David Benavidez and Caleb Plant are rumored to be fighting in March of 2023.
A man who knows a thing or two about boxing and promoting, Oscar De La Hoya, who was Canelo Alvarez’s promoter for a good period of time, weighed in on the match-up.
“I love the fight,” said De La Hoya to Fight Hub TV, a popular YouTube channel. “It’s a great fight, it’s a beautiful fight. Styles make fights. I’m a huge fan of Benavidez and Plant has a beautiful style but I’ll believe it when I see it.”
Benavidez was originally set to face Jose Uzcategui, which got very few fans saw as an exciting match-up and a lot of frustration from fight fans. The newly rumored bout, has a collective sigh of relief as it is a good fight between two fighters.
Caleb Plant, who lost his world title to Canelo Alvarez, in a highly-profitable fight, recently knocked out Anthony Dirrell in a performance that brought new excitement to Plant’s career.
“Well, just based off what Canelo did to Plant, I've always said that Benavidez is probably the top dog at 168. The fact that he has a relentless style, the fact that he’s young, it’s going to be one of those tactical fights from Plant. He has a beautiful style but ultimately, I think Benavidez can just keep on walking him down,” said De La Hoya. The youth and the power and the strength is gonna ultimately win that fight. If Canelo knocked him out, then Benavidez will destroy him.”