Elijah Pierce Wants Ra’esse Aleem, Sam Goodman
World rated contender Elijah Pierce (18-2, 15 KOs) needed
just three rounds to knock out Mike Plania (28-3, 15 KOs) on
Friday night. The event was promoted by Overtime Boxing and
streamed on DAZN.
Pierce is currently world rated by the WBC, IBF and WBO.
The 26 year old southpaw connected with a short and succinct
shotgun left hand that dropped Plania, and the Florida-based
Filipino fighter failed to pick himself back up from the
canvas. This marks the first time Plania has been stopped in
“I’ve been telling everybody, the power is real. I know I’m
the hardest punching super bantamweight in the world. I feel
like I’m the only one who can beat Inoue, as once he feels
my shots he’ll respect me.”- said Pierce.
Elijah’s manager Trifon Petrov has been pushing for a big
fight for his fighter.
“This was an extremely impressive win for Pierce. He did the
unthinkable and stopped Plania. Pierce is on a tear since we
started working together, he won 9 in a row, 7 by knockout.
He paid his dues, he is ready for the biggest names in the
weight class.”- said Trifon Petrov.
After last week's win, Pierce proved once again he is a top
5 fighter in the world. He is a high risk fight for all
those rated above him, so whenever Elijah Pierce’s name
comes up most fighters don’t even want to entertain a
conversion about possibly fighting him.
“I know my manager has been working on trying to make the
Ra’esee Aleem fight. I will take this fight in a heart beat.
Him and I are the best USA based fighters in the weight
class. Let’s run it.” said Pierce.
When asked about Stephen Fulton, here is what Pierce had to
“Although I think Fulton is a great fighter and I respect
him, I have seen a lot of flaws I could exploit and he also
showed how he does with big punchers. If he and I ever
fight, it would be another one-sided beating just like what
Inoue did to him... would he fight me though is the
Pierce wouldn’t mind going overseas and fighting some of the
big names there either.
“I’ve gone to people's hometowns and embarrassed them in
front of their families and friends. I wouldn’t mind going
to Australia and doing the same to Sam Goodman.”- said