Milan Melindo

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Milan Melindo
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Milan poses during his weigh-in against Seran in Macau (April 2013)
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Real name Milan Melindo
Nickname(s) El Metodico ( Method Man )
Milenyo ( Millennium )
Weight(s) Light Flyweight
Flyweight
Height 5 ft 2 in (157 cm)
Nationality Filipino
Born (1988-02-29) February 29, 1988 (age 29)
Puerto, Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental, Philippines
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 39
Wins 37
Wins by KO 13
Losses 2

Milan "El Metodico" Melindo (born February 29, 1988) is a Filipino professional boxer current IBF Light flyweight champion. He is currently ranked fourth by The Ring,[1] ranked sixth by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board,[2] and ranked third by BoxRec.[3]

Early life[edit]

Milan Melindo was born on February 29, 1988, in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines. His passion for boxing came from his father, who bought him a pair of boxing gloves. When Melindo was 6 years of age his father trained him and introduce him to the sport of boxing. Growing up, Melindo took boxing as a hobby because it was through this sport he was able to continue his study through a scholarship program. When he graduated from high school, Melindo decided to take boxing seriously to help his family’s financial needs.[4][5] Melindo kept his unbeaten record going by defeating his veteran opponent via unanimous decision with the scores of 97-93, 98-92, and 96-94.[6]

Fighting style[edit]

Melindo is considered one of the most skillful and promising boxers in the ALA (Antonio Lopez Aldeguer) boxing gym, although somewhat lacking in punching power. In fact, he scored only 8 KO's in 24 wins; most of this KO victories came when he was fighting in the minimumweight division. Despite the lack of punching power, he makes up for it with his quick combinations and his ability to double-up his patented left hook.[7]

Professional career[edit]

Early years at minimumweight[edit]

Melindo made his professional debut on September 17, 2005, defeating fellow Filipino boxer Meljun Grumo by unanimous decision at the Sports and Cultural Complex in Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines.

Melindo won his first ever title, the vacant WBO Asia Pacific minimumweight championship, on October 6, 2007, by defeating Pongpan Patanakan Gym of Thailand via technical knockout in the 4th round. The two fought at the Mindanao Polytechnic State College in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental. The Thai boxer was floored two times in the round, and the bout was stopped after a devastating knockout that left him unconscious for several minutes. Melindo defended the title in his next fight against Jack Amisa, whom he defeated by unanimous decision on December 2, 2007.

On March 14, 2009, Melindo took on Indonesia's Muhammad Rachman at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel in Cebu City, Cebu.[4][5] He kept his unbeaten record going by defeating his veteran opponent via unanimous decision with the scores of 97-93, 98-92, and 96-94.[8]

Light flyweight[edit]

Melindo won the WBA Inter-Continental light flyweight title on July 26, 2008, by defeating Carlos Melo from Panama at the Cebu Coliseum in Cebu City. Melindo won on points with scores of 117-111, 116-112 and 117-111.

Flyweight[edit]

On January 14, 2010, Melindo fought Anthony Villareal for the World Boxing Council (WBC) Youth Intercontinental flyweight championship belt at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel.[9] The bout was part of the boxing event named "Bakbakan sa Sinulog".[10] The unbeaten boxer defeated his foe by unanimous decision with the scores of :97-93, 95-94, and 96-93. Melindo kept his unbeaten record after 20 fights with five of his wins coming by way of knockout, while his opponent suffered his third loss against nine wins (4 KO).

After letting the deposed champion to take control of the action in the opening minutes of the first round, Melindo picked up the pace in the final half by knocking down Villareal in the final seconds with a solid right during an exchange. Stunned but not totally hurt by Melindo’s right, Villareal again started out strong in the second but his aggressiveness was once again silenced by another right from the Filipino challenger. Melindo slowly took control of the fight in the third round, when he began to throw more powerful against the tough opponent. Villareal became desperate to turn things around in the final rounds when he threw punches in volumes but most of his shots were wild and didn't hit Melindo.[11][12]

Melindo was scheduled to face Devis Perez of Colombia on April 10, 2010 at the Dubai Tennis Arena in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. However, the fight was postponed to April 23 because of the non appearance of Bobby Pacquiao in one of the featured fights on April 9.[13]

A day before the fight, Perez was replaced by Thailand's Komrit Twinsgym, who arrived only the previous night in Dubai as a last minute replacement of original opponent of Columbia who failed to make his way here after flights in Europe were disrupted due to Iceland volcanic ash hovering above the continent. The Melindo-Twinsgym bout was the Filipino's first fight outside the Philippines. The Cagayan de Oro native won the bout by TKO in the 4th round.[14]

The undefeated fighter Melindo (21-0-0, 6KO) who was defending his WBC Youth Intercontinental title, floored Komrit Twinsgym (15-4-0, 11KO) in the first minute of the first round and again towards the end of the round looking to make short work of the travel-weary Thai. Komrit refused to let go and flurried Melindo with some combinations during heated exchanges with the stalking Melindo in the second and third round. Komrit was caught by Melindo's solid punches in the fourth round and was sent to the canvas again. Veteran referee Bruce McTavish didn't count the Thai boxer and stopped the contest, allowing Melindo to retain his title.[15][16] On August 28, 2010, Melindo fought Jin-Man Jeon at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel in Cebu. The Filipino pugilist won the bout by TKO in the 2nd round.[17]

