Anthony Dirrell made a surprising choice for his Twitter bio which mimicked the former world champion’s tackle to Caleb Plant.
“The Dog” posted his fourth round KO win over Marcos Hernandez proudly at the top of his social media.
In a strange twist, the trip backfired on him as Plant took him out with a similar punch a year later.
The former middleweight champion, “Sweethands,” delivered a powerful knockout over the two-time middleweight champion.
Plant knocked out Dirrell in the ninth round of their WBC 168 title eliminator on the Wilder vs Helenius undercard.
After a long period of fighting between the two rivals until the fight was reached, the fight was tactical.
The big one
That was until Plant landed a left hook that ended the contest in the ring in Dirrell’s uppercut fashion.
The eventual winner was up 80-72 and 79-73 twice before referee Harvey Dock disallowed the penalty kick with 2:57 left in the round.
The plant leaves the judges useless.
In his first fight with trainer Stephen “Breadman” Edwards, Plant continued to show the boxing skills that have enhanced his contribution to the top middleweight division.
He dominates the punching stats, landing 43% of all his punches, including a 43% plan on power punches.
Caleb Plant wants another world title
The 30-year-old returned to the ring after losing a fight to Canelo Alvarez last November.
It was another statement of success for Shuka. Now he has his sights set on regaining his title as a champion and getting a marquee fight as soon as possible.
“This win feels good,” Plant said. “You have heard how much he hates me, but my head and heart won this fight.
“I was in control the whole time. My coach told me to be patient and take it easy, that’s what we did. Then, boom!
“I’m ready for whatever comes next,” Plant added. “I’m going to spend some time with my family, but I’m ready for the biggest fight we can do.”
The future of Anthony Dirrell
Dirrell was not quoted after the battle as he went to lick his wounds. However, in recent days, Dirrell has spoken.
He told fighthype.com: “I don’t understand yet. I’m leaning a little towards retirement, honestly.
“I have nothing to prove to anyone. But I don’t even need this fight. I just want to fight.
“I’m 38 years old. I can’t fight for anything. It’s about my health. We got a few boos there, but people understood that’s how Kaleb fought.
“Caleb is a boxer. He will not go in there and fight with you. He knows he can’t stay there and fight me.”
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