January 14th, 2019, AT 9:40 AM/
Caleb "Sweet Hands" Plant
Becoming The NEW IBF Super Middleweight Champion
Former 4 Time IKF
Kickboxing Champion Caleb Plant made us all proud on Sunday night in the
main event of the Premier Boxing Champions card at the Microsoft Theatre
at L.A. Live in Los Angeles Caleb Plant (Now 18-0, 10 KOs)
reached the pinnacle of his career goals in winning his World Title in
Professional Boxing. In his 18th Pro Boxing bout he fought Bolivian José
Uzcátegui, (28-3, 23 KOs) the current IBF Champion.
Plant dominated the bout in the first 8 rounds on his way to a unanimous
decision win. Plant not only won the a 168 Middleweight World title but
he did so, as his nickname noted, with "Sweet Hands". Knocking
Uzcategui down twice, in the second and fourth rounds, with
lightning-quick left hooks.
"I've worked my whole lifetime for this, 17 years straight,"
Plant said, tears flowing. "I buried my daughter in the process
of trying to get this belt. I promised her that I would become world champion
and bring her this title, and that's exactly what I'm going to go back to
Tennessee and do. Nashville, stand up," he shouted in reference to his
Plant lost his 19-month-old daughter, Alia, in 2015 to a
rare disease. He has been fighting for her ever since. Uzcategui, 28,
also lost a 3-year-old daughter several years ago from a heart defect. Both
fighters have drawn inspiration from their misfortune.
This fight was originally scheduled for last August, but Plant broke
his left hand during training camp, pushing the date back. He showed no
ill-effects on this night.
Plant moved beautifully early on, beating Uzcategui to the
punch and scoring with a strong jab. Uzcategui missed often, as Plant
ducked and feinted and slipped punches while landing to the head and body,
looking almost Floyd Mayweather-like in the process. It's no coincidence
that Plant, who now resides in Las Vegas, has spent much time at the
Mayweather Boxing Club.
A counter left hook in the middle of an exchange dropped an off-balance Uzcategui
down in the second, only the third time in his career. He rose, seemingly
unhurt, and continued to stalk the challenger, who peppered him in the process.
Early in the fourth, a bad cut opened over Plant's right eye. The
American showed grit, fighting through it although it times it appeared to
impair his vision. Energized by seeing blood, Uzcategui began letting
his hands go.
Midway through the stanza, they traded hooks. Both landed; Plant's
punch was significantly harder, driving Uzcategui across the ring and to
the mat. This time, when he rose, his legs appeared unsteady. However, Plant
didn't press his advantage, sticking to his game plan of a smart, outside fight.
Plant continued to pile up the points as the fight progressed. He
landed an assortment of shots to the head and body, leading and countering,
almost at will. And his defense was sublime.
Uzcategui was game but flummoxed. He rebounded in the ninth, rocking
Plant with a short right uppercut on the inside. The challenger wisely
clinched to survive the follow-up onslaught.
After losing the tenth, Plant bounced back in the eleventh, showing
skill in close quarters and beating Uzcategui to the punch at a
After the final bell, Plant jumped on the ropes, raising both arms
in history. He had finally realized his dream.
- JUDGES SCORECARDS
- Judge Max DeLuca: 116-110.
- Judge Zachary Young: 116-110.
- Lou Moret scored it 115-111.
However, his night was not done there as the Plant
then went back to his dressing room and proposed to his girlfriend,
Hardy (Host of the weekly #PBCJabs boxing show and FS1.)
she said "Yes!"
January 9th, 2019, AT 2:00 PM/
Premie Boxing Champions Presents
Uzcategui VS Plant
Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA
Has Ties To This Weekends
Boxing World Title Bout
This weekend Premie Boxing Champions and TGB
Promotions will feature a Pro Boxing event at the Microsoft Theater (777
Chick Hearn Ct) in Los Angeles, CA.
On the event will be a defense of the IBF (International Boxing
Federation) Super Middleweight World Title.
The current champion is
(28-2) from Tijuana, Baja California,
Mexico via El Vigia, Venezuela
His challenger, who is someone well known to us here at the
"Sweet Hands" Plant
Ashland City, Tennessee Now in Henderson Nevada
Caleb is a former 3 Time IKF
Amateur World Champion and won a total of 4 IKF
On May 15th, 2009 in Mounds View, Minnesota he won the IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules United States
Middleweight Title when he defeated Scott Legus by unanimous decision,
50-45 on all 3 judges cards.
Later that same year he won the IKF
Amateur Full Contact Rules Super Middleweight World Title on October 9th, 2009
in Minneapolis, Minnesota when he defeated Rob Burbridge of Kent,
England by split decision.
He also proved himself at the IKF
World Classic Tournaments winning the 2007 World Classic Tournament title at
Light Middleweight and the Middleweight title at the 2010 IKF World Classic Tournament, both in Orlando,
When he retired as an Amateur Caleb had an amateur
kickboxing record of 37 wins with 8 loses and 16 wins by KO/TKO.
Caleb was trained by his father, Richie Plant but is now mainly
trained by Justin Gamber. For more on Caleb Plant click
For the fight promo click
June 3rd, 2016, AT 2:15 PM/
Wishing Former 3 Time IKF Amateur World Champion
Caleb "Sweet Hands" Plant
In Boxing Tonight In Florida.
Former IKF Amateur Super
Middleweight World Champion (October of 2009) and 2 Time IKF World Classic Champion (2007 and
"Sweet Hands" Plant of Ashland City, Tennessee, USA has
been making a name for himself in Pro Boxing. After winning his 4 IKF Titles as an Amateur Kickboxer Caleb
moved his focus to Boxing. In 2010, he was ranked 3rd in the nation. In 2011 he
was a Golden Gloves Light Heavyweight National Champion and by then had also won
4 Middle Tennessee State Gold Glove Titles. In 2011 he became an Olympic
trialist and served as an alternate in 2012. In 2013 he fought for team USA in
the World Series of Boxing and was ranked
2nd before getting injured, suffering a torn MCL and a broken nose.
On May 10th, 2014 he made his Pro Boxing debut by knocking out
Travis Davidson at the USC Galen Center in Los Angeles, California,
USA by KO and never looked back. Plant went on to win his first 12
bouts, 9 by Knockout.
Tonight at the Seminole Hard Rock
Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida, USA he takes on Carlos
Galvan who holds a record of 12 wins, 3 loses with a draw and 11 of his 12
wins coming by way of Knockout. Caleb last fought was on January 19th of
this year when he stopped Adasat Rodriguez (11-3-2) at Club
Nokia in Los Angeles, California, USA by TKO.
Here's the info on his past IKF
- Caleb Plant
City, Tennessee, USA, 37-8/16, 165, 6', 7-8-92, Richie Plant
- IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules United
States Middleweight Champion
- Plant won his title on May 15th, 2009 in Mounds View, Minnesota, USA when
he defeated Scott Legus by unanimous decision, 50-45 on all 3 judges cards.
- Plant's Middleweight title was eventually retired on October 30th, 2013 due
to inactivity in Kickboxing.
- IKF did not retire his IKF Amateur Super Middleweight World title which he
won on October 9th, 2009.
- Last Update: 10-30-13.
- Caleb "Sweet
Ashland City, Tennessee, USA, 37-8/16,
165, 6', 7-8-92, Richie Plant
- IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules Super
Middleweight World Champion.
- Plant won his IKF Amateur World title
on October 9th, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (USA VS UK Poster Click Here.) when he
defeated Rob Burbridge of Kent, England by split decision.
- Plant's World title was retired when he turned Pro in Boxing -
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