Plant’s Trainer: “You Can’t be Intimidated” Against Benavidez
2 months ago
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by Kieran Mulvaney
Caleb Plant’s trainer says he learned a lot about Plant’s opponent David Benavidez the last time his fighter went up against the Phoenix super middleweight. The key, he says, is not allowing the power-punching former titlist to sap the spirit with his relentless pressure.
Stephen “Breadman” Edwards faced off against Benavidez in November 2021 when his fighter Kyrone Davis stepped in as a late replacement for Jose Uzcategui, who had tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug. Benavidez won the contest via seventh round TKO when Edwards threw in the towel with his fighter visibly wilting.
Despite being understandably reticent to go into any technical details, Edwards acknowledged that he “learned a lot” about Benavidez that night.