Caleb Plant Faces Thomas Awimbono Feb. 25 From Legacy
Arena In Birmingham, Alabama
Unbeaten prospect Caleb Plant (14-0, 10 KOs) will look to
keep his perfect record intact when he takes on Thomas
Awimbono (25-6-1, 21 KOs) in the main event of Premier
Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes Saturday, February
25 from Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama.
Coverage on FS1 and FOX Deportes begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m.
PT immediately following the PBC on FOX and FOX Deportes
primetime show headlined by undefeated heavyweight world
champion Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder defending his
title against unbeaten Gerald "El Gallo Negro" Washington.
Televised coverage on FOX and FOX Deportes begins at 8 p.m.
ET/5 p.m. PT and also features a pair of exciting matchups
as rising super welterweight contenders Tony Harrison and
Jarrett Hurd meet in a 12-round world title eliminator, plus
hard-hitting Dominic Breazeale battles undefeated Izuagbe
Ugonoh in heavyweight action.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by DiBella
Entertainment and TBG Promotions in association with Bruno
Event Team, start at $25 (not including applicable fees) and
are on sale now. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster
and by visiting AlabamaTitleFight.com.
Plant will battle Awimbono in a 10-round super middleweight
contest that highlights an exciting portion of the undercard
on FS1 and FOX Deportes that also includes undefeated
knockout artist Jorge Lara (28-0-2, 20 KOs) fighting Jhon
Gemino (15-7-1, 7 KOs) in a junior lightweight showdown.
Also entering the ring will be exciting light heavyweight
contender Michael Seals (20-1, 15 KOs) in a six-round bout
and once-beaten contender Iago Kiladze (24-1, 16 KOs) in
A 2011 National Golden Gloves champion, Plant has begun to
make his name in the professional ranks since turning pro in
2014. After picking up six victories in 2015, Plant
continued his success with stoppages of Adasat Rodriguez and
Carlos Galvan before going 10 rounds for the first time in a
unanimous decision victory over Juan De Angel in August. The
24-year-old from Nashville recently began training in Las
Vegas and sparred with top super middleweight contender
George Groves ahead of this fight. He will be opposed by
Ghana's Awimbono who now fights out of Brooklyn and will be
fighting in the U.S. for the third time as a pro.
Undefeated out of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, Lara made a
statement in his last fight with a first round knockout of
former multiple division world champion Fernando Montiel.
The 26-year-old has ended eight of his last 10 opponents
early including experienced contenders Jovanny Soto, Jairo
Hernandez and Oscar Ibarra. He takes on 24-year-old Jhon
Gemino out of LIpa City, Phillippines, who most recently
scored a first round knockout of previously unbeaten Toka
Additional undercard action will see an exciting 10-round
middleweight showdown between unbeaten Alantez Fox (21-0-1,
10 KOs) against Birmingham-native Kenneth McNeil (10-2, 7
KOs) plus unbeaten heavyweight Junior Fa (9-0, 6 KOs) in a
Rounding out the night of fights is unbeaten Thomas Knox
(1-0, 1 KO) in a four-round middleweight attraction,
undefeated heavyweight Robert Alfonso (10-0, 3 KOs) facing
Alabama's Keith Thompson (8-4, 6 KOs) in a six-round fight
and unbeaten Deon Nicholson (1-0) in a four-round
cruiserweight bout against Josh Rasberry.
Fans can live stream the fights on FOX Sports GO, available
in English or Spanish through the FS1 or FOX Deportes feeds.
The fight is available on desktop at FOXSportsGO.com and
through the app store, or connected devices including Apple
TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Xbox One and Roku. In addition, the
show will be simulcast on FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83
on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app.