Press Release: January 25, 2024 By ProBox TV - Angelo Leo is aiming to be a two-division world champion.
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His January 31 main event bout against Mike Plania on ProBox TV’s Wednesday Night Fights, in Plant City, Florida is, he hopes, the next step towards that goal.
Leo, the former WBO super-bantamweight champion, now campaigns at featherweight. Trained by his father, Miguel Leo, the duo relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada. Originally from Albuquerque, they moved to Los Angeles but because of the bad traffic and the expensive cost of living, they sought opportunities elsewhere. Leo now calls Las Vegas home.
“Vegas was our second relocation, our first was Los Angeles,” Leo told ProBox TV. “We stayed there in Los Angeles for around two-to-three years, then we decided to move back to Albuquerque when I turned pro, and then we decided to move to Vegas. Vegas was the place to be, it wasn’t too far from L.A. There is a big boxing community here, and it is probably the best move we made.”
Currently ranked No. 9 by the WBA at featherweight, Leo reflected on his upcoming opponent.
“I have seen Mike fight before, he is a good fighter,” Leo said. “He is explosive, and he is a formidable opponent.”
“He fought [Joshua] Greer at 118 [lbs], I believe, and then he moved up to 122. His last fight was a 130 [lbs], and this one is at 126 [lbs]. He is kind of back-and-forth [between weight classes]…it doesn’t worry me, we are here to get that W.”
Leo made it clear this is the next step toward his goal of becoming a two-division world champion. The 29-year-old prizefighter, nicknamed ‘El Chinito’, has a record of 22 wins, one loss, with 10 knockouts and he is eager to make a run at a belt.
“My goal is to win the featherweight world title. I want to win a second world title in a different weight class. The goal is just to keep winning. Get that W January 31st, and then from there see what ProBox has in store for me.”
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