We have a banger of a matchup on the boxing schedule this weekend with David Benavidez and Caleb Plant meeting in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas. With the beginning of 2023 not being very exciting, this starts off a stretch of great upcoming boxing matches.
Read further for a complete breakdown of this bout. We are going to give you a full Benavidez vs Plant betting prediction before you submit your betting slate this weekend.
David Benavidez vs. Caleb Plant Information
David Benavidez vs Caleb Plant
Location of the fight: MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Date and Time: March 25, 2023. 9:00 PM ET.
How to Watch: Showtime PPV
David Benavidez vs. Caleb Plant Last Fight Record
Benavidez is still unbeaten, coming off a dominant 3rd round TKO win against the 43-4 David Lemieux.
Plant bounced back from his loss to Canelo Alvarez in his most recent fight. He scored a picture-perfect KO over Anthony Dirrell.
Benavidez vs. Plant Betting Analysis
David Benavidez Facts to Know
This Benavidez kid is as dangerous as they come. He is still young, just about to enter his athletic prime, and he already has world-class KO power. With 23 out of his 26 fights ending in a stoppage, that is all the proof you need to confirm Benavidez is arguably the most dangerous power puncher that Plant has faced.
Boxing isn’t really an analytic game, but with the high KO rate and seeing how big Benavidez looked at the press conference, it is easy to see that he is very powerful. Now the only questions are if he can make weight on Friday. He has a history of missing weight and losing belts on the scale.
Caleb Plant Facts to Know
Plant is the prettier boxer and arguably more enjoyable to watch for boxing purists. After facing the best of the best in Canelo, he held his own for a decent portion of that fight, and he seems to have a lot of confidence, even after getting finished.
Plant has about half the KO rate that Benavidez does, but you saw that a perfect shot can do devastating things to one of Plant’s opponents. Plant easily has more skill with overall movement and counterpunching ability.
No injuries were reported to the NSAC.
David Benavidez vs. Caleb Plant Betting Preview
According to boxing odds, Benavidez is the -300 betting favorite over the +250 Caleb Plant. This moneyline is justifiable with the power and success of Benavidez, but you can expect this to be a lot closer of a fight than even the odds say.
These are close odds compared to all the other betting lines this weekend in the boxing world. A fight like this, where the world’s No.1 and No.2 contenders are squaring off in the ring for a 12-round main event fight, which is going to save the sport of boxing from falling off in a big way. This is a fight that fans want to see and that they deserve.
As stated before, Benavidez is a physically imposing, knockout artist. He will be trying to walk Plant down and get him up against the ropes. Getting cut off and being stuck against the ropes is the last place you want to be while in the ring with Benavidez.
Plant will use his slick counterpunching, elite jab, and great footwork to try to keep Benavidez in the center of the ring and to control the pace of the fight. These are the skills that Plant possesses that make this Benavidez vs Plant betting prediction very difficult to make.
David Benavidez vs. Caleb Plant Betting Prediction
Boxing predictions are a lot easier to make than MMA. Mostly because boxing has a much bigger skill gap in most cases. Even though Benavidez is a sizeable -300 favorite, this is a very closely matched bout.
Even with all the experts saying this is a fight with Benavidez’s name written all over it to win, it is tough to rule out a guy like Caleb Plant.
For the final Benavidez vs Plant betting prediction, we are going with the upset victory for Caleb Plant, taking the undefeated adjective away from Benavidez.
Plant is going to get off to a hot start and win a string of rounds in the first half of the fight. Don’t be surprised to see Plant land another clean counterpunch and finish this fight before the limit.
The Plant moneyline at +250 is too nice to pass up, especially with the confidence and trust he has in himself right now.
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