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Brian Viloria Ordered By WBO To Face Milan Melindo

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

The World Boxing Organization has directed WBO/WBA flyweight champion Brian Viloria to face No.1 ranked Milan Melindo in a mandatory title defense.

ALA Promotions  president Michael Aldeguer told the Manila Standard that it was decided at the recent convention that the winner of the Viloria-Hernan “Tyson” Marquez fight which Viloria won by a rousing 10th round TKO has to face No.1 contender Milan Melindo.

Aldeguer said they would have to “start the negotiations within 30 days and by next week we will most probably send a letter to the camp of Viloria and see what their plans are.”

He said they have “another 90 days to make the fight happen.”

Aldeguer said he doesn’t know what Viloria’s plans are but the fight has been mandated by the WBO.

Aldeguer said that while the clash with “Tyson” Marquez was a hard fight for Viloria “he fought a terrific fight and has developed a lot. He’s got the experience and also the speed and power.”

With talk about a big fight against light flyweight champion Roman “Chocalatito” Gonzalez, there is a feeling that Viloria may give up his WBO title instead of defending it against a fellow Filipino and instead retain his WBA title.

Aldeguer said that at Brian’s age (31) “I’m sure he wants the biggest fight out there.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by shishaw on 11-20-2012

Brian should give Milan this opportunity. Milan has been #1 in WBO for 2 years now. But Brian runs thru him. Brian should then collect all straps at 112 then givev Marquez a rematch coz aint nothing at 115. He…

Comment by Wombraider on 11-20-2012

I had always been against this untill Milan started accusing Brian of ducking him. When Brian kicks Milan's ass and sends him plummeting from the future top filipino prospects list, Milan will only have himself to blame.

Comment by Bermuda on 11-20-2012

wouldn't mind seeing this fight..first big step up for melindo. viloria will most likely punish melindo tho....

Comment by Ringlife on 11-20-2012

I hope he fights Gonzalez next.

Comment by Dome on 11-20-2012

[QUOTE=chargerhemi06;12717990]Who cares if they're both Filipinos. Mexicans fight each other all the time.[/QUOTE] WORD!!!! if filipinos want to get to the next level they got to fight each other. Mexicans weed each other out thats why they are the best.

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