At the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA, Sunday, TG Promotions (Tom Brown) and Premier Boxing Champions featuring an IBF World Super Middleweight Title fight with Caleb Plant upsetting the champion Jose Uzcategui over 12 rounds.
IBF World Super Welterweight champion Jose Uzcategui of VZ, 28-3 (23), residing in Tijuana, MEX, lost his title to Caleb “Sweethands” Plant, 18-0 (10), of Nashville, TN, over 12 rounds.
In the first round Plant landed a 3-punch combination to the body of Uzcategui. There was little action during the round. Plant landed a left hook to the chin at the bell. In the second round Plant used an effective jab with Uzcategui loading up and throwing little. A left hook from Plant on the chin of Uzcategui dropped him. Uzcategui finally landed a right to the chin of Plant halfway thru the round. Moments later he repeated this over a Plant jab.
In the third round Plant landed a right to the side of Uzcategui who keeps coming forward but throwing little. Uzcategui landed a right to the chin of Plant forcing him to grab the champion. Plant countered a Uzcategui miss with a left hook to the chin. Plant landed a combination to the head of Uzcategui at the bell.
In the fourth round Plant landed a right that was countered by a left from Uzcategui causing a cut over his right eye. Both landed left hooks to the chin with Plant dropping Uzcategui. In the fifth round Plant landed a 3-punch combination to the head of Uzcategui. Plant landed the final punch at the bell a left hook to the chin of Uzcategui.
In the sixth round Plant landed a double left hook to the body of Uzcategui. Plant continues to back up and counter the aggressive Uzcategui landed a right bringing blood from the nose of Plant. Plant countered a Uzcategui right on the chin. In the seventh round they exchanged left hooks to the chin on two occasions. Uzcategui continued to walk down Plant throwing little getting countered by Plant.
In the eighth round Plant landed a 3-punch combination ending with a left hook knocking the head of Uzcategui back. They exchanged punches at the bell. Plant has completely outsmarted Uzcategui. In the ninth round Uzcategui landed several left hooks with the second one hurting Plant. Plant landed a left hook to the chin that Uzcategui countered with a left of his own. The referee Jerry Cantu seemed bewildered.
In the tenth round Plant landed a hard left hook to the chin of Uzcategui. Uzcategui landed his best punch of the fight a right to the chin of Plant bringing blood once again from the nose of Plant. In the eleventh round Plant used his jab and tied up Uzcategui using the clock after building up a big lead. Uzcategui landed a double jab but missed more than landed overall.
In the twelfth and final round Uzcategui knew he needed a knockout came out throwing wildly. The fans showed their disappointment as the champion missed time and again while Plant tied him up using occasional jabs.
Scores were 116-110 twice and 116-111 with this writer having it 117-109.
Bantamweight Brandon “Heartbreaker” Figueroa, 18-0 (13), of Weslaco, TX, scored a lopsided stoppage over Moises “Chucky” Flores, 25-2 (17), of Guadalajara, MEX, at 1:35 of the third round in a world title eliminator.
In the first two rounds Figueroa gave Flores a brutal body beating having him on the defense throughout. He switched from orthodox to southpaw and back with few punches to the head. In the third round Figueroa came out doing the same landing half a dozen punches with the final punch a right to the head dropping Flores. Referee Jack Reese wisely waved it off.
Seventeen year-old Super Welterweight Joey Spencer, 6-0 (6), of Union City, MI, easily stopped southpaw Brandon Harder, 2-2 (1), of South Haven, MS, at 1:27 of the second round, of a scheduled 4.
In the first round it was obvious Harder shouldn’t be in the ring with Spencer. He was cut on the side of the head from an accidental head butt. A glancing right from Spencer on top of the head of Harder dropped him to a knee. Referee Tom Taylor gave him the 8 count as the bell sounded. In the second round a right from Spencer to the head dropped Harder again. The fight should have been stopped but wasn’t. Harder went down without a punch landing when the referee finally called a halt.