Caleb Plant

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Caleb Plant
Statistics
Real nameCaleb Hunter Plant
Nickname(s)Sweethands
Weight(s)Super middleweight
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Reach74 in (188 cm)
NationalityAmerican
Born (1992-07-08) July 8, 1992 (age 28)
Ashland City, Tennessee, U.S.
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights20
Wins20
Wins by KO12
Losses0

Caleb Hunter Plant (born July 8, 1992) is an American professional boxer who has held the IBF super middleweight title since 2019.

Amateur career[edit]

Caleb Plant took up boxing at the age of 8. He won the 2011 Golden Gloves in the light heavyweight division. Plant was an alternate for the 2012 Summer Olympics. As an amateur Caleb won numerous tournament titles while compiling a record of 97 wins with only 20 defeats.[citation needed]

Professional career[edit]

Plant turned pro in May 2014, signing with manager Al Haymon. Plant won 8 of his first 9 fights by way of knockout. He would get a shot at a world title in his 18th fight when he fought Venezuelan boxer José Uzcátegui. In the fight, he knocked Uzcátegui down twice en route to a unanimous decision win.[1]

In his first title defense, Caleb Plant faced Mike Lee. Lee was very vocal in the build up, even claiming that he is the "A-side". Plant made easy work out of Lee, dropping him four times, before the referee waved the fight off in the third round with 1:29 left on the clock.[2]

In his second title defense, Plant faced #3-ranked IBF contender, Vincent Feigenbutz.[3] Plant proved to be too much for the challenger, battering him and winning every round along the way. Feigenbutz managed to take a lot of punishment, but by the tenth round, the referee had seen enough and decided to stop the fight, awarding Plant a TKO victory.[4]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
20 fights 20 wins 0 losses
By knockout 12 0
By decision 8 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
21 N/A N/A United States Caleb Truax N/A – (12) Jan 30, 2021 United States Shrine Exposition Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S Defending IBF super middleweight title
20 Win 20–0 Germany Vincent Feigenbutz TKO 10 (12), 2:23 Feb 15, 2020 United States Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. Retained IBF super middleweight title
19 Win 19–0 United States Mike Lee TKO 3 (12), 1:29 Jul 20, 2019 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained IBF super middleweight title
18 Win 18–0 Venezuela José Uzcátegui UD 12 Jan 13, 2019 United States Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Won IBF super middleweight title
17 Win 17–0 Mexico Rogelio Medina UD 12 Feb 17, 2018 United States Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas, U.S.
16 Win 16–0 United States Andrew Hernandez UD 10 Sep 8, 2017 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
15 Win 15–0 Ghana Thomas Awimbono UD 10 Feb 25, 2017 United States Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
14 Win 14–0 Colombia Juan De Angel UD 10 Aug 23, 2016 United States Sands Casino Event Center, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S.
13 Win 13–0 Colombia Carlos Galvan KO 4 (8), 1:24 Jun 3, 2016 United States Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, U.S.
12 Win 12–0 Spain Adasat Rodriguez TKO 6 (8), 2:37 Jan 19, 2016 United States Club Nokia, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
11 Win 11–0 United States Tyrone Brunson UD 8 Oct 31, 2015 United States NRG Arena, Houston, Texas, U.S.
10 Win 10–0 United States Jamar Freeman UD 8 Sep 22, 2015 United States Sands Casino Event Center, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S.
9 Win 9–0 Hungary Zoltan Sera TKO 1 (6), 2:19 Aug 15, 2015 Canada Place Bell, Laval, Quebec, Canada
8 Win 8–0 Mexico Juan Carlos Rojas TKO 4 (6), 1:03 Jun 27, 2015 United States Sands Casino Event Center, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S.
7 Win 7–0 United States Jason Zabokrtsky TKO 1 (6), 1:49 May 29, 2015 United States Stadium Holiday Inn, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
6 Win 6–0 United States Daniel Henry TKO 1 (6), 2:29 Mar 6, 2015 United States MGM Grand Marquee Ballroom, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
5 Win 5–0 United States Daryl Gardner KO 1 (4), 1:35 Dec 5, 2014 United States Harrah's Philadelphia, Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.
4 Win 4–0 Mexico Jovan Ramirez KO 1 (4), 2:09 Nov 1, 2014 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 United States Brian True KO 3 (4), 2:55 Jul 25, 2014 United States Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 United States Mike Noriega UD 4 Jun 27, 2014 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 United States Travis Davidson KO 1 (4), 0:47 May 10, 2014 United States Galen Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Personal life[edit]

Plant's daughter, Alia Plant, suffered an unknown medical condition which caused seizures. Alia died at the age of 19 months after she caught a respiratory infection which developed to pneumonia.[5]

His mother, Beth Plant, was shot by police after pulling a knife on an officer. She later died in hospital.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Caleb Plant Drops, Decisions Jose Uzcategui To Win IBF Title". Boxingscene. Retrieved 2019-01-14.
  2. ^ "Caleb Plant makes easy work of Mike Lee in three". The Ring. 2019-07-20. Retrieved 2020-11-28.
  3. ^ "Plant vs Feigenbutz - News, Tape, Ringwalk, TV, Streaming & Tickets". Box.Live. Retrieved 2020-11-28.
  4. ^ Christ, Scott (2020-02-15). "Caleb Plant routs Vincent Feigenbutz to retain IBF super middleweight title". Bad Left Hook. Retrieved 2020-11-28.
  5. ^ "Girl suffering from unknown disorder dies". Wsmv.com. Retrieved 2017-10-02.
  6. ^ "Boxing champ Caleb Plant's mom killed by cop in bizarre incident". nypost.com. Retrieved 2019-03-10.

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Sporting positions
Amateur boxing titles
Previous:
Robert Brant
Golden Gloves
light heavyweight champion

2011
Next:
Jerry Odom
World boxing titles
Preceded by
José Uzcátegui
IBF super middleweight champion
January 13, 2019 – present
Incumbent