Bernard Hopkins on the fight between David Benavidez and Caleb Plant
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Bernard Hopkins talked to Fight Hub TV, and the topic is the upcoming match between David Benavidez and Caleb Plant. By all accounts, Hopkins favors Plant and has a high opinion of him. “I like Plant. Not only (do) I like his experience and how he comes to fight, but I also thinks he has a style and I think the opportunity right now.
He might not be the most talented out of the two of them, but I think he has the work ethic, blue collar type mentality. I just think he wins the fight and I think he shocks everybody and wins it. Not easy, but he’s not going to have as much difficulty as people are predicting.
I think this is going to be one of those upsets — if they want to call it that — where people are surprised about. I like (Plant) to win”. - he said, as quoted by badlefthook.com
Caleb Plant's advantages
He also revealed what advantages Plant has over its opponent.
Hopkins believes that the 'hunger' for victory is what makes him stronger. “I see consistency and he I believe he know that you don’t get too many chances like that and he had a few, and I don’t think he gonna pass up something like that.
I think that he’s more hungry to win. And it ain’t just about what’s been going on between the back-and-forth and all that, because you can read two ways into that. But one way we know is they promoting (the fight)." He expects a tough fight just like all boxing fans.
Both fighters are great at what they do. A real spectacle awaits us! “Past that, I just believe (Plant) has the better grit, I believe he wants it more, and when he fights the fight he’s been fighting lately, I don’t think it’s going to be as difficult as we think it’s going to be.
But it will be a decision fight unless someone get cut with a cut. But other than that I think it’ll go to the distance and it’ll be a hard fight. Both fighters will spend one or two fights of their careers come that night, that fight”.