DAVAO CITY–“Magic” Mike Plania of General Santos City has already arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada for his very important fight against American Joshua Greer Jr. at the MGM Grand, Garden Arena on June 16 in a closed-door fight.
Plania (23-1, 12 KOs) will be the first Filipino to participate in a sporting event since the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) lockdown. He arrived together with trainer Moro Fernandez of Miami.
They are accompanied by assistants Ramon Falgui and Franco Chocano.
The 23-year-old Plania comes in from an eight-fight winning streak. In his last fight, Plania outpointed Giovanni Gutierrez of Nicaragua last December in Miami.
His manager JC Manangquil, however, was not able to join them in Las Vegas due to the unavailability of flight.
Manangquil will only be watching the fight on TV on Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Greer (22-1-1, 12 KOs) is currently the WBO no. 1 and the WBC no. 7 contender. (PNA)