Mother of super-middleweight world champion Caleb Plant shot dead by police
Police in Tennessee the mother of super middleweight world champion Caleb Plant was fatally shot after pulling a knife with an officer.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says in a statement that 51-year-old Beth Plant was pronounced dead on Saturday in the hospital. It says Plant became “combative” while being transported by ambulance and removed a knife. The driver called the police and an arriving deputy shot Plant when she brandished a knife at the officer, in line with the report.
“Love you forever attempt to momma,” wrote Caleb Plant on Twitter on Sunday. “You always said ‘work hard bubba’ and I did. All that you needed was ease your demons… your free now momma.”
Plant won the IBF’s super middleweight title in January from unanimous points victory over Jose Uzcategu. He dedicated his victory to his daughter, Alia, who died in 2019.