Philippines, 26 Apr 2015
  Home >> News

 
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




 
News  


BRIAN VILORIA SHOULD GIVE UP WBO TITLE AND ALLOW A FELLOW FILIPINO TO WIN IT


PhilBoxing.com



Melindo and Saludar.
It is easily said than done, giving up a title one worked so hard for.

But for Brian Viloria doing exactly that will surely endear him more to the Filipino fans. In addition, he may gain far more respect from them for his magnanimity.

Reports indicate that the WBO has obliged Viloria to fight his mandatory No. 1 challenger, Milan Melindo. Apparently, the WBO decided that the winner between Viloria and Marquez must fight Melindo during the WBO Convention held in Florida last month.

That really should be no problem.

But Melindo, just like Viloria is a Filipino. He is from the famed ALA Gym in Cebu.

Defending against a fellow Filipino does not seem to be such a good idea.

For one finding non-Filipino sponsors to pay the hard cold cash maybe a problem. The fact that the fight will be in the smaller weight division does not help either.

This is not to say that ALA Promotions and Solar Sports can not come up with the money. But if they can save some cash along the way and still involve Melindo that would be far better.

Team Viloria should think hard and deep and consider giving up the WBO title. They can keep the WBA title recently snatched from Hernan Tyson Marquez and defend it against the Nicaraguan junior lightweight sensation, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez. The Nicaraguan scored a sensational win over Juan Francisco Estrada of Mexico on the Viloria-Marquez undercard in a fight that can easily be a “fight of the year”.

It would not take an Einstein to know that fighting Gonzales or unifying the flyweight title against the WBC champion Toshiyaki Igarashi or IBF champion Moruti Mthalane in the USA will mean more money in the till than fighting Melindo in the Philippines.

With the title relinquished by Viloria, the WBO can mandate that the top two contenders fight for the title.

It so happens that those two are both Filipinos, Milan Melindo who is no 1. and Froilan Saludar who is no. 2.

Now how can it get better than that?

It’s a win-win situation.

Most importantly, it would not be much of a financial burden for the promoters as none of the fighters is a champion, thus they would not command a “champion’s purse”.

With that, the fight would be easy to make and it can be done in the Philippines, either on Manila or Cebu.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ed de la Vega, DDS.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • Why Manny Pacquiao can’t (afford to) lose
    By Recah Trinidad, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
  • MEDIA FRENZY OVER “MAY-PAC” DELUDES FANS AND PEOPLE
    By Reni M. Valenzuela, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
  • SALUDAR STOPS INDONESIA'S NENGGO IN CHINA
    By , Sun, 26 Apr 2015
  • ALA-COBRA:DACQUEL WINS PHL TITLE
    By , Sun, 26 Apr 2015
  • KLITSCHKO TRIUMPHS OVER JENNINGS IN HIS RETURN TO THE AMERICAN BOXING SCENE
    By Rich Mazon , Sun, 26 Apr 2015
  • SADAM ALI OUTPOINTS FRANCISCO SANTANA IN THE GARDEN
    By Rich Mazon , Sun, 26 Apr 2015
  • UNDERCARD RESULTS FROM KLITSCHKO – JENNINGS IN NEW YORK: PACQUIAO SPAR MATE KENNETH SIMS JR. WINS
    By Rich Mazon , Sun, 26 Apr 2015
  • SOLAR ENTERTAINMENT NAMES ‘BATTLE FOR GREATNESS’ TV PANEL
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
  • ROACH: "IT'S THEM WHO HAVE PROBLEMS, NOT US"
    By Eddie Alinea, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
  • 2ND PRE-FIGHT PRIMER ON ‘BATTLE FOR GREATNESS’ OVER PBO ON SKY CABLE
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
  • No heroes’ welcome for Petalcorin in Gensan
    By Lito delos Reyes, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
  • PETECIO WINS GOLD, BEST FEMALE BOXER; FERNADEZ SETTLES FOR SILVER
    By , Sun, 26 Apr 2015
  • PANGILINAN WANTS TO STAGE PACQUIAO FIGHT IN THE PHILIPPINES
    By Eddie Alinea, Sat, 25 Apr 2015
  • FUNNY “MAY-PAC” TICKETS AND SICK BOXING
    By Reni M. Valenzuela, Sat, 25 Apr 2015
  • PETECIO, FERNANDEZ ENTER FINALS IN INDONESIA PRESIDENT'S CUP
    By , Sat, 25 Apr 2015
  • RESULTS FROM FIST FIGHT IN BEIJING
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sat, 25 Apr 2015
  • Ritehook Promotions Returns to Mississippi May 2!
    By , Sat, 25 Apr 2015
  • 8 DAYS OUT! PACQUIAO WORKS OUT AT PAN-PACIFIC PARK
    By , Sat, 25 Apr 2015
  • A DOZEN THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT FLOYD MAYWEATHER AND MANNY PACQUIAO
    By , Sat, 25 Apr 2015
  • Arizona Boxing News & Notes with Don Smith: Iron Boy XX, Bronco Billy, Lilly Keating & More
    By Don Smith, Sat, 25 Apr 2015
  • GUMBAN DEFENDS PHIL TITLE VS DACQUEL APRIL 25
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sat, 25 Apr 2015
  • NBA Playoffs -- Warriors stun Pels in Game 3, soar to 3-0 lead
    By Absalon Inocian, Jr., Sat, 25 Apr 2015
  • PETALCORIN STOPS MA YI MING IN BEIJING; FULL CHINA BOUT REPORT
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sat, 25 Apr 2015
  • PETALCORIN RETAINS WBA TITLE WITH DEVASTATING 1ST ROUND KO OF MA YI MING OF CHINA
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 25 Apr 2015


  •  




     
    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
    © 2015 philboxing.com.