Five things to look for in the Leo-Plania fight on ProBox TV

Angelo Leo faces Mike Plania in a scheduled 10-round featherweight fight Wednesday. 

The bout broadcast on ProBox TV will serve as the main event of Wednesday Night Fights, which takes place at the ProBox TV Events Center in Plant City, Florida. 

Here five things to consider:

Looking at the numbers

Leo enters the fight at 22-1, with 10 knockouts. He is five-foot, six-inches, with a 69” reach. Leo has also gone 142 rounds over his 23 fights. Leo is 29-years-old.

Plania is 26-years-old with a record of 29-3, with 16 knockouts. He is five-feet, five-and-a-half inches tall, and has a reach of 65 1/2 inches. He has gone 155 rounds. Plania was also stopped once in his career by Elijah Pierce in August of last year. 

A brief overview of the numbers shows a reach and height advantage to Leo. An in-ring experience for Plania with a possible concern around the durability of Plania who is typically iron-chinned, but was recently stopped. 


Since the pandemic, Plania has fought a lot. Since Leo fought Aaron Alameda in 2021, Plania had six fights. He amassed a record of 4-2. 

Leo had a long lay-off of nearly two-and-a-half years before his ninth-round stoppage win over Nicholas Polanco, last year.

If Plania were to have an edge, it would be in terms of staying busy and active.

Weight class and size

Angelo Leo won the WBO world title at Super Bantamweight. This will be his second fight at featherweight, though he did have his pro debut at Super Bantamweight. 

Plania is a wild one. He has fought a few times at super flyweight, but his biggest win comes at bantamweight. 

He recently has taken a lot of fights at Super Bantamweight. Plania took his last fight at super featherweight. This will mark his debut at featherweight as he has never fought in this weight class before.

Level of competition

Leo’s opponents have a combined record of 269-134–11. Leo has fought in two world championship fights and is 1-1 in world title fights. Both went to a decision. He is 0-1 against the only world champion he has faced in his career, Stephen Fulton Jr.

Plania’s record of his opponents is 351-261-44. Plania has never fought world champion or fought for a world title. 

Biggest Wins

Leo holds a win over Tramaine Williams. An undefeated fighter who was signed to Roc Nation Sports at one time. This was the win that made Leo a world champion as it was for the vacant WBO super featherweight world title. It also headlined a Showtime Championship Boxing card. 

Plania upset Joshua Greer Jr. in an exciting fight during the Top Rank bubble. Plania dropped Greer in the first and sixth rounds en route to a majority decision win.