Exclusive Interview Jose Benavidez Sr

By Jeff Zimmerman

Fightnews.com® caught up with Jose Benavidez Sr., the dad and trainer to former world champ David Benavidez, who faces his archrival Caleb Plant on Sat, Mar 25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and shown live on Showtime PPV in one of boxing’s biggest fights. Jose Sr. talked about the dislike for Plant, the nickname “Mexican Monster” given to David by “Iron Mike” Tyson and the odds of facing Canelo next, plus breaking news in this exclusive interview.


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  • I sure hope Caleb Plant has developed some improved power since he fought Alvarez. Plant was arm punching the majority of the fight against Alvarez and his power was rather anemic against him. Once Alvarez felt Plant had minimal power to disrupt him in the middle rounds, Alvarez got the lunch pail out when to work chopping him down to a late stoppage. If Plant can’t hold off Benavidez, we will see the same effect in my opinion. Plant boxed nicely against Alvarez for a few rounds and then settled down in the ring which set up Alvarez allowing him to find him easily. I see Benavidez doing the same as well. Benavidez TKO.

    • your thoughts are right on. Benavidez will walk him down and KO him. Canelo will duck the mexican monster.

  • Hopefully Beterbiev is put into a dangerous fight soon to test him. Boxing needs to go back to the 70’s and 80’s era. When no one was afraid to lose

  • Senior sure is chirping an awful lot!! At the end of the day, Benavidez is facing a World Class fighter with 10 ounce gloves! Be careful what you wish for! While I can definitely see a scenario whereby Benavidez takes Plant’s best and turns it up in the latter rounds on his way to a TKO victory, I can also see David not respecting Caleb’s power and then getting diced up in the process?! Should be fun, but again, Dad better not be talking too much. Walk of shame is tougher than the actual fight

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