Philippines, 23 Apr 2014
  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

Salven Lagumbay

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

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

Edward Ligas

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  


MELINDO READY TO REGAIN TITLE VILORIA LOST TO ESTRADA


PhilBoxing.com




MACAU -- Undefeated mandatory challenger Milan Melindo is ready to regain the WBO/WBA flyweight titles that Brian Viloria lost to Mexico's Juan Francisco Estrada here at the plush Cotai Arena at the sprawling Venetian Resort Hotel in Macau.

Melindo who watched Viloria impress in the first half of his title defense against Estrada at this same venue last April 6 only to fade in the championship rounds when he decided to slug it out with the Mexican who finished strong, learned his lessons from that fight.

Even 2012 "Trainer of the Year" Robert Garcia who is here along with his younger brother and WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia who is moving up to junior lightweight and Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios who faces eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao here on November 24, cautioned Melindo about Estrada's ability to get stronger as the fight wears on.

When ABS-CBN's Dyan Castillejo asked Estrada what he takes that helps him finish stronger than when he starts his fights merely smiled and gave no answer.

At the official weigh-in at the Cotai Arena for 'FISTS OF GOLD II" Melindo (29-0, 12 KO's) 111.6 pounds while Estrada came in at the same weight.

Trainer Edito "Ala" Villamor told the Manila Standard after the weigh-in that it was the best weight so far because we prepared well so he didn't have a problem making weight."

Villamor conceded that they know Estrada is a "finisher fighter who comes on strong in the later rounds but we are prepared for this. We need to outbox him. We'll see what he shows us and we'll see what Melindo does in the ring. We learned from the Viloria loss."

He said Milan knows how to beat Estrada. It's the tougher Estrada vs the wiser Melindo. We are ready to go twelve rounds after sparring over 100 rounds against IBF light flyweight champion Johnreil Casimero and OPBDF super flyweight Arthur Villanueva among others.

Melindo believes his advantage is that when he is in the ring he looks straight into the eyes of his opponent and can read every move he makes. According to Melindo, trainer Edito "Ala" Villamor believes the fighter has "a third eye."

But Melindo believes it's his God-given skills that have brought him where he is today and he is confident it will see him avenge countryman Viloria's painful loss to Estrada last April.

Melindo shares the views of Garcia who said he thinks Viloria fought the wrong kind of fight against Estrada and doesn't plan on making the same mistake.

He has carefully studied Estrada's previous fights and together with his team which includes former bantamweight contender Michael Domingo and Edmund Villamor has devised a game-plan for the fight.

Vilamor, a former wold title challenger to the great Ricardo Lopez who celebrates his birthday today, believes that Melindo is in the best shape of his career after three months of solid training t the famed ALA Gym and is ready to take the coveted WBO and WBA belts back to the Philippines.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • VAZQUEZ JR WON’T TAKE SONSONA LIGHTLY IN REMATCH
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 23 Apr 2014
  • NBA Playoffs -- Pacers cage Hawks to even series at 1-1
    By Joan Secuya-Medida, Wed, 23 Apr 2014
  • NBA Playoffs - Clippers bounce back big in Game 2, 138-98
    By Mohan Labra Ramchandani, Wed, 23 Apr 2014
  • FROILAN SALUDAR vs. MCWILLIAMS ARROYO FOR THE IBF WORLD #1 FLYWEIGHT ELIMINATION
    By , Wed, 23 Apr 2014
  • LUIS COLLAZO BIRTHDAY ROUNDTABLE QUOTES
    By , Wed, 23 Apr 2014
  • Gov. Solon updates DOH Secretary on provincial hospital
    By , Wed, 23 Apr 2014
  • FIVE BOUTS ADDED TO ONEFC: HONOR AND GLORY
    By , Wed, 23 Apr 2014
  • TOP PROMOTER LOU DIBELLA "DIBELLA ENTERTAINMENT" CONFIRMED FOR INAUGURAL BOX FAN EXPO TO TAKE PLACE THIS SEPTEMBER IN LAS VEGAS
    By , Wed, 23 Apr 2014
  • NIETES STEPS UP IN SPARRING SESSIONS
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Wed, 23 Apr 2014
  • Donaire - Vetyeka Title Fight on HBO, May 31, at Venetian Macao
    By , Wed, 23 Apr 2014
  • Iron Mike Productions returns Thursday to Sands Resort Bethlehem in PA
    By , Wed, 23 Apr 2014
  • DONAIRE TRAINING HARD FOR VETYEKA TITLE FIGHT
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 22 Apr 2014
  • PRO BOXING IN PINAMUNGAHAN APR.23
    By , Tue, 22 Apr 2014
  • PHOTOS: HERO'S WELCOME FOR CONG. PACQUIAO IN SARANGANI
    By , Tue, 22 Apr 2014
  • NBA Playoffs -- Blazers shock Houston in overtime thriller
    By Rochelle Tubis, Tue, 22 Apr 2014
  • NBA - Noah named Defensive Player of the Year
    By Homer D. Sayson, Tue, 22 Apr 2014
  • DID NOYNOY AQUINO BEAT MANNY PACQUIAO TO THE 3-POINTER?
    By Recah Trinidad, Tue, 22 Apr 2014
  • MARCOS MAIDANA AND ROBERT GARCIA MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL
    By , Tue, 22 Apr 2014
  • PINOY PRIDE 25 NIETES VS FUENTES II COMPLETE UNDERCARD LINE-UP
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Tue, 22 Apr 2014
  • WBA Fedelatin Champion Michael Angelo 'The Artist' Perez is ready for war against Romero
    By , Tue, 22 Apr 2014
  • NBA Playoffs - Spurs handle Mavs to grab 1-0 series lead
    By Homer D. Sayson, Tue, 22 Apr 2014
  • NBA Playoffs -- Foul troubled Bulls fall to Wizards in Game 1
    By Kristy Gonowon, Tue, 22 Apr 2014
  • NBA Playoffs - Heat tame Bobcats, take Game 1
    By Howell Labrador, Tue, 22 Apr 2014
  • THE FILIPINO FLASH HEATS UP THE ALA GYM (PHOTOS)
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Mon, 21 Apr 2014


  •  




     
    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
    © 2014 philboxing.com.