Melindo vows to rise again after defeat

A+
A
A-

MACAU—A very disappointed Milan Melindo faced members of the media an hour after he lost by unanimous decision to WBA/WBO flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada of Mexico.

Melindo had a bandage below his left eye when he spoke during the post-fight press conference at the Venetian Macau Ballroom.

He congratulated Estrada for retaining his title.  “I learned a lot,” he said. “Fighting a world championship is not easy. I have to train harder than the champion.”

The 25-year-old Melindo (29-1, 12 KOs) suffered his first career loss.

When he was asked if he agreed with the wide margin of the judges’ cards, he replied, “I don’t care about the scores, but I will be back.”

Melindo also suffered a cut near the outer corner of his lower eyelid. He said because of the cut, he tried to change his game plan and become more aggressive.

Estrada (25-2, 18KOs) was not present during the press conference.

Top Rank CEO Bob Arum also made an announcement that Manny Pacquiao and Chinese star Zou Shiming will train together in Gen. Santos City. /correspondent rene bonsubre, jr.

Inquirer Viber

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.

Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:

c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94


editors' picks

advertisement

popular

advertisement

videos