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|Real name||Mark Jason Melligen|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
6 April 1986 |
Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
|Wins by KO||14|
A southpaw, Melligen is known for his powerful right hook.
The young Filipino boxer was supposed to face Michel Rosales of Mexico in the 10-round fight. However, Zepeda took the place of Rosales after the latter failed to secure a visa.
Melligen, who fought in the non-title welterweight bout, knocked out Zepeda in the fourth round. The referee Joe Cortez stopped the fight at 2:40 because the Mexican was bleeding on his right eye. Melligen’s TKO win improves his record to 16-1, with 12 coming by knockout while Zepeda now stands at 39-13-4, with 32 knockouts. After receiving a warm welcome as he entered the ring, Melligen showed some aggressive moves in the first round such as uppercuts and left straight punches. The fighters continued along this way in the second round. In the third round, Melligen took the defensive but still aggressive style as Zepeda took the role of the aggressor. In the 4th, a left straight punch from Melligen sent the Mexican foe down. Referee Joe Cortez decides to stop the fight because of a laceration over Zepeda's right eye.
On November 13, 2010, Melligen was defeated by Mexican Michel Rosales (24-3-0) via a 10 round split decision.
On February 13, 2010, Melligen defeated American Raymond Gatica by TKO in the 6th round. This win marked the first victory for the Philippines in the Pinoy Power 3/Latin Fury 13 card.
The young Filipino fighter improved his record to 17-2 (13 KOs) and his foe experienced his first ever defeat, against 11 wins (with 6 KOs).
He fought Norberto Gonzales (18-1; 12 KO) of Mexico on April 10, 2010. The bout took place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Melligen won the fight by unanimous decision after 10 rounds, with the scores of 100-90 in all the judges' scorecards.
Professional boxing record
|21 Wins (14 knockouts), 3 loss(s), 0 Draw, 0 No Contest |
|Loss||21-3||Sebastian Andres Lujan||KO||9 (10)||2011-07-01||Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas, USA|
|Win||21-2||Gabriel Martinez||UD||10 (10)||2011-02-19||Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada|
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- "Peñalosa, Morales fall in Pinoy Power 3". abs-cbnNEWS.com. 2010-02-14.
- Ed de la Vega (2010-03-24). "MARK MELLIGEN RETURNS TO HARD ROCK LAS VEGAS ON APRIL 10TH". PhilBoxing.com.
- Ronnie Nathanielsz (2010-03-24). "MELLIGEN DETERMINED TO SCORE IMPRESSIVE WIN OVER GONZALEZ". PhilBoxing.com.
- "Melligen scores unanimous decision over Mexican". abs-cbnNEWS.com. 04-11-2010.