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Jose Uzcategui vs Caleb Plant report
Who won Uzcategui vs Plant?
Caleb Plant beat Jose Uzcategui by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Sunday 13th January 2019 at Microsoft Theater in California.
The scorecards were announced as 110-116, 110-116, 111-115 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 Guillermo Rigondeaux was victorious over Giovanni Delgado and Brandon Figueroa beat Moises Flores.
Uzcategui vs Plant stats
Jose Uzcategui stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 23 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Caleb Plant made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 17 wins and 0 draws, with 10 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Uzcategui had a large advantage in power over Plant, boosting at 82% knock out percentage over Plant's 59%.
Jose Uzcategui was the older man by 2 years, at 32 years old.
Uzcategui had a height advantage of 1 inch over Plant. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Jose Uzcategui & Caleb Plant fought out of an orthodox stance.
Uzcategui was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 3 years and 1 month earlier than Plant, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 8 more professional rounds, 150 to Plant's 142.
Caleb Plant was ranked number 2 by the IBF in the 168lb division.
Uzcategui vs Plant form
Uzcategui had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna on 28th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Oracle Arena, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Andre Dirrell on 3rd March 2018 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Andre Dirrell on 20th May 2017 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill.
Before that, he had won against Fabiano Pena on 20th August 2016 by knockout in the 2nd round at La Cetto Vineyard, Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico.
He had beat Derrick Findley on 18th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Auditorio Municipal Fausto Gutiérrez Moreno, Tijuana.
Plant had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated 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, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jose Uzcategui on 13th January 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at Microsoft Theater, California.
Going into that contest, he had won against Rogelio Medina on 17th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Don Haskins Convention Center, Texas.
Before that, he had defeated Andrew Hernandez on 8th September 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Nevada.
He had beat Thomas Awimbono on 25th February 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Legacy Arena, Alabama.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Caleb Plant had been fighting more than Jose Uzcategui.
Going to this contest, Jose Uzcategui had last fought 4 years, 5 months and 21 days ago, while Caleb Plant's last outing had been 3 years, 8 months and 1 day ago.
Uzcategui's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 9 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.2 rounds on average.
Plant's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.
What time did Uzcategui vs Plant start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Microsoft Theater, California, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Uzcategui vs Plant?
Uzcategui vs Plant was broadcast on Fox Sport 1 in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by ITV 4.
What were the odds on Uzcategui vs Plant?
Jose Uzcategui was a 57/100 (-180) favourite going into the contest, while Caleb Plant made his way into the ring at 69/50 (+140) with oddsmakers.
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