David Benavidez vs Caleb Plant: free live stream, date, time, how to watch

by Christina S. Brown
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In an important 168-pound pay-per-view battle Saturday night in Las Vegas, David Benavidez vs Caleb Plant will square off.

Many of the components of the most compelling fights will be present on Saturday night’s Showtime pay-per-view main event between David Benavidez and Caleb Plant. The style matchup promises exciting action, the two men have come to dislike each other, and the opponent poses several intriguing questions to both men.

Plant, a slick boxer with higher-level skills than any of Benavidez’s previous opponents, is by far the greatest opponent of Benavidez’s career. Benavidez will have to see if his pressure-first style can reach – and break down – a fighter who has earned a living by rarely being present to be hit.

How to watch David Benavidez vs Caleb Plant Live

Viewers around the world can watch the action live on the following channels and here for free:

When and Where David Benavidez vs Caleb Plant

  • Date: Saturday, March 25
  • Time: 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT (main event later in the show)
  • Where: MGM Grand, Las Vegas

On Saturday, March 25, Plant and Benavidez will battle as the main event of a nine-fight card. The concert will take place at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand. Fans can either attend the battle in person or watch it on PPV. The show will begin at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

The Plant vs. Benavidez PPV will be available on Showtime for $74.99. This is significantly above average. However, given the bad blood between the two fighters, it’s not surprising that the price has no effect on the figures.

Fans who want to witness the fight in person can do so through the official ticketing site. There are also a number of VIP choices.

David Benavidez vs Caleb Plant Preview

To date, Benavidez’s record has been flawless, with 26 victories in 26 ring appearances, 23 of which were by knockout. His toughest opponent has been himself, as he has twice lost world championships due to his own mistakes. First, Benavidez lost his WBC super middleweight title in 2018 after testing positive for cocaine. He was stripped of the championship again after failing to make weight for his August 2020 fight with Roamer Alexis Angulo.

He currently holds the WBC interim super middleweight championship, which he will defend on Saturday.

Plant has only faced one genuinely great fighter in his professional career, putting up a valiant effort against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in November 2021 before being stopped in the 11th round. Benavidez and Alvarez are not identical, but Benavidez, like Alvarez, will require Plant to navigate the space between defensive slickness and planting his feet to exchange punches.

Plant’s only loss in his career came against Alvarez, and he bounced back this past October with a stunningly brutal knockout of Anthony Dirrell, which was the single most powerful demonstration of power Plant has ever shown.

The battle has a years-long backstory that includes insults, scuffles, and profound personal wounds. Tensions between the two men have not cooled in the days leading up to the battle, and both men appear to be completely focused on not only winning, but dominating a man they despise.

“I wouldn’t be satisfied with a decision,” Benavidez stated during the pre-fight press conference. “He’s referring to blown-up [opponents].” You couldn’t do squat with [Vincent] Feigenbutz because he was a blown-up 160. When he faces a true super middleweight like [Jose] Uzcategui, his eye splits open.

“[Uzcategui] almost knocked you out, and you got knocked out by Canelo.” He gets hurt or knocked out every time he faces a true super middleweight. He’ll be up there with the toughest, most precise super middleweights. We’ll see what happens.”

Plant, who appeared to be getting under Benavidez’s skin, made sure to take a few more shots at the interim champion for any pride he had in being on weight or having worked diligently for the upcoming fight.

David Benavidez vs Caleb Plant Fight Card:

  • David Benavidez vs Caleb Plant
  • Cody Crowley  vs.  Abel Ramos
  • Chris Colbert  vs.  Jose Valenzuela
  • Joey Spencer  vs.  Jesus Ramos
  • Kevin Gonzalez  vs.  Jose Sanmartin
  • Marcelino Lopez  vs.  Orestes Velazquez
  • Demler Zamora  vs.  Jesus Ibarra
  • R. Meriweather  vs.  Jesus Perez
  • Daniel Blancas  vs.  Nicholas Molina

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