The mother of IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant was killed early Saturday morning in an officer-involved shooting.
Beth Plant, 51, was shot and killed by police in Cheatham County, Tennessee, after officers were called to assist a situation involving Plant and an ambulance.
An ambulance had been called for Plant, who became “combative,” according to a police report, and produced a knife from her backpack. The ambulance’s driver pulled over and called police for assistance. When they arrived Plant was outside the ambulance and brandishing the weapon towards the officer, who shot her. Plant was taken to a Nashville hospital where she died.
Caleb Plant’s publicist, Mario Serrano, confirmed to ESPN’s Steve Kim that Beth Plant was Caleb’s mother.
Plant, 26, recently won the IBF title by defeating Jose Uzcategui over 12 rounds on Jan. 13 in Los Angeles.