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Caleb Plant Decisions Jose Uzcategui; Wins IBF Super Middleweight Title
Nashville, Tennessee's Caleb Plant (18-0, 10 KOs was victorious in winning the IBF super middleweight title as squared off against Jose Uzcategui (28-3, 23 KOs) Sunday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Plant started off fast going to the body as Uzcategui stalked to start. In round two, Plant connected Uzcategui with a as the champ went down, later in the round Uzcategui landed a flush straight right hand. The third round saw Uzcategui time Plant, as he continued to stalk.
The champ Uzcategui continued to stalk the fast handed Plant as he was on the receiving end of combinations. Late in the fight Plant continued to keep his distance and land combinations but Uzcategui continued to go forward landing big shots on a bloodied and tough Plant.
In the end the judges scored the bout 116-110, 116-110, and 115-111 as Caleb Plant wins the IBF super middleweight title.
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