Plant: I’m looking to end this fight early

Undefeated IBF super middleweight world champion Caleb “Sweethands” Plant (20-0, 12 KOs) defends against former champion Caleb “Golden” Truax (31-4-2, 19 KOs) on FOX Saturday night. The fight will take place without fans in attendance at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles.

“I’m looking to end this fight early,” said Plant. “I don’t see it going 12 rounds, so whether they throw in the white towel, I throw in the white towel for him or the ref steps in to do his job, I’m looking for a stoppage. This ends with me getting my hand raised in spectacular fashion.

“I know what I need to go in there and do. At the end of the day, I can have a game plan but that may not be how the fight is going to go. So I’ll have to make adjustments as needed and I feel that’s one of the things I’m best at. Whatever is needed for the job, I can pull it out of my toolbox and put it to work.”

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      • No doubt Plant wins in a one sided fight. Truax is a great athlete who showed a lot of grit and determination to become a world champion after having picked up boxing later in life and a limited amateur career but in my opinion, he never was on the championship level

  • ibf,ibo, wba, wbc,wbo, silver, this sport is a mess, no wonder some fighters can win so many belts and then get compared with or outrank a fighter from the golden age who won the only belt and defended it 5 or 6 times against the best in their division

    • Too many divisions also cheapens the value of a title. Being one of only eight champions meant something to most sports fans.

  • Easy fight on hand for Plant. Fighters need to be active, and this one is an ideal opportunity for Plant to shake some rust and still relevant as an option to win the golden ticket.
    IMO, Plant’s style is more suited to give Canelo a better fight than Callum Smith.

  • after this gimme Plant needs to step up and fight either benavidez, Andrade or Saunders before he gets a crack at his lotto ticket

  • Plant has some decent skills but a puncher he’s not. I think benavidez walks through him just not sure plant wants to risk that fight he may be waiting to get in on the cinnamon sweepstakes where he can get a nice payday for getting blown out of there.

    I honestly rate calum smith as a better fighter than plant and we all know how that turned out against mr cinnamon. I know styles make fights so we’ll see what happens. As far as that silly name “sweet hands” I think that’s about the most ridiculous name I’ve ever heard! Lol, What’s next mr sweet tush?!

  • Truax is capable of making this difficult for Plant. Plant is a small super-middle weight without much power.. If tries for early stoppage he could walk into something.. that being said, Plant should be able to take care of business… then Canelo will walk thru him.

  • Plant in 2? not this time
    Look it took Plant to many rounds to beat his mandatory last fight but he did school the stubben German. And the German is nothing compared to Truax so i see this fight going 12 rounds.

  • No fans? Yawn…sweethands will need his nails painted after this 12 round snoozer

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