Caleb Plant vs. Caleb Truax: Fight Analysis and Prediction

Published 01/29/2021, 2:16 AM EST


IBF super-middleweight champion Caleb Plant will finally return to the ring this Saturday against Caleb Truax. The undefeated American will take on former IBF champion Truax in a 12-round bout. So, let’s inspect the fight and see who will come out on top.

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This will be Plant’s third title defense since he became the world champion. And the fight will air live on FOX and will be available to fans for free.

The champion comes into the fight on the back of an impressive technical knockout victory over Vincent Feigenbutz. With a record of 20-0 and 12 knockouts, Plant is a versatile fighter. He can box on the front foot and counter-punch.

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Truax is a veteran, and this may be his last shot at a world title. He comes into the fight with a wealth of experience and on the back of a decision victory over David Basajjamivule. His 31-4-2 record shows he’s been around for a while now.

Despite Truax’s experience, Plant is going into the fight as the favorite. Fans across the world are expecting him to get the ‘W’ with ease.

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Our prediction for Caleb Plant vs. Caleb Truax

Given the fighters’ style of boxing, we’re going with Caleb Plant to win. Moreover, he will add to his knockout percentage with a seventh-round knockout. Plant will break him down with quick and powerful combinations and then step on it after the sixth round.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 20: Referee Robert Byrd (L) holds up the arm of Caleb Plant as he celebrates his third-round TKO victory over Mike Lee to retain his IBF super middleweight title at MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 20, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Plant possesses underrated ring IQ and movement. He moves very lightly on his feet and combines it with powerful combinations as we’ve seen in his previous three fights. Since the pair are evenly matched physically, we feel this could be the defining factor for Plant.

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CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 24: Caleb Trux connects with Daniel Jacobs during a middleweight fight at the UIC Pavilion on April 24, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

However, Truax is a former champion and thrives on being the underdog. If he can weather the storm from Plant and show his chin, he is in with a chance for another big upset. Despite this, it will be difficult for him to out-box someone like ‘Sweethands’ Plant.

Who do you think will come out on top on January 30? Will Caleb Plant get the victory to set up a fight against Canelo, or will Truax cause a huge upset?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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