Milan now a world champ, beats Thai foe in Pinoy Pride 39

By: Glendale G. Rosal November 26,2016 - 11:27 PM
Milan Milendo is interviewed moments after pocketing the IBF World Interim Junior Flyweight title in the main event of Pinoy Pride 39: Road to Redemption at the Cebu Coliseum. (CDN PHOTO/GLENDALE ROSAL)

Milan Milendo is interviewed moments after pocketing the IBF World Interim Junior Flyweight title in the main event of Pinoy Pride 39: Road to Redemption at the Cebu Coliseum. (CDN PHOTO/GLENDALE ROSAL)

The third time proved to be a charm for Milan Melindo as he clinched the IBF World Interim Junior Flyweight title by defeating Thai Fahlan Sakkrareen Jr. via unanimous decision in the main event of Pinoy Pride 39: Road To Redemption at the Cebu Coliseum.

Scores were 117-111, 115-113, 115-113.

Melindo finally snatched a world title belt after bungling his first two chances.

Melindo said he is looking forward to fighting Japanese IBF world junior flyweight king Akira Yaegashi next year.

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TAGS: #PinoyPride39, ALA Boxing, boxing, Cebu, Cebu City, Cebu Coliseum, IBF World Interim Junior Flyweight, Japanese IBF, Milan Melindo, Pinoy Pride 39, Thai Fahlan Sakkrareen Jr.

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