David Benavidez not too long ago listed a few of the attributes which have allowed him to win two world titles and construct an ideal resume. Amongst his claims: He’s essentially the most correct puncher within the 168-pound division.
That’s true, in accordance with Bob Canobbio of CompuBox. Benavidez did himself a disservice, although.
“Benavidez underestimated himself,” Canobbio informed Boxing Junkie. “He leads all fighters — not simply 168 — in complete join share.”
Yep. Nobody within the sport connects at a better fee than the 26-year-old from Phoenix, who faces Caleb Plant on March 25 on the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. He lands 38.4% of each punch he throws, which nicely forward of No. 2 Gennadiy Golovkin at 36.5% (see Prime 10 under).
After all, nobody who has adopted the profession of Benavidez (26-0, 23 KOs) profession can be shocked to listen to that information.
The bare eye can see that he’s some of the damaging offensive forces on the planet, which accounts for his excessive knockout share (88). He isn’t a one-punch knockout artist; he tortures his opponents, battering them unmercifully till they will battle no extra. He has stopped his final six opponents.
He expects the identical towards Plant (22-1, 13 KOs), who was stopped by Canelo Alvarez in 11 rounds in 2021 however rebounded to KO Anthony Dirrell in 9 final yr.
“Some folks don’t perceive that I’m essentially the most correct puncher on this weight class,” he stated. “I’ve had 23 knockouts in 26 fights. I’ve harm each man I’ve been within the ring with and Caleb Plant is not any totally different.”
Benavidez believes Plant is especially susceptible towards highly effective opponents.
“You may see that each time Caleb is within the ring with an influence puncher, he’s not snug,” he stated. “He beat Jose Uzcategui however he was harm within the battle after which Canelo harm him. Even Anthony Dirrell hit him with good photographs, and he’s not a hitter like that.
“I’ve bought the facility and I really feel like I’m quicker. I simply need to get my ft in the correct place, as a result of he’s going to be shifting quite a bit. I believe he has just a little bit extra confidence after beating Dirrell although, so we’ll see if he desires to commerce with me.”
Unhealthy thought for Plant?
“I’m a giant man and I throw punches in bunches,” Benavidez stated. “I’m prepared to combine it up in there. Each query you all have might be answered on March 25.”
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