Melindo split decisions Budler, Sultan upsets Casimero by UD

Milan "El Metodico" Melindo successfully defended his title against the South African Hekkie Budler via split decision.


It was a bloody fight and Melindo had 2 cuts in his eyes resulting from the headbutt. After 12 rounds of exciting fight, Melindo ruled and won via split decision 117-110 and 115-112 for Melindo, while the one judge gave it to Budler 115-113.

Melindo really didn't get a decisive win but after all of his hard work, he won his first defense as a world champion. Budler, however, got his 3rd defeats of his career and now looking forward to a rematch.

Meanwhile, Jonas Sultan upsets the former world champion Johnriel Casimero in a unanimous decisive decision. 3 judges scores in favor of the underdog Sultan, 117-111, 116-112, 115-113. Sultan now got his way for the Filipino vs Filipino fight against IBF super flyweight champ Jerwin Ancajas of MP Promotions.

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Jason Pagara vs James Onyango ruled as a split draw
Cataraja knocksout Wiljan Ugbaniel in 2nd round
Virgel Vitor wins via 1st round KO over Alvin Bais
Kenneth Paul Gentallan wins unanimously over Jeffrey Stella
Jeno Macapobre won via 3rd round TKO over Mel Ando

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