’t think this is Benavidez toughest fight yet, I can still see plant beating Benavidez if he did what he did in the 1-5rounds for 12 rounds straight he just needs that consistency. it’s just those late rounds man but other than that Caleb has heart, he’s also a champ & he will be champ once more one day.
Plant took a beating last night that might ruin him for good. His corner should have thrown in the towel after the 9th or 10th round at MOST. Plant's face was totally destroyed, and you know his brain and body just took a pounding it might not recover from. And while I liked Plant prior to this fight, the run away and hold strategy that he tried to employ the entire fight was not a strategy that a top 3 fighter uses. It just isn't, and if the ref Bayless had even officiated the fight remotely even Plant would have been knocked out. There were several times Bayless stopped the fight when Plant was in serious trouble, AND there were two occasions where the only reason that Plant didn't hit the canvas was because he held onto David for dear life.
Caleb plant… fought a hella of a fight!!! Respect … his losses are to very elite fighters
This was a good fight! Ironically I predicted that if it goes to the scorecard I favor Plant but Benavidez all day inside the distance...and it went 12, Benavidez wins by UD. 😂 I love Benavidez but gotta respect Sweet Hands!
Unbelievable what they did to Valenzuela! Disgusting!! They need to investigate those judges !!! Terrible terrible job
Dang all 4 fights In this showtime card were great fights! Props to Caleb Plant for fighting like a true warrior n Congrats to Benavides for the win. Low key Benavides not ready for Canelo tho it showed today. He needs 2 more big fights to take on Canelo
Now this was a fight 🥊🇲🇽🥊 but BENAVIDEZ came out on top...
Boxing would be so damn exciting if they kept making cards like this! This felt like a UFC card with how good the fights were
UFC without Conor is lackluster
Judges ruined the Rayo/Colbert fight
@Alejandro Rivero Jr Im fron Argentina, Boxing is more popular than UFC?
Actually surprised Plant soldiered it out to the end, felt like Benavidez was out there throwing bombs since the 7th round (props to Kenny Bayless i guess 😅)..still one hell of a fight
Soldiered it out? He was hanging on for dear life
@Avillan Exactly..it was surprising that bro made it to the final bell when it looked like he was dying by the 8th round
@dis pater he only survived with the genius combination of running and hugging
@Avillan I agree, but you cant deny that bro ate a sht ton of those power punches late tho
Great fight. I knew Plant was going to jump on to an early lead and did. He clearly won the first 5 rounds or 4 out of the 5. Plants gas tank was my concern and I knew Benavidez wouldn’t stop coming forward and stalking in which he did. He had trouble with Plants rage, speed, and slickness early but as soon as Plant started to fade starting in the 6th or 7th Benavidez capitalized and just wore Plant down completely taking over the fight. 115-113 for David or 116-112 for David good win for him. He definitely deserves Canelo next.
I’m a Plant fan and this a heartbreaking loss only way I saw him winning is if he didn’t fade too early but he faded early and it’s also due to Benavidez pressure. But credit to David great win. And Plant will be back I still think he beats most at 168. And their the cream of the top! Morrell Jr, Plant, David, and Canelo are the best at 168!
Lmao don’t even put plant in the same sentence as David and canelo
Enough people are giving Plant credit. Ofcourse he has heart. All these guys who put their well being on the line for our entertainment have heart. He had my respect before the fight he certainly has it after.
That being said, it went how i thought it would go if he didn’t get Benavidez respect early and damage him in order to slow him down later. As predicted, he moved around way too much to avoid shots and threw frivolous punches to keep David off him. All this did was slow Plant’s legs and reaction time down and he had nearly no steam left on his shots by the midpoint. Coincidentally this is when David decided to pick up the pace and Plant had no answer for that. Really hope tonight’s fights changes the culture on fighters trying to imitate Floyd. Almost every fighter tonight using a Philly shell defense got touched up. If they’re gonna imitate Floyd, they better imitate his infighting in the pocket, his pull counters and doing roadwork at 2am after having bottle service where he did not drink. This style isn’t for everyone. Even James Toney who was a master at it slurring today. Fundamentals is king.
