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Caleb Plant News
The undefeated, newly-crowned World Super Middleweight Champion opens up on his troubled childhood, the recent passing of his mother and more ahead of his July 20 ring return on PBC on FOX.
IBF 168-pound title fight at MGM Grand in Las Vegas precedes the FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View fight between eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao and unbeaten WBA Welterweight World Champion Keith Thurman.
Caleb Plant Fights
WIN vs Jose Uzcategui 18-0
Jan 13, 2019 • Microsoft Theatre at L.A. Live, Los Angeles, California
Jose Uzcategui LOSES to Caleb Plant by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Rogelio Media
Feb 17, 2018 • Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas
Caleb Plant WINS against Rogelio Media by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Rogelio Medina 38-8-0
Feb 17, 2018 • Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas, USA
Caleb Plant WINS against Rogelio Medina by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Andrew Hernandez 19-6-1
Sep 08, 2017 • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Caleb Plant WINS against Andrew Hernandez by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Thomas Awimbono 25-6-1
Feb 25, 2017 • Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Caleb Plant WINS against Thomas Awimbono by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Juan De Angel
Aug 23, 2016 • Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Caleb Plant WINS against Juan De Angel by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Carlos Galvan 12-4-1
Jun 03, 2016 • Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, USA
Caleb Plant WINS against Carlos Galvan by KO in Round 4 of 8
Win vs Adasat Rodriguez 11-4-2
Jan 19, 2016 • Club Nokia, Los Angeles, California, USA
Caleb Plant WINS against Adasat Rodriguez by TKO in Round 6 of 8
Win vs Tyrone Brunson 22-5-1
Oct 31, 2015 • NRG Arena, Houston, Texas, USA
Caleb Plant WINS against Tyrone Brunson by UD in Round 8 of 8
Win vs Jamar Freeman 13-4-2
Sep 22, 2015 • Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
Caleb Plant WINS against Jamar Freeman by UD in Round 8 of 8
Win vs Zoltan Sera 20-5-0
Aug 15, 2015 • Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Caleb Plant WINS against Zoltan Sera by TKO in Round 1 of 6
Win vs Juan Carlos Rojas Sanchez 7-11-1
Jun 27, 2015 • Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
Caleb Plant WINS against Juan Carlos Rojas Sanchez by TKO in Round 4 of 6
Win vs Juan Carlos Rojas 8-11-1
Jun 27, 2015 • Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
Caleb Plant WINS against Juan Carlos Rojas by TKO in Round 4 of 6
Win vs Jason Zabokrtsky 3-1-0
May 29, 2015 • Stadium Holiday Inn, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Caleb Plant WINS against Jason Zabokrtsky by TKO in Round 1 of 6
Win vs Daniel Henry 2-2-3
Mar 06, 2015 • MGM Grand, Marquee Ballroom, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Caleb Plant WINS against Daniel Henry by TKO in Round 1 of 6
Win vs Brian True 1-1-1
Jul 25, 2014 • Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA
Caleb Plant WINS against Brian True by KO in Round 3 of 4
Win vs Mike Noriega 4-3-0
Jun 27, 2014 • Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Caleb Plant WINS against Mike Noriega by UD in Round 4 of 4
Win vs Travis Davidson 2-2-0
May 10, 2014 • USC Galen Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
Caleb Plant WINS against Travis Davidson by KO in Round 1 of 4
Caleb Plant Bio
Caleb “Sweethands” Plant, 26, is a rising star with the skills to match. The bigger the stage, the better the performance from the Nashville, Tennessee native, as proven when he wrested the world title away from the incumbent, Jose Uzcategui, in January 2019. Plant’s story is far from complete, but his journey thus far is already compelling. “Sweethands” will make the first defense of his IBF World Super Middleweight Championship against undefeated Mike Lee July 20 on PBC on FOX.
FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS
The middle child between two sisters, Caleb Plant was born on July 8, 1992, in “The Music City.” His parents couldn’t afford a crib for their newborn so they used a dresser drawer.
Boxing was Plant’s outlet. His father Richie, a former kickboxer, introduced his son to combat sports at age nine. Plant went on to compile a 97-20 amateur record, winning several championships in Tennessee.
TRAGEDY TO TRIUMPH
Plant made his pro debut at 21, in May 2014. He stopped Travis Davidson in 47 seconds at the USC Galen Center in Los Angeles, California.
Plant won his first five fights, four of them inside the distance. But in January 2015, tragedy struck. Plant’s only child, daughter Alia Jean, died from an extremely rare condition she was born with.
Before she passed, Plant promised her that he would become a world champion one day. He returned to the ring two months later, scoring a first-round KO against Daniel Henry in what was scheduled to be his first six-rounder.
In June 2015, Plant elevated his opposition, taking on Juan Carlos Rojas at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Plant patiently broke Rojas down, stopping him in the fourth round. By now, the Nashville native was gaining a reputation for being a smooth boxer with heavy fists.
After a first-round TKO over Zoltan Zera in August, Plant returned the ring just a month later, winning an eight-round unanimous decision over Jamar Freeman.
On Oct 31, 2015 Caleb outpointed veteran Tyron Brunson via another eight-round unanimous decision. His record had climbed to 13-0 (10 KOs) when he fought in his first 10-round main event, in August 2016. The bout took place at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and was nationally televised by ESPN. Plant dominated, shutting DeAngel out to win by scores of 100-89 on all three of the judge’s scorecards.
Plant followed up that win with a 10-round unanimous decision over Ghana’s Thomas Awimbono in February 2017.
In September 2017, Plant won another 10-round unanimous decision, over journeyman Andrew Hernandez, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
PROVING HIS METTLE
On February 17, 2018, Plant stepped up against former world title challenger Rogelio “Porky” Medina, live on FOX, from Don Haskins Center on the UTEP campus in El Paso, Texas.
Plant was the superior boxer, flummoxing Mexico’s Medina with his unique combination of skill and swagger, winning a wide 12-round unanimous decision. Scorecards read 120-108, 119-109, and 117-111.
Plant was ready for a world title. He was granted that opportunity on January 13, 2019, when he took on IBF World 168-pound Champion Jose Uzcategui at the Microsoft Center in Los Angeles.
The headlining fight drew a peak audience of 986,000 on FS1. It was a star-making performance. Plant out-boxed and out-brawled the favored Uzcategui, dropping the Venezuelan once in the second, and again in the fourth, and overcoming a cut over his right eye to win a 12-round unanimous decision.
Two cards read 116-110 while a third judge had it 115-110.
An emotional Plant said afterward, “I worked my whole entire life for this, boxing 17 hard years. This is overwhelming. I believed in myself and now I’ve been crowned king.
“I buried my daughter in the process of getting this belt. I promised I would bring her this, and that’s what I’m going to do.”
A NEW CHAPTER
Plant is now 18-0 (10 KOs). On July 20, 2019, he faces Mike Lee in a Premier Boxing Champions on FOX headliner. It will be Plant’s first world title defense on a journey that he hopes will include many more.