Thursday, December 21, 2017

Milan Melindo takes on Ryoichi Taguchi for a unification bout

IBF World Light Flyweight champion Milan Melindo takes on the Japanese WBA Super World Light Flyweight champion on December 31, 2017. This fight will be held at the Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan.

Ryoichi Taguchi never been defeated since 2013 and was able to maintain his title for almost 3 years, his fight against Melindo will be the toughest test in his career.

Melindo with a nickname "Metodico" means a technical fighter is the current IBF World Light Flyweight champion, defeated twice for a title fight but this year finally got his dream to become a champion after beating Akira Yaegashi via 1st round TKO.

This is also a fight that Melindo needs to win if he wants to become a superstar. Melindo is a fellow ALA Gym fighter of Jason Pagara who had been defeated recently by Hiroki Okada of Japan via 6th round TKO.