By: Sanman Boxing
Filipino super bantamweight sensation “Magic” Mike Plania (25-1) of sanman boxing will be back in the ring as he faces former world title contender Ricardo “El Matematico” Nuñez of Panama. Nuñez is a seasoned veteran who has faced elite world champions in the likes of Moruti Mthalane, Drian Fancisco and Juan Carlos Reveco. The fight will be held on November 20, 2021 in Miami, Florida and will be organized by MNR Promotions.
Plania is currently training hard at Moros Gym under the tutelage of Cuban coach Moro Fernandez. Plania’s only loss was against world champion Juan Carlos Payano and has been on a ten fight winning streak since then. “I am extremely excited for this fight. Nuñez is a no pushover opponent being a seasoned veteran. I am preparing myself for war. A win against him can be a ticket to bigger fights and closer to a world title”, Plania stated.
By: Sanman Boxing
Sanman Boxing delivered another successful boxing event with the latest episode of its Bubble Series held at their stable gym in General Santos City. In the main event, “Magic” Mike Plania improved his record to W25-L1 as he dominated countryman Emmanuel Ogawa in a six round action. Score was 60-54 on all judges.
In the co-featured event, Jayson Mama remains undefeated and improved his record to W16-L0 as he battered Romshane Sarguilla from the opening bell. Sarguilla failed to answer the opening bell of the eight round thus awarding the stoppage win to Mama.
In the other co-featured bout, Jade Bornea kept his immaculate record and improved it to W16-L0 with a wide unanimous decision win over Roland Jay Biendima. The judges scored it 100-90 and 99-91twice all in favor of the undefeated Sanman protege.
The curtain raise showed John Vincent Pangga winning a four round unanimous nod against Elizer Ambon.
In as much as most bouts ended with decision wins, the all out action was present in every fight. “These warriors came to the ring all prepared for war. I commend all opponents for giving our boxers good quality fights. This shows the quality of match making that we do in our promotion. Thanks to our loyal followers and to all boxing fans”, Sanman CEO Jim Claude Manangquil stated.
By: Sanman Boxing
Everything is set for tomorrow's rumble bonanza as Sanman Promotions bring us another episode of its Bubble Series. This time, the main card features "Magic" Mike Plania who battles it out against Emmanuel Ogawa. Below are the final weigh-in results:
Weights from General Santos City, Philippines
Mike Plania 122lbs
Emmanuel Mogawa 121lbs
Jayson Mama 112lbs
Romshane Sarguilla 112lbs
Jade Bornea 116lbs
Roland Jay Biendima 116lbs
John Vincent Pangga 118lbs
Elizer Ambon 123lbs
Sanman CEO Jim Claude Manangquil assures boxing fans of yet another slambang event which will be raining knockouts. "Please watch our event via the Sanman Promotions Facebook page. If its from Sanman, it's always guaranteed boxing action", Manangquil stated.
Boxing in the US might have been back for about a week or so but for the first time we saw Asian fighters in action on a televised US show since the ongoing global situation became such a big issue. That was thanks to Top Rank, who held two bouts featuring Asian fighters on their latest card from the MGM Grand.
The first of those two bouts saw unbeaten Kazakh hopeful Bobirzhan Mominov (11-0, 8) [Моминов Бобиржан] take a clear decision over Filipino-American Cameron Krael (17-16-3, 4) in a 6 rounder. Through out the bout Mominov looked the much stronger, better and more polished fighter, with some very hurtful shots thrown through out. Krael however showed his gameness throughout and did enough to deserve a round or two on each scorecard.
In round 6 Mominov had a point deducted, but was still comfortable, taking the win with scores of 58-55, twice, and 57-56 to maintain his perfect record.
The second bout saw a mild upset with under-rated Filipino Mike Plania (24-1, 12) take a career best win as he secured a 10 round majority decision over WBO #1 ranked Bantamweight Joshua Greer Jr (22-2-1, 12). Plania, who entered as the under-dog, dropped Greer in the opening round, and again in round 6 to establish a huge lead on the cards in the first 6 rounds. That lead was established not just from the knockdowns but also the incredibly negative tactics of Greer, who did very, very little in the first 7 rounds.
Surprisingly Greer managed to put his foot on the gas in round 8, and showed that he had heart, and determination, as he tried to turn things around. By then it was too little too late, and his inability to cut the ring off and make a tiring Plania pay, and Plania managed to see out the bell, boxing incredibly well off the back foot in the final round.
After 10 rounds we had the obligatory "crap score card", of 94-94, a totally repulsive score from the action we had seen, followed by scores of 96-92 and 97-91 in favour of Plania.
Whilst we may have all missed boxing recently, none of us have missed the terrible scorecards the sport gives us, and it's fair to say they too are back. Thankfully they didn't deny the rightful winner of a bout, but did still manage to leave a bad taste in the mouth.
Later today we'll see Filipino fighter Mike Plania (23-1, 12) battle against world ranked Joshua Greer Jr (22-1-1, 12) in a bout at a contracted 120lbs. Last night in the US the two men made weight for the contest with no major issues.
Greer, a world ranked Bantamweight who has got his eyes on a world title fight later this year, came in at 120.1lbs, bang on the contractual limit. Coming in to the bout he is r.anked #1 by the WBO, #2 by the IBF and #9 by the WBC, and despite being very highly regarded as has struggled in his last 2 bouts.
Despite technically being over the contracted limit Greer was wearing protective clothing, that was adding to his weight, and was officially regarded as being at 120lbs.
Plania, who is ranked #11 by the WBA and #12 by the IBF at Super Bantamweight, actually came in lighter than Greer at 119.5lbs. This was his lightest weight in over 2 years, and we need to go back to his May 2018 win over John Rey Lauza to find the last time he came in under 120lbs.
Tonight's show will also feature unbeaten Kazakh hopeful Bobirzhan Mominov (10-0, 8) [Моминов Бобиржан]. At the weigh in he came in at 152lbs, whilst American opponent Cameron Krael (17-15-3, 4) was 147.25lbs for the bout.
Although this looks like a mismatch on paper Krael is much better than his record suggests and has given serious tests to a number of prospects in recent years. This could end up being the show's hidden gem.
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