Caleb Plant Record: Has He Faced Quality Boxers During Undefeated Run?

Published 11/01/2021, 3:04 PM EDT
NASHVILLE, TN – FEBRUARY 15: Caleb Plant of United States 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 defeats Feigenbutz by TKO during the tenth round. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)


Caleb ‘Sweethands’ Plant, the IBF super-middleweight champion of the world, and the pride of Nashville, Tennessee has faced a lot of trials and tribulations in and out of the ring on his way to the top. Ahead of his historic fight against the pound for pound king, Canelo Alvarez, let’s take a look at his boxing journey.

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Plant grew up in a small town in Tennessee and was born into poverty. He started boxing at the age of 9, and a successful amateur boxing career helped him escape the clutches of his impoverished background. He went on to become a reserve for the 2012 Olympic US American boxing team, after which he turned pro.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 20: Caleb Plant prepares for his IBF super middleweight title fight against Mike Lee at MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 20, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Plant retained his title with a third-round TKO. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Is Caleb Plant undefeated?

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The 6 foot 1-inch orthodox boxer boasts of an impressive unbeaten record. In 21 professional fights, Plant has not lost even once. Plant is not a knockout artist. Although he does possess the power to knock his opponents out with one punch, Plant uses his superior boxing IQ and movement to systematically dismantle his opponents.

How many matches did he win?

Plant turned pro in 2014, after a pretty successful amateur career. Since then he has fought 21 times and has won all 21 of his fights. Despite winning all his fights inside the ring, Plant has suffered some devastating losses outside of it. The American lost his daughter before he became IBF champion. Soon after he became champion, he lost his mother.

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)
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Who did Caleb Plant lose to?

‘Sweethands’ has never lost in his professional boxing career. The American has almost perfected his game. Plant has faced some of the best fighters in the division. He fought Jose Uzcategui back in 2019 for the IBF title. After dethroning the champion, he went on to defend his title three times against quality opposition like Caleb Truax and Vincent Feigenbutz.

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However, as an amateur, Plant lost quite a number of times when he was learning the ropes. His amateur career consists of 97 wins and 20 losses. He won a couple of State Championships in Tennessee as an amateur, under the tutelage of his father.

Caleb Plant is looking to make history

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 21: (L-R) Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant during a face-off before a press conference ahead of their super middleweight fight on November 6 at The Beverly Hilton on September 21, 2021 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Plant will look to make history on November 6 when he faces Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. After months of back and forth, the pair enter the ring with a chance to make history. On November 6, only one of them will enter the history books as the first-ever ‘undisputed’ super-middleweight champion.

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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