“MAGIC” Mike Plania of the Philippines won his first fight in abroad to remain undefeated on Dec. 22 in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Plania of Sanman Promotions in Gen. Santos City scored a split decision against Mexican Roel Lazaro Perez in a 6-rounder bout to score his 15th straight win with seven knockouts.
“I am happy to have my first victory overseas. Good experience for me and Mexican fighters are always tough,” said the 20-year old orthodox fighter, who is now based in Miami, Florida under Cuban coach Osmiri Fernandez.
It was the 11th loss against 5 wins (2 knockouts) and 1 draw for the 27-year old Perez of Chiapas, Mexico.
Plania, a former World Boxing Federation (WBF) International bantamweight title holder is one of the five Sanman boxers, who are now based in the US.
The others are WBC Youth Intercontinental lightweight champion Romero “Ruthless” Duno (15W-1L-0, 13 KOs), bantamweight Reymart “Gensan Assassin” Gaballo (18W-0L, 16 KOs), super featherweight Harmonito “Hammer” dela Torre (19W-1L-0D, 12 KOs) and featherweight John Vincent “Mulawin” Moralde (19W-1L-0D, 10 KOs).
The 22—year old Duno, who is now under promoted by the Golden Boy Promotions of Oscar De La Hoya is already scheduled to make his third fight in the US on January 27 at The Forum in Inglewood.
Gaballo, 21, on the other hand, made his US debut by stopping Mexican Ernesto Guerrero via a 2nd round technical knockout last Nov. 15 at the Hawaii Events Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Dela Torre and Moralde, however both suffered their first setbacks in their pro career.
Dela Torre dropped a unanimous decision to Tugstsogt Nyyambayar last Nov. 18 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada.
He will next fight the unbeaten American Devin “The Dream” Haney (18W-0L, 12 KOs) on February 2 at the Winna Vegas Casino and Resort in Sloan.
Moralde, on the other hand, was stopped by reigning WBA-NABA featherweight champion Toka Kahn “T Nice” Clary (24W-1L-0D, 17 KOs) in the 7th round last December 1 at the Strand Ballroom and Theater in Providence in Rhode Island.

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