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FIGHT PREVIEW: PLANT VS TRUAX .. By Sammy Davis III & Derek Brantley

Just because Plant has Alvarez on his mind doesn't mean he's forgotten about Traux.

The IBF champion is firmly focus on his upcoming title defense on Saturday 30th January 2021 at Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles.


Plant (20-0, 12 knockouts), who fights under the PBC banner, is considered as the front runner opponent for "Canelo's Annual Mexican Independence Day Bout" in September.


However, this particular contest is for Plant's IBF Super Middleweight Championship of the World. It will be his 3rd defence of the belt he won against Jose Uzcategui back in January 2019.


CALEB STATS:


-PLANT steps into the ring undefeated at (20-0, 12 ko's) -TRUAX makes his way to the ring with a (31-4-2, 19 ko's) -KO Stats suggest TRUAX (61%) has power advantage over Plant (60%). -PLANT is the younger man by 9 years. -PLANT has a height advantage of 1 inch. -TRUAX has 1-inch reach advantage.

Plant, the number 2 by the RING in the 168lb division, is the less experienced professional fighter; -17 less fights -132 less professional rounds.

TRUAX is currently ranked number 3 by the IBF and 6 by the RING in the 168lb division.


PLANT VS TRUAX HARD FACTS:


Truax at 37 years old has previously accomplished great feats;

First, he holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Minnesota.

Secondly, he won the IBF title by majority decision in a memorable 2017 upset of James DeGale.

Since losing the belt back to DeGale in Apr. 2018 (4 months later), he’s gone 2-0, beating a pair of club guys, and also going to a no-contest with Peter Quillin in Apr. 2019.

Skeptics argue Truax is a "past prime" fighter who will most likely get KO/TKO in the middle rounds.


PLANT VS TRUAX FIGHT TIME?

The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 pm EST / 7:00 pm PST at Shrine Exposition Center, Los Angeles, United States, which is around 3:00 am GMT in the UK.


WHERE TO WATCH PLANT VS TRUAX?

Plant vs Truax will be broadcast on FOX in the US.


HOW TO STREAM PLANT VS TRUAX?

You can live stream Plant vs Truax on regular Fox via the FOX NOW app. The app is available on Apple, Android, Fire TV, Roku and many others.


PREDICTIONS: WHO WILL WIN?

Latest Odds

Plant to win: 1/8

Truax to win: 5/1


Draw: 27/1









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