By Allan Fox: Caleb Plant exposed David Benavidez today over his speech & scripted performance during their kickoff press conference for their March 25th fight on Showtime PPV.
Plant (22-1, 13 KOs) leaked Benavidez’s “big speech” that he read word for word at the podium at the press conference, feigning anger in an acting performance that would have made a WWE wrestler proud.
Benavidez shouldn’t have had to read his notes to get his dislike for Plant across to the fans because they already know that he’s coming to destroy him to try and earn a fight against Canelo Alvarez.
Apparently, Benavidez was reading his speech from his phone while at the podium rather than speaking extemporaneously. Benavidez might never live this down now that his speech has been leaked by Plant.
It’s unclear who gave Plant the notes that Benavidez was reading from during his speech at the podium, but it doesn’t matter. He exposed Benaivdiez as an actor who was faking anger and unable to be natural.
It’s troubling that the 26-year-old Benavidez (26-0, 23 KOs) came to the press conference with a whole prepared speech as if he were running for political office.
*rip glasses off face… pic.twitter.com/5uhbF3lvUZ
— CalebPlant (@SweetHandsPlant) February 14, 2023
I’m the one who typed it for him to begin with. He couldn’t even think of anything and asked for some help. https://t.co/66hVNczrPP
— CalebPlant (@SweetHandsPlant) February 15, 2023
It was obvious to a lot of boxing fans that Benavidez was reading his speech from his phone during the press conference, and it was odd because the stuff that he said was essentially things he’d talked about for ages.
In other words, Benavidez didn’t need a prepared speech to tell the fans & media that he plans on beating the stuffing out of Plant on March 25th.
Hopefully, at the next press conference, Benavidez will drop the speech and just talk about his true thoughts without any rehearsed stuff.
Regardless of the scripted press conference acting job, Benavidez will still likely destroy the former IBF super middleweight champion Plant without any problems on March 25th because he’s the younger, stronger, and bigger guy of the two.
Plant will have his track shoes on and will be running all around the 22-foot ring on the night, looking to escape the pressure from Benavidez.
As we saw in Plant’s against Canelo and Jose Uzcategui, he’ll be able to elude Benavidez for nine or ten rounds before he gasses out and gets stopped. It would be better for Plant if he at least made a fight of it because at least he’ll go out on his shield like a hero.