MP (Manny Paquiao) Promotions is considering taking under its wings some of the boxers displaced following the unexpected closure of the fabled ALA Boxing of Cebu.Sean Gibbons, president of the promotional outfit owned by the legendary Manny Pacquiao, said he'll ...
Aug 19, 2020
THE COVID-19 pandemic just knocked out ALA Boxing.For so long the country's leading boxing promotion, the Cebu-based stable that has been home to former world champions Donnie 'Ahas' Nietes and Milan Melindo, along with world title challengers Rey &# ...
Aug 18, 2020
MILAN Melindo failed in his bid to become a world champion anew after losing via seventh-round stoppage to reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) light-flyweight title holder Ken Shiro on Sunday in Yokohama, Japan.The 26-year-old Japanese champion kept ...
Oct 7, 2018
MILAN Melindo isn't about to make an issue about his weight heading to his 12-round fight against reigning champion Ken Shiro for the World Boxing Council light-flyweight championship on Sunday.The 30-year-old Filipino out of the Cebu- ...
Oct 6, 2018
TWO world champions and one of the country's most accomplished coaches will be the recipients of major awards in the coming SMC-PSA (Philippine Sportswriters Association) Annual Awards Night.Team Manila and former International Boxing Federation (IBF) light-flyweight title holder ...
Jan 22, 2018
THE camp of former world champion Milan Melindo is open to holding a rematch against unified light-flyweight champion Ryoichi Taguchi of Japan.Trainer Edito 'Ala' Villamor said the 29-year-old stalwart of Cebu-based ALA Promotions is definitely raring to ...
Jan 12, 2018
MAKING excuses is not part of Milan Melindo's act.The camp of the former International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior flyweight champion admitted Ryoichi Taguchi got the better of the Filipino in a unanimous decision win on Sunday in their unification title ...
Jan 1, 2018
THERE was no reason to celebrate coming into the New Year for Milan Melindo as the Filipino failed in his bid to unify the junior world flyweight titles after losing a unanimous decision against Ryoichi Taguchi at the Ota City general gymnasium ...
Dec 31, 2017
PBA
CHRISTIAN Standhardinger has yet to play his first game in the PBA, and yet the sought-after Fil-German big man already found himself at the center of a storm strong enough to nearly topple a 43-year-old institution.The controversial ...
Dec 31, 2017
THIS time, the weight was hardly a concern for Milan Melindo.The reigning International Boxing Federation junior flyweight champion breezed through the official weigh-in on Saturday for his title unification bout with Ryoichi Taguchi set on New Year's eve in ...
Dec 30, 2017
MILAN Melindo set out for Japan a day after Christmas, with hopes high of being crowned a unified champion before the year comes to an end.The 29-year-old Filipino wrapped up his three-month training camp ahead of his face- ...
Dec 26, 2017
THERE will be no holiday binge for reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) light-flyweight champion Milan Melindo as he's set for a unification match with World Boxing Association (WBA) counterpart Ryoichi Taguchi on New Year's eve in Tokyo, Japan.The ...
Dec 21, 2017
MILAN Melindo came through with a heroic performance worthy of a true champion as he overcame adversity and the gritty stand of Hekkie Budler to retain his International Boxing Federation (IBF) light-flyweight title via a dramatic split decision win Saturday night ...
Sep 17, 2017
AFTER getting past a weight issue, Milan Melindo now focuses on the job at hand - defending his International Boxing Fedration light-flyweight crown.The pride of ALA Boxing stakes his world title for the first time on Saturday against Hekkie Budler of ...
Sep 16, 2017
FOR Milan Melindo Jr., the gloved fairy tale started when he was six years old, when his father Milan Sr. gifted him with a pair of boxing gloves.The younger Milan was already familiar with the sport at the time, having watched ...
Sep 13, 2017
WITH the boxing career of Manny Pacquiao knocking on heaven's door, it's not a bad idea to rate the country's incumbent world boxing champions and ascertain if anyone of them has a chance to carry the baton that is ...
Aug 5, 2017
REY Loreto hopes to join the elite group of Jerwin Ancajas, Donnie Nietes, and Milan Melindo as the country's current world boxing champions.The Filipino vies for the World Boxing Association (WBA) strawweight title on Saturday against defending reigning champion Knockout ...
Jul 14, 2017
MILAN Melindo will have his hands full in his first defense of the International Boxing Federation (IBF) light-flyweight title as he'll be going up against former world champion Hekkie Budler of South Africa two months from now at the Waterfront ...
Jul 13, 2017
ABOUT a year ago, somewhere in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Milan Melindo entered the ring and looked like a beaten man even before he threw his first punch against a young Mexican named Maximino Flores. The boxers had agreed to a catch ...
May 23, 2017
MILAN Melindo was ready to go 12 full rounds against Akira Yaegashi, so it came as a surprise to him and his team that their world title fight on Sunday night didn't even last three minutes.The 29-year-old Filipino ...
May 22, 2017
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