Mike Plania Upsets Joshua Greer Jr., Plus Undercard Results
In an upset, bantamweight “Magic” Mike Plania (24-1, 12 KOs) won a ten round majority decision over WBO #1 contender Joshua Greer Jr. (22-1-1, 12 KOs) on Tuesday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Plania dropped Greer with a leaping left hook in round one as Greer’s hand placement was and Plania took advantage. Plania would drop Greer again with the same left hook in round six. Greer would dominate the fight from round eight, onward, as Greer discovered fighting Plania on the inside was the path to victory as this method exhausted Plania.
The judges saw the bout 94-94, 96-92, 97-91 with two out of three favoring Plania. Gr
Unbeaten welterweight Giovani Santillan (26-0, 15 KOs), who recently signed with Top Rank along with being co-promoted by Thompson Boxing took a hotly debated ten-round majority decision over former WBC lightweight world champion Antonio “Tony” DeMarco (33-9-1, 24 KOs). DeMarco’s seemed to control the bout, the pace and seemingly everything about the bout, yet the judges saw it the other way.
The cards read 95-95, 96-94, 96-94 for Santillan.
Super welterweight Bobirzhan Mominov (11-0, 8 KOs), who trains with Joel Diaz picked up a six-round unanimous decision over Cameron Krael (17-16-3, 4 KOs). Mominov is a big puncher who pushes forward with a lot of pressure. Mominov lost a point for a rabbit punch in round six.
The judges saw the bout 57-56, 58-55, 58-55.
Middleweight Nikoloz “Nika” Sekhniashvili (6-0, 4 KOs) used his power-punching ability to bully past Isiah Jones (8-2, 3 KOs) over the course of six rounds. The judges saw it 59-55, 60-54, 60-54.
Heavyweight Hector Perez (7-2, 3 KOs) defeated Juan Torres (5-3-1, 2 KOs) in a sleepy six-round affair by the scores of 60-54, 59-55, 59-55.