The highly skilled IBF 168-lb champion Caleb Plant (20-0, 12 KOs) trounced big underdog Vincent Feigenbutz (31-3, 28 KOs) in defeating him Saturday night by a 10th round TKO at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The fight was shown on FOX.
(Photo credit: Stephanie Trapp/TGB Promotions)
Plant hit his 24-year-old mandatory challenger Feigenbutz at will with punches in the 10th round until the referee rescued the German fighter by halting it. The fight could have been stopped 2 or 3 rounds earlier, and few boxing fans would have argued.
Feigenbutz looked overmatched to the extreme tonight, which is more than a little disappointing because it wasn’t even remotely competitive. The fight was so one-sided that it wasn’t interesting to watch. Feigenbutz was too slow, and he wasted time loading up on his shots. What he needed was speed to match the fast shots that Plant was landing rapid fire in each round.
The fight was stopped at 2:23 of round 10.
For Plant to find a quality opponent talented enough to compete with him, he’ll probably need to face the other super middleweight champions like David Benavidez, Callum Smith or Billy Joe Saunders. Daniel Jacobs just moved up in weight to 168. He would be an ideal opponent, but it looks like he’s going to be targeting Callum or Saunders for their titles at some point. Like Jacobs, Callum and Saunders are with DAZN and promoted by Matchroom Boxing.
Plant is supposedly one of the possible options for Saul Canelo Alvarez’s next fight on May 2. If Plant gets that fight, he could do the same thing to Canelo that he did to Feigenbutz. Canelo is obviously more talented than the German fighter, but he has the same limitations to his game in terms of his slow foot speed.
Other results on the card:
Welterweight Abel Ramos (26-3-2, 20 Kos) defeated Bryant Perrella (17-3, 14 KOs) by a 10th round knockout.
Lightweight Diego Magdaleno (32-3, 13 KOs) beat Austin Dulay (13-2, 10 KOs) by a 10 round unanimous decision. The scores were 97-91, 96-92, 96-92. Dulay was down in the 7th round from a hard shot to the body from Magdaleno. However, the knockdown was negated later in the round when Magdaleno was docked point for a low blow.
Rau’shee Warren (17-3, 4 KOs) beat journeyman Gilberto Mendoza (15-8-3, 7 KOs) by a 10 round unanimous decision. The judges’ scores were 100-90, 99-91, 99-91. The former World Boxing Association bantamweight champion Warren dominated from start to finish over Mendoza. Warren is capable of fighting much better opposition than this.
Other fight results:
Roney Hines UD 4 Johnnie Langston
Leon Lawson III TKO 1 Francisco Javier Castro
Jose Borrego TKO 3 Joaquim Carneiro