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Saturday, August 22, 2015


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PREVIEW OF MELINDO-MENDOZA TITLE FIGHT ON PBO OVER SKY CABLE, SATURDAY 8:30 P.M.By Ronnie NathanielszPhilBoxing.comThu, 28 May 2015 Milan Melindo will step into the ring on Sunday, Manila Time, in his second attempt to win a world title when he takes on tough Mexican Javier Mendoza before a hometown crowd in Tijuana. Fight fans will get a chance to size up the reigning IBF light flyweight champion when Viva Sports will telecast highlights of his title-winning performance against veteran Ramon Garcia Hirales who had lost his WBO light flyweight title to Donnie Ahas Nietes in Bacolod City on October 8, 2011. In his first crack at a world title Melindo, faced talented Mexican WBO and WBA flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada at the Cotai Arena in Macau on July 27, 2013 when he made the mistake of trying to slug it out with Estrada and was dropped in the eleventh round. Trainer Edito Ala Villamor told The Main Event that Melindo was ripped and ready and sharply focused for the fight after two months training at the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles. Mendoza who is essentially a solid body puncher is 24 years old and has an impressive record of 23-2-1 with 19 knockouts while Melindo, a skillful boxer who depends on his ring savvy to prevail against the heady-handed Mendoza. The TV Special will be telecast on Viva Sports The Main Event at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday over PBO, Pinoy Box Office on Sky Cable with a replay at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Photo: Javier Mendoza (L) in action against Mauricio Fuentes. Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.Recent In-House articles:Pro Boxer Brian Viloria -- Hawaiians Are Born Ass-Kickers ... Don't Mess With ThemBy , Sat, 22 Aug 2015LEWKOWICZ SENDS CEASE AND DESIST LETTER TO NERIBy Dong Secuya, Sat, 22 Aug 2015ALL SET FOR PUNTA PRINCESA BOXING AUG 23By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sat, 22 Aug 2015Shane Mosley -- Mayorga Fight's Not Dead Yet ... But I'm WorriedBy , Sat, 22 Aug 2015SENATORS ANGARA AND PIA CAYETANO JOIN CALL TO CHEER ON AZKALS ON SEPT. 8By , Sat, 22 Aug 2015ROY JONES JR SIGNS RUSSIAN CITIZENSHIP APPLICATIONBy Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 22 Aug 2015GOLOVKIN VS. LEMIEUX CLOSE OUT PRESS TOUR WITH LARGE RECEPTION IN LOS ANGELES - QUOTES & PHOTOSBy , Sat, 22 Aug 2015Dapidran still has contract with MP Promotions until 2017By Lito delos Reyes, Sat, 22 Aug 2015Ronda Rousey -- Called Out By Holly Holm's Camp ... YOU. WILL. LOSE.By , Sat, 22 Aug 2015GH3 Promotions O'Shanique Foster and Lavarn Harvell in action on Saturday night in Washington, DCBy , Sat, 22 Aug 2015Global Sports Streaming, a new sports network, launches it's first live show, "Best In Boxing."By , Sat, 22 Aug 2015NBA -- Smith returning to the CavsBy Jose Roberto Meza, Sat, 22 Aug 2015PACQUIAO CAMP: JONEL DAPIDRAN IS STILL UNDER CONTRACT WITH MP BOXING GYMBy Dong Secuya, Fri, 21 Aug 2015Arizona Boxing News & Notes with Don Smith: Rose Retains Title-Ray Beltran Encounter & More By Don Smith, Fri, 21 Aug 2015RETURNING DANNY GREEN SCORES IMPRESSIVE TEN ROUND WIN OVER BOLONTIBy Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 21 Aug 2015TWO FILIPINOS BEATEN IN BIG MELBOURNE FIGHT CARDBy Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 21 Aug 2015Roy Jones Jr. Vladimir Putin Was Honored to Meet Me By , Fri, 21 Aug 2015GOLOVKIN-LEMIEUX, GONZALEZ-VILORIA LA PRESSCON (PHOTOS)By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Fri, 21 Aug 2015Jhonny Gonzalez To Face Jonathan Oquendo On Mayweather vs. Berto Undercard Sept. 12 on SHOWTIME PPVBy , Fri, 21 Aug 2015Baltimore Boxing to host Olympic Qualifiers September 8-11!By , Fri, 21 Aug 20155-TIME WORLD CHAMPION TIM "DESERT STORM" BRADLEY CONFIRMED FOR SECOND- ANNUAL BOX FAN EXPO TAKING PLACE SATURDAY, SEPT. 12 IN LAS VEGAS By , Fri, 21 Aug 2015THIS MONDAY! Terence Crawford & Dierry Jean Omaha Press Conf. Fans InvitedBy , Thu, 20 Aug 2015'Sugar' Shane Mosley -- Something's Really Fishy About Don King's Paperwork By , Thu, 20 Aug 2015M-1 Challenge 61 pushed back to Sept. 19 and moved to Russia; Sultanakhmedov returns vs. BritoBy , Thu, 20 Aug 2015


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