Benavidez on conflict with Plant: “I threaten him, and he thinks about my pants”


On March 25, Las Vegas (USA) will host one of the most potentially striking fights of the year – former super middleweight champions Americans David Benavidez (26-0, 23 KOs) and Caleb Plant (22-1, 13 KOs) will meet in a head-to-head fight. Yesterday in Los Angeles (USA) was the first press conference with the participation of boxers. And they almost got into a fight before it even started.

comments favorite Benavidez: “As soon as I flew into the city, as soon as I got off the ladder, I immediately realized that something like this would happen. But what was, was. After all, we have just such a fight – there is a lot of personal hostility. And it’s dangerous. ‘Cause I can shut the fuck up forever. Oh yeah! This is a bit personal. But I can see that he is already afraid. As soon as I saw him, I said aloud: “Look, here comes the dead man!” Do you know what he answered me? Says, “Take a good look at your pants.” And what’s with the pants? What is he talking about? No, I still don’t understand. But I can feel his fear. I’ll smash the f**k in his face!”

“Think about it, right? I tell a dude that I’m going to smash his fucking face and he mumbles something about my pants. It was at that moment that I realized that he was afraid,” said Benavidez. “But you know what? I want to thank him. For the level of motivation that he ignited in me. I think about this fight when I go to bed and when I wake up. I have been training since October. I knew this moment would come. There is only one thing left – to use it to the fullest. I’m turned on, I’m motivated, I’m full of emotions. And I look forward to looking him in the face again and seeing what happens.”

Plant, during the press conference, repeatedly provoked Benavidez severely. For example, he reminded him of the belt lost due to cocaine. David jumped up, but he was seated back. A little earlier, his promoter said that Canelo would lose to both Benavidez and Morrel, and Alvarez’s legacy would be tarnished forever.