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Who won Plant vs Truax?
Caleb Plant beat Caleb Truax by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 30th January 2021 at Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles.
The scorecards were announced as 120-108, 120-108, 120-108 in favor of winner Caleb Plant.
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.
Also, on the undercard Rances Barthelemy was victorious over Al Rivera, Michael Polite Coffie beat Darmani Rock and Joey Spencer defeated Isiah Seldon.
Plant vs Truax stats
Caleb Plant stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 20 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Caleb Truax made his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 4 loses and 2 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Truax had a slight advantage in power over Plant, with a 61% knock out percentage over Plant's 60%.
Caleb Plant was the younger man by 9 years, at 28 years old.
Plant had a height advantage of 1 inch over Truax. Despite this, Truax had 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Caleb Plant & Caleb Truax fought out of an orthodox stance.
Plant was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 17 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 7 year and 1 month later than Truax, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 132 less professional rounds, 122 to Truax's 254.
Caleb Truax was ranked number 3 by the IBF in the 168lb division.
Plant vs Truax form
Plant remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Vincent Feigenbutz on 15th February 2020 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at Bridgestone Arena, Tennessee, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Mike Lee on 20th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jose Uzcategui on 13th January 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at Microsoft Theater, California.
Before that, he had defeated Rogelio Medina on 17th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Don Haskins Convention Center, Texas.
He had won against Andrew Hernandez on 8th September 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Nevada.
Truax had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Peter Quillin on 13th April 2019 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at Minneapolis Armory, Minnesota, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by James DeGale on 7th April 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had defeated James DeGale on 9th December 2017 by majority decision in their IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had beat KeAndrae Leatherwood on 25th August 2017 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Grand Casino, Minnesota, USA.
He had won against Zachariah Kelley on 20th August 2016 by knockout in the 2nd round at Wisconsin Center, Wisconsin.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Caleb Plant had been fighting more than Caleb Truax.
Going to this contest, Caleb Plant had last fought 1 year, 2 months and 2 days ago, while Caleb Truax's last outing had been 2 years and 4 days ago.
Plant's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.
Truax's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 rounds on average.
What time did Plant vs Truax start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Shrine Exposition Center, Los Angeles, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Plant vs Truax?
Plant vs Truax was broadcast on FOX in the US.
What were the odds on Plant vs Truax?
Caleb Plant was a 1/50 (-4999) favourite going into the contest, while Caleb Truax made his way into the ring at 12/1 (+1200) with oddsmakers.