The former Wba Bw champion Juan Carlos Payano entered this fight with a boxing record of 19-1-0 (9 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.9 bantamweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Jamie McDonnell). He suffered his only loss in the rematch with Rau’shee Warren in 2016 (via majority decision, Payano vs Warren 2), after this bout he has beat Isao Gonzalo Carranza and Alexis Santiago (Juan Carlos Payano vs Alexis Santiago).
His opponent, the undefeated Mike Plania, has a perfect record of 14-0-0 (7 knockouts) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since February 26, 2017 when he defeated Jetly Purisima. Payano vs Plania is valid for the vacant WBA-NABA super bantamweight title; undercard of Stephon Young vs Reymart Gaballo. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, USA
Division: super bantamweight (122 lbs, 55.3 kg)
Title: vacant WBA-NABA super bantamweight title
Payano’s previous fight: Juan Carlos Payano vs Alexis Santiago
Payano’s next fight: Naoya Inoue vs Juan Carlos Payano
Payano vs Plania full fight video:
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