MELINDO TO BATTLE INDONESIA’S TOMMY SERAN IN MACAU CARD
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Tue, 12 Feb 2013
WBO International flyweight champion and world No. 1 Milan Melindo will battle Indonesia’s No. 1 ranked light flyweight Tommy Seran in the blockbuster Top Rank card in Macau on April 6 to be telecast by the giant broadcast network ABS-CBN.
Melindo who is in line for a mandatory title shot against reigning WBO champion Brian Viloria who also holds the WBA crown, won the International title with a twelve round majority decision over Venezuela’s Jean Piero Perez last September 22.
The undefeated 24 year old has a record of 28-0 with 11 knockouts while Seran who is 29 has lost only once in compiling a 23-1 record with 14 knockouts.
Seran won the WBO Asia Pacific light flyweight interim title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Filipino Jayson Rotoni and successfully defended the title with a twelve round split decision over another Filipino, Fernando Ocon, last November 16.
ALA Promotions president Michael Aldeguer expects a tough fight for Melindo even as he awaits a WBO decision on the mandatory title shot against Viloria.
Aldeguer said he agreed to allow Viloria to defend his title against Estrada on the same Macau card because he “didn’t want to get in the way of Brian” even as he disclosed that there are plans for a possible fight against hard-hitting Mexican Hernan “Tyson” Marquez at the Mall of Asia on June 15.
Marquez lost his WBA title by a 10th round TKO to Viloria at the Los Angeles Sports Arena last November 17.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|Can’t Pacquiao outshine Pacquiao? |
By Recah Trinidad, Thu, 02 Apr 2015BUTTERFINGER BETS ONE MILLION ON PACQUIAO TO WIN ON MAY 2
By , Thu, 02 Apr 2015PBC on CBS: Stevenson-Bika, Beterbiev-Campillo Final Press Conference Quotes
By , Thu, 02 Apr 2015FORMER WORLD CHAMPIONS OMAR FIGUEROA AND RICKY BURNS BATTLE IN SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT MAIN EVENT AS PBC ON CBS RETURNS SATURDAY, MAY 9
By , Thu, 02 Apr 2015Joey "The Tank" Dawejko looks to stop Amir Mansour May 8th as the Main Event on ESPN's Friday Night Fights
By , Thu, 02 Apr 2015WBC & Ring 8 making special presentations at NY State Boxing HOF inductions
By , Thu, 02 Apr 2015Pacquiao honored that Ali picked him
By Eddie Alinea, Wed, 01 Apr 2015L..A Diaries: Pacquiao fever boiling in the City of Angels (PHOTOS)
By Homer D. Sayson, Wed, 01 Apr 2015Robb-Ellis & Allan-Quaye Co-Headline Rivals Promotions Apr 25th Newmains Event.
By , Wed, 01 Apr 2015Boxcino 2015 Jr. Middleweight and Heavyweight semifinals to be held on Friday, April 10 at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA
By , Wed, 01 Apr 2015Vincent taking no chances preparing for toughest test of her career against seasoned Ruiz
By , Wed, 01 Apr 2015NBA -- Celtics Win Over Hornets as Bradley Nets 30
By Ananias Diaz, Wed, 01 Apr 2015NBA -- Warriors rally from 17 down, beat Clips, 110-96
By Anthony Rozic, Wed, 01 Apr 2015AMIR’S ENVY & DESPAIR…
By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Wed, 01 Apr 2015LLOYD’S OF LONDON INGA BEALE SPOTTED IN LAS VEGAS
By Greg R. Penilla, M.D., Wed, 01 Apr 2015“LITTLE” NIETES OUTSCORES PBA GIANT JUNMAR FAJARDO TO WIN CEBU’S ‘ATHLETE OF THE YEAR’ AWARD
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 01 Apr 2015SAC PRESIDENTIAL AWARDEE HIGHLIGHTS VALUE OF EDUCATION TO ATHLETES
By , Wed, 01 Apr 2015PACQUIAO ELATED BY ALI'S SUPPORT
By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Wed, 01 Apr 2015Tix Now on Sale for Ao-Beltran World Title Fight at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
By , Wed, 01 Apr 2015ADONIS STEVENSON SERVES FOOD AT SOUP KITCHEN IN QUEBEC CITY
By , Wed, 01 Apr 2015CBS SPORTSCASTERS KEVIN HARLAN AND BRENT STOVER WITH ANALYSTS PAUL MALIGNAGGI AND VIRGIL HUNTER TO CALL PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS ON CBS
By , Wed, 01 Apr 2015ONE: WARRIOR’S QUEST SET TO TAKE PLACE IN SINGAPORE ON 22 MAY
By , Wed, 01 Apr 2015NIETES WINS SAC-SMB ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AWARD
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Wed, 01 Apr 2015MEDZHID "B-52" BEKTEMIROV RETURNS APRIL 18TH ON CRAWFORD-DULORME CARD
By , Wed, 01 Apr 2015