Advertisement
Advertisement

Plant Inks With Haymon, Pro Debut on Stiverne-Arreola

By Jake Donovan

Caleb Plant is still more than a week from his official pro debut, yet already hit the jackpot.

The 21-year old light heavyweight from Ashland City, Tenn. – roughly 30 minutes northwest of Nashville – will appear on the non-televised undercard of the May 10 heavyweight title fight rematch between Bermane Stiverne and Chris Arreola at the USC Galen Center in Los Angeles, California. The main event airs live in prime time on ESPN.

The move comes on the heels of becoming one of the latest fighters to sign with high-powered, low-profile adviser Al Haymon.

Plant is also co-managed by Luis DeCubas, whose reputation for developing champions complements Haymon’s knack for maximizing his fighters’ income.

“We’re really excited for Caleb,” states Justin Gamber, Plant’s trainer who heads up Music City Boxing in Nashville. “There aren’t a lot of fighters from (the Nashville area) who go on to accomplish a lot, but unlike most from here, Caleb has a deep amateur background and also the attention of many in the boxing industry.”

Among Plant’s credentials in the amateur ranks include a National Golden Gloves championship and also a 4th place finish in the 2010 USA Boxing Nationals competition. The 6’1” boxer began his amateur career trained by his father and former boxer Richie Plant.

In preparation for his pro debut, Plant stepped out of his comfort zone in traveling to Southern Florida to briefly train at Mike Tyson’s Iron Mike Productions Boxing Gym.

An opponent has yet to be named for Plant’s pro debut.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

Tags: Al Haymon image   Caleb Plant image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by kbpoetree on 05-02-2014

[QUOTE=***1048;ATAS;14486362]Passed up on CORNFLAKE for this chump? [img]http://www.ikfkickboxing.com/CalebPlant08.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] Caleb is definitely not a chump..he's quick as can be and very sharp watch out for this kid he works extremely hard and shall do big things

Comment by Golovkin on 04-30-2014

First plant with a boxing deal. Looking forward to this.

Comment by SkillspayBills on 04-30-2014

[QUOTE=***1048;ATAS;14486362]Passed up on CORNFLAKE for this chump? [img]http://www.ikfkickboxing.com/CalebPlant08.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] I read your post and said "Who the **** is cornflake!?" then saw your sig and laughed so hard it hurt. Thanks for that homie.

Comment by Hougigo on 04-30-2014

[QUOTE=***1048;ATAS;14486362]Passed up on CORNFLAKE for this chump? [img]http://www.ikfkickboxing.com/CalebPlant08.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] Nah man, Cornflake turned Haymon down

Comment by ИATAS on 04-30-2014

Passed up on CORNFLAKE for this chump? [img]http://www.ikfkickboxing.com/CalebPlant08.jpg[/img]

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (5)
Top Headlines Kosei Tanaka Stops Rene Patilano in Six Rounds in Nagoya, Japan Video: Shane Mosley Jr. Reflects on Win, The Future, More Tony Bellew: I'll Face That Bitch David Haye on That Joker Channel! Denis Shafikov, Joel Diaz Jr. To See Action on June 11 in El Monte Tony Bellew Gets Off The Deck, Brutal KO of Makabu For WBC Belt Video: David Avanesyan, Trainer Talk Win Over Shane Mosley Stephen Smith, Sean Dodd, Scott Fitzgerald All Victorious Video: Roberto Duran on Mosley Defeat To Avanesyan David Avanesyan Will Be Ringside To Scout Thurman vs. Porter Callum Smith Stays on Course For Title Shot, Get TKO in Six Ricky Burns Ready For Revenge on Crawford, Broner Showdown Video: Shane Mosley Talks About Loss To David Avanesyan David Price Returns in Style With Quick Knockout Victory Holyfield Believes Anthony Joshua Could Break Marciano's Record Bellew vs. Makabu LIVE Results From Goodison Park Frank Warren Questions Hearn's Position on Joshua vs. Haye James DeGale's Coach Confident: Badou Jack is Tailor-Made For Us Hearn: Eubank is Bigger UK Fight For Golovkin Than Saunders Golovkin's Coach: Only GGG Fight Brings Mayweather 100 Million! Bellew: I'll Fight That Bitch David Haye, He's Degrading Boxing! Photos: Ricky Burns Makes History, Blasts Di Rocco For WBA Belt Bellew vs. Makabu: Sean Dodd Looks To Enter The World Scene Viktor Postol Motivated By Underdog Role Against Crawford Arum: If Mayweather Wants Pacquiao, Let Him Come To Manila Haumono Saw Flaws, Believes He Will Chin Check Joseph Parker Glowacki Hopes To Get Usyk To Poland, Then Wants Lebedev Avanesyan Ends Shane Mosley, Secures Thurman-Porter Shot Vazquez Outpoints Bone, Eyes Future Clash With Adrien Broner Gabe Rosado Not Looking Past Gutierrez To Chavez Jr. Showdown Shane Mosley Jr. Edges Roberto Young With Majority Nod Bermane Stiverne Eager To Step in, Face Deontay Wilder Jonas Sultan Retains His RP Championship With KO in Five Rounds Photos: Verdejo, Diaz Open Workouts Before HUGE Bronx Crowd Roach: Floyd Mayweather Asked Me To Train Conor McGregor Krzysztof Wlodarczyk Beats Down Kai Kurzawa For TKO Win Ricky Burns Becomes Three Division Champion, Stops Di Rocco in 8 Nurse Pounds on Limond For TKO Win, Retains British Title WADA To Meet With AIBA, Shocking Allegations Over Drug Testing Conor Benn Wins In Glasgow, Returns on Joshua-Breazeale McCarthy Beats Jon-Lewis Dickinson, Must Face Askin Next
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement