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David Benavidez will end Caleb Plant’s career says Jose Sr

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By Sean Jones: Jose Benavidez Sr predicts that his son David Benavidez will end Caleb ‘Sweethands’ Plant’s career when they fight in early March in their WBC super middleweight title eliminator bout in Las Vegas.

Jose Sr is super excited about his son, former two-time WBC 168-lb champion Benavidez (26-0, 23 KOs), finally getting the opportunity to beat the living daylights out of  Plant (22-1, 13 KOs) to finally shut him up.

The idea behind the World Boxing Council-ordered Benavidez vs. Plant 168-lb title eliminator is the winner is supposed to get a title shot against undisputed champion Canelo Alvarez.

That said, Jose Sr. says he doesn’t see that fight happening for David because Canelo knows he’ll lose to the younger 25-year-old Benavidez, so that he won’t take the fight. Jose Sr understands Canelo and doesn’t blame him.

He’s still happy that his son Benavidez will get the opportunity to fight Plant because he wants him to destroy the former IBF super middleweight champion for the stuff he’s said in the past.

“Plant, we’re hoping he doesn’t back out. He’s always looking for more excuses and a way out,” said Jose Benavidez Sr to Fighthype about him hoping Caleb Plant doesn’t back out of his fight with David Benavidez for early March.

“He already signed the contract. I’m praying to God and crossing my fingers that he shows up on the day of the fight because David is going to kick his f***ing a**, man.”

Given the way Plant fell apart against Canelo last year in getting stopped in the eleventh round, there’s a good chance that he’ll lose to Benavidez as well.

In Plant’s recent fight against Anthony Dirrell, he was running around the ring the entire fight, which resulted in recklessness on Dirrell’s part. Dirrell got sloppy in the ninth and left himself open to a left hook from Plant that knocked him out.

If Benavidez gets frustrated similarly and starts chasing Plant around the ring, he might get caught. As such, it would be wise for Benavidez to stay patient and make sure he doesn’t overreach because Plant has a good left hook.

“We’re super excited about that fight,” said Jose Sr. “We’ve been trying to get that fight for five years. This is more personal for both. I’m so excited, and he motivated us so much to train for this fight.

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“It’s going to be such a great fight. Nothing to take away from this guy. Caleb Plant is a good fighter. He fought Canelo. He fought good fighters and had good footwork.

“It’s going to be a little hard at the beginning, but we’re going to kick his a**. We’re going to catch him and end his career,” said Benavidez Sr. ”

“That little joker, too, starts posting s**t,” said Jose Sr about Jermall Charlo, saying he wants the winner of Plant vs. Benavidez. “I’m happy, actually. I hope he can keep his word. He says he’s going to fight the winner of Canelo and [Dmitry Bivol]. That’s another fight that people want to see.

Benavidez Sr hoping Jermall Charlo is serious

“Another great fighter, and I hope he keeps his word,” said Benavidez Sr about Jermall Charlo wanting to fight the winner of Plant vs. Benavidez. “We’re waiting for that. That’s extra motivation for us to win that fight against Caleb Plant. Those are the fights that we’ve been looking for.

Hopefully, I get the winner,” said Jermall Charlo to Fight Hub TV about his desire to fight the winner of the Caleb Plant vs. David Benavidez.

“I’m super excited. That’s another guy that we’ve been wanting to fight,” said Jose Sr about Demetrius Andrade, now fighting for PBC. “I like him.

“He’s a very slick fighter, a very awkward fighter that can give anybody problems, but he’s in the mix. We’re hoping to fight all these guys. He’s one of the fighters that we might be facing also,” said Benavidez Sr.




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