Melindo willing to fight Budler in South Africa


Melindo had defended his title against the South African Fighter Hekkie Budler via split decision last September.


It was a close fight and people think that Budler got robbed and people also think that Budler should won the fight.

Melindo however, said that:

“To stop this nonsense, let them promote the rematch in South Africa and put Budler’s IBO title at stake, let’s see if he can beat me in our rematch because I knew that I won fair and square in that fight,”

“I won the fight even with two deep cuts in both my eyebrows. Imagine if I did not had these cuts, I could have knocked him out or won the fight dominantly,”

“If they offer me a rematch in South Africa, I have to knock him out to prevent a hometown decision because they will do everything to avenge his loss. I already know his style, I already beat him and I am confident that I can beat him again.”

There's no negotiation happening yet but there are also some challenger who wants to face Melindo including Felix Alvarado, Akira Yaegashi, Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. and his fellow Filipion boxer Randy Petalcorin.

Source: cebudailynews