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Milan Melindo out to capture second world title in Japan

Earlier this year, ALA Boxing standout and reigning IBF junior flyweight world champion Milan 'El Metodico' Melindo captured his first world championship in Japan, shocking the world by knocking out long-time champion Akira Yaegashi.  On New Year's Eve, Melindo has the chance to end the year pretty much the same way, as he steps into the squared circle on the final day of 2017 to challenge reiging WBA junior flyweight world champion Ryoichi Taguchi in a title unification bout, Sunday in Tokyo, Japan.  2017 has been nothing short of spectacular for the 29-year old Melindo.  After knocking out Yaegashi in Tokyo back in May, Melindo successfully defended his title at home in Cebu at Pinoy Pride 41 against South Africa's Hekkie Budler in an entertaining twelve-round affair.  After capturing the IBF belt in May, Melindo made it clear that his goal was to become the king of the junior flyweights, intending on capturing all of the four major world titles in the 108-pound weight division.  "Parang super champion ka na, kung makuha mo yung apat na high-position belt, yung WBA, WBO, IBF tsaka WBC, parang king ka na sa isang timbang. Ikaw ang may hawak sa isang timbang." On New Year’s Eve, Melindo gets the chance to move a step closer to his goal when he tries to snatch the WBA title from Taguchi. It won’t be an easy task however, as Taguchi has kept a firm grasp on the crown since 2014, having successfully defended it seven times in the last two years. For the second time this year, Melindo faces a hostile pro-Japan crowd in Tokyo. For the Cagayan de Oro native, a repeat of history would be in his favor.   Milan Melindo and Ryoichi Taguchi battle for the IBF and WBA junior flyweight belts on Sunday, December 31st at the Ota City General Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan. Catch the telecast on Tuesday, January 2nd at 8:00 PM only on S+A channel 23! .....»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnDec 30th, 2017

Ancajas leads Elorde honorees; Pacquiao main guest speaker

World champion Jerwin Ancajas heads the honorees in the 18th Gabriel "Flash" Elorde Memorial Awards and Banquet of Champions Sunday night at the Grand Ballroom of Okada Hotel Manila.   Ancajas, who is slated to make his fifth defense of the International Boxing Federation super flyweight title against countryman Jonas Sultan in May, along with former IBF light flyweight titlist Milan Melindo and former World Boxing Organization bantamweight king Marlon Tapales will be feted as Boxers of the Year for 2017.   Melindo yielded his title to Ryoichi Taguchi by unanimous decision last Dec. 31 in Ota City, Japan, while Tapales lost his crown to the weight scales before ...Keep on reading: Ancajas leads Elorde honorees; Pacquiao main guest speaker.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 24th, 2018

Milan Melindo vows to fight on: I can be world champion again

MANILA, Philippines - Milan Melindo arrived back in Cebu from Japan on Wednesday evening, January 3, about an hour after originally he was originally scheduled. It had been a tough last few days for the Cagayan de Oro City native, who lost his IBF junior flyweight title ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2018

Melindo coach on New Year s Eve fight: We lost to a better fighter

ALA Boxing standout and Pinoy boxing star Milan 'El Metodico' Melindo had a chance to close out 2017 with a bang by unifying the IBF and WBA junior flyweight belts when he took on Ryoichi Taguchi in Japan.  And while Melindo put on a valiant effort, in the end, the Japanese champion dominated the scoreboards for the unanimous decision nod.  Throughout the fight, Taguchi used his length and his reach to punish Melindo, who wound up with a couple of cuts above his eyebrows.  While it didn't go their way, ALA Boxing head coach Edito Villamor remained gracious in defeat, praising Taguchi on Twitter and calling him the better fighter.  We lost a better fighter last night. It was a great fight. Thank you for all your support. Happy New Year looking forward for 2018. — Edito Villamor (@coachala) December 31, 2017 While it's back to the drawing board for Melindo and ALA, 2017 was still a banner year for the Cagayanon, who won and defended his first world title.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2018

