Caleb Plant
Caleb Plant

Caleb Plant

“Sweethands”

RECORD

18 - 0 - 0

KOs

10

Weight 168 lbs (76.36 kg)

Age 26

Home Henderson, Nevada,

Complete Stats

Blessed with quick hands and fast feet, Tennessee native Caleb Plant has worked his way from a top rising prospect to a 168-pound world champion. Read Bio

Next Fight / Jul 20, 2019


Caleb Plant vs Mike Lee


MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

Latest News

Caleb Plant News
PBC Boxing Video
Jun 24, 2019 / Plant vs Lee, Caleb Plant

Road to Glory: Caleb Plant is No Stranger to Adversity

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.

Jun 15, 2019 / Keith Thurman, Caleb Plant, Shawn Porter

A PBC Father's Day

On this special day, the fathers of Keith Thurman, Caleb Plant, Shawn Porter and Mike Lee share what they’ve instilled in their children.

May 21, 2019 / Caleb Plant, Plant vs Lee

Super Middleweight Champ Caleb Plant faces unbeaten Mike Lee July 20 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.

Fights

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

Stats

Caleb Plant “Sweethands”

  • WINS 18
  • LOSSES 0
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 10

Weight 168 lbs (76.36 kg)

Height 6'1" (1.85 m)

Reach 74" (188 cm)

  • Born

    July 08, 1992
  • Age

    26
  • Country

    USA
  • Born in

    Nashville, TN
  • Trains in

    Henderson, NV
  • Stance

    Orthodox
  • Rounds Boxed

    97
  • KO Percentage

    56%
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Bio

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.

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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.