After begging, pleading, and launching curse-filled tirades in the direction of every notable super middleweight, David Benavidez was granted his wish. On March 25th in Las Vegas, Nevada, Benavidez will look to settle his long-standing rivalry with Caleb Plant.
Winning their 168-pound clash might be incredibly salient to the 26-year-old but in the back of his mind, he’s mapping out the rest of his career. With a showdown against undisputed super middleweight kingpin Canelo Alvarez firmly on his radar, Benavidez (26-0, 23 KOs) is quietly planning an all-out invasion of the light heavyweight division.
“So right now, I definitely want to go up to 175,” said Benavidez to Fight Hub TV during a recent interview. “I know I can win the belt at 175.”
Ambitious as ever, Benavidez knows good and well that he must focus on the task at hand. In Plant, the former IBF super middleweight belt holder is hoping to place further distance between himself and his KO loss at the hands of Canelo Alvarez in November of 2021.
Benavidez, on the other hand, has stated on countless occasions that he plans on unleashing a violent and relentless beating on his hated rival. With six consecutive stoppage victories under his belt, Benavidez is dripping with confidence.
In addition to his succinct plan of rolling over Plant before aggregating world titles at both 168 and 175 pounds, Benavidez doesn't believe that his career will end as simply a two-division world champion. Rather, considering his freakishly large frame, Benavidez has a strong assumption that one day, he’ll try his hand at an even higher weight.
“I think it’s definitely very possible but right now, my sights are on 68. I want to be unified world champion at 68, go up to 75 and I think it definitely could be a possibility, cruiserweight.”
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