Melindo, Taguchi make weight for title unification bout in Japan

World champions Milan Melindo and Ryoichi Taguchi both made weight easily, one day before their scheduled junior flyweight world title unification bout in Tokyo, Japan on New Year's Eve.  Filipino IBF junior flyweight world champion Melindo tipped the scales at 107.5-pounds, while WBA junior flyweight world champion Taguchi of Japan came in at 107.75-pounds, both under the 108-pound junior flyweight limit. The two are set to meet in a winner-take-all junior flyweight title unification bout at the Ota City General Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday, December 31st.    Catch the telecast on Tuesday, January 2nd at 8:00 PM only on S+A channel 23! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 30th, 2017

LOOK: IBF champ Milan Melindo holds open workout in Japan

Two days after his arrival in Japan, reigning and defending IBF junior flyweight world champion Milan 'El Metodico' Melindo held an open workout ahead of his upcoming world title unification bout against hometown favorite and reigning WBA junior flyweight world champion Ryoichi Taguchi.  Melindo held his open workout at the Watanabe Boxing Gym in Tokyo, and members of the media were on hand to watch the Pinoy ALA Boxing standout get some work in, just days away from arguably the biggest fight of his storied career.  The 29-year old Melindo is coming off a close split decision title defense win over South Africa's Hekkie Budler in Cebu, while Taguchi is coming off his sixth successful title defense with a TKO win over Robert Barrera.  On New Year's Eve, Melindo and Taguchi put their world titles on the line in a winner-take-all unification bout at the Ota-City Central Gymnasium in Tokyo. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

IBF champion Milan Melindo meets WBA champ Ryoichi Taguchi in Japan

The road to becoming light flyweight king begins.  After winning the IBF world light flyweight championship back in May, ALA Promotions standout Milan 'El Metodico' Melindo said that his goal was to become 'king' of the light flyweights by capturing all four major world titles.  After successfully defending his IBF strap against South Africa's Hekkie Budler at Pinoy Pride 42 in Cebu back in September, 'El Metodico' shifts his focus to world title number two.  On their official Facebook page, ALA Promotions announced that Melindo will be taking on reigning WBA world light flyweight champion Ryoichi Taguchi in Japan in a unification bout at the end of the year.  A long time member of the ALA Boxing stable in Cebu City, the 29-year old Melindo (37-2, 13 KO) rose to prominence while showcasing his talents in the Pinoy Pride series.  After three tries, the Cagayan de Oro-native finally captured the big one, shocking Akira Yaegashi, also in Japan, to finally become a world champion.  Taguchi (26-2-2, 12 KO) on the other hand, has been the reigning WBA world light flyweight champion since 2014, and has defended the title six times since.  The 30-year old native of Tokyo is currently riding a nine-fight unbeaten streak.  Melindo and Taguchi are set to unify the titles on December 31st, 2017. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

World champ Milan Melindo relishes cheers from hometown crowd

When Milan 'El Metodico' Melindo captured the IBF light-flyweight world championship in Japan, the ALA Boxing product was met with stunned silence.  He had just knocked out one of Japan's most popular champions in Akira Yaegashi, after all, so the reaction from the hometown crowd wasn't surprising.  Prior to the knockout however, all that the Pinoy could hear was the the fans, chanting Yaegashi's name.  Fast-forward five months later, Melindo was inside the ring once again, but this time, it was his name being chanted, as he defended his title for the first time. 'MELINDO! MELINDO!'  From the opening bell right up to the official decision, the packed Waterfront Hotel and Casino crowd in Cebu City made it clear who they were rooting for.  'Masayang-masaya po ako, dahil yung mga boxing fans, hindi nila ako pinabayaan, gustong-gusto talaga nila akong manalo dahil sinisigaw nila yung pangalan ko.' Melindo shared with ABS-CBN Sports after the grueling 12-round war against South African challenger Hekkie Budler. 'Yung pagkatapos ng laban, pagka-taas ko ng kamay, cheering pa din sila kahit hindi pa na-dedeclare yung panalo.' Overcoming two massive cuts above both eyebrows, Melindo eked out a Split Decision win to retain his IBF title, much to the delight of the Cebuano crowd.  'Pagka-panalo, ayun nagsisigawan na silang lahat, so napaka-happy ko, na-appreciate nila yung ginawa ko at yung resulta ng laban.' While Melindo is a native of Cagayan de Oro, the champ now resides in Cebu, where he trains in the famed ALA Boxing Gym. Over the year's 'El Metodico' has become a household name in the so-called Boxing Mecca of the Philippines, along with guys like Donnie Nietes and Mark Magsayo.  More than anything however, Melindo says that it's knowing that all his hard work paid off at the end. 'Napaka-happy ko dahil hindi nabale-wala yung lahat ng sakripisyo ko, na lumaban ako hanggang sa huli, kahit marami na akong sugat sa mata.' Saturday night, Melindo shared one of his career's biggest moments with the fans in Cebu.  They chanted his name and cheered for him every step of the way.  A far cry from the stunned silence he recieved in Japan.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 18th, 2017

