Leo halts Plania with left hook to body
By Andy Rivera
Angelo Leo halted Mike Plaina with a 3rd round stoppage in Florida Tuesday night. Leo landed a devastating left hook late in the 3rd round that ended the night, and continues his quest on becoming a two time world champion.
Both fighters came out feeling out each other in the opening round, Leo seemed to have the edge with body shots and being the quicker of the two Plania tried to land his powerful left hook, Leo was able to ward it off with good defense,
Leo came out in the 3rd round landing left hooks to the body, picking up the pace. In the last :45 of the round Leo landed a hard left hook to the body. The punch was incorrectly called low blow.. The punch was a shot that was clearly on the ribs, Plania dropped in pain, he was given time to get up, but he couldn’t continue.
The Florida State commission looked at the reply and correctly ruled it a legal punch, giving Leo a 2nd round Ko win.
Leo with the win raises his record to 24-1, with 12ko’s. He should move up from his WBA ranking of #9. Plania falls to 29-4.