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Caleb Plant: I Want David Benavidez, I'm Tired of Waiting!

Fighting in front of a raucous hometown crowd for the first time in his professional career, undefeated IBF super middleweight world champion Caleb “Sweethands” Plant (20-0, 12 KOs) put on a show.

Plant dominated mandatory challenger Vincent Feigenbutz (31-3, 28 KOs) of Germany, scoring a 10th-round TKO Saturday night from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

Plant, who grew up in neighboring Ashland City, successfully made the second defense of the world title he won in January 2019 with a thrilling 12-round unanimous decision over then-titlist Jose Uzcategui. “Sweethands” lived up to his moniker, breaking down Germany’s Feigenbutz before putting him away.

“I was super fueled by the crowd tonight,” Plant said. “I could have gone all night. The whole city came out. Nashville stand up!”

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Plant gave them plenty to cheer about from the opening bell, landing his jab up and downstairs. The aggressive Feigenbutz, 24, struggled to land anything in return.

Plant began landing the combinations in the third, bringing the crowd to his feet with a series of well-placed volleys.

Those shots slowly took their toll, but Feigenbutz was game. He came alive in the sixth, pinning Plant against the ropes and unloading his own combinations. Plant covered up and shook his head as if unbothered.

Plant pounded Feigenbutz in the seventh and eighth, opening up a cut on his nose and swelling his right eye. The challenger absorbed more punishment in the ninth, causing the ringside doctor to take a hard look at him in between rounds.

The end came swiftly in the 10th as Plant, sensing his foe was weakening, pounded away until referee Malik Waleed mercifully stepped in. The official time of the stoppage was 2:23 of the 10th.

“I felt great out there,” said Plant. “I was relaxed and sharp. I told you I was going to stop this before the 12th round. I want to dedicate this to my daughter, to my mother, my grandfather and the whole city of Nashville.”

The champion also stated his desire to unify versus unbeaten WBC counterpart and rival, David Benavidez.

“Everyone knows I want that unification fight with David Benavidez,” Plant stated. “You know who the best 168-pounder is. If you want that, you’ve got to come see me. I want that fight; I’ve been asking for it and I’m tired of waiting!”

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Comment by 4truth on 02-17-2020

[QUOTE]“Everyone knows I want that unification fight with David Benavidez,” Plant stated. “You know who the best 168-pounder is. If you want that, you’ve got to come see me. I want that fight; I’ve been asking for it and I’m…

Comment by steeve steel on 02-17-2020

[QUOTE=Young Bidness;20394454]We’ve heard it all before. Before Plant is BJs. You measure performances for the latest predictions. Plant was struggling with Uzcategai in the late rounds. You think his performance with Lee and 11 rounds with Feigenbutz is enough to…

Comment by JMMWchamp on 02-17-2020

Is it just me or everyone is blind AF? This fight looked like a Canelo vs Josesito/Khan fight... Yall dnt see size differences n body build. Just saying. N you not supposed 2 look good.?

Comment by .!WAR MIKEY!. on 02-17-2020

No you dont. You stay ducking benavidez! FAKE CHAMPION! WAR THE REAL CHAMP BENAVIDEZ!

Comment by Bob Haymon on 02-17-2020

[QUOTE=greeneye99;20394682]The Plant Hate is Strong over here![/QUOTE] Stating a fact is considered hate speech by you hillbilly snowflakes.

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