Inspired by teammate Milan Melindo's rise, Arthur Villanueva looks to write own comeback story

The journey of 28-year old Arthur Villanueva looks pretty familiar.  30 wins and only two setbacks, both coming from world title shots.  A little research will show that one other ALA Boxing product has a similar record, and he goes by the name of Milan Melindo, the current reigning IBF light-flyweight champion of the world.  Much like 'King' Arthur, Melindo was an impressive talent who dispatched every challenge put in front of him, with the exception of world title opportunities.  Before finally capturing the IBF world title back in May, Melindo came up short in two previous title shots, one for the WBO and WBA world titles against Juan Francisco Estrada back in 2013, and one for the IBF flyweight title against Javier Mendoza in 2015.  The third time was the charm for Melindo, and Villanueva the same will ring true for him as well.  'Kaya ko, yun din yung tingin ng manager ko, na hindi lang talaga ako sinuwerte.' Villanueva told ABS-CBN Sports. 'Talagang mayroon pa akong pag-asa.' Seeing his stablemate finally capture the big one only served as motivation for the Bago City, Negros native.  'Sabi ko kung kaya ni Milan, Kaya ko din.' In his most recent title shot, Villanueva came up short against Zolani Tete, who now holds the WBO world bantamweight championship.  'Dun sa laban ko kay Zolani Tete, hindi ko nabigay yung dapat kong gawin, kasi nahirapan ako sa style niya.' All that's in the past now, and Villanueva sets his sights on writing his own comeback story, one similar to Melindo's.  To do that, he says he needs to show people what 'King Arthur' can really do inside the ring.  'Nitong last year, na-feel ko naman sa sarili ko na medyo malaki yung na-improve sa akin. Mayroon pa akong gustong ipakita na hindi ko nagawa nung huling mga laban ko.' Arthur Villanueva makes his return to the boxing ring when he takes on Richie Mepranum at Pinoy Pride 42: Clash for Glory this Saturday, September 16th at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Cebu City.    em> strong>Catch Pinoy Pride 42: Clash For Glory on Sunday, September 17, 3:30 PM on ABS-CBN channel 2 and 6:30 PM on S+A channel 23.  /strong> /em> .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 16th, 2017

Amidst pre-fight drama, Melindo ready to defend world championship at Pinoy Pride 42

