Undefeated former champion David Benavidez and ex-titleholder Caleb Plant will square off in March.
The two are set for March 25 live on Showtime pay-per-view under the Premier Boxing Champions banner. The fight takes place in Las Vegas at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
“David Benavídez vs. Caleb Plant will see two fighters in the prime of their careers take on the biggest challenge they can as they look to leave no doubt about their legacy in the ring,” said Tom Brown, President of TGB Promotions. “While Benavídez is known for his power, and Plant for his supreme boxing acumen, both have shown their abilities as well-rounded fighters in recent action.
“All of this makes for a can’t-miss night on March 25 on Showtime PPV at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.”
The 25-year-old undefeated Benavídez (26-0, 23 KOs) became the youngest-ever 168-pound world champion at just 20 years old when he defeated Ronald Gavril by split decision for the vacant WBC title on SHOWTIME in 2017.
“I can’t wait until they put me in the ring with him so I can beat his ass,” Benavídez said. “This is going to be a great night for boxing fans. I can’t wait to step in there and give everyone the beatdown they’re coming to see.”
Plant (22-1, 13 KOs) has used his sublime boxing skills to rise to the rank of world champion and, in his last fight, showed big-time power earning 2022’s Knockout of the Year (CBS Sports, BoxingScene) in a win over Anthony Dirrell.
“After I knocked out Dirrell, I made it clear I wanted to go after the biggest fight that could be made in the division,” Plant said. “This is one of the most anticipated matchups and I’m here again, showing the world why I’m one of the biggest attractions in boxing. I feel sharp and on point. I’m looking forward to March 25, not only to give the fans what they’ve been waiting for, but to show who the better man is.”