Benavidez/Plant Preview

Robert Lashley
2 min readMar 24, 2023

On the aspiring young Renton champion, and his superb, compelling( if overmatched) pro of an opponent.

To this grandson of a bartender who watched tapes of the Univision classic fights replays her brown former customers gave to her; David Benavidez fights like another imperfect great fighter of half a century ago. Like the Renton super middleweight champion, Ruben Olivares was a terrific, action fighter who could knock out with a bomb of a right hand and a gift for infighting that could break down your body. Also like Benavidez, Olivarez often fought through his own chemical and physical…

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Robert Lashley

Writer. Author. Former Jack Straw and Artist Trust Fellow. The baddest ghetto nerd on the planet.