VIDEO: Caleb Plant Flexes Boxing Skills When Teammate Tries to Give Him Advice

Published 01/25/2021, 2:41 AM EST
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)


Nicknamed ‘Sweethands’, Caleb Plant is one of the most legitimate threats for the active 168 pounders in boxing. The IBF super middleweight champion has run through the division with 20 wins (12 KOs) in just six years. He will face Caleb Truax next on January 30 before turning attention towards the other elite champions likely Billy Joe Saunders, Canelo Alvarez, or David Benavidez.

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Meanwhile, Truax is another such veteran who has been a prime super middleweight puncher for a long time. So, he possesses a serious threat to Caleb Plant’s dominance.

However, ‘Sweethands’ is still the favorite and has recently showcased his abilities ahead of the fight. He has recently posted a brief clip on Instagram from a sparring session. It seems the 28-year-old is working on sleek upper-cuts. If he puts the same to display on fight night, it can be trouble for Truax.

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Caleb Plant vs Caleb Truax- Everything you need to know

The upcoming super middleweight headliner between Truax and Plant will see Plant’s IBF title go on the line. The event will happen at the Shrine Exposition Centre in Los Angeles, California amid a live audience.

Although Caleb Plant has received most of the favor, some factors put Caleb Truax in a similar position. Excluding all the fight record, Plant and Truax have very similar features. Both the pugilists are orthodox, so stylistically they can challenge each other.

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Meanwhile, they measure up almost the same in reach with Truax standing at 75” and Plant at 74” and both pugilists stand at 6’1″. So, it’s safe to say that neither one will have a physical advantage over the other. The only way they can settle the fight is by exhibiting their skills to the best of their abilities till the final bell.

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)

Akin to his previous fights, Plant has vowed to produce an even better version of himself. But boxing is an unpredictable sport, and Truax has all the chances of landing a stunner.

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All the discussions aside, it seems that fans are in for an intriguing fight between two best boxers of the generation. Depending on the outcome, promoters can settle some big fights at the super middleweight ahead.

Do you think Caleb Plant will retain his record and title against Caleb Truax?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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