Uzcategui-Plant On-Target For Title Fight
Tonight, Jose Uzcategui and Caleb Plant stand face-to-face for the IBF super middleweight title at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
On Saturday, both men would make weight with Plant walking in with a nearly two pound advantage against Uzcategui, who tipped the scales at 165.2 pounds.
With the biggest opportunity of his career moments away, the undefeated Plant is looking to assert himself at the top of the food chain.
“For those who know me and know my story, they know I’ve been through things that break people. I’ve taken many defeats throughout my life, but never once have I been defeated. I always come out the other side. Sunday, January 13, I’m going to come out the other side with that belt. Everyone considers Uzcategui the bogeyman of the division, but I’m ready for him. I hope he’s ready. I’m going to take his belt and his spot in the division,” Plant said at Friday’s press conference.
“This is a lifelong dream of mine. Fighting for the world title means everything, but it’s also just the first step. We’ve been in the studio cooking up something hot and the drop date is January 13. I think with our styles, this has the makings of a great, memorable fight. Everyone knows I have the skills and speed to hear ‘and the new’ on Sunday night.
Uzcategui and Plant headline a PBC on Fox Sports 1 card that begins at 8pm et on FS1 and Fox Sports Deportes.