Tennessee prospect Caleb ‘Sweet Hands’ Plant has another opportunity to show off his obvious talent on September 22 with a tenth pro outing at Sands Casino in Pennsylvania.
The 23 year-old has raced to an impressive 9-0 in just 15 months as a professional, scoring eight stoppages along with way – five in the first session alone – and is yet to go past four rounds.
Plant, who is signed to the Al Haymon Premier Boxing Champions series, is looking forward to stepping into the ring once again next week and building on a reputation that is already gathering considerable momentum.
“I couldn’t be happier with the way my career has started. Al Haymon and the PBC are doing a great job in bringing boxing back to its original roots on free TV,” Plant told World Boxing News.
“I’ve been fighting regularly and I’m starting to get great exposure with my recent fights being televised. I’m very excited about my future.
“This time around, it’s been a difficult task finding me an opponent, but I know they will get someone soon. I’m just eager to shine on Fox Sports as this fight will be televised on ‘Toe-To-Toe Tuesday’ night fights.
“In the next twelve months, I hope to be fighting for a regional title if not a world title and by then I feel I’ll be ready to compete against anyone in the world.”
Asked whether he believes he can carry his heavy hands all the way to the top, Plant replied: “I don’t see why not. I know at the championship level it will be more difficult to get the knockouts, but I’m only getting stronger and my power will definitely be there.”
Plant’s upcoming contest is set to be another six rounder at a weight just above 160lbs, although the fighter sees his long-term future being at the super middleweight division – which is currently packed with world-class talent.
“Right now, I can make middleweight if need be, but I think it’s wise to fight somewhere in the middle. Eventually, I’ll be staying up at super-middleweight as my career moves along. But like I said, I’m able to make 160 comfortably at this point.
“The middleweight and super-middleweight divisions are loaded at the moment. GGG and Miguel Cotto are the big names at 160, with Andre Ward, Badou Jack and James DeGale standing on top of the 168-pound division. These divisions are extremely tough, but with a lot of hard work I see myself competing against all of them.
“On September 22, I’m looking to get another knockout, but as in all my fights, you’ll never see me just go right at a person. I take my time and pick my shots. Fortunately, I’ve been able to get my opponents hurt and out of there early, so you can look for more of the same when I next step in the ring.
“If my opponent takes me to the later rounds then that’s fine as I’ll be ready to go into deep waters,” he added.