As if there were any doubt by the end of this fight, Caleb Plant served Mike Lee on a platter, knocking him down on several occasions and eventually earning a TKO as Lee struggled to regain composure and return to his feet. Plant's imposing status was obvious throughout the fight.
Plant is a Tennessee native whose personal story is worth a read in its own right. Plant's had a tragic last few years, as his daughter was born with a brain condition and died several months later and his mother passed away in an officer-involved shooting.
Boom! It’s over, “IBF Super Middleweight Champion” Caleb Plant, just defended his title with a TKO victory.— Trey Wallace (@TreyWallace_) July 21, 2019
Ashland City, TN & the mid state were represented well tonight ? pic.twitter.com/VA4Sm4WDmF
In the end, Plant's pre-fight quote reigned true.
"I've been saying all week it wouldn't go 12 rounds," Plant said. "I stuck to my word."