Caleb Plant returns tonight to defend his IBF super middleweight title.
Round 1: Magdaleno misses on a jab upstairs. Now Dulay falls short on a jab of his own. Magdaleno feints downstairs and then tries to lead with a right hook. Dulay misses on a check right hook. Magdaleno leads with a left hand that gets blocked but lands a right to the body. Dulay goes down to the body with a left hand. Magdaleno fires back a combination and lands one or two. Dulay can’t find the range on a big left hand. I’m going to edge it to Magdaleno. Magdaleno 10-9.
Round 2: Magdaleno throws a few punches as Dulay covers up. Counter body shot lands for Magdaleno. Dulay falls short on a couple of jabs at center ring. Hard left to the body from Dulay grazes Magdaleno. Now Dulay lands a stiff left hand across the chin. Jab lands for Dulay this time. Counter left hand lands for Dulay and Magdaleno looks like his right eye is marked. Now Magdaleno lands a jab but misses on the follow up left hand. Check hook lands for Dulay. Now both fighters trade and land with Dulay landing the final shots of the round. Dulay 10-9, 19-19.
Round 3: Magdaleno starts with an ineffective flurry. Both fighters exchange and Dulay looks like he got the better of it. Two clean body shots land for Magdaleno. Shot from Magdaleno strays low and the referee warns Magdaleno. Combination comes from Magdaleno but Dulay defends it pretty easily. Counter left hand shot lands for Dulay. Dulay tries to turn the left into an uppercut but doesn’t land that one as clean. Left lands to the body and the head for Dulay at the bell. Dulay 10-9.
Round 4: Jab partially lands for Magdaleno but Dulay lands a counter in return. Clean body shots land for Magdaleno. Magdaleno misses on a right hand. Magdaleno comes forward behind another lengthy combination and lands a good hook usptairs. Magdaleno lands another couple punches starting down to the body and bringing it upstairs. Two more body shots land for Magdaleno, who then charges forward with a follow up flurry. Clean left hand lands for Magdaleno. Magdaleno 10-9, 38-38.
Round 5: Jab from Magdaleno falls short. Now Magdaleno lands a jab to the body. Dulay tries to time a big left hand but can’t quite land it. Three punches come from Magdaleno as he maybe lands one. Jab lands to the chest of Dulay. Jab lands upstairs for Magdaleno. Another combination comes from Magdaleno while Dulay gets on one counter. Right hook lands on the inside for Magdaleno once he gets Dulay on the ropes. Overhand left lands for Dulay and Magdaleno gets in a body shot that lands low and Dulay rolls on that matt. The referee gives Magdaleno a stern warning and says he’ll take a point if he does it again. Magdaleno 10-9.
Round 6: Both fighters trade some jabs at center ring. Counter left hand gets in for Dulay. Magdaleno misses on a couple shots aimed at the body. Check hook makes partial contact for Dulay. Left hook lands to the body for Magdaleno. Two more land to the body for Magdaleno with Dulay on the ropes. Magdaleno fires a few punches and Dulay lands a nice left hand counter. Magdaleno continues to throw and outwork Dulay. Four more punches come from Magdaleno. Dulay on the ropes and tries to counter. Close round. I’m going to slightly edge it to Magdaleno for setting the pace. Magdaleno 10-9, 58-56.
Round 7: Hard right hook lands to the body for Magdaleno. Dulay lands a left hand in between Magdaleno’s punches. Magdaleno lands a right hand counter. Several more punches come from Magdaleno and a body shot lands and puts Dulay down, though he trie to make it seem like it was a low blow. Dulay is bouncing around the ring and a left hook puts Dulay again — this one is ruled a low blow! Referee giving Dulay some time to recover. Magdaleno gets docked a point for the shot. More body shots land and Dulay is grimacing badly. Magdaleno continues to work the body, even flirting with more low blows but mixing in some clean ones as well. Now Magdaleno starts firing off upstairs and Dulay is getting tagged because he has no more legs. Dulay tries to sit down on a big left hand counter. Magdaleno 9-8.
Round 8: Magdaleno misses on two jabs to the head and the gets a counter from Dulay. Two body shots land for Magdaleno. Several more punches come from Magdaleno and Dulay isn’t working much because he’s had it taken out of him. Jab lands clean for Magdaleno upstairs. Straight left lands to the body for Magdaleno, who continues to work both hands at a furious pace. Combination comes from Magdaleno but it doesn’t land clean. Right hook lands upstairs for Magdaleno this time. Left hand from Dulay makes partial contact. Magdaleno 10-9, 77-73.
Round 9: Jabs comes from Magdaleno but he walks into a left hand counter. Hard jab and body shot lands well for Magdaleno this time, followed by a right hand to the body. Counter left lands to the body for Magdaleno. Now Magdaleno lands a lead left hand upstairs, then two more. Dulay is getting tagged pretty easy now as he doesn’t have the legs or reflexes. Two more shots land for Magdaleno and Dulay backs off. Three punches come from Dulay and he lands one. Both fighters trade jabs at center ring. Counter uppercut misses for Dulay. Magdaleno throws a flurry and backs Dulay to a corner but ends up in a clinch. Magdaleno 10-9.
Tonight at 8 pm ET on FOX from Nashville, Tennessee, IBF super middleweight titleholder Caleb Plant returns to face mandatory challenger Vincent Feigenbutz in the main event of a PBC tripleheader.
Wil Esco will be on the round-by-round call for all three fights this evening.
Plant, 27, won the belt 13 months ago from Jose Uzcategui, and made a ridiculously easy defense last July against Mike Lee. Feigenbutz, 24, has been a pro since he was a teenager, and the hard-hitting German is looking to score what would be a very big upset as he takes on Plant in the champ’s backyard.
The welterweight co-feature will see Bryant Perrella and Abel Ramos look to hang around in the 147-pound mix, while lightweight prospect Austin Dulay, another Nashville native, faces veteran Diego Magdaleno in the opener.