Kenny Bayless INTERRUPTED Benavidez's flow several times and stole stoppages to give Plant breathing room and time to recover. It it weren't for the atrocious referee it would have ended in stoppage. I was surprised Plant could take all the hard shots, and barrage of ONE ARM punches (because Plant was hugging Benavidez like his girlfriend while grappling his other arm). Good fight but the referee needs to retire.
Respect to both fighters 💯
Plant showed a crazy chin but he needed to get Benavidez to respect his power which he didn’t and that’s why he got walked down the entire fight, even so it was a great fight
David B always does that. He gets stronger as the fight goes
Yea true unfortunately Caleb’s style causes him to tire in the later rounds, def needs to improve that gas tank
Only the second half David turned it up an started dominating, Alvarez v Benevidez will be interesting
I'm surprised the ref was allowing all that holding. I was starting to think they didn't want Benavidez to fight Canelo lol
I didn’t think about that Canelo theory, but it did seemed quite obvious that there was definitely favoritism for Plant. Smh 🤦🏻♂️
Is Benavidez fighting Canelo next?
I mean, Mayweather did it his whole career
@RedBully I believe Canelo fights in May, then he's supposed to be next for Benavidez.
@IHTSL Lol Mayweather didn't do what Plant was doing
My respects to Plant man he’s a great boxer congrats Benavidez
DB is a beast!!
CP is one of a kind!!
I hope he comes back faster, stronger, and better.
A fight I was so excited and man did it live up to it this is why we watch this sport.
Im Mexican and have sooooo much respect for Caleb Plant. Kinda tough being an introvert in the Sport of boxing where it seems like everybody is an extrovert. Dude fights the big dogs like you are supposed to. A lot of theses black fighters that claim they are the best but steadily scared to fight the best better take note! THIS is how you earn respect salute to Caleb Plant you got a new fan my G!
Ref with a terrible night no point deduction or warning for Plants holding..,Mexican monster ot👹🏆🇲🇽
Thank you Kenny for saving Plant from getting KO
Im not gonna lie man Plant deserves a lot of respect man. That guy showed some balls. With Canelo and Benavidez. He has a fan here for sure. I thought he was gonna win this fight at the beginning.
S/O to Caleb Plant for withstanding the storm and being a great representation for the sport of boxing!!! We heard that NIP HUSSLE INTRO WALK TOO!! YEEEAH!
Absolutely great fight, the skill and class that plant showed in the first 6 rounds was brilliant. If he could have done that for 12 rounds.. great performance by both fighters, he gave Benavidez problems.
After seeing this , canelo beats Benavidez easily.
Bro even though Plant lost but I’d love to get a pic taken with this dude!! Respects to him all the way 🇲🇽🇺🇸
I'm not surprised by the Benavides and Plant outcome. Benavides is a BEAST!!!
For some reason I just did not think Caleb was going to lose smh😮
3 years ago Plant was all in his phone when legend James Toney was trying to give him legendary advice that would’ve helped him in this fight. Never disrespect a legend who left his couch to come to help you.
Plant’s corner should have stopped the fight in the 10th round, he was thinking brutal punishment and it’s going to affect him down the line mentally and SEVERE CTE
Respect to Caleb but we already saw him against Canelo so I’m glad we get to see a new fight for Canelo and I still love Caleb he is a warrior just happy David won for a new fight for Canelo 👍
Caleb Plant was lucky he requested a bigger ring on the contract because I guarentee you if that ring was a bit smaller he wouldve got caught with some nasty combinations on the ropes
Ref saved him.
Y’all need to stop man took everything from David and didn’t go down he’s a warrior and David even said “ I like him now he took my BEST shots “ so please it’s a fight someone has to win but don’t down homie he was putting it on David first 5 rounds and the 12th he fought like he rather die in the ring then fall .. Greta fight
Plant ate Benavidez’s best shot. Don’t make excuses & accept that Canelo has more power 👑
Damn, it was like Plant couldn't do any damage to him at all!