"It will help me get in shape," said the prosecutor, who has started working out at the South Charleston Community Center to prepare for the match. "Sunday I sparred with a guy I don't know, and he bloodied my nose.
"I'm 33," he said. "And I'm going to be fighting someone in his 20s. For the last three weeks I've been running, punching a bag and sparring, working out with a friend.
"I'm working on my combinations and getting my cardiovascular system back in shape. I might get my head knocked off, but my cholesterol will be down."
Plants said, "I know critics will probably say it's a publicity stunt. It's just not true. I was approached, and it's an opportunity for me to help a charity.
"Some people play tennis, some golf. I box," he said. "It'll be a fun night. If I get hit too hard, I could just fall down."
The event will include 10-15 boxing matches in a ring set up in the middle of the field at Power Park. Tickets are $20, but onfield tables for groups will be available for $500 and $1,000.
To promote his participation in the event, Plants said he would have a picture of himself taken this week and blown up to full-life size for posters to place around the Kanawha Valley.
"There's already a network of groups that fight domestic violence," he said. "This is an easy way to tap into that and raise money."
Contact writer Cheryl Caswell at cher...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4832.