IBF World Super Welterweight champion Jose Uzcategui of VZ residing in Mexico told Caleb Plant “I’m giving you the opportunity to fight for the title!” Plant came back with “you are not giving me anything for I earned this fight by working my way to No. 1 contender!” He added “you are not the champ, but the interim champ!” When Champion James DeGale of the UK vacated his title in July to move up in weight the IBF made Uzcategui no longer the interim but the World Champion.
The fight has already started for their IBF World Super Welterweight fight Sunday January 13th over FS1 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA. In the rematch after losing to Andre Dirrell by DQ in 2017 Uzcategui, 28-2 (23), won in the rematch in March of 2018 for the interim title stopping Dirrell after 8 rounds. His only fight since was in September defeating Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna, 26-4, of Argentina over 10 rounds.
With no No. 1 Plant, 17-0 (10), of Henderson, NV, is No. 2 being moved to the vacant No. 1 with his lone bout in 2018 defeating Rogelio “Porky” Medina, 38-8, over 12 rounds in February. TG Promotions (Tom Brown) has 13 bouts scheduled including Guillermo Rigondeaux’s first fight since losing to Vasiliy “High-Tech” Lomachenko in a WBO World Super Featherweight bout unable to continue after taking a beating over 6 rounds. He is taking on Mexico’s Giavonni “Lloviznas” Delgado, 16-8 (9), loser in 6 of his last 7 fights. Egyptian Amend Elbiali, 17-1 (14), is facing Allen “Ghost Dog” Green, 33-5 (22), who had one 6 round bout a year ago returning to the ring for the first time since 2013. 2016 Olympian Super Lightweight Lindolfo Delgado, 7-0 (7), of Monterrey, MEX, will be in an 8 rounder on the card.
In the co-feature Featherweight Brandon “The Heartbreaker” Figueroa, 17-0 (12), of Weslaco, TX, takes on Moises “Chucky” Flores, 25-1 (17), of Guadalajara, MEX, who lost in his most recent fight in June for the WBA World Super Bantamweight Title and is still No. 4 in those rankings.