Plant vs Feigenbutz Live : Abraham World Champion has held the IBF Middleweight World title and the WBO Super Middleweight PPV World title twice throughout his illustrious career, is confident that Feigenbutz can upset the Boxing odds and beat the Nashville native Plant in his hometown. The 168-pound division is badly in need of a star, and/or a compelling rivalry. Plant is undefeated and coming off an explosive KO victory over Mike Lee in the first defense of his title back in July 2019.
However, he needs to establish a long pattern of victory and to secure himself as the top fighter in his weight division. To augment Plant’s potential rise to global prominence, he needs to begin to face and defeat opponents who are capable of pushing him into eye-opening performances.
“It’s going to be a tough fight because Caleb Plant is one of the best super middleweights there is,” said Abraham. “However, Vincent has a great chance to win the World title. If he is brave, tough and demonstrates his punching power then he can win the fight.
“No matter what country, boxing anywhere is the same. If you are the away fighter then it’s always much more difficult to get the decision. I think knocking out Caleb Plant will make it much easier for Vincent to become victorious.
“Vincent needs to maintain his focus but also stay relaxed,” continued Abraham. “I know Vincent has trained hard, he always does. But as I mentioned he has to be brave, hard and also confident. A victory would be very important for the development of boxing in Germany and would help it to become successful again.”
‘King Arthur’ was last in action in April 2018 when he dropped Denmark’s Patrick Nielsen en route to a points victory and the 39-year-old has been linked with a return to the ring against fellow two-weight World Champion Felix Sturm. When questioned if he would consider facing his former foe, Abraham simply replied:
It will be a true homecoming for Caleb Plant, as the IBF Super Middleweight Champion will main event a card taking place inside the Bridgestone Arena in his backyard of Nashville, Tennessee. “Sweethands” will face off against Vincent Feigenbutz on February 15th in a Premier Boxing Champions-produced event on FOX.
Fighting since 2014, Plant (19-0) is coming off of a TKO-win against Mike Lee back in July. Now, he is preparing to defend his IBF belt for the second time, and doing so in a place he is extremely familiar with is a dream for Plant.
“Since I was little kid I’ve thought about wanting to bring a world title to the Bridgestone Arena,” Plant stated during a media scrum at his workout session. “It’s the biggest venue in the city, so to be headlining there as a world champion, at this point in my career, it’s huge. I’m going to make the most of it.
“I feel great,” Plant continued. “Camp and sparring have been great and my strength and conditioning is spot on. I know everyone says they’re on weight, but if you check my track record, you know that if I tell you I feel good, that probably means it’s going great. We’re just finishing up camp with a bang and ready for February 15.”
Plant’s opponent might be the step up in competition he’s been waiting for. Feigenbutz (31-2) has 28 wins via knockout and is currently on a ten-fight win streak, eight of those wins coming via some form of knockout. The 24-year-old from Germany’s last win was against Cesar Nunez back in August via TKO. This will be his first time fighting in America, and Plant is ready to welcome him with a closed fist.
“Feigenbutz has a good record and a lot of knockouts,” Plant went on to say. “He’s been an interim champion before, and that’s more than a lot of top contenders can say. I know he’s coming to take what’s mine and I know this is the biggest moment of his life, but he’s going to fall short.”
In order to avoid Feigenbutz’s power, Plant has brought in Ronald Ellis (17-1-2, 1NC) as well as fighters and trainers from Norway. He is looking to create any advantage against the knockout artist. Since outpointing Jose Uzcategui for the IBF strap, Plant has managed to work on improving every aspect of his game. That, along with his personal life and the losses that have come within his family, has motivated him to be the best version of himself.
“My offense and punching power is probably the best that its’ ever been,” said Plant. “My defense and footwork is also just as slick as always. You saw the best Caleb Plant so far against Jose Uzcategui, and you didn’t get to see a whole lot of it, but I was a better Caleb Plant against Mike Lee. Now I’m going to show an even better version of myself on February 15.
“It’s exciting to be in this position,” Plant continued. “I feel like my career is right where I want it to be. I’m just taking it one fight at a time. We’re going to get this out of the way, then move on to what’s next.”
With IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Pant (19-0, 11 KOs) set to make his next title defense against Vincent Feigenbutz (31-2, 28 KOs) on February 15th in his hometown of Nashville, Plant talks about the opportunity to be fighting in front of a friendly crowd and what we can expect to see on the night.
“No. No. It’s not gonna be a war. He’s rough, he’s tough…I know he’s a strong guy, I know he’s trying to knock me out, he’s looking to spoil this moment for me. But that’s not gonna happen. I’ma box him up, I’ma embarrass him, then I’m gonna punish him, and then I’m gonna stop him.“This fight’s not going 12 rounds so either he can wave the white flag or I’ll wave it for him just like I did for Mike Lee.”
Plant enters this fight on the heels of his third round stoppage of Mike Lee last summer, in a not-so-thrilling first defense of the IBF title he won off Jose Uzcategui one year ago. Let’s hope Feigenbutz puts up a little bit more resistance.
Kommende Nacht schlägt die große Stunde für Vincent Feigenbutz (31-2-0, 28 Ko’s)! Der 24-jährige Karlsruher wird in der Bridgestone-Arena in Nashville (Tennessee, USA) auf IBF-Supermittelgewichts-Champion Caleb Plant (19-0-0, 11 Ko’s) treffen. Nachdem sich Feigenbutz über mehrere Wochen auf jenen WM-Fight im heimischen Karlsruhe vorbereitet hatte, befindet sich der Schützling von Manager Rainer Gottwald seit dem 5. Februar in den USA.
Gestern fand das offizielle Wiegen statt: Während Vincent Feigenbutz einen ruhigen aber dennoch entschlossenen Eindruck machte, ließ sein 27-jähriger Gegner, Caleb Plant, keine Gelegenheit aus, um auf seinen deutschen Herausforderer einzureden. Zunächst brachten beide Boxer das gewünschte Kampfgewicht.
Vincent Feigenbutz brachte 74,933 Kilogramm auf die Waage. Bei IBF-Champion Caleb Plant standen dagegen 75,659 Kg. zu Protokoll. Nachdem beide Boxer locker im vorgegebenen Limit von 76,203 Kilogramm waren, standen sich die Protagonisten beim obligatorischen „Face to Face“ gegenüber.