PLANT TO MAKE SECOND DEFENSE OF TITLE VS FEIGENBUTZ
Reigning IBF super-middleweight world champion Caleb “Sweethands” Plant will defend his title on Saturday night against mandatory challenger Vincent Feigenbutz of Germany, in his former hometown Nashville, Tennessee. The bout and the rest of the card will be televised on Fox Sports from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
After capturing his world title in January of 2019, Plant (18-0, 10 KO) has emerged as one of the best talents in the 168-pound division. The title-winning effort saw Plant soundly outpointing Jose Uzcategui, knocking him down twice in with a left hook in the process.
In July of last year, on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao’s victory over Keith Thurman in Las Vegas, Plant successfully defended his title for the first time in his most recent bout. In that fight, Plant stopped contender Mike Lee in the third round.
Plant’s new opponent, Vincent Feigenbutz (31-2, 28 KO) is on a 10-fight win streak since getting stopped twice by two relatively unknown opponents early on in his career. In his last fight, Feigenbutz knocked out an unbeaten Cesar Nunez inside two rounds.
For the winner of Plant-Feigenbutz, a possible unification bout hangs in the balance. According to various reports, WBC super middleweight titleholder David Benavidez will be ringside scouting both fighters. Benavidez regained his title in September of last year with a ninth round KO win over Anthony Dirrell.
The co-headliner for the card will feature contender Bryant Parella, who takes on Abel Ramos in a 10-round welterweight bout.
Parella (17-2, 14 KO) has won two fights since losing via majority decision to Luis Collazo in August 2018, including a unanimous decision win over Breidis Prescott and a third round TKO over Dominique Dolton. His only other defeat was a stoppage at the hands of former world title challenger Yoredenis Ugas.
His opponent, Abel Ramos (25-3-2, 19 KO), only has losses against fellow contender Jamal James, and former world champions Regis Prograis and Ivan Baranchyk. Since his most recent loss to Baranchyk back in 2017, Ramos has embarked on a seven-fight win streak, winning six of those fights by knockout.
Also on the card is Nashville’s Austin Dulay taking on Diego Magdaleno in a 10-round lightweight contest.
Dulay (13-1, 10 KO) is on a two-fight win streak with one “no contest” since the first loss in his professional career in 2018. In that fight, Dulay was stopped by an unbeaten Chris Colbert after seven rounds of action. Former world title challenger Diego Magdaleno (31-3, 13 KO) should be Dulay’s toughest test to date.
Magdaleno has been inactive since his February 2019 knockout loss to Teofimo Lopez, who now holds the IBF title at 135 pounds. His other two defeats came at the hands of Roman “Rocky” Martinez and Terry Flanagan.