MELINDO READY TO REGAIN FLYWEIGHT TITLE FOR THE PHILIPPINES
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Tue, 09 Jul 2013
A disciplined no-nonsense fighter, undefeated Milan Melindo is determined to regain the WBO/WBA flyweight titles for the Philippines when he faces Mexico?s Juan Francisco Estrada at the Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino in Macau on July 27.
Estrada won the title from another Filipino, Brian Viloria, at the same venue last April 6 and mandatory challenger Melindo wants to bring the title back to the Philippines.
Trainer Edito ?Ala? Villamor told the Manila Standard that Melindo has been training harder than ever because he knows he?s in for a tough fight against Estrada but that Melindo is in great shape and they have concentrated on his conditioning.
Villamor told us Melindo ?is in great shape, his conditioning is good and he?s ready to get the title.?
The 25 year old Melindo has a record of 29-0 with 12 knockouts while the 23 year old Estrada's record is 24-2 with 18 knockouts.
Top Rank promoter said the Top Rank promotion is ?doing even better than the last time? when Viloria lost his WBO/WBA titles to Estrada in a tough fight.
The fight card will be telecast by the giant broadcast network ABS-CBN on Sunday, July 28 at 10:15 a.m.
Eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao who will return to the ring on November 23 against Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios at the same venue, will be at special ringside for the fights following a news conference earlier in the afternoon.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.
|Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:|
JOJO DIAZ SAN DIEGO MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES
, Fri, 07 Oct 2022NBA Daily: 2022-2023 Season Preview #22 – Utah Jazz
By Reylan Loberternos, , Fri, 07 Oct 2022SEBASTIAN FUNDORA VS. CARLOS OCAMPO FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
, Fri, 07 Oct 2022Weights from Bensalem, PA
, Fri, 07 Oct 2022Rooted in Oakland: Devin Haney Debuts Monday, Oct. 10, on ESPN2 at 10 p.m. ET
, Fri, 07 Oct 2022O’SHAQUIE FOSTER PLOTS WORLD DOMINATION AS REY VARGAS FIGHT CONFIRMED
, Fri, 07 Oct 2022NFL STAR LE’VEON BELL TO FACE UFC KNOCKOUT ARTIST URIAH HALL ON MOST VALUABLE PROMOTIONS JAKE PAUL VS. ANDERSON SILVA SHOWTIME PPV® EVENT SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29
, Fri, 07 Oct 2022Brokenshire still has magic five
By Lito delos Reyes, , Fri, 07 Oct 2022CHRIS EUBANK JR VS. CONOR BENN FIGHT UPDATE
, Thu, 06 Oct 2022ALDU Cup opens opportunity to all players - Rubinos
By Lito delos Reyes, , Thu, 06 Oct 2022JAKE PAUL VS. ANDERSON SILVA PAY-PER-VIEW UNDERCARD VIRTUAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
, Thu, 06 Oct 2022NBA Daily: 2022-2023 Season Preview #21 – Denver Nuggets
By Reylan Loberternos, , Thu, 06 Oct 2022Abelgas, Jocson power Laguna past Manila in PCAP chess tilt
By Marlon Bernardino, , Thu, 06 Oct 2022Robeisy "El Tren" Ramirez Targets Featherweight Stardom
, Thu, 06 Oct 2022SPRINGFIELD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Nov. 19 at Mass Mutual Center - Tripleheader showcase of top Western Mass. pro boxing prospects Denzel Whitley, Steve Sumpter & Carlos Castillo
, Thu, 06 Oct 2022PH karate team ready to rumble in Japan
By Marlon Bernardino, , Thu, 06 Oct 2022ALEXIS “LEX” ROCHA TO FACE NEW CHALLENGE AGAINST JESUS “RICKY” PEREZ AS CO-MAIN EVENT FOR DIAZ, JR. VS. ZEPEDA LIVE WORLDWIDE ON DAZN
, Thu, 06 Oct 2022CHRIS EUBANK JR VS. CONOR BENN FIGHT UPDATE
, Thu, 06 Oct 2022IM Young leads Gentri chess team to Bacolod
By Marlon Bernardino, , Thu, 06 Oct 2022LARA MEETS SANMARTIN IN MEXICO CITY ON OCT 22
, Wed, 05 Oct 2022NBA Daily: 2022-2023 Season Preview #20 – Toronto Raptors
By Reylan Loberternos, , Wed, 05 Oct 2022Estela seeks milestone victory October 15
, Wed, 05 Oct 2022DMMA is ready to play in ALDU Cup
By Lito delos Reyes, , Wed, 05 Oct 2022UNDEFEATED HEAVYWEIGHT SENSATION SONNY CONTO HEADLINES ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH AT THE 2300 ARENA IN SOUTH PHILADELPHIA
, Wed, 05 Oct 2022CAN “Monster” XU BATTLES BRANDON “Leoncito” BENITEZ; CESAR “Rainman” FRANCIS FIGHTS FRANCISCO “Roca” ARMENTA FOR THE WBO NABO JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT TITLE; THIS FRIDAY! ON PROBOX TV!
, Wed, 05 Oct 2022