WEIGHTS FROM LAS VEGAS: David Benavidez - 166.75 Lbs., Caleb Plant - 167.25 Lbs.
Sat, 25 Mar 2023
WBC Super Middleweight Title (Interim) – 12 Rounds
David Benavídez – 166 ¾ lbs.
Caleb Plant – 167 ¼ lbs.
Referee: Kenny Bayless; Judges: Tim Cheatham (Nev.), Dave Moretti (Nev.), Steve Weisfeld (N.J.)
Super Welterweight Bout – 10 Rounds
Jesús Ramos – 153 ¼ lbs.
Joey Spencer – 153 ¼ lbs.
Referee: Tony Weeks; Judges: Max DeLuca (Calif.), Patricia Morse Jarman (Nev.), David Sutherland (Okla.)
Lightweight Bout – 10 Rounds
Chris Colbert – 134 ½ lbs.
Jose Valenzuela – 134 lbs.
Referee: Celestino Ruiz; Judges: Glenn Feldman (Conn.), Lisa Giampa (Nev.), Don Trella (Conn.)
WBC Welterweight Title Eliminator – 12 Rounds
Cody Crowley – 145 ¼ lbs.
Abel Ramos – 146 lbs.
Referee: Robert Hoyle; Judges: Tim Cheatham (Nev.), Chris Migliore (Nev.), Steve Weisfeld (N.J.)
SHOWTIME PPV COUNTDOWN
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Super Bantamweight Bout – 10 Rounds
Kevin Gonzalez – 121 ½ lbs.
José Sanmartin – 121 ½ lbs.
Referee: Allen Huggins; Judges: Max DeLuca (Calif.), Lisa Giampa (Nev.), David Sutherland (Okla.)
Super Lightweight Bout – 10 Rounds
Orestes Velazquez – 142 lbs.
Marcelino Lopez – 141 ¾ lbs.
Referee: Tony Weeks; Judges: Patricia Morse Jarman (Nev.), Chris Migliore (Nev.), Don Trella (Conn.)
Veteran sportscaster Brian Custer will host the SHOWTIME PPV telecast while versatile combat sports voice Mauro Ranallo will handle blow-by-blow action alongside Hall of Fame analyst Al Bernstein and three-division world champion Abner Mares. Three Hall of Famers round out the telecast team – Emmy® award winning reporter Jim Gray, world-renowned ring announcer Jimmy Lennon, Jr., and boxing historian Steve Farhood as unofficial scorer. The executive producer is four-time Emmy award winner David Dinkins, Jr. with Bob Dunphy, son of Hall of Fame boxing announcer Don Dunphy, directing. Sportscaster Alejandro Luna will call the action in Spanish on Secondary Audio Programming (SAP) with former world champion and SHOBOX: The New Generation® commentator Raúl “El Diamante” Marquez serving as the expert analyst.
The SHOWTIME PPV COUNTDOWN show is hosted by award-winning MORNING KOMBAT live digital talk show hosts Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell, who also serves as an analyst alongside Marquez on SHOBOX.
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ABOUT BENAVIDEZ VS. PLANT
Benavídez vs. Plant will see undefeated former two-time WBC Super Middleweight Champion David “The Mexican Monster” 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.
In the co-main event, unbeaten rising stars Jesús “Mono” Ramos and Joey Spencer will go toe-to-toe in a 10-round super welterweight scuffle, as each fighter looks to make their claim as the future of the 154-pound division. The action will also see rising lightweights Chris “Primetime” Colbert and Jose “Rayo” Valenzuela meet in a 10-round duel, while unbeaten welterweight contender Cody Crowley faces the hard-hitting Abel Ramos in the telecast opener at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
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