Watch as Caleb Plant knocks out Anthony Dirrell with a nominee for knockout of the year.
On Saturday night, the former IBF super middleweight champion came back with a lot of anger.
During fight week, Caleb Plant and Anthony Dirrell had a lot of bad feelings toward each other.
This carried over into their fight on Saturday, which was the co-main event on the PBC on Fox pay-per-view card.
Even though he is better known as a smooth boxer, Plant (22-1, 13 KOs) was able to laugh
last by delivering a possible knockout of the year candidate in Round 9 to end their 168-pound fight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
In his first fight since losing his IBF title to Canelo Alvarez last November in an undisputed title fight,
the 30-year-old Plant knocked out the 38-year-old former two-time WBC champion Andre Dirrell with a left hook to the body and a flush left to the chin,
ending a physical and sometimes dirty fight. At 2:57 of Round 9, referee Harvey Dock stopped the fight right away and hugged Plant,
who was getting booed by the crowd for celebrating by digging a fake grave for Dirrell, who had just lost.
"I'm sure you all heard that [Dirrell] hates me and that he said he'd never let a white boy beat him,
" Plant said. "I'll tell you something: looks don't win fights; skills do."