Milan Melindo entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 34-2-0 (12 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.10 light flyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Ganigan Lopez). He lost to Javier Mendoza last year (=Melindo vs Mendoza), but then he has won over Victor Emanuel Olivo (=Melindo vs Olivo) and Maximino Flores.
His opponent, Teeraphong Utaida (also known as Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr), has an official record of 31-4-1 (16 knockouts) and he entered as the No.37 in the same weight class. He also suffered one defeat in 2015, against Katsunari Takayama (Takayama vs Sakkreerin Jr), but then he has collected four victories beating Lester Abutan and Stevanus Nana Bau in 2016. Melindo vs Utaida is valid for the interim IBF World light flyweight title – Pinoy Pride 39. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Cebu Coliseum, Cebu City, Philippines
Division: light flyweight (108 lbs, 49.0 kg)
Title: interim IBF World light flyweight title
Melindo’s next fight: Akira Yaegashi vs Milan Melindo
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