Mike Plania vs. Joshua Greer Boxing Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/16/20
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Joshua Greer vs. Mike Plania
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 9:00 PM (MGM Grand)
The Line: Mike Plania +471 / Joshua Greer -619 -- Over/Under:
Joshua Greer and Mike Plania fight Tuesday at the MGM Grand.
Joshua Greer enters this fight with a 22-1-1 record that includes 12 knockouts. Greer has won each of his last 19 fights, and he’s coming off an October win over Antonio Nieves. Greer is coming off a competitive fight and each of his last two bouts have been close, so he should be eager to make a statement on national TV. Greer still hasnt lost since his controversial decision in 2015 against Stephen Fulton. Greer is 26 years old, stands at 5’4”, has a 66-inch reach and an orthodox stance. Greer has been considered a star in the making for a while now out of Chicago, as he has the quick hands, power, defense and footwork to really become a household name in this sport. Greer keeps his hands up defensively and has a ridiculously fast jab that allows him to open things up. When Greer wants to push the pace a bit, he throws accurate combinations and has the potential to knock the lights out with one shot. Greer has all of the tools, it’s just about finishing lesser opponents and building that resume. This will be Greer’s first career fight in Las Vegas.
Mike Plania enters this fight with a 23-1 record that includes 12 knockouts. Plania has won each of his last eight fights, and he’s coming off a December win over Giovanni Gutierrez. Plania is coming off one of the bigger wins of his career where he gave his opponent his first career loss, and he now has a chance to really put himself in a different light. Plania hasn’t lost since his 2018 bout against Juan Carlos Payano. Plania is 23 years old, stands at 5’5” and has an orthodox stance. Plania is a fairly big fighter for this division and throws everything with a purpose. Plania has a knockout percentage of 50 percent and he’s looking to land bombs every chance he gets. While it’s paid off for Plania up to this point, the concern is that he leaves himself exposed a lot of the time with these very wide punches that create openings for counters. However, the punching power is there and Plania could become far more effective if he focuses on throwing more compact shots with far less windup. This will be Plania’s first career fight in Las Vegas.
With Plania’s power, there’s always a chance he leads a haymaker that leads to an upset. The problem is Plania is still fairly young for high level fighters and his punches are so wide that I’m afraid he’s going to eat something nasty on the other end. Greer has all of the tools to be a star in this sport and he’s somebody I’m extremely high on in terms of potential. Greer has everything to be one of the best in whatever division he eventually ends up in and I’m not stepping in front of his ability.
Give me Greer, and I’ll predict a knockout.