There's a saying in combat sports that goes 'You're not really a champion unless you defend your belt.'  Saturday night at Pinoy Pride 42, reigning IBF light-flyweight champion Milan 'El Metodico' Melindo will get a chance to solidify his place as champion when he defends his title for the first time against South African challenger Hekkie 'The Hexecutioner' Budler.  In Budler, Melindo faces somewhat a mirror-image of himself. Both are 29 years old, both are around the 5'2-5'3 height range, and both have a 65'' reach.  Even in records, Melindo (36-2, 13 KO) and Budler (31-2, 10 KO) are in the same ballpark.  Still, when the bell rings, records and statistics are thrown out the window.  Melindo is coming off an impressive first-round knockout win over Japan's Akira Yaegashi to become the new IBF 108-pound king. Asked when he looks to do the same to Budler in their title bout on Saturday, his response was simple: 'I don't predict the knockout.' Budler on the other hand, is coming off an eighth-round stoppage of Filipino Joey Canoy back in February. Budler says that he's ready for whatever Melindo has in store for him on fight night. 'We're ready for whatever he brings to us.'  In a highly-anticipated matchup, ALA Boxing's Jonas 'Zorro' Sultan gets the biggest shot of his career when he takes on former IBF flyweight champion John Riel 'Quadro Alas' Casimero in an IBF super-flyweight title eliminator.  One of ALA Boxing's fastest rising stars, Sultan (13-3, 9 KO) is riding a four-fight winning streak and is coming off an eighth-round KO win over former world champion Sonny Boy Jaro.  Casimero (24-3, 15 KO) on the other hand, is coming off a Unanimous Decision win over Jecker Buhawi in his super-flyweight debut. Before jumping up to the 115-pound division, Casimero was the reigning IBF 112-pound king, defeating Thailand's Amnat Ruenroeng to claim the title and then defenfding it against England's Charlie Edwards in late 2016.  The winner of this all-Filipino title elminator will get the shot at reigning IBF super-flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas.  Also on the card, Jason 'El Nino' Pagara returns to the ring to face Kenya's James Onyango in a 10-round co-main event, while former world title challenger 'King' Arthur Villanueva takes on Richie Mepranum in another exciting all-Filipino contest.  Pinoy Pride 42: Clash for Glory takes place on Saturday, September 16th at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Cebu City.    u> strong>Full Pinoy Pride 42 Fight Card /strong> /u> IBF light-flyweight championship: Milan Melindo vs. Hekkie Budler 146 lbs - 10 rds: Jason Pagara vs. James Onyango 115 lbs - 12 rds: Jonas Sultan vs. John Riel Casimero 118 lbs - 10 rds: Arthur Villanueva vs. Richie Mepranum 113 lbs - 8 rds: Kevin Jake Cataraja vs. Wiljan Ugbaniel 122 lbs - 8 rds: Virgel Vitor vs. Alvin Bais 115 lbs - 6 rds: Kenneth Gentallan vs. Jeffrey Stella 112 lbs - 4 rds: Jeno Macapobre vs. Mel Ando   em> strong>Catch Pinoy Pride 42: Clash For Glory on Sunday, September 17, 3:30 PM on ABS-CBN channel 2 and 6:30 PM on S+A channel 23.  /strong> /em> .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 16th, 2017

Boxing: New father Albert Pagara drawing inspiration from baby boy

A confident and composed ‘Prince’ Albert Pagara put on a show in front of his hometown of Maasin, Southern Leyte, Saturday evening in the main event of Pinoy Pride 44: Laban sa Leyte. Looking like the dominant ‘Prince’ Albert of old, Pagara dominated Ghanaian opponent Laryea Gabriel Odoi in three rounds to reclaim the WBO Intercontinental Super Bantamweight Championship for a second run with the regional title. (READ ALSO: Albert Pagara back to form, sets sights on world champion Dogboe) It was the same title that the lost to Cesar Juarez in 2016, and getting it back was a bit of redemption for the ALA Boxing Promotions standout. While the ultimate goal of one day becoming a world champion - like stablemates Donnie Nietes and Milan Melindo - is the main motivation for Pagara, the 24-year old found a new source of inspiration heading into his bout against Odoi in Maasin. After dispatching his Ghanaian foe, Pagara thanked the people of Maasin, and then gave a special shoutout to his son, three month old Prince Albert. Talking to ABS-CBN Sports after the bout, Pagara shared that baby Prince Albert was his unico hijo. “Inspirasyon ko yung anak ko kasi yan yung first baby ko,” For Pagara, having a baby was also a dream that was intertwined with his world championship aspirations. “Nangarap ako na magka-baby ako, para pag nag-boboxing ako, may inspiration ako.” The new father adds that having a young one at home will help keep him focused on the ultimate goal. “Dati family ko yung inspiration ko, ngayon may baby ako, pag-umuuwi ako hindi puyat.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Boxing: Albert Pagara back to form, sets sights on world champion Dogboe

