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Benavidez vs Plant: fight time, undercard, prediction, ring walks and latest betting odds

There’s certainly no love lost between these heated rivals, who will finally settle their differences inside the ring on Saturday night.

The prize of becoming undisputed champion Canelo Alvarez’s next mandatory challenger is up for grabs as Benavidez mounts the first defense of the WBC interim title he won with a dominant third-round stoppage of David Lemieux in Arizona last May.

‘El Bandera Roja’ is undefeated as a professional at 26-0 with a fearsome 23 knockouts and has already held the full WBC title at 168 pounds twice before, reigning as the youngest world champion in the history of the division, to be stripped on the first occasion after a positive drug test, then again after dropping weight for a routine defense in 2020 against Roamer Alexis Angulo.

Many believe Benavidez to be one of the most shunned fighters in boxing today, having unsuccessfully pursued Canelo.

But he will face a tough test against Plant, the former IBF super middleweight champion who got his chance at Canelo and the chance to make history as the first undisputed title holder in the history of the division in November 2021, only to lose via 11th-round stoppage despite an admirable effort.

Plant made his comeback in October, brutally knocking out veteran Anthony Dirrell before sparking controversy for his grave-digging celebration.

Benavidez vs Plant date, start time, location and ring walks

Benavidez vs Plant takes place on Saturday March 25, 2023 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada in the United States.

It will be a late night/early morning affair for UK fight fans, with the main card not expected to start until around 2am GMT.

The main event ring walks are due at 4am GMT. As always, these times are subject to change depending on the length of the undercard, which initially kicks off at 12pm GMT.

Benavidez vs Plant fight card / undercard in full

David Benavidez vs. Caleb Plant

Cody Crowley vs. Abel Ramos

Jesus Ramos vs. Joseph Spencer

Chris Colbert vs Jose Valenzuela

Kevin Gonzalez vs Jose Sanmartin

Oreste Velazquez against Marcelino Lopez

Demler Zamora vs Jesus Abel Ibarra

Daniel Blancas vs Nicholas Molina

How to watch Benavidez vs. Plant

TV channel: In the UK, Benavidez vs Plant is broadcast live via US digital video streaming service Fite TV. You can buy the fight for $12.99 (£10.56).

Direct: Once purchased, fans can watch the event live through the Fite TV website or app.

In the United States, the card is a Showtime pay-per-view that costs $74.99.

Benavidez vs Plant fight prediction

This should be the toughest test of Benavidez’s career to date.

Still at just 26 years old, the two-time world champion still has plenty of time to go on and secure the massive fights and paydays his talent deserves.

David Benavidez has his eyes set on a massive showdown with Canelo Alvarez

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The hard-hitting Benavidez has only gone the distance three times as a pro, but he’ll need to be fully focused against an opponent as stubborn and determined as Plant.

Benavidez wins by stoppage in the 10th round.

Benavidez vs Plant weigh-in results

Weigh-ins for the Saturday night card take place on Friday. Come back to us afterwards for all the results.

Benavidez vs. Plant Odds

Benavidez win: 1/3

Plant to Win: 10/23

Draw: 16/1

Benavidez wins on points or by decision: 4/1

Benavidez victory by KO or TKO: 4/6

Plant to win on points or by decision: 7/2

Plant to win by KO or TKO: 7/1

Odds via Betfair (subject to change).

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