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Jose Uzcategui v Caleb Plant

Boxing action tonight in Los Angeles as Caleb Plant will be taking on IBF super middleweight champion Jose Uzcategui at the Microsoft Theatre. We’ve got two fighters here with very different styles which should make for an intriguing encounter. The fighters are both reasonably closely matched in the odds too making for much more value in the betting too.

Jose Uzcategui (VZA)

Jose Uzcategui heads into this fight with a total of 30 fights under his belt. The 28 year old has recorded 23 wins by knockout, 5 by decision. He’s also lost two fights, one by decision and another by way of disqualification.

A fighter who packs a lot of power which is further highlighted by his knockout record of 23. Make no mistake about it, this is one tough fighter who can also take a punch as well as dish out the power.

Jose Uzcategui Last 5 Fights

28.09.2018 WIN (UD) Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna (ARG) California, USA
03.03.2018 WIN (RTD) Andre Dirrell (USA) New York, USA
20.05.2017 LOSS (DQ) Andre Dirrell (USA) Oxon Hill, USA
20.08.2016 WIN (KO) Fabiano Pena (BRA) Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico
18.06.2016 WIN (RTD) Derrick Findley (USA) Tijuana, Mexico

Caleb Plant (USA)

A man who has been through a lot in his life yet is truly focused on winning the title. Plant wakes up every morning to a visual of the belt on his ceiling and wants nothing more than to win the IBF super middleweight title.

Caleb Plant, 26, has fought a total of 17 times a professional, winning all 17. The American has won 10 by way of knockout and 7 by decision. Plant tends to be a more strategic fighter and will want to avoid the power punches of the champ. We’d expect a more tactical approach from Plant in an attempt to play out the match across the duration.

Caleb Plant Last 5 Fights

17.02.2018 WIN (UD) Rogelio Medina (MEX) Texas, USA
08.09.2017 WIN (UD) Andrew Hernandez (USA) Las Vegas, USA
25.02.2017 WIN (UD) Thomas Awimbono (GHA) Alabama, USA
23.08.2016 WIN (UD) Juan De Angel (COL) Pennsylvania, USA
03.06.2016 WIN (KO) Carlos Galvan Hollywood, USA

The Odds

Here are how the odds to win the match look from the bookies ahead of the game.

Jose Uzcategui to win @ 1.74 (14/19)
Caleb Plant to win @ 2.50 (6/4)
Draw @ 21.00 (20/1)

Odds taken at 19:30 GMT 13/01/2019

Our Verdict and Best Bets

With the sheer determination demonstrated by Caleb Plant and the back story which motivates him, it’s going to be a hard fought fight here by the looks of things. Plant looks to be good value for money for a small bet at least on the win market. The real risk is more to try and predict the round of win, which we prefer to look at round groups to stand more of a chance.  Even though he tends to be a light puncher, Plant can break down his opponents with his style and we wouldn’t be surprised to see Plant knock down Uzcategui within the first few rounds, but keeping up this momentum should this happen will be key.

Caleb Plant to win by Decision or TD @ 3.10 (21/10) with William Hill.

Total Rounds, Over 9.5 @ 1.35 (7/20) with William Hill.

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