Undercard Fills Out For Caleb Plant-David Benavidez PPV
The televised undercard for the PBC Showtime PPV card headlined by the super middleweight showdown between WBC interim titlist David Benavidez and former IBF titleholder Caleb Plant has not been formally announced, but multiple sources have outlined for Fight Freaks Unite and Big FightWeekend.com what the other three bouts on the main card are slated to be on March 25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas — although PBC has been known to change things up before anything is made official.
Welterweight contender Cody Crowley, who has looked sharp in two notable wins in his last two fights, has signed to face Abel Ramos in a WBC title eliminator.
Crowley (21-0, 9 KOs), 29, a southpaw from Peterborough, Canada, handed Kudratillo Abdukakhorov his first loss by decision in December 2021 and followed up with an even more dominating decision win over Josesito Lopez (photo top) on the Errol Spence Jr.-Yordenis Ugas undercard last April.
Ramos (27-5-2, 21 KOs), 31, of Casa Grande, Arizona, is 1-2 in his last three, losing a split decision to Ugas for the vacant WBA “regular” welterweight title in September 2020, stopping former lightweight titlist Omar Figueroa Jr. in the sixth round in May 2021 and dropping a 10-round decision to Luke Santamaria last February.
Battle of Rising unbeatens reportedly also on card
In another bout planned for the PPV, Jesus Ramos (19-0, 15 KOs), 21, a southpaw from Casa Grande, Arizona (and also Abel’s nephew) will take on Joey Spencer (16-0, 10 KOs), 22, of Union City, California, in a 10-round clash of prospects. Ramos is viewed by many as one of the boxing elite up-and-comers.
A lightweight bout between Chris Colbert and Jose Valenzuela is also on tap.
Colbert (16-1, 6 KOs), 26, of Brooklyn, New York, was stripped of the WBA interim junior lightweight title when the organization got rid of all of its interim titles in August 2021, after which Colbert was placed in a mandatory title shot position. But before he got the title fight, he fought in front of his hometown fans against Hector Luis Garcia last February and got knocked down in a wide decision loss that was one of the biggest upsets of 2022.
Valenzuela (12-1, 8 KOs), 23, a Mexican southpaw, who is based in Seattle, where he trains with Benavidez, was a hot prospect before getting dropped twice and shockingly knocked out by Edwin De Los Santos in the third round on the Andy Ruiz Jr.-Luis Ortiz undercard in September.