Plania faces Nuñez on Nov. 20 in Miami

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“MAGIC” Mike Plania finally makes his United States ring return as he faces off with former world title contender Ricardo Nuñez on Nov. 20, 2021 at the Manuel Artime Community Center Theater in Miami, Florida.

“I am extremely excited for this fight. Nuñez is a no pushover opponent being a seasoned veteran. I am preparing myself for war. A win against him can be a ticket to bigger fights and closer to a world title,” Plania said.

Plania has not fought on American soil since winning the biggest fight of his career—a majority decision over highly-regarded Joshua Greer Jr. in 2020.

Plania fought a tune-up fight in the Philippines on April 30 and beat Emmanuel Mogawa by unanimous decision in General Santos City.

Plania is currently ranked No. 4 by the World Boxing Organization (WBO), No. 5 by the World Boxing Association (WBA), No. 9 by the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and No. 15 by the World Boxing Council (WBC).

Nuñez is a seasoned veteran with 41 pro fights under his belt. He, however, hasn’t fought for close to two years and has lost his last six contests. Nuñez’s last fight was a stoppage loss to Luis Lebron in Dec. 20, 2019.

Nuñez first fought for a world title against Moruti Mthalane for the IBF flyweight belt but lost via technical knockout in 2012. A year later, he challenged Juan Carlos Reveco for the WBA flyweight strap but lost via technical decision. Nuñez has also fought the likes of Carlos Tamara, Drian Francisco, Nerys Espinoza and Carlos Cuadras.

Plania is 25-1 with 12 knockouts, while Nuñez is 29-12 with 23 knockouts.

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