Filipino Mike Plania makes weight ahead of Las Vegas bout
MANILA, Philippines — Filipino Mike Plania and American contender Joshua Greer officially made weight Tuesday (Manila time) ahead of their catchweight clash at MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas.
Plania (23-1, 12 KOs) tipped the scales at 119.5 pounds while Greer (22-1-1, 12 KOs) weighed on the dot at 120.
The two are set for a 10-rounder which headlines a five-fight card to be broadcasted by ESPN on Wednesday.
Greer, the No. 1 challenger to Filipino John Riel Casimero’s WBO bantamweight title, agreed to face Plania at a catchweight of 120 pounds.
Plania, 23, winner of eight straight bouts, hasn’t lost since bowing to former bantamweight champion Juan Carlos Payano via unanimous decision two years ago.
The 26-year-old Greer, meanwhile, has won 19 consecutive fights.
Plania will be the first Filipino back in the ring since the coronavirus pandemic.
The event is part of Top Rank’s series of fights marking the return of boxing since the deadly virus shut down sports in March.
Boxing successfully resumed last week in Sin City with Jessie Magdaleno beating Yenifel Vicente last week. Magdaleno, who was controlling the bout, won after Vicente got disqualified in the 10th round for repeated low blows.
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