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” Nunez of Panama.
Nunez 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. Nunez 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.
In other news, this past weekend, Adam Diu Abdulhamid was crowned new Philippine welterweight champion by stopping Jason Egera in the eighth round. Abdulhamid’s relentless attack was just too much for the Negrense veteran.
In the supporting bout, Michael Casama stopped Joe Tejones in the second round.
Meanwhile, Olympian Mark Anthony Barriga decisioned Ramel Antaran over weight rounds. Scores read 76-75, 77-74- and 77-74 all for Barriga.
Former world title contender Richie Mepranum came impressive by stopping Nicong Calamba in the second round. In the next bout, Aston Palicte dominated Rolan Jay Biendima via wide unanimous decision where all three judges scored the fight 100-89.
Sanman rising prospect Joey Canoy scored a unanimous decision win over Michael Camelion while Bryl Bayogos got another unanimous decision win over Elizer Ambon.
In the curtain raiser, Kenneth Egano stopped Nathaniel Juan in the opening round.
Sanman CEO Jim Claude Manangquil proudly thanked all boxing fans who supported the event.
“As promised, all bouts lived to expectations. You can see our upcoming boxers give it their best. It was non-stop action. Thanks to our matchmakers for doing their job excellently. Please keep supporting our boxers. They are working hard to represent our country and events like this are their stepping stones,” Manangquil stated.