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David Benavidez aiming to knock Caleb Plant out inside six rounds


David Benavidez is determined to fulfill his promise in his highly-anticipated bout against Caleb Plant, hoping that it will give him the extra edge to finally defeat his longtime rival. Scheduled on March 25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the fight between the two former super middleweight champions has been eagerly awaited for years.


“I’m predicting a sixth-round knockout because I wanted to put a little bit more pressure on myself. When I put pressure on myself, the best comes out of me. I'm excited. I feel it. I feel that this is my moment,” Benavidez said in an interview with BoxingScene.com and other reporters.


“I've been putting in work as a professional for 10 years. I've had bad things and good things happen to me. Everything has happened to me for a reason. I'm going to be the best David Benavidez on March 25.


“This is going to be the fight of the year and knockout of the year.”


In order to promote their bout, Benavidez (26-0, 23 KOs) and Plant (22-1, 13 KOs) personally spoke with the media on February 2.


In the run-up to his previous two fights, Plant engaged in physical altercations with Canelo Alvarez during their launch news conference and with Anthony Dirrell the week before the fight. But this time he was calm and composed.


Benavidez has stated that, during the upcoming fight against Plant, he will not allow his strong dislike for his opponent to affect his overall objective.


“This is what people want to see – two guys who really don't like each other go at it. It does motivate me. I'm a professional. I'm not going into the fight with a lot of emotions,” said Benavidez.









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