MONDAY, January 14th, 2019, AT 9:40 AM/ PST

Caleb "Sweet Hands" Plant
In Becoming The NEW IBF Super Middleweight Champion


"And the NEW!"

Former 4 Time IKF Kickboxing Champion Caleb Plant made us all proud on Sunday night in the main event of the Premier Boxing Champions card at the Microsoft Theatre at L.A. Live in Los Angeles Caleb Plant (Now 18-0, 10 KOs) reached the pinnacle of his career goals in winning his World Title in Professional Boxing. In his 18th Pro Boxing bout he fought Bolivian José Uzcátegui, (28-3, 23 KOs) the current IBF Champion. Plant dominated the bout in the first 8 rounds on his way to a unanimous decision win. Plant not only won the a 168 Middleweight World title but he did so, as his nickname noted, with "Sweet Hands". Knocking Uzcategui down twice, in the second and fourth rounds, with lightning-quick left hooks.

"I've worked my whole lifetime for this, 17 years straight," Plant said, tears flowing. "I buried my daughter in the process of trying to get this belt. I promised her that I would become world champion and bring her this title, and that's exactly what I'm going to go back to Tennessee and do. Nashville, stand up," he shouted in reference to his hometown.

Plant lost his 19-month-old daughter, Alia, in 2015 to a rare disease. He has been fighting for her ever since. Uzcategui, 28, also lost a 3-year-old daughter several years ago from a heart defect. Both fighters have drawn inspiration from their misfortune.

This fight was originally scheduled for last August, but Plant broke his left hand during training camp, pushing the date back. He showed no ill-effects on this night.

Plant moved beautifully early on, beating Uzcategui to the punch and scoring with a strong jab. Uzcategui missed often, as Plant ducked and feinted and slipped punches while landing to the head and body, looking almost Floyd Mayweather-like in the process. It's no coincidence that Plant, who now resides in Las Vegas, has spent much time at the Mayweather Boxing Club.

A counter left hook in the middle of an exchange dropped an off-balance Uzcategui down in the second, only the third time in his career. He rose, seemingly unhurt, and continued to stalk the challenger, who peppered him in the process.

Early in the fourth, a bad cut opened over Plant's right eye. The American showed grit, fighting through it although it times it appeared to impair his vision. Energized by seeing blood, Uzcategui began letting his hands go.

Midway through the stanza, they traded hooks. Both landed; Plant's punch was significantly harder, driving Uzcategui across the ring and to the mat. This time, when he rose, his legs appeared unsteady. However, Plant didn't press his advantage, sticking to his game plan of a smart, outside fight.

Plant continued to pile up the points as the fight progressed. He landed an assortment of shots to the head and body, leading and countering, almost at will. And his defense was sublime.

Uzcategui was game but flummoxed. He rebounded in the ninth, rocking Plant with a short right uppercut on the inside. The challenger wisely clinched to survive the follow-up onslaught.

After losing the tenth, Plant bounced back in the eleventh, showing skill in close quarters and beating Uzcategui to the punch at a distance.

After the final bell, Plant jumped on the ropes, raising both arms in history. He had finally realized his dream.

    • Judge Max DeLuca: 116-110.
    • Judge Zachary Young: 116-110.
    • Lou Moret scored it 115-111.

However, his night was not done there as the Plant then went back to his dressing room and proposed to his girlfriend,
Jordan Hardy (Host of the weekly #PBCJabs boxing show and FS1.)
Oh, and she said "Yes!"

WEDNESDAY, January 9th, 2019, AT 2:00 PM/ PST

Premie Boxing Champions Presents
Uzcategui VS Plant
Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA

IKF Has Ties To This Weekends
Boxing World Title Bout

This weekend Premie Boxing Champions and TGB Promotions will feature a Pro Boxing event at the Microsoft Theater (777 Chick Hearn Ct) in Los Angeles, CA.
On the event will be a defense of the IBF (International Boxing Federation) Super Middleweight World Title.

The current champion is Jose Uzcategui
(28-2) from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico via El Vigia, Venezuela


His challenger, who is someone well known to us here at the IKF.
Caleb "Sweet Hands" Plant
(17-0) from Ashland City, Tennessee – Now in Henderson Nevada

Caleb is a former 3 Time IKF Amateur World Champion and won a total of 4 IKF Titles.

On May 15th, 2009 in Mounds View, Minnesota he won the IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules United States Middleweight Title when he defeated Scott Legus by unanimous decision, 50-45 on all 3 judges cards.

Later that same year he won the IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules Super Middleweight World Title on October 9th, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota when he defeated Rob Burbridge of Kent, England by split decision.

He also proved himself at the IKF World Classic Tournaments winning the 2007 World Classic Tournament title at Light Middleweight and the Middleweight title at the 2010 IKF World Classic Tournament, both in Orlando, Florida.

When he retired as an Amateur Caleb had an amateur kickboxing record of 37 wins with 8 loses and 16 wins by KO/TKO. Caleb was trained by his father, Richie Plant but is now mainly trained by Justin Gamber. For more on Caleb Plant click HERE.

For the fight promo click HERE.

FRIDAY, June 3rd, 2016, AT 2:15 PM/ PST

IKF Wishing Former 3 Time IKF Amateur World Champion
Caleb "Sweet Hands" Plant
Success In Boxing Tonight In Florida.

Former IKF Amateur Super Middleweight World Champion (October of 2009) and 2 Time IKF World Classic Champion (2007 and 2010) Caleb "Sweet Hands" Plant of Ashland City, Tennessee, USA has been making a name for himself in Pro Boxing. After winning his 4 IKF Titles as an Amateur Kickboxer Caleb moved his focus to Boxing. In 2010, he was ranked 3rd in the nation. In 2011 he was a Golden Gloves Light Heavyweight National Champion and by then had also won 4 Middle Tennessee State Gold Glove Titles. In 2011 he became an Olympic trialist and served as an alternate in 2012. In 2013 he fought for team USA in the World Series of Boxing and was ranked 2nd before getting injured, suffering a torn MCL and a broken nose.

On May 10th, 2014 he made his Pro Boxing debut by knocking out Travis Davidson at the USC Galen Center in Los Angeles, California, USA by KO and never looked back. Plant went on to win his first 12 bouts, 9 by Knockout.

Tonight at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida, USA he takes on Carlos Galvan who holds a record of 12 wins, 3 loses with a draw and 11 of his 12 wins coming by way of Knockout. Caleb last fought was on January 19th of this year when he stopped Adasat Rodriguez (11-3-2) at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California, USA by TKO.

Here's the info on his past IKF Kickboxing accomplishments...

  • Caleb Plant
    Ashland City, Tennessee, USA, 37-8/16, 165, 6', 7-8-92, Richie Plant
    • IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules United States Middleweight Champion
      • Plant won his title on May 15th, 2009 in Mounds View, Minnesota, USA when he defeated Scott Legus by unanimous decision, 50-45 on all 3 judges cards.
      • Plant's Middleweight title was eventually retired on October 30th, 2013 due to inactivity in Kickboxing.
      • IKF did not retire his IKF Amateur Super Middleweight World title which he won on October 9th, 2009.
      • Last Update: 10-30-13.

  • Caleb "Sweet Hands" Plant
    Ashland City, Tennessee, USA, 37-8/16, 165, 6', 7-8-92, Richie Plant
    • IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules Super Middleweight World Champion.
      • Plant won his IKF Amateur World title on October 9th, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (USA VS UK Poster Click Here.) when he defeated Rob Burbridge of Kent, England by split decision.
      • Plant's World title was retired when he turned Pro in Boxing - CLICK HERE.