On this episode of PBC Jabs, 168-pound contender
Caleb Plant takes a break from training camp
to visit Sunrise Children’s hospital, we
preview our hard-hitting September 8th Showtime
card, plus we check in with super middleweight
David Benavidez ahead of his first world title
What’s up, boxing fans? I’m your host
Jordan Hardy and you’re watching PBC Jabs.
Last week, unbeaten super-middleweight contender
Caleb Plant took a break from training camp
ahead of his September 8th fight to visit
Sunrise Children’s Hospital in Las Vegas
in honor of his daughter Alia, who passed
away from an unknown medical condition at
19-months old in January of 2015. Take a look.
CALEB: This stuff is very near and dear to
my heart. For anyone who knows me or knows
my story and knows Alia, then they know how
special this is to me to come here and to
be a part and just to hang out with these
kids and try to make them smile a little and
just—you know, the hospital can be a draining
place, so I’m just excited to be here and
try to brighten up their day a little bit.
JORDAN: On Friday, PBC on Showtime returns
at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
The night is stacked with a super middleweight
triple header as Caleb Plant takes on Andrew
Hernandez in a 10-round attraction. Then once-beaten
J’Leon Love will battle Texas-native Abraham
Han in a 10-round bout. And, in the main event
unbeaten contender David Benavidez battles
once-beaten Ronald Gavril for the vacant 168-pound
world title. We thought we’d check in David
Benavidez ahead of his first world title fight.
David, thanks for joining us on Jabs.
DAVID: You know, I appreciate you guys taking
the time to have me on PBC Jabs. Thank you.
JORDAN: What do you know about your opponent,
Ronald Gavril, and without giving too much
away, what’s your game plan going into this
DAVID: I think he’s a good fighter. I think
he’s just a come-straight-forward fighter
and I’ve worked on a lot of sparring partners
that are boxers and brawlers so whatever his
gameplan is on Friday, I’m gonna be ready
JORDAN: With a victory you will become the
youngest super middleweight champ in boxing
history. What does that mean to you?
DAVID: It means the world for me to be in
that category of great fighters. Just becoming
a champion is gonna be an honor for me and
that’s what I’m working hard for. I know I’m
gonna win that title come Friday.
JORDAN: When we last saw you in May, you said
that your plan was to defeat Porky Medina,
then fight for a world title, and that’s
exactly what happened. What’s your plan
now, should you defeat Gavril?
DAVID: My plan is to go in there and knock
Ronald Gravil out just like I said I was gonna
do Porky. I trained exactly as hard as I did
for Porky Medina. I probably trained a little
bit harder since the stakes are higher right
now with the world title so I’m going in there
and I’m gonna knock Ronald Gavril out.
JORDAN: Thanks for your time and best of luck
on fight night! For more information and full
fight details including ticket information
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That’s all for this weeks’ PBC Jabs. Thank
you for watching and I’ll see you next time
as we continue to bring you the best in boxing!