Fighting in his hometown of Maasin, Southern Leyte, ALA Boxing standout ‘Prince’ Albert Pagara took one forward on his redemption tour as he demolished Laryea Gabriel Odoi to the point that the Ghanaian’s cornermen were forced to throw in the towel in the third round of their main event bout at Pinoy Pride 44: Laban sa Leyte, Saturday evening. With the win, Pagara reclaimed the WBO Intercontinental Super Bantamweight Championship, the very same title that he lost to Cesar Juarez back in 2016. The loss to Juarez remains as the only notch in Pagara’s loss column. Since then, the 24-year old Pagara has racked up four straight victories, three straight have come by KO or TKO, including Saturday’s win over Odoi. After destroying Odoi, Pagara an emotional Pagara fought back tears as he basked in the cheers of his kababayans. For Pagara, reclaiming the belt that he lost nothing short of euphoric. “Sobrang happy ako na nabalik ko yung belt ko, naging champion ulit ako ngayon.” Pagara told ABS-CBN Sports. Looking more like the ‘Prince’ Albert of old that won his first 26 bouts, Pagara says that now more relaxed and has found the optimal walking weight so that once fight time comes, he’s lighter and more agile. “Yung katawan ko, parang magaan, hindi tulad nung dating mga laban ko na parang hindi ako makasuntok at gigil ako. Ngayon, yung timbang ko, paglalaban ako, 132 pounds, ten pounds lang yung over ko para magaan yung katawan ko, para confident ako pag 132-pounds, kasi lalaban ako dati, 138 o 139, mabigat yung katawan ko, ngayon, grabe, parang ang-liksi.” After having already reclaimed the WBO Intercontinental title, would a rematch against Juarez be the next step towards complete redemption for Pagara? Not necessarily. For Pagara, another go-around with Juarez isn’t too appealing anymore. “Ayaw ko na hamunin si Juarez kasi na-knockout na siya ni [Isaac] Dogboe, gusto ko sa level na yung kakalabanin ko. Parang wala na siya. Gusto ko pa-taas na.” “Kung gusto ng ALA Promotion na rematch kay Juarez, sige okay lang sa akin kung mag-rematch kami.” Pagara added. Speaking of Isaac Dogboe, Pagara has his sights set on the current reigning WBO Super Bantamweight World Champion. The unbeaten Ghanaian knocked out Juarez to become the interim champ, and then knocked out Jessie Magdaleno just three months later to snatch the world title. Quite the target for Pagara, but he says the prospect of a bout against Dogboe is keeping him motivated. “Si Dogboe, gusto ko kalabanin, kaya focused ako ngayon sa training, focused talaga sa training, ngayon na nakamit ko na yung belt.” With teammates like Donnie Nietes, Milan Melindo, Jonas Sultan, and Arthur Villanueva all having held or challenged for world titles, Pagara says that he’s working even harder so that one day, he too can reach the level that they have. “Gusto ko maabot yung pangarap ko na maging world champion kagaya nila, kaya pursige lang talaga, disiplina sa sarili.” “Masasabi ko na nakabalik na si Albert, kasi yung style ko dati, binabalik ko na yung mga galaw ko, yung pag-laban ko dati.” Pagara added......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

Japan duo bags FIVB beach volley diadem

Japan’s Takemi Nishibori and Ayumi Kusano stamped their class on Spain’s Paula Soria and Maria Belen Carro, 21-14, 21-18, to capture the women’s title in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Manila Open at SM Sands by the Bay yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 6th, 2018

Taguchi outslugs Melindo to win bloody unification fight

  MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - Milan Melindo's quest to become unified champion has ended with a bloody unanimous decision loss to Ryoichi Taguchi on New Year's Eve at the Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan. Taguchi (27-2-2, 12 knockouts) added the IBF 108-pound belt to the WBA title he was ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 1st, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Brave Melindo loses decision to Taguchi in unification fight

MANILA, Philippines - Both men were left bloodied and swollen but it was Japan's Ryoichi Taguchi who had his hand raised after 12 rounds, winning a unanimous decision over Milan Melindo to unify his WBA junior featherweight title with Melindo's IBF belt, while picking up the vacant Ring magazine lineal championship ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 1st, 2018

