“I Was Raised to Fight to the Death” – Caleb Plant Pens a Powerful Message

Published 03/23/2021, 12:23 AM EDT
NASHVILLE, TN – FEBRUARY 15: Caleb Plant celebrates after defeating Vincent Feigenbutz of Germany in their IBF world super middleweight championship bout at Bridgestone Arena on February 15, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. Plant defeated Feigenbutz by TKO during the tenth round. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)


Caleb Plant ranks among the biggest names in the super-middleweight landscape today. With his undefeated stint, Plant has maintained an enigmatic run in the sport. He’s taken on some gigantic fights in his career and is gearing up for a cosmic undisputed title fight in late 2021.

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Plant stays pretty active on his social handle and interacts with his fans regularly. Recently, he posted a photo of his win over Vincent Feigenbutz with a powerful message to fire back at his critics.

I was raised to fight to the death, that’s why I didn’t fold when they would’ve.”

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In his last fight, ‘Sweethands’ overpowered Caleb Truax to defend his IBF super-middleweight title. Right from the first gong, Plant walked Truax down and smothered him with a slick combination of punches.

Although he was stunned by a handful of shots from his opponent, Plant didn’t truly let the latter take control of the fight. He claimed a comfortable unanimous decision win in this fight and solidified his pro-boxing resume. Moreover, this was his third major title defense after bagging the title in 2019.

The Nashville native is now waiting to get his hands on the winner of Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders. He will battle out either of two in predominantly the biggest fight of his career for the undisputed title. If Plant secures a win in this fight, he will add another feather to his cap, thus cementing himself as the best at the 168-pound weight class.

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With a win over Caleb Truax, ‘Sweethands’ improved to 21 wins with 0 losses. With every fight, Plant unleashes his altogether unique version. He makes significant adjustments during the fight to tackle his opponents.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 19: IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant holds up his belt during his official weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 19, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Plant will defend his title against Mike Lee on July 20 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Until now, he’s fought some bigwigs of the division, but his ultimate test lies in the undisputed title fight which he’ll take on in the coming few months.

More than anyone else, Plant is excited to prove his worth in the highly dynamic super-middleweight division. On May 8, it’ll be clear on whom will the 28-year-old face for all the gold at 168 pounds.

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What is your favorite highlight from Caleb Plant’s prolonged career?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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