By News Team
Last Updated: 14th February 2020
Caleb Plant is set to defend his IBF world super middleweight title against Vincent Feigenbutz this Saturday night. Ahead of the action, we preview the championship bout.
Feigenbutz to challenge?
Feigenbutz was one of the biggest prospects in boxing and has secured a championship match due to his hefty ranking with the IBF, boasting an impressive record of 31-2-0, with 28 of his wins coming via knockout.
The German made his boxing debut at the age of 16 having had no amateur experience of winning by knockout. He lost his second match by TKO and has built his career from there on out. A young and aggressive boxer, he’s twice come back from defeat to power up the rankings.
Feigenbutz has knocked out 90.3% of his opponents and has a mature head on his shoulders. He’s stated that he’s not going to make it easy for Plant and that he’s not a journeyman in the boxing industry. His victories haven’t been anything to write home about, however, as most of have been against limited opposition, which has drawn criticism from the boxing community.
Plant should be comfortable
Plant, on the other hand, has a flawless record of 19-0-0 with 11 knockouts. The Nashville native will be looking to prove his dominance in this fight and goes into the bout red-hot favourite at 1/25. Having both raw power and fantastic technical ability, Plant is a great champion in the sport, winning his IBF world super middleweight title after beating Jose Uzcategui by unanimous decision in January 2019.
Since then, Plant has gone on to successfully defend his title against Mike Lee, stopping him within three rounds, with Lee being put on the canvas four times during the fight that took place in Las Vegas. As for Saturday’s fight, he’ll be looking to put on a boxing masterclass and will hope that Feigenbutz’s immaturity comes out in the early rounds.
Many expect to see the German try and stop Plant early on, throwing wild aggressive punches in the early rounds. If Plant can keep these under control, he’ll be able to dominate the middle and late rounds and maybe even force a stoppage, which is priced at 2/5.
The market, as stated before, is heavily in Plant’s favour. Making his debut fighting in the United States, Feigenbutz is priced as a strong outsider at 7/1. It may help the German with more pressure being put on Plant to win the fight, however, it’s hard to see this one going any other way than a dominant win for the American at 1/25.