Press Release: Super middleweight Caleb Plant (14-0, 10 KOs) will face Thomas Awimbono (25-6-1, 21 KOs) in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions show on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes on Saturday, February 25th from Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama. Coverage begins immediately following the Fox broadcast from the same venue that features Deontay Wilder defending his WBC heavyweight championship against Gerald Washington.

Plant will battle Awimbono in a ten-round super middleweight contest on a broadcast that will also include 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 light heavyweight Michael Seals (20-1, 15 KOs) in a six-round bout and heavyweight Iago Kiladze (24-1, 16 KOs) in a different bout.

A 2011 National Golden Gloves champion, Plant picked up six victories in 2015, and moved into 2016 with stoppages of Adasat Rodriguez and Carlos Galvan before going ten 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.

Plant 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. [Awimbono has lost both fights in the US, his last two. The losses were administered to him by Derrick Webster and Mike Gavronski].

From Guadalajara, Mexico, Lara’s last fight was a first-round knockout of former multiple division champion Fernando Montiel. The 26-year-old has ended eight of his last ten fights early, including 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 Kahn Clary.

Additional undercard action will see a ten-round middleweight showdown between unbeaten Alantez Fox (21-0-1, 10 KOs) and Birmingham-native Kenneth McNeil (10-2, 7 KOs) plus unbeaten heavyweight Junior Fa (9-0, 6 KOs) in a six-round bout.

Rounding out the night of fights is unbeaten Thomas Knox (1-0, 1 KO) in a four-round middleweight attraction, heavyweight Robert Alfonso (10-0, 3 KOs) facing Alabama’s Keith Thompson (8-4, 6 KOs) in a six-round fight and Deon Nicholson (1-0) in a four-round cruiserweight bout against Josh Rasberry (pro debut).

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 are on sale now. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and by visiting

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 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.


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