MELINDO ON THE VILORIA -ESTRADA UNDERCARD?
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Thu, 31 Jan 2013
Top Rank Promotions and ALA Promotions are talking about the possibility of Milan 'El Metodico' Melindo fighting in Macau on April 6 on the undercard of the WBO/WBA flyweight title fight between champion Brian 'The Hawaiian Punch' Viloria and challenger Juan Francisco Estrada of Mexico.
The undefeated Melindo (28W-0L, 11 KO's) , who fights out of of the ALA gym, is the WBO International flyweight champion and the mandatory challenger to Viloria's WBO crown.
ALA Promotions VP Dennis Cañete said that if this fight pushes through, this will be a big break for Melindo if he winds up as the co-feature. Melindo could very well fight the winner of Viloria-Estrada or fight for the vacant WBO world title if Viloria decides to vacate the crown. Viloria was quoted last year as saying that he does not want to face another Filipino inside the ring.
Viloria (32W-3L, 19 KO's) unified the WBO and WBA titles last November after stopping Mexican Hernan Marquez in ten rounds. In that same fight card held in Los Angeles, Estrada (22W-2L, 18 KO's) lost to WBA light flyweight champion Roman Gonzales of Nicaragua by unanimous decision. Melindo's last fight was a majority decision win against Jean Piero Perez of Venezuela last September at the Waterfront Hotel.
File photo – Milan Melindo
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Rene Bonsubre, Jr..
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|WHY PACQUIAO VS. ALGIERI? PEOPLE POWER IN BOXING CONTINUES|
By Reni M. Valenzuela, Sat, 01 Nov 2014Complete Weights from 'The Homecoming' SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION at UIC Pavilion in Chicago
By , Sat, 01 Nov 2014Stacked card shaping up for New Legend Boxing on Friday, November 21 at Resorts World Casino New York City
By , Sat, 01 Nov 2014PhilBoxing's NBA Travels : Pit Stop New York
By Homer D. Sayson, Sat, 01 Nov 2014Gritty Trivilino confident heading into title bout
By , Sat, 01 Nov 2014Fight Network Signs Broadcast Deal to Air Takedown Wrestling, USA Wrestling Weekly Programs
By , Sat, 01 Nov 2014Sergey Kovalev Deerfield Beach Media Workout Quotes
By , Sat, 01 Nov 2014NBA -- Knicks rain on LeBron's homecoming party
By Homer D. Sayson, Sat, 01 Nov 2014NBA -- Westbrook could miss up to six weeks with fractured hand
By Vito Tito Jr, Sat, 01 Nov 2014IN THE GRIP OF GREEN-EYED MONSTER
By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Fri, 31 Oct 2014SABILLO AND BANAL: THE COMEBACK
By , Fri, 31 Oct 2014IF YOU WISH TO WRECK A PROJECT DO IT BY COMMITTEE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 31 Oct 2014Dwayne McRae hopes to stamp ticket to the next level!
By , Fri, 31 Oct 2014WBO PAYS TRIBUTE TO CALZAGHE AND DE LA HOYA
By Dong Secuya, Fri, 31 Oct 2014PH LOSES HOSTING OF WBO CONVENTION NEXT YEAR; ORLANDO, FL WILL HOST 28TH WBO CONVENTION
By Dong Secuya, Fri, 31 Oct 2014Sonny Boy Jaro leaves for DC to challenge for WBC Super Flyweight crown
By Rich Mazon , Fri, 31 Oct 2014ALGIERI: “I PLAN TO BECOME CHAMPION FOR A LONG TIME”
By Dong Secuya, Fri, 31 Oct 2014PHOTO: TOP RANK "TRIPLE THREAT"
By , Fri, 31 Oct 2014NBA -- Bosh, Wade jump start season with 107-95 win over Wizards
By Simeon Alicante, Fri, 31 Oct 2014TWO MONTHS SHY OF HIS 50TH BIRTHDAY - BERNARD HOPKINS ATTEMPTS TO UNIFY AGAIN
By , Fri, 31 Oct 2014NEXT THURSDAY! Chris Algieri / Zou Shiming / Roy Jones Jr. LA News Conf
By , Fri, 31 Oct 2014Unbeaten Vincent chases championship dream
By , Fri, 31 Oct 2014PACQUIAO IN PERFECT FORM
By Eddie Alinea, Thu, 30 Oct 2014UNDEAFEATED “PRINCE” ALBERT PAGARA, PREPARED BUT NOT OVER-CONFIDENT
By , Thu, 30 Oct 2014