Philippines, 01 Dec 2020
  Home >> News

 


BOXERS

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

NEWS           

FORUM        

FIGHT GALLERIES        

RING CARD GIRLS        




 
 
News  


Magic Mike Plania Headlines in Tough Rumble Against Joshua Greer in Las Vegas


PhilBoxing.com




World-ranked Filipino 122-pounder Mike "Magic" Plania (23-1, 12 KO's), risks his IBF and WBA world ratings as he headlines this Tuesday (June 16), at the famed MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, against tough American Joshua Greer Jr., in a battle that propels the winner one step closer to a world title shot.

Born in the Tuna Capital of the Philippines, the fast and furious 23-year-old Mike Plania faces in Chicago's Joshua Greer (22-1-1, 12 KO's) the most difficult opponent in his 24-fight career.

In his last mission last December, the Filipino made good use of his good punching skills to outpoint Nicaraguan Giovanni Gutierrez (10-1, 6 KO's ) in Miami. Prior to that Plania stopped journeyman Julio Buitrago, decisioned Argentinian Matias Agustin Arriagada and defeated Mexican Juan Antonio Lopez in Los Angeles.

This will be Plania's 6th fight in the U.S.A.

Greer is next in line, and the well-trained Pinoy boxer can't wait to let his hands going.

Slightly shorter than Plania, the 26-year-old Joshua Greer Jr., is also a world-ranked fighter as well as the reigning NABO 118-pound champion.



Greer defeated Russian Nikolai Potapov (21-2-1, 11 KO's) for the WBO NABO bantamweight crown in 2017, and has defended against former world-title challenger Antonio Nieves last October in Reno, Nevada.

Three years ago, Greer's thrilling 6th round stoppage over James Gordon-Smith was one of the finalist for ESPN.com Knockout of the Year.

Good credentials for Greer. But they do not disturb the laser-focused Filipino "Magic Man" who has consciously sweated and trained for weeks and is ready for a fantastic door-opening win in Las Vegas.

Plania is currently IBF # 12 as well as WBA # 10 super bantamweight. Greer is WBO # 1 and WBC # 7 in bantamweights.

The winner gets ranked in all four major sanctioning bodies and inches closer to challenge for the world title in the super bantamweight division.

Will the Filipino Mike Plania rock and stop the Chicago native for an awesome televised winning performance in the boxing capital of the world?

Or will the difficult Joshua Greer be able to overcome Plania's magic? May the Best Man Win.

The exciting Tuesday evening rumble (Wednesday morning here in Asia), promoted by Bob Arum's Top Rank, will be aired LIVE in the U.S.A. on ESPN.

Normally, sites carrying ESPN live signal are usually available in internet.


The author Carlos Costa of Panama is a veteran fight reporter living in Cebu. Carlos can be reached at carlos512@hotmail.com, whatsapp 09184538152 and Twitter: @CarlosCostaBox.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Carlos Costa.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • SAUNDERS: I HAVEN’T OVERLOOKED MARTIN
    , Tue, 01 Dec 2020
  • Boxing in Ukraine on December 18
    By Gabriel F. Cordero, , Tue, 01 Dec 2020
  • LINE-UPS ANNOUNCED FOR OPENING DAY OF PARTYPOKER MOSCONI
    , Tue, 01 Dec 2020
  • CSJDM is Gov. Daniel Fernando Inter-Town Online Chess Team Champion
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Tue, 01 Dec 2020
  • The Past Week in Action 30 November 2020: Wanheng's Longest Unbeaten Record Falls
    By Eric Armit, , Tue, 01 Dec 2020
  • Gilberto Ramirez vs. Alfonso Lopez Headlines "Battle of Rio Grande"
    , Tue, 01 Dec 2020
  • Title Twofer: MTK Global Golden Contract Championship Matches to Stream Live and Exclusively Wednesday on ESPN+
    , Tue, 01 Dec 2020
  • WBC Champion Povetkin Update
    By Gabriel F. Cordero, , Tue, 01 Dec 2020
  • Eduardo "Camelo" Ramon vs. Cleber "Clebinho" Sousa SFT MMA middleweight title eliminator
    , Tue, 01 Dec 2020
  • NZ crowns new WKN world champions - Dhcamad Armstrong and Yordniyom Yuttakangumtorn lift prestigious titles at Born to Fight 8 in Auckland
    , Tue, 01 Dec 2020
  • Split-T Management Signs Undefeated Junior Welterweight John Bauza
    , Tue, 01 Dec 2020
  • While Marcial Impresses in US Training, His Former Amateur Foes Continue to Wow in the Ring
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Mon, 30 Nov 2020
  • Liam Paro Faces Terry Tzouramanis for WBO & IBF Regional Titles on March 5th in Brisbane
    , Mon, 30 Nov 2020
  • Ivan Travis Cu sweeps BATCH online chess tourney
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Mon, 30 Nov 2020
  • Vaibhav Shetty victorious at FraggingMonk Fight Night to become the first WKN champion from India
    , Mon, 30 Nov 2020
  • OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: Dedication, love of country, key to Eumir Marcial’s bid for PH’s first Olympic gold medal – Roach
    By Eddie Alinea of The Manila Times, , Sun, 29 Nov 2020
  • Ty Payne Inks Management deal with Tony Tolj
    , Sun, 29 Nov 2020
  • Bacolod native Nunilon Fulo III rules New Zealand Senior Chess Championship 2020
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Sun, 29 Nov 2020
  • BADOU JACK DOMINATES BLAKE McKERNAN IN L.A.
    By Dong Secuya, , Sun, 29 Nov 2020
  • Yeleussinov KOs Indongo in Florida to win IBF Intercontinental title
    By Gabriel F. Cordero, , Sun, 29 Nov 2020
  • Kyle Emmanuel Ochoa cops Gov. Daniel Fernando chess crown
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Sun, 29 Nov 2020
  • Estadella Claims Argentina Featherweight Title; Matthysse Jr Gets Rocked
    By Carlos Costa, , Sat, 28 Nov 2020
  • Jacobs Edges Rosado in Snoozer; Yeleussinov Brutalizes Indongo Friday Night in Hollywood, Florida
    By Carlos Costa, , Sat, 28 Nov 2020
  • JACOBS ESCAPES WITH A SPLIT DECISION WIN OVER ROSADO
    By Dong Secuya, , Sat, 28 Nov 2020
  • Chudinov-Ryder for the WBA Middleweight title on December 18?
    By Gabriel F. Cordero, , Sat, 28 Nov 2020




  •  



     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2020 philboxing.com.