Philippines, 23 Feb 2018
  Home >> News >> List of Articles >> Joaquin Henson

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        


 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
List of Articles by Joaquin Henson



Big plans ahead for Milan

By Joaquin Henson
PhilBoxing.com
31 Dec 2017



IBF lightflyweight champion Milan Melindo isn’t looking beyond WBA counterpart Ryoichi Taguchi but assuming the Cagayan de Oro fighter prevails in their unification title bout in Tokyo tonight, his manager Michael Aldeguer has big plans lined up for the man called “El Metodico.”

The options are for Melindo to stake his IBF 108-pound crown once more against South Africa’s Hekkie Budler and to battle WBC titleholder Ken Shiro in another unification duel. Last September, Melindo beat Budler via a split 12-round decision that the South African’s camp called “a robbery” in Cebu. Melindo scored a knockdown in the last round, sealing the win. If Budler took the 12th round on a 10-9 score in judge Glenn Trowbridge’s scorecard, it would’ve been a split draw.

The IBF has ordered a rematch between Melindo and Budler because of a rule infraction. Melindo’s corner Edito Villamor was allowed by referee Wes Melton to treat a cut during a medical inspection after the bell rang to start the 11th and 12th rounds. Under the rules, a cut may be treated only during the timeout in between rounds.

Shiro, 25, stopped Panama’s Gilberto Pedroza in the fourth round of a WBC title defense in Yokohama last night. Before fighting Pedroza, Shiro announced he’d like to meet the Melindo-Taguchi winner to unify the IBF, WBA and WBC belts. The WBO champion is Puerto Rico’s Angel Acosta.

“If Milan wins, we had an agreement with the IBF to fight Budler, hopefully in the Philippines,” said Aldeguer. “However, we haven’t thought of that yet because Milan has a very tough unification bout against Taguchi. Fighting any world champion in his hometown is always tough but this is what Milan has dreamed of----to fight in a unification.”

Aldeguer’s father and ALA Boxing CEO Tony said Melindo is “obsessed” in unifying the world title. “Our main concern is the freezing weather in Tokyo,” he said. The Ota City General Gymnasium, where the fight will be held, is equipped with heaters so temperature shouldn’t be a problem when the bell rings.

Villamor said Taguchi’s four-inch height advantage over Melindo isn’t an issue. “Milan knows how to handle taller fighters,” he said. “He’ll do to Taguchi what he did to Fahlan.” Last year, Melindo convincingly defeated Thai Fahlan Sakreerin, Jr. who is four inches taller. “This is not a basketball game but a boxing match,” said Melindo. “My speed will nullify the physical difference without doubt.” Taguchi brushed off Melindo’s remarks and said he’ll stop the Filipino in his tracks to book a win before his hometown fans.

Melindo, 29, is one of five Filipinos listed in The Ring’s top 100 pound-for-pound yearend ratings. IBF flyweight champion Donnie Nietes is rated No. 14, Manny Pacquiao No. 28, Nonito Donaire, Jr. No. 56, Melindo No. 73 and IBF superflyweight titlist Jerwin Ancajas No 81. Taguchi, 31, is rated No 82.


Back to Joaquin Henson's Articles Listing



Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • ARUM SAYS ALVARADO FIRST THEN MATTHYSSE NEXT FOR PACQUIAO
    By Maloney L. Samaco, 23 Feb 2018
  • JOJO DIAZ KOs TERRAZAS TO RETAIN NABF AND NABO TITLES
    By , 23 Feb 2018
  • PHOTOS: SUPERFLY 2 FINAL PRESSER
    By , 23 Feb 2018
  • Dana White: Jon Jones & I Finally Spoke After 2 Years, Talked Comeback
    By , 23 Feb 2018
  • CHUA, IGNACIO BANNER COUNTRY'S BID IN JAPAN 10-BALL TOURNEY
    By Marlon Bernardino, 23 Feb 2018
  • Viloria stronger than ever
    By Joaquin Henson, 23 Feb 2018
  • Arzona Boxing News & Notes with Don Smith: Benavidez Strong, El Saber es Poder & More
    By Don Smith, 23 Feb 2018
  • MICHAEL "HAMMER FIST" FARENAS RETURNS TO THE RING APRIL 7, IN CANADA
    By , 23 Feb 2018
  • Rances Barthelemy Las Vegas Media Workout Quotes
    By , 23 Feb 2018
  • Conor McGregor Blasted By Frankie Edgar's Manager, 'He'll Beat Your Ass'
    By , 23 Feb 2018
  • Unbeaten Dominican Welterweight Contender Carlos Adames Signs Multi-Year Promotional Agreement With Top Rank
    By , 23 Feb 2018
  • SUPERFLY 2 FINAL PRESSER: NIETES MEETS REVECO
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, 23 Feb 2018
  • T-MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS TO HOST HISTORIC REMATCH BETWEEN CANELO ALVAREZ AND GENNADY 'GGG' GOLOVKIN
    By , 23 Feb 2018
  • SHOWTIME SPORTS® LAUNCHES NEW DIGITAL TALK SHOW BELOW THE BELT
    By , 23 Feb 2018
  • NEW ENGLAND TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS Open division semifinal results from Lowell
    By , 23 Feb 2018
  • Brock Lesnar Is Primed for UFC Comeback, Says WWE Manager Paul Heyman
    By , 23 Feb 2018
  • Mike Tyson: Deontay Wilder Could Beat Me? 'I Don't Think So'
    By , 22 Feb 2018
  • ANCAJAS TO MEET MAYOR SARA DUTERTE
    By Lito delos Reyes, 22 Feb 2018
  • Hotshots eye twice-to-beat incentive vs Bolts in Cagayan de Oro
    By Eddie Alinea, 22 Feb 2018
  • RECARTE TIAUSON JOINS STRONG VIETNAM CHESS TOURNEY
    By Marlon Bernardino, 22 Feb 2018





  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2018 philboxing.com.