Caleb Plant is very confident heading into his March 25th showdown against David Benavidez. The showdown will headline a Showtime pay-per-view event that will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
On Tuesday the former champion held a media workout at his training camp just off the Las Vegas strip.
The 30-year-old Plant last fought in October when he scored a highlight reel knockout over former champion Anthony Dirrell.
“Going into the Dirrell fight, that being a WBC title eliminator, I knew that would put me in line to fight for the interim belt and I knew winning the interim belt would put me in line to fight the WBC. Again that is just a plan that my team had set in place and we went with the plan,” Plant explained.
The fight against Dirrell was his first with world class trainer and BoxingScene.com contributor Stephen “Breadman” Edwards in his corner. Needless to say, the union produced immediate dividends.
“Bread is somebody that I have talked to for quite a long time. There are a handful of people whose boxing opinion I really respect and trust. He has been one of them,” Plant told BoxingScene.com.
“Just bringing him in, he has great chemistry with my dad and great chemistry altogether with the team. We put in a lot of hard work last camp and then obviously took just a short break and we are getting back to it and building off of last camp. I am in a great spot and the best shape of my life and ready for March 25th.”
Plant was out of the ring for 11 months following his first professional loss to Canelo Alvarez in November, 2021.
Even though he is always in the gym, Plant believes that his second training camp with Edwards, combined with his quick turnaround will produce another world class performance against Benavidez.
“I would be training anyway so regardless, I would be training and working but it is true that it is nice to have a quick turnaround and get back in the ring and get back in front of people,” explained Plant.
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