Tonight, David Benavidez takes on Caleb Plant in a highly anticipated clash with the WBC interim title on the line. Benavidez, undefeated with 26 wins and 23 knockouts, claimed the interim title with an early stoppage of David Lemieux and is now eyeing a future shot at boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez. However, Plant, a former IBF title-holder, is likely to be his toughest test to date, having recently knocked out Anthony Dirrell in brutal fashion. The MGM Grand Garden Arena will be the venue for the grudge match between Benavidez and Plant.
The event will be broadcast via American digital video streaming service Fite TV in the UK for $12.99 (£10.56). Fans can buy the fight through the Fite TV website or app. In the US, the card will be a Showtime pay-per-view that costs $74.99 to buy. Boxing fans will be eager to see who comes out on top in this highly anticipated match-up.
The winner of this bout is likely to earn a future shot at boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez, who holds the unified super-middleweight titles. Benavidez has previously expressed his desire to face Canelo and end his unbeaten streak. However, Plant will be looking to spoil those plans and lay claim to a shot at the champion himself.
Despite the anticipation for this bout, it is not without controversy. Benavidez was stripped of his WBC title in 2018 after failing to make weight for a title defense. Plant has accused him of not being a true champion and has promised to expose him in the ring. The bad blood between the two fighters is sure to make for an exciting and intense fight. Boxing fans will not want to miss this one.