By: Sean Crose
There was pleasure within the air Thursday when Caleb Plant introduced that he had signed to face his fellow former tremendous middleweight titlist David Benavidez. “I went and MADE it occur,” Plant said on Twitter. “Contract signed. See you subsequent 12 months.” Mike Coppinger of ESPN then took to Twitter to state: “A supply tells ESPN that Benavidez has additionally signed a contract. Tremendous middleweight battle anticipated to land in January.” All that was lacking, actually, was affirmation from Benavidez himself. On Thursday night time, that affirmation got here.
“It’s official,” Benavidez posted on his Instagram web page, “benavidez vs plant! You Can’t disguise from me anymore Ailing see u quickly [sic].” Suffice to say, this is superb information for battle followers, particularly at a time when boxing has been unable to ship the form of consequential huge title matchups the fan base has been wanting. Benavidez and Plant are two of the very best within the tremendous middleweight division. What’s extra, they don’t a lot take care of each other. Throw in the truth that Plant is a stylist and Benavidez a potent slugger, and there’s good motive for fan pleasure.
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