Caleb Plant vs. Caleb Truax outcomes: Plant outclasses Truax to defend IBF 168-pound title

Caleb Plant took care of enterprise in protection of his IBF tremendous middleweight title dominating Caleb Truax. He now has his sights set on greater and higher issues.

Resembling turning into the undisputed tremendous middleweight champion of the world. 

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“That is my aim,” stated Plant (21-0, 12 KOs). “I wish to be the primary undisputed tremendous middleweight champion. It would not matter who it’s towards. Line them up and I will knock them down.” 

The combat headlined a “PBC on Fox” card from the Shrine Exposition Middle in Los Angeles on Saturday night time. This was Plant’s first bout since a 10th-round stoppage of Vincent Feigenbutz final February. 

Plant began shortly, popping the jab and touchdown to the physique. A brief hook halfway means of the primary spherical shocked Truax. It was evident that the velocity of “Sweethands” would current an enormous downside for the challenger. With Plant setting the tempo, it did not take Truax lengthy to comprehend that surviving could be his solely victory on this night time, and only a ethical victory at that. 

Truax tried to work his manner inside however was unable to disrupt Plant’s rhythm. 

A brief left lead uppercut Plant within the fourth spherical led to a sequence which the champion was seemingly unable to overlook with any punch. Plant continued to pile on the punishment however wasn’t in a position to put away his opponent.

By the sixth spherical, Truax’s face was a bloody mess, however his sturdiness allowed him to hold round and proceed to soak up punishment. Truax landed a tough overhand proper within the eighth however lacked any semblance of consistency that would have turned this combat from the glorified sparring match that it was. 

Ultimately, Plant gained in a clear sweep; the judges all scored it 120-108. But it surely wasn’t the stoppage he wished.

A lot of the blame for that went to an damage he believes he suffered within the center rounds.

“I wished the stoppage,” Plant stated earlier than revealing a potential damaged hand. “I am upset I did not get it however my hand was damage within the center rounds.”

With WBA (Tremendous), WBC and Ring 168-pound champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez already having his subsequent two fights lined up, it could be a while earlier than Plant will get his alternative to unify. Till then, he’ll look to remain busy and watch for his alternative. 

“I am prepared for whoever they put in entrance of me,” he stated.

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