Sanman super bantamweight prospect “Magic” Mike Plania (W23 KO12 L1 D0) closed the year with a bang scoring a shutout UD win against previously unbeaten Nicaraguan opponent Giovanni Gutierrez (W9 KO6 L1 D0).

Gutierrez was sent to the canvas once before being schooled by the more experienced Plania all throughout the rounds. All three judges scored it 100-89 for the Filipino. With the win, he takes home the IBF North America Super Bantamweight Belt.

“I really thought he was done when he went down. I wanted to finish the fight early but props to my tough opponent. I did good though in boxing him the following rounds. I am hoping to go up in the IBF ranking having won the North America belt. I am praying hard for bigger fights next year especially for a world title fight”, Plania stated.

Meanwhile, fellow Filipino and Sanman fighter John Vincent Moralde (W23 KO13 L3 D0) shocked Argentinian opponent Mattias Arriagada by knocking him down three times before the referee saved him from further punishment in the very first round.

Sanman CEO Jim Claude Manangquil was very happy about his boxers’ win in Miami.

“It was a step-up game for them especially for Mike. We are targeting a world title match for him next year. A little more polishing and he’s ready for the big time”, Manangquil said.

Prince Ranch Boxing's undefeated super bantamweight prospect, Raeese "The Beast" Aleem (15-0, 9 KOs), has his sights on facing all the top contenders and champions in the upcoming 2020 year.

In his las fight, Aleem, who is promoted by Kings Promotions, retired Saul Eduardo Hernandez (14-15, 9 KOs) by third round stoppage, a fight that took place on the undercard of Erickson Lubin vs Nathaniel Gallimore on October 26, 2019. Having knocked out seven of his last ten opponents, Aleem is looking to carry that momentum into the new year.

"I have big plans to step up in competition next year and make a name for myself," said Aleem, who is managed by Greg Hannley of Prince Ranch Boxing. "Right now, I'm flying under the radar, but that is about to change when I fight someone with a name. I'm hoping I'll land a big fight in the early part of next year. I know my team is working hard behind the scenes to make it happen. I'll be ready to go when I get that call."

The super bantamweight is loaded with some of the best fighters in boxing. World champions, Rey Vargas (33-0, 22 KOs), Daniel Roman (27-2-1, 10 KOs), Emanuel Navarrete (30-1, 26 KOs) and Brandon Figueroa (20-0, 15 KOs), are all fighters with big names that Aleem wants to face.

"I want to fight all of the super bantamweight champions at some point." Aleem continued. "I know I have to work my way up the rankings, so that's what I'm going to do. I told my team that I'm willing to fight any and all world ranked contenders. Vargas, Roman and Navarrete, all those champions are beatable. Brandon Figueroa is not on my level, so if he wants to get some, then come get some. Next year will be my year. Soon everyone will know my name. All I need is an opportunity."

"In 2020, everyone will start to recognize Raeese as one of the top fighters in the super bantamweight division," said Greg Hannley of Prince Ranch Boxing. "He's ready to step up and solidify his position as top contender. His promoter Marshall Kaufman and I agree, Raeese Aleem will be a household name in the near future. Big fights are on the horizon."

Bensalem, PA — Unbeaten Irishman Rohan Date (11-0-1, 8K0s) makes his U.S. debut against seasoned Greg Jackson (11-7-1, 3K0s), of North Philadelphia, in an eight-round welterweight bout on Friday, Jan. 31, at the Xcite Center inside Parx Casino. The eight-fight card, presented by Joe Hand Promotions, begins at 7:30 p.m.

This event is only for adults age 21 and older. Tickets priced at $50, $75 and $100 are on sale at Joe Hand Promotions (215-364-9000). Tickets also can be purchased from the Hold My Ticket Call Center at (1-877-466-3404) and at

"I’m really thrilled and looking forward to boxing in the U.S.,” said Date. “It will be my first pro fight there, but America holds some fond memories for me as an Irish amateur. I won the World Golden Gloves there in 2013. I always wanted to go back and fight there again as a pro. I’ve met amazing people in Philly and we are taking it all to Parx Casino. We’re gonna have a load of Irish people bringing a really fun atmosphere. I’ll do my part to make it exciting. Don’t miss it!"

Always putting on a good show, Jackson has upset multiple fighters over his 19-fight career. He is coming off a three-fight win streak starting in 2018 against tough southpaw Juan Rodriguez, Jr. (13-5), of Hoboken, NJ. This will be Jackson’s first fight in the Philadelphia area since early in 2016 when he upset then-undefeated Gledwin Ortiz, of The Bronx, NY, at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.

When asked about his upcoming fight against the Irishman, Jackson said: “Stop playing with me.”  Jackson was intimating that he is not concerned about facing the undefeated Date. Jackson knows what he is capable of and isn’t buying into his opponent’s record.

In the junior middleweight semifinal, Isaiah Wise (7-2-2, 4K0s), of North Philadelphia, who always brings out a great crowd, will face Enver Halili (10-2, 3K0s), of The Bronx, NY. 

Also featured Jan. 31 is former Parx Casino® employee, lightweight Jerome Conquest, of North Philadelphia.

On Saturday night, January 25th, Silver Bow  will stage the Inaugural ChampBox Series event at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, New Jersey.

The ChampBox series is designed to showcase the top professional and amateur boxers in the New Jersey area.

"It's an honor to start the ChampBox series in my home state of New Jersey," said Bill Halkias of Silver Bow.   "We have an abundance of Professional and Amateur fighters for the series, and it will provide opportunities for many fighters."

"Partnering up with the CURE Insurance Arena is important, as it's a 1st class facility, and located in the capital city of Trenton." 

Headlining the event will be undefeated cruiserweight Mike Hilton.

Hilton of Trenton is a former National Golden Gloves champion, who currently has a record of 9-0 with seven knockouts.

The 33 year-old Hilton will be making the 3rd appearance in his hometown, and he is coming off a 3rd round technical decision over Hector Perez on March 10, 2018 in Atlantic City.

Appearing on the card will be Ian Green (12-2, 9 KOs) of Paterson, New Jersey.

Green has wins over undefeated foes Khiary Gray (13-0) and Andy Mejias (15-0).  Green will be looking to get back in the win column following dropping a fight to Kemahl Russell on September 9, 2017 in Queens, New York.

Also in action will be Glennwood Lattimer (1-0) of Philandelphia in a junior middleweight fight.

Highlighting the amateur portion of the card will be locals, Zaire Gross, Kevin Alexander and Jabbar Abercrombie.