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Melindo decisions Perez

Updated on April 1, 2013
Melindo defends WBO
Melindo defends WBO

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Melindo admits Perez was a tough foe

Sept. 22, 2012 Boxing Results: Melindo kept his WBO international flyweight title by majority decision over Venezuelan challenger Jean Piero Perez Saturday night in jampacked Waterfront Hotel and Casino, Cebu City. Melindo suffered a deep cut below his left eyebrow in the 8th round, but despite the gaping wound and a blurry sight was able to outbox his tough opponent. Judge Edward Ligas scored the bout 116-112, Judge Tony Persons had it 115-113 both for Melindo while the veteran Filipino Judge scored it 114-114, giving the victory verdict to Melindo.

In the undercard of Pinoy Pride 16 fight card, Rocky "Road Warrior Fuentes" likewise defended his Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation title after dominating Japanese Hyung Ho Lee with a convincing unanimous decision win. The judges scored the bout 117-111, 117-112, and 116-112 for a comfortable victory. For details, here.

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June 2, 2012 Melindo vs Geles. Result Milan Melindo (27-0-0 11KOs) knocks out Jesus Geles (13-3-1 5KOs) for the WBO International flyweight belt. Melindo never gave the taller and heavier Geles a chance as he sent the Colombian to the canvass three times in the first round for the knockout win. The official time was 2:21 of the opening round.

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Melindo vs Jess Geles, June 2

Undefeated Milan Melindo fights former WBO light flyweight champion Jess “Blade” Geles of Columbia for the vacant

WBO Intercontinental flyweight title at the Resorts Hotel and Casino in Pasay City on June 2 to be telecast by ABS-CBN on its top rated series “Pinoy Pride”

Melindo, 24, is ranked No. 1 by the WBO; No. 7 by the WBC; No. 9 by the WBA; and No. 12 by the IBF, is the reigning WBO Intercontinental champion with a record of 26-0 with 10 knockouts.

Geles, 24, has a record of 13-2 with 5 knockouts. In his last fight, he won a 6-round unanimous decision over Wilfredo Lans on March 30, 2012.

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Melindo defeats Esquer (first defense Jan, 28, 2012)

Milan “El Metodico” Melindo, 112 lbs defeated Mexico’s Juan “Panterita” Esquer, 112 lbs by TKO at 2:16 in round 7 to retain his WBO intercontinental flyweight belt in the main event of "Pinoy Pride XI: Philippines vs The World" Saturday, January 28, 2012 at Waterfront Hotel & Casino, Barangay Lahug, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines. Melindo entered as the No. 4 flyweight contender in the world according to The Ring Magazine. Esquer was unranked by the same publication. Melindo was also ranked as the WBO No. 1, WBC No. 6, WBA No. 9, and IBF No. 13 flyweight contender prior to the fight. This is Melindo's first defense.

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Past boxing glory attained by Bautista, Melindo and Canillas

REY “Boom Boom” Bautista led Ala-Boys Boxers to Victory

Boxing: THE PHILIPPINES VERSUS THE REST OF THE WORLD

Setting: Chi Garden, The Groove, DUBAI- Friday, April 23, 2010

THREE Filipino boxers from the famed Ala-Boys stable of the Philippines- LARRY “Bon Jovi” CANILLAS, MILAN “Milenyo” MELINDO and REY “Boom Boom” BAUTISTA emerged triumphant in their first boxing venture in the City of DUBAI- the undisputed leader in hotel openings in the Middle East. Led by Boom Boom Bautista, the 3 pugilists all kayoed their respective opponents within 6 rounds.