Melindo falls to Taguchi in unification bout

Milan Melindo saw a sour ending to his 2017 as he bowed to Ryoichi Taguchi in their unification bout for the WBA and IBF World light flyweight titles Sunday at Ota-City General Gymnasium in Japan. The taller Taguchi used his two-inch reach advantage on Melindo (37-3-0) landing crisp long-range shots to keep his distance en route to a unanimous decision victory, 116-112, 117-111, 117-111. Taguchi (27-2-2) was even able to land uppercuts as Melindo closed the distance. The Japanese also added the vacant Ring Magazine light flyweight belt after defending the WBA strap for a seventh time since 2014. This was supposed to be Melindo's second defense of the IBF belt after he won...Keep on reading: Melindo falls to Taguchi in unification bout.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2017

Optimum form

  Milan Melindo must take calculated risks in order to break down Ryoichi Taguchi in their junior flyweight title unification fight on New Year's Eve in Tokyo.   Giving up four inches in height and two inches in reach, Melindo, the International Boxing Federation titlist, needs to close the distance and bring the fight to the Japanese World Boxing Association champion to land his power punches.   That won't be easy though as Taguchi intends to pepper his cut-prone face with jabs before unleashing the vaunted left hook to the body that has carried the Japanese past six title defenses.   Melindo, however, is unfazed. He's trained long and hard a...Keep on reading: Optimum form.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2017

Melindo seeks to end ‘memorable’ 2017 with title unification

FILIPINO world boxing champion Milan “El Metodico” Melindo has had a memorable 2017 and is seeking to finish it with a bang as he guns for a unification of the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Association (WBA) world junior flyweight titles this weekend. Happening on Dec. 31, Mr. Melindo (37-3, 13 KOs), the […] The post Melindo seeks to end ‘memorable’ 2017 with title unification appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

Milan Melindo wants to become a boxing legend, starting with title unification

MANILA, Philippines - Milan Melindo hasn't thought much about boxing since arriving in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday, December 26, a few days ahead of his junior flyweight title unification bout with Ryoichi Taguchi this Sunday, New Year’s Eve. He’s kept himself occupied on Facebook, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

'I want na mag-enjoy yung crowd...para sa kanila yung laban' - Milan Melindo on upcoming fight

Aside from holding on to his championship this Saturday at Pinoy Pride 42, reigning IBF Light-Flyweight king Milan 'El Metodico' Melindo has one more objective come fight night.  'I just want na mag-enjoy yung crowd,' Melindo told ABS-CBN Sports during Friday's official weigh-ins. 'Kasi sila yung nagbabayad,sila yung nanonood.'  If fans enjoy what they see on fight night, Milan believes that it will be step towards getting more and more fans to support Filipino boxing.  Even more than that, the 29-year old ALA Boxing product simply wants to give back to the fans who took time out of their schedules to see some of the best Filipino boxers do what they do best.  'Gusto kong ipakita sa kanila na hindi sayang yung pera nila sa pagbili ng ticket at pag-nood, yung effort nila and yung time nila.' 'Para sa kanila yung laban.' Melindo added. 'Dapat ibubuhos ko kung anong meron akong abilidad na binigay ng Panginoon.' Saturday night, Melindo will walk into the Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Cebu City with a hometown crowd behind him. The Cebu-based champion will defend his title for the first time, at home.  A far cry from the reception he recieved in Japan, where he won the title from Akira Yaegashi.  'Hindi ko iniisip na hometown ko ito, ang importante sa akin ay may mag-chicheer sa akin, not like sa Japan.' Melindo said.      em> strong>Catch Pinoy Pride 42: Clash For Glory on Sunday, September 17, 3:30 PM on ABS-CBN channel 2 and 6:30 PM on S+A channel 23.  /strong> /em> .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 15th, 2017

Melindo KOs foe, snares world title

MANILA, Philippines -  Milan Melindo buried bitter memories of his failed attempts at the world title by scoring a stunning first-round knockout win against.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 21st, 2017