Friday, July 26, 2013


MACAU - Milan 'El Metodico' Melindo will have his date with destiny this Saturday when he challenges Juan Francisco 'El Gallo' Estrada of Mexico for the WBO/WBA flyweight title belts. Estrada and Melindo both weighed in an identical 111.6 lbs during the official weigh-in held this afternoon at the Cotai Arena. Estrada will be riding on the momentum of his stunning win over Brian Viloria at the same venue last April. Melindo will carry the hopes of a country looking for a new hero after the successive losses of Manny Pacquiao, Nonito Donaire and Viloria. FISTS OF GOLD II will be headlined by China's two time Olympic gold medal winner Zou Shiming, who will have his second pro outing against Jesus Ortega of Mexico. Zou weighed in at 111.4 lbs while Ortega was at 111.6 lbs. Melindo's stablemate Genesis 'Azukal' Servania (121.6 lbs) will have his first fight outside of the Philippines when he squares off against Konosuke Tomiyama (122 lbs) of Japan. Servania will stake his unbeaten record and WBO Asia-Pacific title belt. The third Filipino in this blockbuster card is Dave Peñalosa (123 lbs) who will face substitute Ngaotawa Sithsaithong in a six rounder. Dave was initially reported to be facing Wisaruth Wor Khunkhiri of Thailand. Last April, the 22 year old Peñalosa knocked out Thai Cheroenchai Sithsaithong in two rounds. The official weigh-in was hosted by Lupe Contreras and Michael Buffer. The other world title on the line will be the IBF featherweight belt held by Evgeny Gradovich (125.75lbs) of Russia and challenging for the title is Maurico Muñoz (125.75lbs) of Argentina. Two unbeaten heavyweights will add more firepower to the proceedings, Joe Hanks (236.8lbs) vs. Andy Ruiz,Jr (254.4lbs). Hong Kong's Rex Tso (116.4) and Thai Rusalee Samor (116.4) will clash in a six rounder. Peñalosa and Sithsaithong will open the Top Rank Promotions card at 6PM at the Cotai Arena this Saturday, July 27. *source:
Goodluck Milan. Hope you win the bout tomorrow. Go Pinas!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Good to be back :)

It's good to be back. Long time no update. Let's see how Milan would square off in his upcoming bout for his first world title fight. Go Milan!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Mexican Francisco Rosas vows to give Melindo “a world of hurt” in Saturday’s Pinoy Pride 8

TEAM Mexico has travelled halfway across the world to the Philippines with one thing in mind— to shame the Filipinos in their own turf.

“On Saturday night, the Mexicans will surprise the Filipinos,” said Mexican trainer Herminio Ramirez Vega in a press conference yesterday at the Maya Mexican Restaurant.

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“Filipinos are good fighters but the Mexicans will win,” 34-year-old Mexican veteran Gerson Guerrero said confidently.

Team Mexico, which is composed of former world title challengers Francisco Rosas and Guerrero and promising prospect Rosbel Montoya, will clash with world-rated Milan Melindo, 19-year-old sensation Jason Pagara and unbeaten Genesis Servania of Team Philippines in ALA Promotions’ “Pinoy Pride 8–Philippines vs. Mexico” this Saturday night at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino.

The 31-year-old Rosas, who has fought some of the best in the world, including two fights against unbeaten World Boxing Association light flyweight king Roman Gonzalez, promised to give Melindo a world of hurt in their 12-round title fight for the vacant World Boxing Organization Inter-Continental flyweight crown in the main event.

“I know nothing about Melindo. I’ll find out about his style during the fight. I promise a great fight,” he said. “I never get hurt in my fights. I’m going to hurt Melindo.”

Rosas’ record speaks for itself as he is 22-8-2 with 13 knockouts but only got knocked out once in his career and that was in the hands of Gonzalez, one of the hardest hitters in his division.

“I always train hard. I’m here to give him a great fight. If a knockout comes, it comes.”

Pagara may be in for a surprise inhis WBO Asia-Pacific Youth light welterweight title defense against Montoya because the 26-year-old Mexican is tougher than he looks.

Montoya was earlier reported to have a record of 12-2-1 with 11 knockouts, but in fact his true professional slate is an impressive 34-4-1 with 29 knockouts.

“I’m going to come out strong and show Pagara how strong I am,” he said.

Although Guerrero has an age disadvantage against Servania, who is just 20, he is still optimistic that experience will overcome youth.

“I know Servania is young and fast but I came here prepared. I have a lot of experience and I’m ready to show Servania a good boxing lesson.”


Thursday, August 11, 2011


CEBU, Philippines - An exciting new chapter of the friendly boxing rivalry between Mexico and the Philippines will light up the ring of the Waterfront Hotel and Casino on September 10 in the paradise island of Cebu in the Philippines.

Three brave Mexican warriors will battle Filipino top opponents in "Pinoy Pride VIII: Mexico vs. Philippines," confirmed in a press conference by promoter Michael Aldeguer, president of ALA Promotions.

In the main event, Mexican Francisco "Chiquita" Rosas of Oaxaca Mexico will dispute the World Boxing Organization (WBO) flyweight Inter-continental championship against the unbeaten Filipino world ranked in the four (4) boxing world organizations Milan Melindo (24-0, 8 KO's).

Veteran and ever dangerous Chiquita Rosas (22-8-2, 13 KOs), a former FECARBOX champion, has faced a high level of fighters and current world champions like Nicaraguan Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez, Juan Carlos Reveco of Argentina and champion Edgar Sosa. "Chiquita" Rosas will travel to the heart of the Philippines armed with all his experience, courage and intention to defeat one of the most exciting new prospects in the flyweight division.

In the other corner will be young Milan Melindo, who has beaten former world champions Carlos Tamara, and Muhammad Rachman. The 23-year-old nicknamed "El Metodico" sees this war against "Chiquita" Rosas as a stepping stone his road to dispute the crown of the world against any of the current monarchs.

"None of my twenty-four victories are anything special to me. Everyone of my past opponents, including Carlos Tamara, are just regular fighters from a big pile. My big special battle will be when I beat a fighter like Giovanni Segura, or any of the world champions," said a very confident Melindo Milan.

In the co-feature, super lightweight 19-year old Filipino Jason "El Niño" Pagara (27-1, 16 KOs) will risk his coveted position in the WBO world rankings by facing hard hitting mexicano Rosbel "Lobito" Montoya (12-2-1, 11 KO's) of Reynosa, Tamaulipas.

Pagara won his last battle against another dangerous Mexican, Juan Carlos Gallegos, with who gave him a tough night last June 11 in Cebu.

"I learned a lot from my collision with the Mexican Gallegos. I have to go through hard training because Mexicans are good fighters," said "El Niño" Pagara during the press conference yesterday at the Cebu Grand Hotel.

Moreover, experienced Mexican warrior Gerson "El Nene" Guerrero (34-8, 26 KOs), who has faced fierce fighters as world champions Daniel Ponce de Leon and the talented Cristian Mijares, returns to the fight ring to face unbeaten prospect 19-year-old Bacolod's Genesis Servania (14-0, 5KO's).

Six more action combats will complete the exciting "Pinoy Pride VIII: Mexico vs Philippines," which will be staged at the luxurious Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Cebu City, Philippines

"Pinoy Pride VIII: Philippines vs. Mexico" is organized and promoted by ALA Promotions of pretigious boxing patron Don Antonio L. Aldeguer.

ABS CBN TV channel will broadcast the hot event throughout the Philippines.