Caleb Plant

THE BEST KNOCKOUTS IN CALEB PLANT’S UNBEATEN RUN

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This weekend brings perhaps the biggest challenge in Caleb Plant’s career. Having built up a good reputation across the middleweight divisions and currently defending his IBF Super Middleweight title, the American has a massive point to prove against one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the business in Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. 

Having only stepped in the ring once since February 2020, Plant comes in as a massive underdog in the  Canelo Alvarez vs. Caleb Plant Paddy Power Odds but can take some reassurance in knowing he has the punching power to deliver a fatal blow if the opportunity presents itself.

With an unbeaten run stretching back 21 fights, we thought it would be appropriate to look at some of the best knockouts that he has picked up along the way. 

Carlos Galvan (2016)

At a time where he had been away from the ring for a short while, Plant made sure people were quick to remember his name when he made light work of Carlos Galvan inside four rounds.

It was a 10th knockout victory from 15 fights and proved to be a watershed moment in Plants career—going on to earn fights with more renowned opponents such as Rogelio Medina and José Uzcátegui, both of which were won on unanimous decision. 

The bout against Galvan showed Plant’s versatility and willingness to switch up his approach to the fight, opting to change to a more aggressive forward-thinking approach opposed to his conventional tactical style, allowing the victory to be sealed early.

Daniel Henry (2015)

If you thought the last fight ended quickly, then it will come as a surprise to know Plant finished off Daniel Henry within the first round. The stoppage was hardly a biproduct of a new tactical approach as much as it was a mauling from Plant, who realised almost instantly that his opponent was there for the taking and finished him off in brutal fashion.

You only need to look at the surprise on spectators littered around the Ballroom in Nevada to know how emphatic the knockout was, as Henry’s body lifelessly plummeted to the edge of the canvas.

While Henry’s record was certainly not the most impressive heading into the fight, victory for Plant sent out a message to the rest of the division that he wouldn’t be taken lightly. 

Vincent Feigenbutz (2020)

Vincent Feigenbutz may have been relatively unknown heading into this one, but the fitness and fight experienced gained, especially considering that coronavirus was round the corner and would effect boxing massively for the rest of the year.

Despite his journey man status, Feigenbutz stayed in the fight to an extent but inevitably fatigued around the tenth round when a stoppage was forced, realistically he was never going to upset the boxing betting tips

It was clear to see the sheer division in skill and experience between the German and Plant, who was fighting despite just lost a young child.

“I want to dedicate this fight to my daughter Alia, who is in heaven,” said Plant. “I want to dedicate this fight to my mother, my grandfather, to the whole city of Nashville.” 

After a severe blow seemed to break his opponent’s nose, a stoppage in the 10th would be the last time Plant would fight for 11 months, before a win against Caleb Truax set up his bought with Canelo in Vegas.

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