David Benavidez’s team has jumped through hoops in hopes to secure the fight with Caleb Plant.
According to Jose Benavidez Sr., David’s father, and head trainer, they said Plant had a lot of requests for the fight to even happen. Some of the requests include what corner they are in and the size of the ring. However, even with all the granted requests, they are worried Plant will even show up.
“He had a lot of demands,” Jose Benavidez Sr, David’s father and head trainer, told BoxingScene.com. “We gave into everything. He wants this big (22’ x 22’) ring. He wants Rival gloves, and to be in the blue corner. He wants to be announced second. Everything he asked for, we just kept giving it to him. I feel like he’s waiting for us to say no so that he could have his way out of the fight. We said yes to everything. I just hope shows up and fights David.”
The hope for David Benavidez and his team is that Caleb Plant will stop asking for things and just accept the fight.
“Every time they asked for something, we felt like we just had to say yes so that he wouldn’t pull out,” insisted Benavidez. “I feel like he waiting for us to say no so that he could have his way out of the fight.”
David Benavidez (26-0) is coming off a TKO win over David Lemieux back in May to become the new interim WBC super-middleweight champion. In his career, he holds notable wins over Ronald Gavril, J’Leon Love, Anthony Dirrell, and Roamer Alexis Angulo among others.
Caleb Plant (22-1), meanwhile, returned to the win column with a KO win over Dirrell back in October. Prior to that, he suffered a TKO loss to Canelo Alvarez to lose his IBF super middleweight title.
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