Benavídez vs. Plant will see undefeated former two-time WBC Super Middleweight Champion David Benavídez and former IBF Super Middleweight Champion Caleb Plant meet in a high-stakes, 12-round showdown for Benavídez’s Interim WBC Super Middleweight Title live on SHOWTIME PPV on Saturday, March 25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
Respected trainer Stephen "Breadman" Edwards joins The PBC Podcast this week to discuss Gervonta "Tank" Davis stopping Hector Luis Garcia, the rest of last weekend's stacked card, his thoughts on David Benavidez vs. Caleb Plant and much more. Plus, hosts Kenneth Bouhairie and Michael Rosenthal recap and break down Saturday night's entire televised SHOWTIME pay-per-view event and, in this week's Toe to Toe segment, list their top five lightweights today.
(Nov. 13, 2021) Two-Time World Champion David “El Bandera Roja” Benavídez remains undefeated in his homecoming return after a dominating seventh-round stoppage against 168-pound contender Kyrone Davis in their headlining super middleweight showdown. The 24-year-old Benavídez (25-0, 22 KOs) displayed a full arsenal of punches to dispatch a valiant effort from Davis (16-3-1, 6 KOs), who stepped in to fight the WBC’s No. 1 super middleweight contender on just two weeks’ notice. Davis showed incredible heart and guts, taking extreme amounts of punishment throughout the fight but never hit the canvas and no matter how many punches he was hit with, he always returned the fire. Davis’ trainer, Stephen “Breadman” Edwards, put an end to the punishment at :48 of round number seven when he threw in the towel. Watch the stoppage HERE: https://twitter.com/ShowtimeBoxing/status/1459749566018957313 “That was a great performance on my end,” Benavídez told SHOWTIME’s Jim Gray following the stoppage. “A lot of courage by Kyrone. A lot of respect to him and his team. He’s a tough dude. I came out here to give the fans a good fight and we both left it all out in the ring.” With November 13 officially being named “David Benavídez Day” in Phoenix, the boisterous crowd at Footprint Center urged their hometown hero on with every punch. Benavídez landed 137 of 258 power punches (51 percent) and targeted Davis’ body throughout the fight. He connected on 50 body punches, 45 of which were power punches. “It was tough but the thing about me is that I have so much conditioning that I’m going to keep going until he eventually stops,” Benavídez continued. “That’s what eventually happens. They tend to give up. I know that I don’t have that one-punch knockout power but I’m going to be ready to get you every single round.” The 27-year-old Davis played his role in the crowd-pleasing main event and earned the respect and admiration of everybody watching. “I’m a little disappointed,” Davis said. “I wish I could have pulled out the victory. I don’t like losing. I came in on two weeks’ notice. Shame on (Jose) Uzcategui for being on steroids. I had to come in on short notice but I fought like a warrior. I’m living my dream. I love coming out here and putting on a great show. Fighting is in my blood. I was raised like this.” With the unbeaten streak to start his career still intact, Benavídez, the former two-time super middleweight champion, now has his sights set on a mega-fight at 168 pounds. “Everybody wants to see me against Canelo, right? I don’t care what his assessment of my fight is but they keep putting these contenders in front of me. My last fight was a WBC Title Eliminator and that’s why I’m here holding my belts. They need to give me the opportunity. I’ll go through anybody. Whoever they want me to go through. If (Jermall) Charlo wants it, he can get it too. But he doesn’t want to get in the ring with me.” #DavidBenavidez #KyroneDavis #BenavidezDavis Visit PremierBoxingChampions.com for more info. SIGN UP FOR FIGHT ALERTS: https://pbcham.ps/FightAlerts FOLLOW US: https://twitter.com/premierboxing https://instagram.com/premierboxing https://www.facebook.com/premierboxingchampions
Once again, undefeated David “El Bandera Roja” Benavídez didn’t disappoint the hometown crowd as the Phoenix native became a super middleweight champion for the third time in dramatic fashion, scoring a third-round TKO against former world champion David Lemieux to win the vacant Interim WBC World Title on Saturday night at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ.
Unbeaten two-time world champion and Phoenix-native David “El Bandera Roja” Benavídez looks to thrill the fans in his home state once again when he takes on former world champion David Lemieux in a 12-round showdown for the vacant Interim WBC Super Middleweight Title headlining live on SHOWTIME Saturday, May 21 from Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
Undefeated and ultra-confident 168-pound sensation David Morrell Jr. joins The PBC Podcast this week. Morrell discusses his June 4 bout versus Kalvin Henderson on SHOWTIME, working with trainer Ronnie Shields and why he is the man to defeat David Benavidez.
Watch Live as Two-Time World Champion David Benavidez and former world champion David Lemieux host their final press conference before their 12-round showdown for the vacant Interim WBC Super Middleweight Title headlining live on SHOWTIME Saturday, May 21 from Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.
Watch Live as fighters on the PBC on SHOWTIME fight card, headlined by Two-Time World Champion David Benavidez and former world champion David Lemieux, weigh in ahead of their respective bouts on SHOWTIME Saturday, May 21 from Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.