“Caleb Plant will never be the same” after David beats him – Jose Benavidez Sr

By Boxing News - 02/21/2023 - Comments

By Sam Volz: Jose Benavidez Sr predicts that Caleb Plant will take such a bad beating from David Benavidez on March 25th that his career will never be the same due to the punishment that he’s going to absorb in the contest.

Jose Sr says the objective for his son Benavidez (26-0, 23 KOs) is to ruin the career of the 30-year-old former IBF super middleweight champion ‘Sweethands’ Plant (22-1, 13 KOs) so that he’ll never be the same after.

Plant & Benavidez will be headlining on Showtime PPV at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. The two of them have been talking a lot of trash, and Benavidez has shown to have a fiery temper and flies off the handle at seemingly every casual remark from the Tennessee native Plant.

Some fans feel that Benavidez is too emotional, and it could negatively impact his game against Plant. If Benavidez fights angry, Plant could take advantage of the situation by outboxing him.

Moreover, Benavidez is training too hard in the view of many, and it seems he is going overboard and could wear himself ragged by fight time. In looking at Beenavidez’s fatigued appearance in recent interviews, it would seem that he’s overdoing it in training camp.

“We’re going to go with everything. Like I said, we’re not trying to knock out Caleb Plant. I just think David is stronger, and bigger. Caleb Plant has been stopped before. People can say that David was drawn by [Ronald] Gavril,” said Jose Benavidez Sr to Fighthype.

“Okay, what happened to [Ronald] Gavril after he fought David Benavidez? Every fighter that fought David they’re not the same. Their career is over. This is what we’re trying to do with Caleb Plant.


“After he fights David, he’s going to be so beat, he’s not going to be the same guy. If the knockout happens, I’ll be super happy, but we’re not trying to do that. We’re trying to beat him and give him the beating of his life.”

It sounds like Benavidez Sr has made things entirely too personal, and he’s going to need to calm down if he wants to keep his son from getting dominated by Plant.

“If the knockout comes, good, but like I said, we just want to make a statement. We want to look good and give the fans a good fight,” said Benavidez Sr.