Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Super Middleweight
Who won Plant vs Lee?
Caleb Plant beat Mike Lee by technical knockout in the 3rd round on Saturday 20th July 2019 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
This contest was for the IBF super middleweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao beating Keith Thurman for the WBA Super World Welterweight championship. Also, on the undercard Luis Nery defeated Juan Carlos Payano, Sergey Lipinets was victorious over Jayar Inson, Efe Ajagba beat Ali Eren Demirezen and Yordenis Ugas defeated Omar Figueroa Jr.
Plant vs Lee stats
Back in July 2019, Caleb Plant stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 18 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Mike Lee made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 21 wins and 0 draws, with 11 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Plant had a slight advantage in power over Lee, with a 56% knock out percentage over Lee's 52%.
Caleb Plant was the younger man by 5 years, at 27 years old.
Plant had a height advantage of 1 inch over Lee. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Both Caleb Plant & Mike Lee fought out of an orthodox stance.
Plant was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 3 year and 11 months later than Lee, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 61 more professional rounds, 154 to Lee's 93.
Plant vs Lee form
Caleb Plant had beaten 5 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Jose Uzcategui on 13th January 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at Microsoft Theater, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Rogelio Medina on 17th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Don Haskins Convention Center, Texas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Andrew Hernandez on 8th September 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Nevada.
Before that, he had won against Thomas Awimbono on 25th February 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Legacy Arena, Alabama.
He had beat Juan De Angel on 23rd August 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Pennsylvania.
Lee had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Chris Traietti on 30th September 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at UIC FORUM, Chicago, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Mike Snider on 3rd June 2016 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Resorts World Casino, Queens.
Going into that contest, he had won against Joe Gardner on 16th January 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had defeated Mike Sawyer on 12th December 2015 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Ramada Hotel & Convention Center, Omaha.
He had beat Gary Tapusoa on 14th February 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Resorts World Casino, Queens.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Caleb Plant had been fighting more than Mike Lee.
Going to this contest, Caleb Plant had last fought 6 months and 7 days ago, while Mike Lee's last outing had been 2 years, 9 months and 20 days ago.
Plant's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 54 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.8 rounds on average.
Lee's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 24 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.8 rounds on average.
What time did Plant vs Lee start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 12:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Plant vs Lee?
Caleb Plant was a 3/100 (-3300) favourite going into the contest, while Mike Lee made his way into the ring at 10/1 (+1000) with oddsmakers.