David Benavidez Calls Out ‘Little B**Ch’ Caleb Plant: ‘Can We Make This Happen 2021?’

Published 01/31/2021, 12:32 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 20: Referee Robert Byrd (L) holds up the arm of Caleb Plant as he celebrates his third-round TKO victory over Mike Lee to retain his IBF super middleweight title at MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 20, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Despite bagging a lopsided win against Caleb Truax, IBF champion Caleb Plant couldn’t intimidate a lot of his contemporaries. The current 168 lbs roster is stacked with umpteen A-listers and many of them are still undefeated. That said, David Benavidez has once again called out Caleb Plant after the latter’s successful title defence.

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Aged 24, Benavidez already has a pro record of 23-0, with 20 coming via knockouts. He has one of the most alarming KO ratios in the division and has set his eyes on the IBF world title next. Following umpteen call-outs to Caleb Plant, Benavidez once again accused the IBF champion of ducking him.

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He took to Instagram and teased a fight against Plant. However, he poured some serious heat in the caption, touting it as an intense collision between two prime 168 pounders.

‘El Bandera Roja’ wrote, “Can we make this happen 2021 or you gonna keep hiding like a little b**** Caleb Plant. Let’s give the fans what they want to see.”

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Benavidez has his upcoming fight against Ronald Ellis on March 13. On winning the fight, he can truly demand a title shot against any of the elites who will be in action around the same time period.

Canelo Alvarez will defend his WBC and WBA title against Avni Yildirim on February 27. After that, Billy Joe Saunders is assumed to appear for his WBO title defense. Meanwhile, Caleb Plant has already defended his IBF belt.

But why is he focused more on Caleb Plant and his IBF title?

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Caleb Plant vs David Benavidez- What can we expect?

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Stylistically, both Benavidez and Plant are quite similar. They are both unbeaten, orthodox and have pretty similar features in height and reach. So, it justifies their in-ring collision as one of the elite would fall from the mix.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 19: IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant holds up his belt during his official weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 19, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Plant will defend his title against Mike Lee on July 20 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Both the pugilists are quick and possess fierce power that enables them to finish their opponents at any stage. But, who’s a better puncher? Only an in-ring clash between them will determine that. Till then boxing fans and analysts will continue to contrast them against each other.

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Do you think David Benavidez and Caleb Plant will fight anytime soon?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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