Bautista of the Philippines improved his performance to 28 victories and 2 defeats with 21 knockouts after demolishing Thailander Saichon Sotornpitak in 1 minute, 59 seconds of the 6th round

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Taking up the opening fight, Larry  "Boy"  Canillas let go powerful right crosses and uppercuts, knocking out Fred Sayuni of Tanzania in the 6th round
Taking up the opening fight, Larry "Boy" Canillas let go powerful right crosses and uppercuts, knocking out Fred Sayuni of Tanzania in the 6th round

Larry Canillas of the Philippines versus Fred Sayuni of Tanzania

OPENING the curtain of the initial round of the first fight, Larry Canillas found quite difficult adjusting his rhythm in the first few seconds versus the wily boxer Fred Sayuni (6-3-4-3 KOs) of Tanzania. Now finding his tempo, the slugger Canillas sent right crosses and uppercuts that decked his foe in the 6th round. It was the 2nd knockdown in the fight which Sayuni elected to give up because of a sore, swollen eye he suffered from Canillas' onslaught. Canillas now waved a record of 10 victories, 2 setbacks and 9 knockouts

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Milan "Milenyo" Melindo- the most impressive boxer of the night

Filipino boxer Melindo (R)  raised gloves in victory after knocking out Thailander Komrith Twinsgym.  At left is Dr. Nasser Cruz, GAB Chief
Filipino boxer Melindo (R) raised gloves in victory after knocking out Thailander Komrith Twinsgym. At left is Dr. Nasser Cruz, GAB Chief

Milan Melindo of the Philippines against Komrith TwinsGym of Thailand

WBO world No. 1 and current WBC Intercontinental Flyweight Champion, Milan Melindo scored a 4th round TKO over Thailand Challenger Komrith TwinsGym alias "The Boomer" with a 15-3-11 knockouts in a KO Promotions Event sponsored by Zack Taumafai in the Chi Garden, The Groove, Dubai.

Choosing his targets at will coupled with precise timing, Melindo with a flurry of powerful hooks dropped Komrith to the canvas twice but the latter through sheer guts and determination managed to continue the fight. Again in the 2nd round, Melindo rained Komrith with hooks to the sides of the body and head, causing the Thai challenger with a big heart to crumple once again in the canvas

Komrith stood his ground gallantly but he was no match to the unbeaten champion who stood keenly watching him staggered and fell to the canvass after receiving again powerful hooks to his body. Referee Bruce McTavish stopped the fight at 1:23 of the 4th round. Komrith is the same Thai boxer who has kayoed a number of Filipino boxers, including Eric Barcelona, Jun Talape and Jan Rey Verano. He's also the same Komrith who was kayoed by Filipino boxer A. J. "Bazooka" Banal in 2007.. Komrith was a last-minute replacement boxer vice Devis Perez of Columbia supposedly Melindo's opponent who got stranded in Bogota for reason of the volcanic ash that disrupted airplane travel in the whole of Europe.

According to ALA promotion president Michael Aldeguer, Melindo was disappointed over a planned title shot that didn't materialize in June with Columbia's Carlos Tamara, the current IBF champion who defeated Brian Viloria via TKO in 12 rounds in Manila .Aldeguer said he'll try to look for a slot for Melindo this year.

After the boxing bouts, well-wishers met the victors with warm handshakes, but most were impressed with Melindo's boxing ability and performance. Melindo now holds an unbeaten record of 18 wins, zero loss and 6 of them via the knockout route.

(PhilBoxing.com/ABS-CBN News)

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Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista Pro Boxing Record

REY "Boom Boom" Bautista who saw the first light of day on June 19, 1986 in Candijay, Bohol is one of the many promising and talented boxers of the Philippines. He had 21 opponents kissed the canvas via the knockout route in his 30 professional boxing career. However- sad to say- he had tasted his own dose of medicine twice in the hands of Mexicans, first, by TKO in Round 1 on August 11, 2007 by Daniel Ponce de Leon (39-2-32 KOs)- and- second, by UD after the last round on November 22, 2008 by Heriberto Ruiz (39-7-2). Daniel Ponce de Leon was born on July 27, 1980 while Heriberto Ruiz is recorded to be 32 years of age during the Nov. 22, 2008 fight with Bautista.

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