David Benavidez has relentlessly raged in the direction of Caleb Plant for nearly half a decade. With the current WBC super middleweight interim champion claiming that he’ll brutalize his rival without breaking a sweat, he’ll officially get his opportunity to back his brazen words.

On March 25th, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, the two will swap fists in front of a jam-packed crowd. By and large, Benavidez (26-0, 23 KOs) has shown little to no respect for Plant during the build-up. On numerous occasions, the 26-year-old has claimed that not only will he put Plant out of his misery come fight night, but when it’s all said and done, the former titlist won’t be the same.

Plant though, has remained stoic throughout, something that Stephen “Breadman” Edwards, his trainer, enjoys. As their mega bout draws near, Edwards acknowledges that his soldier is in for the fight of his life. Nevertheless, when the championship rounds creep by and fatigue begins to set in and Benavidez garners momentum, the world-renowned trainer believes that his fighter will have to bite down on his mouthpiece and dig deep.

“You gotta be a man,” said Breadman to FightHype.com. “When this dude come to hurt him and take his life away, talk about ending his career and doing that type of stuff, Caleb gotta find that within himself and say, ‘no you not, no you not.’”

Generally, Edwards has taken great joy in constructing a game plan that leads his fighters to victories. Just a few short months ago, he did just that. In their first official bout together as a tag team, Edwards guided Plant (22-1, 13 KOs) to a highlight-reel level knockout over Anthony Dirrell.

This time around, however, Edwards hasn't placed too much stock in the X’s and O’s. Instead, Edwards is focusing on that red beating organ on the inside of Plant’s chest.

“He’s gonna have to look him in his eye and see it in his soul. This fight is about character. He gotta challenge himself to not break when that guy push him.”