Other events[edit]

On March 11, 2010, Melindo received an award in the 28th SAC-SMB Cebu Sports Awards, along with four other Filipino boxers: Z Gorres, Donnie Nietes, Rodel Mayol and Johnriel Casimero. The event was organized by the Sportswriters Association of Cebu (SAC) and held at the Casino Español de Cebu.[18]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
39 fights 37 wins 2 losses
By knockout 13 0
By decision 24 2
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
40 N/A N/A Japan Ryoichi Taguchi N/A 12 2014-12-31 Japan Ota City General Gymnasium Defending IBF light flyweight title and For WBA light flyweight title
39 Win 37-2 South Africa Hekkie Budler SD 12 2014-09-16 Philippines Waterfront Hotel and Casino, Cebu City, Cebu Retained IBF light flyweight title
38 Win 36–2 Japan Akira Yaegashi TKO 1 (12), 2:45 2017-05-21 Japan Ariake Colosseum, Tokyo Won IBF light flyweight title
37 Win 35–2 Thailand Teeraphong Utaida UD 12 2016-11-26 Philippines Cebu Coliseum, Cebu City, Cebu Won interim IBF light flyweight title
36 Win 34–2 Mexico Maximino Flores TD 7 (10) 2016-05-28 Philippines La Salle Coliseum, Bacolod City Negros Occidental Fight stopped after accidental headbutt
35 Win 33–2 Mexico Victor Emanuel Olivo SD 10 2015-11-28 Philippines Hoops Dome, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
34 Loss 32–2 Mexico Javier Mendoza TD 6 (12), 2:39 2015-05-31 Mexico Auditorio Municipal Fausto Gutiérrez Moreno, Tijuana, Baja California For IBF light flyweight title.
33 Win 32–1 Mexico Saul Juarez UD 12 2014-11-15 Philippines Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, Cebu City, Cebu
32 Win 31–1 Mexico Martin Tecuapetla MD 12 2014-05-10 Philippines Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City, Metro Manila
31 Win 30–1 Mexico Jose Alfredo Rodriguez UD 12 2013-11-30 Philippines Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Metro Manila Won WBO International flyweight title.
30 Loss 29–1 Mexico Juan Francisco Estrada UD 12 2013-07-27 Macau CotaiArena, The Venetian Macao For WBA (Super) and WBO flyweight titles.
29 Win 29–0 Indonesia Tommy Seran TKO 4 (12), 2:38 2013-04-06 Macau CotaiArena, The Venetian Macao
28 Win 28–0 Venezuela Jean Piero Pérez MD 12 2012-09-22 Philippines Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, Cebu City, Cebu
27 Win 27–0 Colombia Jesús Géles KO 1 (12), 2:21 2012-06-02 Philippines Newport Performing Arts Theatre, Pasay City, Metro Manila Won WBO International flyweight title.
26 Win 26–0 Mexico Juan Esquer KO 7 (12), 2:16 2012-01-28 Philippines Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, Cebu City, Cebu Retained WBO Inter-Continental flyweight title.
25 Win 25–0 Mexico Francisco Rosas KO 1 (10), 2:59 2011-09-10 Philippines Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, Cebu City, Cebu Won WBO Inter-Continental flyweight title.
24 Win 24–0 Mexico Rosendo Vega KO 1 (10), 2:59 2011-03-19 Philippines Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, Cebu City, Cebu
23 Win 23–0 Colombia Carlos Tamara UD 10 2010-11-27 Philippines Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, Cebu City, Cebu
22 Win 22–0 South Korea Jin-Man Jeon KO 2 (10), 0:43 2010-08-28 Philippines Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, Cebu City, Cebu
21 Win 21–0 Thailand Komrit Lukkuongmuekol TKO 4 (10) 2010-04-23 United Arab Emirates The Lodge, Chi Garden, Dubai Retained WBA Inter-Continental light flyweight title
20 Win 20–0 United States Anthony Villarreal UD 10 2010-01-14 Philippines Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, Cebu City, Cebu Retained WBA Inter-Continental light flyweight title
19 Win 19–0 Mexico Jose Guadalupe Martinez UD 10 2009-10-03 Philippines Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay City, Metro Manila Retained WBO Asia Pacific minimumweight title.
18 Win 18–0 Indonesia Muhammad Rachman UD 10 2009-03-14 Philippines Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, Cebu City, Cebu
17 Win 17–0 Tanzania Juma Fundi TKO 3 (12), 1:20 2008-10-30 Philippines Atrium, Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro City Retained WBO Asia Pacific minimuweight title.
16 Win 16–0 Panama Carlos Melo UD 12 2008-07-26 Philippines Cebu Coliseum, Cebu City Cebu Won WBA Inter-Continental light flyweight title
15 Win 15–0 Indonesia Sofyan Effendi UD 10 2008-03-07 Philippines Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex, Mandaue City, Cebu
14 Win 14–0 Indonesia Jack Amisa UD 12 2007-12-02 Philippines Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Metro Manila Retained WBO Asia Pacific minimumweight title.
13 Win 13–0 Thailand Nuapayak Sakkririn TKO 4 (12) 2007-10-06 Philippines Don Mariano Polytechnic College Gym, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental Won vacant WBO Asia Pacific minimumweight title.
12 Win 12–0 Philippines Arnel Tadena TKO 4 (10), 1:03 2007-06-26 Philippines Bantayan Multi-Purpose Center, Bantayan, Cebu
11 Win 11–0 Philippines Wendil Cajoles UD 10 2007-05-10 Philippines Bahay Toro, Quezon City, Metro Manila
10 Win 10–0 Philippines Alex Aroy TD 6 (6) 2007-02-24 Philippines Cebu City Sports Complex, Cebu City, Cebu
9 Win 9–0 Philippines Fabio Marfa UD 10 2007-01-20 Philippines Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex, Mandaue City, Cebu
8 Win 8–0 Philippines Rommel Bongon UD 8 2006-11-24 Philippines Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex, Mandaue City, Cebu
7 Win 7–0 Philippines Ricardo Albia TKO 3 (8) 2006-10-21 Philippines Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex, Mandaue City, Cebu
6 Win 6–0 Philippines Michael Rodriguez UD 10 Jul 3, 2006 Philippines Island City Mall, Tagbilaran City, Bohol
5 Win 5–0 Philippines Amero Ricablanca UD 4 Apr 30, 2006 Philippines Island City Mall, Tagbilaran City, Bohol
4 Win 4–0 Philippines Ruther del Castillo TD 5 (6), 1:40 Feb 3, 2006 Philippines Roosevelt Ave. & Del Monte Ave., Quezon City, Metro Manila
3 Win 3–0 Philippines Rodel Emboy TKO 4 (6), 1:41 Dec 30, 2005 Philippines CPG Multi-Purpose Center, Talibon, Bohol
2 Win 2–0 Philippines Juaren Libres UD 4 Oct 29, 2005 Philippines Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex, Mandaue City, Cebu
1 Win 1–0 Philippines Meljun Grumo UD 4 Sep 17, 2005 Philippines Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex, Mandaue City, Cebu

