ICYMI: Watch Milan Melindo vs Ryoichi Taguchi Bloody Battle

Milan Melindo Lost via Unanimous Decision in Japan

Not exactly the start of the year that Milan Melindo has in mind but he needs to summoned his will and restart after losing his IBF World Light Flyweight Title to tough Japanese opponent  Ryoichi Taguchi New Years Eve in Japan.
Milan Melindo and Ryoichi Taguchi went to contest the fight for full 12 rounds with Taguchi edging all the judges’ scorecard that enabled him to keep his WBA Super World Light Flyweight Title and also capture the belt of Melindo and the Ring title.
Score was 117-111 twice and 116-111.
Melindo has won five fights in a row before suffering a defeat against the Japanese foe, his records now drops to 37 wins with 3 losses. Meanwhile, Ryoichi Taguchi is trail blazing to the win column and has not lost since 2013 against the current and undefeated WBO World Super Flyweight Champion Naoya Inoue.
Watch the replay of Milan Melindo vs Ryoichi Taguchi below.

Jason Pagara vs Terry Tzouramanis in Works for Pinoy Pride 42

(photo courtesy: Ring TV)

WBO 140 lbs. number 1 contender Jason Pagara (40-2,25) fight against Australian Terry Tzouramanis (17-3-3,3) is in works for Pinoy Pride 42 that will be headlined by Milan Melindo and Hekkie Budler IBF/IBO light flyweight title unification match on September 16 in Cebu City.
Pagara, 29, is long time WBO number one  contender of Terrence Crawford’s WBO Super light weight belt. According to Michael Aldeguer of ALA Promotions they are just waiting for Crawford to vacate the title and get the opportunity for Jason to fight for the belt. Jason the older brother of Albert Pagara is a former WBO International Super lightweight champion defended the title five times but decided to vacate it. Jason Pagara’s last fight was a first round KO win over Jose Alfaro on November 2016 in Cebu City. 
Terry Tzouramanis, 32 of Victoria Australia needs to pass first fellow Aussie Andrew Wallace (11-9-1) before facing Pagara. Tzouramanis will be fighting Wallace on July 21 and if he wins impressively he would definitely get the Pagara fight. Tzouramanis last two fights were decisions win over Brent Dames who beat Manny Pacquiao’s cousin Jonel Dapidran on Pacquiao-Horn undercard. 

Milan Melindo Makes First Title Defense Against Former Champ Hekkie Budler

Philippines’ new light flyweight champion Milan Melindo will make the first defense of his International Boxing Federation (IBF) title with vacant IBO light flyweight title is on the line on September 16 against former world champ Hekkie Buddler of Johannesburg South Africa at Water Front Hotel and Casino in Cebu City.
Milan “El Methodico” Melindo (36-2,13) records the fastest win in light flyweight world title bout when he ko’d ex two division world champ Akira Yaegashi of Japan in just 165 seconds on May in Tokyo Japan. Melindo dropped Yaegashi three times in opening round to become a world champion in his third shot at world title. 
Meanwhile Hekie “Hexicutioner” Buddler (31-2,10) is a former unified WBA/ IBO minimumweight world champion. He won the IBO title with 12 round unanimous decision win over Filipino Michael Landero in 2011 and defended the title 4 times. He lost the titles to Nicaraguan Byron Rojas (16-2-3) via unanimous decision then decided to go up in weight to capture another world title. 

Milan Melindo vs. Javier Mendoza May 30, 2015 for the IBF World light flyweight title.

Milan Melindo – Record: 32W 1L 0D 12KOs

Total Bouts: 33
KO % : 36%
Alias: Method Man
Weightclass: Flyweight
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5’2″
Reach: 64″
Nationality: Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines
Date Of Birth: February 29th, 1988

Javier Mendoza – Record: 23W 2L 1D 19KOs

Total Bouts: 26
KO % : 73%
Alias: Cobra
Weightclass: Light flyweight
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 5’4
Reach:  67″
Nationality: Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Date Of Birth: March 5th 1991
Sat, May 30 2015 @ Auditorio Municipal Fausto Gutierrez Moreno, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
For the IBF World light flyweight title .  Although Melindo is the challenger he is a slight favorite to win vs Mendoza the only hurdle would be a close or controversial decision that would swing in favor of the current champ Mendoza. The IBF light flyweight title is nothing new for us Filipinos was held by former champs John Riel Casimero and Brian Villoria. 
Lets all Pray for Milan “el Methodico” Melindo. 

Milan Melindo vs Francisco Rosas a treat!

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El Metodico lives up to his name as Milan Melindo methodically defeat Francisco Rosas via Stoppage in 10 round. The Mexican stood his ground and fight back with his own combination of punches but in the end Milan Melindo proves to be better as he connected more power punches and almost knock down Rosas in some rounds. See how Milan Melindo overwhelmed FranciscoRosas in the replay of their fight. 

Milan Melindo vs Francisco Rosas Replay link