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Top Rank Still Plan To Move Forward With Plan For Melindo

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said Saturday that he had "a great meeting" with ALA Promotions president Michael Aldeguer during his last visit to Manila and there are plans to include some of the ALA fighters on the Top Rank cards in the future.

Arum told BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard "We are planning to have some Filipino fighters sent to Las Vegas to train in the Top Rank Gym, get some really good sparring and we will use them over a six month period. Some will go back to the Philippines and fight there, maybe all of them and we are going to keep using this program to develop the Filipino fighters both for the Philippines and the United States."

The Top Rank promoter revealed that his matchmakers are "all impressed with Milan Melindo. I've never seen him but they say that this kid has all the tools and he's a future great."

He said "thats what they told me without any prompting from anybody. I haven't seen him so I'm very, very anxious to see him. You and Dyan (Castillejo of ABS-CBN) have done most of his fights and I can't wait to see him."

The plans call for the ALA fighters to fight under the aegis of MP Promotions which has an agreement with Top Rank to facilitate the inclusion of Filipino fighters on their promotions in the US.

Pacquiao's adviser Michael Koncz also indicated they were interested in AJ "Bazooka" Banal, the talented southpaw.

Aldeguer had earlier told us he had spoken to Robert Garcia, trainer of Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire about handling the ALA fighters here in the US and that Garcia is willing to undertake the task.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 02-05-2012

[QUOTE=komandante;11745331]Denver 'The Excitement' Cuello is the most exciting Filipino fighter today :boxing:[/QUOTE] I agree...can't speak of Melindo as I have not seen him...let's hope these guys stay busy...

Comment by puga on 02-05-2012

melindo is the most promising right now...he is rated by all santioning bodies and highly rated by the ring... cuello has been waitifn for his title fight for god knows how long....

Comment by AdamantiumPI on 02-05-2012

[QUOTE=pinoypunch;11747252]Cuello and Melindo. They are both World Championship ready. Cuello has brutal power while Melindo is very technical sound. Both fighters posses great heart and mentally strong. They wont wilt under pressure. They both thrive for challange and that makes…

Comment by keehlnate on 02-05-2012

Melindo is the obvious one to have the title shot. He is ranked #4 behind the 3 world champions. He got great technical skills but lacks power. He can win enough with that though.

Comment by pinoypunch on 02-05-2012

Cuello and Melindo. They are both World Championship ready. Cuello has brutal power while Melindo is very technical sound. Both fighters posses great heart and mentally strong. They wont wilt under pressure. They both thrive for challange and that makes…

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