Benavidez v. Plant

This year’s boxing schedule is very surprising, in a good way. Fighters are fighting each other. Right, what I mean to say is that elite fighters are fighting each other, not opponents. Fighters always fight each other and on occasion the referee and sometimes their or the other guys corner and once or twice a person in the audience, but this year is different, these fighters aren’t fighting opponents, they’re fighting fighters or people that can actually beat them. These elite fighters are trying their best to put boxing back on the front pages and we have some really big fights this year. David Benavidez versus Caleb Plant (pictured above in a tense game of battleship), in any other year, would be the mega fight of the year, this year, they have to settle for the month. David and Caleb (pictured above in a game of lets see who blinks first) have to compete with some very big fights i.e. Ramirez v. Dogboe, Stevenson v. Yoshino (sort of ), Fundora v. Mendoza (not on the same level but a really good fight), Joyce v Zhang, Davis v Garcia, Stanions v Ortiz, Haney v Loma, Taylor v Cameron and Taylor v Lopez (a different Taylor, though at the same weight class just different urinals, was that too much, don’t want to be sexist about it)…. and that’s all before July!!! I’m worried that the boxing world is going to spoil me and then let me down for the rest of my life as it won’t come close to this year’s pugilistic endeavors ever again. Right now we’re going to focus on Benavidez v Plant (pictured above trying to guess the number the other guy is thinking).

Benavidez, with a record of 26-0 and 23KO’s, failed to knock out 3 fighters, lol, just kidding, I’m pretty sure he chased them down after the fight and knocked them out anyway. LOL, still kidding, his KO ratio is impressive as he breaks down his opponents and leaves them wishing they hadn’t quit their day job, but Plant is no opponent, as mentioned before. Benavidez is one of the youngest champions ever, he brings determination and grit to the ring, (the names of his cornermen). David (pictured above in his depiction of Squid Game) is rangy, quick, elusive and can hit you with a five punch combination if you are foolish enough to blink in punching range.

Plant, with a record of 22-1 and 13 KO’s, is one of the best at 168 lbs. and probably the best pure boxer at his weight class, which is a little different from boxer. His ring IQ and his fight game is one of the best in all of boxing. His lone loss comes to the best fighter in the sport, at the time, Canelo Alvarez. I personally thought he could have won but his game plan of breaking Canelo’s hands with his head and then winning late wasn’t his best strategy (you have laugh at yourself or you’ll go crazy). In all seriousness, he has all the tools to beat both Canelo and Benavidez but at the same time, they possess those tools to beat the best in the division. It’s just who brings the better game plan and executes that will win. Caleb (pictured above thinking why the mirror has him looking Hispanic) is the most elusive and best counterpuncher in the division. He sets people up with clever traps and has excellent movement. Plant’s point of view, from what I can guess, is that this is boxing and not “let’s see who can punch harder”. Caleb stands with old adage I’ll punch you and then I’m getting the fuck out of the way. The strategy works.

Good luck to both fighters and let the best man win.