Mother of world boxing champion shot by police after allegedly brandishing knife
The mother of IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant has died in hospital following an officer-involved shooting in Tennessee.
Fox News reports that Beth Plant, 51, was shot by police after pulling a knife out of her backpack while being transported to hospital.
According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, paramedics called for police assistance after Beth Plant became combative in an ambulance that was taking her to hospital.
The report states that the woman pulling a knife on the deputy, who responded by reportedly shooting Plant.
Plant passed away in hospital and an investigation is ongoing whilst her son, Caleb, paid tribute to his mother on social media.
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Love you forever and always momma . You always said “work hard bubba” and I did. I know that we spent a lot of time wishing the relationship we had was different but you was still my momma. We both wished we could start from scratch so we could go back and you could have a fresh start with me and Maddie. Regardless you was one of the sweetest ladies I’ve ever come across. You had your demons but you’d give the shoes off your feet and your last dollar to someone who needed it less than you. I love you momma and I know you are up there with Alia now and her and grandma finally get to spend time together like we talked abt way back. You are the first one out of all of us to see what Alia is really like so make the most of that and kiss her up and tell her that her daddy loves and misses her. I know in the end it’s your demons we always talked abt that got the best of you. Maybe you always told me because you knew I’d understand because we shared some of the same ones but you didn’t deserve for them to do that to you. You are free now momma.
Caleb Plant won the IBF super middleweight title when he claimed a unanimous decision over José Uzcátegui in January, extending his perfect professional record in the process.
Plant celebrated his win by bringing his belt to the grave of his young daughter, who passed away in 2015 following a battle with a brain abnormality.