Caleb Plant speaks on Vincent Feigenbutz!
For IBF super middleweight champion Caleb “Sweet Hands” Plant (19-0, 11 KO’s), February 15 will see a dream come to fruition. On that date, he will make the second defense of his title against German boxer Vincent Feigenbutz (31-2, 28 KO’s) in his native Nashville, Tennessee.
The upcoming title fight, which will air live on FOX, will stand as Feigenbutz’s first bout in the US.
While the February 15 prizefight will mark Feigenbutz’s, ranked #3 by the IBF, first bout in the US, it will somewhat surprisingly be Sweet Hands’ first professional fight at home.
For this reason, he is riding high on cloud nine thinking about this next assignment. Fighting on such a high profile platform as the FOX network is its own reward, yet, doing so in front of his hometown fans is extra gravy on an already ideal situation.
Plant went into greater detail in a presser that was captured by Fight Hub TV.
“As a professional this will be the first time that I will be fighting in Tennessee. So to do so as a world champion and not only that, but at the biggest venue in Nashville, the Bridgestone Arena, big opportunity, big momen!
“It’s been a dream of mine, like I said, since I was a little kid to win a world title and to come home and defend it successfully in front of all my friends, my fans, my peers! So I’m excited!”
WAVE THE WHITE FLAG PT2
Beyond performing for his hometown supporters, Sweet Hands is eagerly awaiting his chance to put his paws on Feigenbutz. Similar to his last in-ring challenger, Mike Lee, Plant cannot envision what fantastic feats his German foe can conjure up to emerge as the victor. Not only does Sweet Hands lack faith in the challenger’s chances to win, Plant can’t even see him lasting the distance.
This doesn’t mean that the IBF champ is absent of general respect for his twice-beaten advisory. Plant openly acknowledged that Feigenbutz is no push over and will come to win. However, the Nashville pugilist has placed supreme faith in his own boxing abilities.
“It’s not going to be a war. He is rough, he’s tough, 32 and 2 with 28 knockouts. I know he is a strong guy. He’s coming in, I know he’s trying to knock me out, he’s looking to spoil this moment for me but that is not going to happen.
“I’m going to box him up, I’m going to embarrass him, I’m going to punish him, then I am going to stop him. This fight is not going twelve rounds, so either he can wave the white flag or I’ll wave it for him just like I did for Mike Lee!”
By: Bakari Simpson