This Saturday night, former two-time WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez will collide with former IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant in a high stakes grudge match.
The fight will headline a Showtime Pay-Per-View event from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The oddsmakers at DraftKings have Benavidez placed as the favorite at -330 (a $330 bet placed will win $100) and Plant +240 ($100 bet placed wins $240) while the Bet MGM Sports Book has Benavidez -275 and Plant +225.
Benavidez is the favorite to win with most oddsmakers, but former welterweight champion Shawn Porter is backing Plant to win - and by knockout.
“It's a 50-50 fight but I think Caleb takes it. Something's telling me Caleb is in the right place at the right time. I truly think he's going to break down David, and he's going to frustrate David. He's bringing a lot to the ring that David has never been up against," Porter said.
"David's spoiled with his pressure. He breaks everyone down, but I don't think he'll be able to do that to Caleb, so I’m picking Caleb in a late-round stoppage.”
In 2021, Plant was stopped in the eleventh round of his undisputed fight with Mexican superstar Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez. He bounced back in force the following year, with a brutal one-punch knockout of Anthony Dirrell in the ninth round. Plant is now trained by Stephen "Breadman" Edwards.
Benavidez has stopped his last six opponents - including a three round demolition of former champion David Lemieux back in May. He also holds a stoppage win over Dirrell, also in the ninth round.
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