Jake Paul Left Stunned as Caleb Plant Buries “The Dog” with Spectacular Knockout Win

Published 10/16/2022, 3:31 AM EDT

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YouTube sensation Jake Paul was seemingly shocked after witnessing Caleb Plant vs. Anthony Dirrell on the under-card of Deontay Wilder vs Robert Helenius. Plant secured the victory over Dirrell in incredible fashion, knocking him out in the ninth round.

The finish came at 2:57 of round nine after Plant connected with a quick left to the body and pulled the punch to deliver a clean left hook to the head. Moreover, Dirrell was throwing his own right hook at the time, which meant his left hand would be out of position to block Plant’s punch.


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The punch caught Dirrell by surprise, as he didn’t even see the knockout punch coming as it landed flush to the jaw. After the punch landed, Dirrell dropped to the floor, hurt badly, and was in need of medical attention. Following this, Plant went on to grab an imaginary shovel and threw imaginary dirt at Dirrell while he was down. This was meant to take shots at Dirrell, who was apparently buried by Plant. However, Plant failed to recognize the impact of the punch, as it took a while for Dirrell to regain consciousness.

Moreover, Paul was stunned after witnessing this KO as he took to Twitter and express his reaction to the KO. “WOW CALEB PLANT” he wrote.


It looks like The Problem Child could use a move or two from Plant’s playbook as he is set to face the toughest challenge of his boxing career. Paul will face former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva on October 29th in Phoenix, Arizona.

Jake Paul predicts PPV buys for Silva fight

Paul is expecting his fight against Silva to be a blockbuster event as he tried to hype up the fight. In an interview with MMA junkie, he revealed that this could be the highest-selling PPV of his career.

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He stated that although he would be happy if the event garnered 300,000 to 500,000 buys, but was expecting the event to sell for 700,000 buys. “I think this will be the biggest pay-per-view. I would be happy with anywhere from 300-500,000, but I think it can get up anywhere to like 600 or 700,000. ” He said.


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Although this number might seem a little far-fetched considering the declining PPV model. However this might certainly be Paul’s biggest-selling PPV in his career even if it doesn’t reach 700,000 buys.

What did you think about Paul’s reaction to Plant’s KO? Let us know in the comments.


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Written by:

Sahil Sood


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Sahil Sood is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication, and holds a keen interest in the 'sweet science'. His journey towards following boxing began when he first saw the highlights of Mike Tyson as a teenager, and then closely followed the rise of Floyd Mayweather.
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Ajinkya Aswale