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It was unexpected – Melindo

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.

Melindo’s next target is Olympics

Newly-crowned International Boxing Federation (IBF) lightflyweight champion Milan ‘El Metodico’ Melindo yesterday said he would love to represent the country in the Tokyo Olympics three years from now.

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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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Nietes wins third crown via decision

Donnie Nietes was brought to deep waters by Thai rival Komgrich Nantapech before winning the International Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight crown – his third title in as many weight classes – on a unanimous decision late Saturday night at the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu City.

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