Melindo fails to dethrone foe in Japan

By: Glendale G. Rosal October 07,2018 - 08:30 PM

Milan Melindo suffered a very deep cut above his left eyebrow that prompted the ring physician to stop the bout in the 7th round of his fight against WBC world light flyweight champion Ken Shiro on Sunday evening in Yokohama, Japan. | Photo from Edito Villamor

ALA Boxing Gym’s Milan “El Metodico” Melindo faltered in his bid to dethrone unbeaten Japanese WBC world light flyweight champion Ken Shiro after losing in a seventh round technical knockout in their world title fight in Yokohama, Japan Sunday evening.

Although he was not knocked out in the fight, Melindo suffered a deep cut in his left eye that prompted the ring physician to stop the bout at the 2:47 mark of the seventh round upon seeing that Melindo was no longer fit to continue the fight.

The 26-year-old Shiro improved his unbeaten record to 14 wins with eight knockouts while Melindo, a former IBF world light flyweight champion, absorbed his fourth defeat in 37 wins, 13 knockouts without a draw.

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TAGS: ALA Boxing, El Metodico, Ken Shiro, MELINDO, Milan Melindo, WBC world light flyweight

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