Death of cul-de-sac long overdue

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Melindo vs Yaegashi in 2017 IBF bout

first_imgALA Promotions President Michael Aldeguer said the Melindo-Yaegashi clash is close to reality following the Filipino boxer’s unanimous decision win over Thai Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. on Saturday.“There are no more tune-up fights for Milan. He will fight Yaegashi next,” Aldeguer told Panay News. “ALA Promotions will negotiate with the Japanese’s camp for a chance to have the fight staged in Cebu.”Aldeguer also revealed he had negotiations with Japanese promoter Joe Koisumi, who wants the Melindo-Yaegashi bout on New Year’s Eve in Tokyo.“They want the fight to happen before the year ends, but I told them that would be impractical since Melindo just came from a fight on Saturday and he will not have enough time to prepare for a world-title bout,” he said.The Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental native defeated Sakkeerin at the Cebu City Coliseum.It will be the 28-year-old Melindo’s third shot at a world championship after failing in his first two attempts against the Mexicans Juan Francisco Estrada and Javier Mendoza./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Melindo vs Yaegashi in 2017 IBF bout ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA – Milan Melindo will have another shot at a world title as he faces International Boxing Federation light flyweight champion Akira Yaegashi of Japan next year.last_img read more