Plania loses to Aleem

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“MAGIC” Mike Plania somehow lost his magic and will have to wait a little bit longer for a world title shot after losing to fellow world-ranked Ra’eese Aleem on Sept. 4 (PH time) at the Arena in Los Angeles, California.

Aleem successfully defended his World Boxing Organization (WBO) NABO super bantamweight strap after a lopsided unanimous decision.

The 32-year-old Aleem was the better fighter and outboxed Plania for 10 rounds.

Aleem also dropped Plania with a right to the midsection that had him stumbling back to the ropes.

Judges Rudy Barragan, Esther Lopez and Pat Russell had identical scores of 100-89 in favor of Aleem.

Following the loss, Plania fell to 26-2 with 13 knockouts. He will most likely drop in the super bantamweight world rankings. He’s currently ranked No. 2 by the WBO and No. 4 by the International Boxing Federation (IBF).

Aleem, on the other hand, is closing in on a world title shot after the win. He remained unbeaten with 20-0 with 12 knockouts.

On the other hand, undefeated Pinoy prospect Lienard Sarcon won the World Boxing Association (WBA) Asia featherweight belt with a unanimous decision over Jong Seon Kang at the Tech University of Korea in Siheung City, South Korea.

Sarcon stayed undefeated with 10-0 with four knockouts, while Kang dropped to 15-1-2 with eight knockouts.