Caleb Plant gave his hometown crowd something to cheer about as be bashed Vincent Feigenbutz around the ring for 10 rounds in Nashville for the win.
Fans at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN celebrated their prodigal son Caleb Plant as he battered Vincent Feigenbutz all night long until the referee saw enough and stopped the fight in round 10.
Plant (20-0, 12, KOs) was born and raised in Ashland, which is a 30-minute drive from Nashville. He trains out of Las Vegas now, but Nashville showed up on Saturday, Feb. 15, and cheered on Plant as he made easy work of Germany’s Feigenbutz (31-3, 28 KOs).
It was hard to find a single round to award Feigenbutz. The difference in class was apparent from the opening bell. Plant was too fast, too smart, and too good.
To say that this fight was lopsided would be a massive understatement. It was total domination. Feigenbutz deserves credit for lasting 10 rounds because he took a terrible beating.
Plant hurt Feigenbutz as early as round 3 with a jab. He scored with blindingly fast combinations at will. Feigenbutz tried to protect his head with a high guard, but that’s when Plant would target his body. Plant buried lead left hooks into Feigenbutz’s body throughout the night.
Feigenbutz’s had his best round in round 6. He backed Plant to the ropes but could do nothing with him in that position. Plant quickly escaped, and Feigenbutz was unable to cut him off.
Things turned desperate for Feigenbutz in round 9. Plant landed combination after combination. Feigenbutz’s defenses eroded, and he was an easy target for Plant. His face started to break up at an alarming rate. Feigenbutz’s eyes were swollen shut. He had a cut under his left eye, and Plant appeared to break his nose towards the end of the round.
In round 10, Feigenbutz didn’t put up much of his fight. The optics of his head flying back after taking repeated Plant blows forced referee Malik Waleed to stop the fight.
According to CompuBox statistics, Plant out-landed Feigenbutz 202 punches to 47. Those numbers tell the tale of the tape for this contest and why Plant retained his IBF super middleweight title with ease.
During his post-fight interview, Plant said, “I felt great. I was relaxed, fast, sharp. I told you guys I was gonna stop this fight before the 12th round.”
When asked about his next move, Plant responded, “Everybody knows I want the unification fight with David Benavidez. You know who the best 168 pounder is. If you want that, you got to come see me. I want that fight. I’ve been asking for it. I’m tired of waiting.”