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Who won Plant vs Benavidez?
David Benavidez beat Caleb Plant by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 25th March 2023 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 111-117, 112-116, 113-115 in favor of winner David Benavidez.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
This contest was a final eliminator for the WBC super middleweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Jose Valenzuela was defeated by Chris Colbert, Jesus Ramos beat Joseph Spencer and Cody Crowley defeated Abel Ramos for the WBC World Welterweight title.
Plant vs Benavidez stats
Back in March 2023, Caleb Plant stepped into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
David Benavidez made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 26 wins and 0 draws, with 23 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Benavidez had a large advantage in power over Plant, boosting at 88% knock out percentage over Plant's 59%.
Caleb Plant was the older man by 5 years, at 31 years old.
Benavidez had 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Caleb Plant & David Benavidez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Plant's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Benavidez's, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 8 months later than Benavidez, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 18 more professional rounds, 154 to Benavidez's 136.
Caleb Plant went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA, 1 by the WBC and 3 by the IBF at super middleweight.
Plant vs Benavidez form
Plant had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Anthony Dirrell on 15th October 2022 by knockout in the 9th round at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Canelo Alvarez on 6th November 2021 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight, IBF World Super Middleweight and WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had won against Caleb Truax on 30th January 2021 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at Shrine Exposition Center, Los Angeles.
Before that, he had beat Vincent Feigenbutz on 15th February 2020 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at Bridgestone Arena, Tennessee.
He had defeated Mike Lee on 20th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
David Benavidez remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his last opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against David Lemieux on 21st May 2022 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC Interim World Super Middleweight championship fight at Gila River Arena, Glendale, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Kyrone Davis on 13th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Footprint Center, Arizona.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Ronald Ellis on 13th March 2021 by technical knockout in the 11th round at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.
Before that, he had beat Roamer Alexis Angulo on 15th August 2020 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Connecticut.
He had won against Anthony Dirrell on 28th September 2019 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, David Benavidez had been fighting more than Caleb Plant.
Going to this contest, Caleb Plant had last fought 5 months and 10 days ago, while David Benavidez's last outing had been 10 months and 4 days ago.
Plant's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
Benavidez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
What time did Plant vs Benavidez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 AM EST / 9:00 PM PST at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 5:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Plant vs Benavidez?
Caleb Plant was a 5/2 (+270) underdog going into the contest, while David Benavidez made his way into the ring at 29/100 (-380) with oddsmakers.
|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|David Benavidez - KO||63.16%|
|Caleb Plant - Decision||26.32%|
|Caleb Plant - KO||10.53%|
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