Titles in boxing[edit]

Major World Titles:

Minor World Titles:

Regional/International Titles:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ring Ratings: Flyweight". The Ring. Retrieved 5 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "Rankings". Transnational Boxing Rankings Board. Retrieved 5 July 2017. 
  3. ^ "Boxer Ratings". BoxRec. Retrieved 5 July 2017. 
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  6. ^ James Goyder (2012-08-25). "Unbeaten flyweight Milan Melindo talks about his upcoming fight against Jean Piero Perez at Pinoy Pride 16". combat-asia.com. 
  7. ^ Nathanielsz, Ronnie (March 11, 2009). "Rachman: Melindo 'just a stepping stone' for title shot". ABS-CBN News.com. 
  8. ^ "Prospects Gorres, Melindo beat foes, boost stock for world quest". GMANews.TV. 2009-03-15. 
  9. ^ Emmanuel Villaruel (2010-01-14). "'Bakbakan sa Sinulog' tonight Melindo guns for WBC Youth title; Banal battles Mexican toughie". philstar.com. 
  10. ^ "MELINDO OUTLASTS VILLAREAL IN A THRILLER (PLUS OTHER RESULTS AND PHOTOS)". philboxing.com. Retrieved 2010-01-15. 
  11. ^ "Melindo, Banal win in 'Bakbakan sa Sinulog'". GMANews.TV. January 14, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-06. 
  12. ^ "Melindo wins WBC Youth in 'Bakbakan'". abs-cbnNEWS.com. 2010-01-14. 
  13. ^ "Bautista return postponed over Bobby Pacquiao mishap". boxingscene.com. 2010-03-29. 
  14. ^ Nathanielsz, Ronnie (2010-04-24). "Melindo Clocks Gym, Bautista Stops Sotornpitak in Dubai". BoxingScene.com. 
  15. ^ Secuya, Dong (2010-04-24). "MELINDO, BAUTISTA, CANILLAS SCORE KNOCKOUT WINS IN DUBAI". PhilBoxing.com. 
  16. ^ Nathanielsz, Ronnie (2010-04-24). "ALA BOYS WIN; MELINDO MOST IMPRESSIVE". PhilBoxing.com. 
  17. ^ Gonzalez, Jhonny (August 28, 2010). "Bautista Stops Barrera in Four; Condes, Jaca, Melindo Win". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved August 28, 2010. 
  18. ^ "Five Boxers Honored in 28th SAC-SMB Cebu Sports Awards". PhilBoxing.com. March 12, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  19. ^ http://boxrec.com/bout/2110025
  20. ^ http://boxingvideo.org/videogallery/milan-melindo-vs-jesus-geles-full-fight/
  21. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZT_3ejz1n4U
  22. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYajnADZMjg
  23. ^ http://boxingvideo.org/videogallery/milan-melindo-nuapayak-sakkririn-full-fight/

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November 26, 2016 – May 21, 2017
Unified title
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