Pinoy Pride 42 Weigh-in Results: Milan Melindo makes weight on second attempt
Santino Honasan on Sep 15, 2017 01:46 PM
Milan Melindo and Hekkie Budler pose for the media following their weigh-in for Pinoy Pride 42
And the fight is on!
After coming in at over the 108-pound limit in his initial weigh-in, reigning IBF Light-Flyweight champion Milan 'El Metodico' Melindo managed to make weight in his second attempt.
Tipping the scales at 109.75-pounds in his first try, Melindo was given two hours to drop the excess weight or else be stripped of his title.
In around an hour, Melindo returned to the scales and successfully made the 108-pound limit.
According to head coach Edito Villamor, Melindo went in and out of the sauna room in 15-minute intervals to drop the excess weight.
He will be defending his title against South Africa's Hekkie "The Hexecutioner" Budler at Pinoy Pride 42: Clash for Glory on Saturday, September 16th at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Cebu City.
This will be his first world title defense.
The complete Pinoy Pride 42 Weigh-in Results can be seen HERE.
Catch Pinoy Pride 42: Clash For Glory on Sunday, September 17, 3:30 PM on ABS-CBN channel 2 and 6:30 PM on S+A channel 23.