The legendary long-liver of the ring Bernard Hopkins is confident that in the duel between former world super-middleweight champions David Benavidez (26-0, 23 KOs) and Caleb Plant (22-1, 13 KOs), the latter will win, as “this is a bad stylistic selection of an opponent for “El Bandera Roja”, and “after the fight, his office will fire the matchmaker.”
“I like Plant. Not only do I love his experience and the way he approaches the fight, but I also think he has his own style and now a great opportunity. He may not be the most talented of the two, but I think he has a work ethic, a blue collar mentality. Even more rich will help him. I think he wins and shocks everyone. It won’t be easy for him, but he won’t have the hardships predicted,” Bi-Hop said in a comment to
Fight Hub TV.
Bernard sees in Caleb the “permanence” of the level of boxing, and also believes that he is aware that there are few such chances in his career.
Benavidez vs Plant: Forecast from ex-champ who fought both
“I think he’s more eager to win [чем Бенавидес]and has more endurance. I think that the victory will be for those who have more will than courage. Will will win in this fight,” Hopkins said, adding that it would likely be a decision by the judges, “unless someone gets cut.”
The meeting is scheduled for March 25 in Las Vegas (USA). Yesterday, Benavidez and Plant nearly got into a fight before the press conference.