Ahead of his showdown with David Benavidez, Caleb Plant appeared on “The Pivot Podcast” recently.
Plant and Benavidez collide on Showtime PPV this Saturday from Las Vegas.
“Boxing is not a job for me,” Plant said. “Boxing is my life. I’m not trying to let anyone disrupt that or get in the way of that. So it is personal for me. As far as David Benavidez, that started out as us agreeing to disagree about who’s better. Over time I think it’s developed into something more…Once you start bringing up someone’s family, that’s a different level.
“Some things you don’t come back from and for me that’s not reversible.”
Co-hosted by Ryan Clark, Channing Crowder and Fred Taylor, Plant also discussed his family and issues with his opponent.
The clash of former world champions is one of boxing’s most anticipated fights of the year, and a scintillating style matchup that pits the smooth movement and technical boxing skills of Plant up against the brute force of Benavidez, as each looks to add a career-best victory to their resume.
Plant has only suffered one defeat in his career, a 2021 showdown against Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez for the undisputed super middleweight championship. Although many credited Plant for making it to boxing’s biggest stage, he explained how just making it that far did not satisfy his desire in the sport.