BOXING: Milan Melindo arrives in Japan for WBC world title bout

Santino Honasan on Oct 03, 2018 12:10 PM
Milan Melindo arrives in Japan for WBC world title bout
Milan Melindo attempts to become a two-time world champion when he challenges Ken Shiro for the WBC Light Flyweight World Championship in Japan.

Former IBF Light Flyweight World Champion Milan 'El Metodico' Melindo and the rest of the ALA Promotions team have arrived in Japan for Melindo's upcoming world title shot against WBC Light Flyweight World Champion Ken Shiro. 

Melindo along with trainers Edito Villamor and Edmund Villamor touched down in The Land of the Rising Sun on October 1st, six days before his scheduled title bout against hometown bet Shiro at the Arena in Yokohama. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Melindo, 30, will be making his return to the ring following a unanimous decision loss to Ryoichi Taguchi for the IBF and WBA Light Flyweight World Championships back in December of 2017. 

The ALA Promotions star will be looking to capture his second world title. 

The unbeaten Shiro, 26, captured the WBC's 108-pound title back in 2017 with a majority decision win over former champion Ganigan Lopez.

The Kyoto native has since defended the title twice. 

Melindo and Shiro are set to square off on Sunday, October 7th. 

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