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Melindo’s title win on S+A

Melindo’s title win on S+A

ALA Boxing Gym’s stalwart Milan “El Metodico” Melindo finally got his world title when he demolished former IBF light flyweight champion Akira Yaegashi in a single round in Tokyo, Japan.

It was unexpected – Melindo

Milan Melindo, the country’s 40th world boxing champion, thought it would take him all 12 rounds – and not less than a round – to dethrone Akira Yaegashi in their International Boxing Federation (IBF) light-flyweight title fight held over the weekend in Tokyo.

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Melindo KOs foe to win world title

Milan Melindo, not known as a power-puncher, knocked out the iron-chinned Japanese Akira Yaegashi in the first round last night to crown himself the new International Boxing Federation (IBF) light-flyweight king before a stunned crowd at the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo.

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Melindo guns for title today

Filipino fighter Milan Melindo battles reigning champion Akira Yaegashi today for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) light-flyweight crown at the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo.

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Pinoy boxer confident

High above their hotel room overlooking the massive Tokyo Dome, Filipino fighter Milan Melindo and trainer Edito ‘Ala’ Villamor are plotting the downfall of Japanese champion Akira Yaegashi on May 21.

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Two Filipino fighters are neck-deep in training in Cebu for world title fights taking place barely a month from each other starting April 29.

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