Plania, the 12th-ranked super-bantamweight by the International Boxing Federation, is moving down in weight to take on Greer. Scene: wide shot of the burnt-out husk of a city choked with swirling dust.
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Joshua Greer Jr faces Mike Plania in Tuesday’s ESPN main event. Unification, move up in weight? In the first round, Plania dropped Greer with a chopping left hook, and then dropped him again with the same punch in the sixth round. Real or not: The latest on crossover fights featuring McGregor, Mayweather, Pacquiao and Khabib. ‘‘My biggest thought process right now is winning,’’ Greer said Sunday. A fatal attack left one person dead and three others injured Friday night in the 11600 block of South Vincennes Avenue. Greer is coming off a pair of fights that evidenced how his flaws can offset his best qualities, struggling to decision wins over Nikolai Potapov and Antonio Nieves. Gervonta "Tank" Davis should have lots of options, but what will he do? “But he was tough and adjusted his strategy. Greer is very hittable -- that's shown in recent fights -- and that makes for a compelling fight. Mike Plania dropped to his knees Tuesday night, overcome with emotion after putting the finishing touches on a 97-91, 96-92, 94-94 majority decision over Joshua Greer Jr. inside the MGM Grand’s Grand Ballroom. Live boxing action was absent from our televisions for months as the coronavirus pandemic swept the globe, but Top Rank helped facilitate the sport's return last week two fight cards in Las Vegas. The Filipino “Magic Mike” relies more on swift bursts of offense than the sort of pressure that’s consistently bedeviled Greer since he stepped up in competition, and he doesn’t have the fundamentals to bridge the gap in speed and power. “I thought I could knock him out after the knockdown in the first round,” Plania said. Vasiliy Lomachenko prefers boxing to talking and can bolster his billing as perhaps the world’s best pound-for-pound fighter with a victory over unbeaten Teofimo Lopez. Greer made his professional debut on September 26, 2015, scoring a second-round technical knockout (TKO) victory over Luis Guerrero at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona. Joshua Greer Jr. vs. Mike Plania: Fight prediction, card, start time, how to watch There's hype behind Greer, but he has looked vulnerable to an upset in his recent fights Plania will give this a go, but Greer’s strengths will be on full display here. For much of the early stages of the fight, Greer was playing keep-away, which was fine in terms of surviving, but his perpetual movement gave him very little opportunity to create his own offensive opportunities. The fights mark the Las Vegas debuts for the 29-year-old twins.
But he was unable to pull off a similar trick in OT. The boxing comeback continues this week as the promotion has three cards scheduled, with fights held in Las Vegas on Tuesday and Thursday before a mismatch in Mexico City to close out the festivities on Saturday. Bradley: Inoue is a special fighter, his skills are different. Like us on Facebook. Bears coach Matt Nagy despondent over offense after 26-23 loss to Saints. And at any rate, the fights (at least the main events) coming on Top Rank’s shows are largely much better than Stevenson-Caraballo and Magdaleno-Vicente, at least on paper. Plania didn’t have the same billing as Greer and accepted the fight three weeks ago as a relative unknown. I’ve only seen a little footage on Plania but from what I can tell, although he does utilize some pressure in his attack I don’t think he’s going to set a pace to really offset Greer’s speed and movement. Greer hadn’t lost since Dec. 29, 2015, and had briskly worked his way through the division to emerge as a top world title contender. Mike Plania, right, connects against Joshua Greer Jr. during their bantamweight fight inside the MGM Grand's Grand Ballroom on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. All Rights Reserved. 15.4k Followers, 702 Following, 2 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Joshua Greer Jr (@joshuagreerjr) His jab, his distance management, and most importantly his defense remain works in progress, as he’s just not as slick as he thinks he is. Greer overpowers him in the middle rounds. Michael Plania scored a major upset by defeating Joshua Greer Jr. in the main event of Tuesday night's Top Rank Boxing card at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Commissioner.com is a registered trademark of CBS Interactive Inc. site: media | arena: boxing | pageType: stories | In between the two trips to the canvas, the mere threat of that punch, as well as the overall speed and quickness of Plania, kept Greer at bay. Follow @BySamGordon on Twitter. Bravo! More problematic were the protests and rioting that caused city officials and the National Guard to block access to downtown for a week, preventing Greer from getting to his condominium. Boxing debate: Who's next for Tyson Fury, if not Deontay Wilder? But 18 straight victories after early-career stumbles, a vibrant personality and some legitimate skills have Top Rank invested in seeing where the 26-year-old can take his career. Know about breaking news as it happens. Greer TKO-6, We’re back, baby! , Greer defeated Nikolai Potapov for the WBO-NABO bantamweight title. He's clearly on the back side of his career, with a 2-4 record in his last six outings. There's always danger of an upset in a fighter who thinks he's slick but gets hit far too much, but this probably isn't going to be that night. Well, we certainly won’t find out here as Greer gets back to action against a Filipino fighter in Plania who has only fought outside of his country a handful of times against pretty low level opposition.
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