Caleb Plant didn’t get the knockout he was looking for against Juan De Angel, but he was no less dominant Tuesday night.
Some 15 months into his pro career, Caleb Plant was cruising along at 9-0 with eight knockouts, six of which came in the first round. Despite that dominance, though, the Ashland City, Tennessee, native had yet to truly show off his skills.
Caleb Plant has survived frigid nights and blistering temperatures on an empty stomach and mourned the death of an infant daughter, yet has used boxing as a pathway to inner peace.
Caleb Plant’s last two opponents—and three of the past four—entered the ring with four losses on their record. They each departed the ring with another thing in common: loss No. 5.
Juan De Angel figured to provide Kanat Islam his stiffest test entering Sunday’s clash of steel-fisted 154-pound prospects. After all, De Angel had stopped all but one man in 18 victories, including the previous three in a row.
Kanat Islam has plowed through all 20 of his opponents in his 3½-year professional career, but Sunday night he will be facing his most difficult rival to date in hammer-fisted Juan De Angel.
It was about eight months ago that undefeated 154-pound prospects Kanat “The Kazak” Islam and Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin sparred in Florida for about 90 seconds before Islam suffered a cut over one of his eyes.
If you’re a fight fan (and we know you are) and you like knockouts (and we know you do), you might consider circling May 8 on your calendar—in bright red ink.