MELLIGEN FACES MEXICAN ON MARCH 7
By Salven L. Lagumbay
Fri, 27 Feb 2009
ALA fighter Mark Jason Melligen is set to see action for the first time in the United States as he takes on Mexican Jose Montano on March 7 in Denver, Colorado.
Melligen, who now trains at the Roger Mayweather Gym in Las Vegas under Tony Martin, has been working extra hard at the gym in preparation for the fight, and is set to return to the country after the bout.
Melligen worked out at the gym yesterday in Las Vegas, and among those who watched him perform was former pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr and ex-world champ Cornelius Boza Edwards.
Tony Martin, in an email to Melligen's chief handler Antonio L. Aldeguer, reported that Mayweather Jr noticed Melligen's talent, and was reportedly overheard telling people that the Filipino fighter "is good."
Martin, who has been patiently assisting and taking care of Melligen in his stay in Las Vegas for almost three months now, believes that the Filipino fighter has what it takes to win convincingly in his first fight under the Top Rank banner.
Top photo: Mark Jason Melligen (L) poses with Floyd Mayweather, Jr. at Mayweather Gym in Las Vegas Wednesday.
Melligen (2nd from left) spars at the Mayweather Gym in Las Vegas Wednesday as former world champion Cornelius Boza Edwards (R), Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (2nd from right) and Tony Martin (partly hidden) look on.
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