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Caleb Plant Retains IBF 168 world Title, Would Love to Unify Against 🇲🇽 Canelo


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In the battle of the Calebs, unbeaten IBF Super Middleweight World Champion Caleb "Sweethands" Plant (21-0, 12 KO's) completely outclassed and decisioned veteran Minnesota challenger Caleb "Golden" Truax (31-5-2, 19 KO's) to retain for the third time his red ‘n golden world title belt tonight in Los Angeles in a Premier Boxing Champions promotion live on FOX.

Way too skilled and talented boxer was Caleb Plant, 28, for the 37-year-old Truax, beating and dominating him throughout the 12-chapter rumble, landing on him with clean and neat combinations as well as a whole variety of punches accompanied by slick offensive and defensive moves.


Plant connects with a left jab at Truax.

Plant landed a number of power shots on Truax, however did not get to drop the strong veteran to the blue canvas, nor got him near ending him by KO.

It was in contrast with his previous two world title defenses, in which the bearded Caleb Plant impressively stopped his challengers, fellow Americans Mike Lee and Vincent Feigenbutz. But not Truax tonight.

Might that be because Plant's hand might have got hurt? "I feel that I hurt my hand during the fight. Can't remember exactly in which round. I wanted the stoppage," Caleb Plant assured during the post-fight interview.

His hands should now be checked out. Still, it was an outstanding, flawless performance delivered by the undefeated champion Caleb Plant, for which he got awarded a complete well-deserved 120-108 win on points from the scorecards of the three ringside judges, Truax not winning even one round.

"I am the best 168-pounder in the world,” added Plant. “I want to unify the weight-class. I get in the ring with Canelo or whoever and I knock him out here on FOX."

Provided that his hand is tip-top, Caleb Plant may rumble against any super middleweight next. But Canelo is fully booked.

A possible unification war against the bankable Canelo might have to wait. If ever, it could unfold perhaps by the end of the year, or next year as the Mexican superstar is having a busy 2021, a Canelo’s third instalment against Triple G is always a possible fight that boxing fans would love. I would.

As of now, the native of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Canelo Álvarez (54-1-2, 36 KO's) is set to defend against Turkish WBC mandatory challenger Avni Yildirim (21-2, 12 KO's) in 4 weeks time in Miami; and then plan to unify against Briton WBO 168 world champion Billy Joe Saunders (30-0, 14 KO's) in early May in Vegas.


The author Carlos Costa lives in Cebu and an be reached at carlos512@hotmail.com or WhatsApp +639184538152.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Carlos Costa.


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