TERMINO A JUAN FRANCISCO ESTRADA PARA PRESENTAR CERTIFICADO MEDICO

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19 de mayo de 2016

 

Sr. Fernando Beltrán – Promociones Zanfer

 

Ref.:    Campeón Mosca de la OMB-Juan Francisco Estrada – Certificación Médica

Estimado señor Beltrán:

Reciba un cordial saludo de parte de todos los que colaboramos en la OMB.

Por la presente, el Comité de Campeonatos Mundiales que presido, le solicita información actualizada en cuanto a la condición médica del Campeón Mosca de la OMB Juan Francisco Estrada. Dicho informe medico certificado deberá específicamente detallar la naturaleza y extensión de la lesión sostenida, así como un pronóstico del tiempo necesario para una recuperación total de la misma.

Le otorgamos un período de 48 horas para cumplir con este requerimiento, recordándole además que la información se solicita conforme nuestras Reglas de Campeonatos Mundiales y con el fin de poder tomar decisión informadas sobre la división en la cual compite el Sr. Estrada.

Cordialmente,

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Luis Batista Salas, Esq. – Presidente Comité de Campeonatos Mundiales

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09/26/2015 Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Hernan Marquez

Date:  Saturday – September 26, 2015

WBO/WBA FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE BOUT

Location: Centro de Convenciones, Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico

Promoter:  Promociones Zanfer / Fernando Beltran

Supervisor:  Miguel Prado

Referee:  Ramón Peña

Judges:  Jesús Cova, César Ramos, Luis Ruiz

Results:  The champion Juan Francisco Estrada retained the WBO/WBA Flyweight Title by KO against Hernan “Tyson” Marquez in the 10th round.

TV:  Mexico Azteca, USA BelN Sport en Español

03/28/2015 JUAN FRANCISCO ESTRADA vs. ROMMEL ASENJO

Date:  Saturday, March 28, 2015

WBO FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE BOUT

Location:   Poliforum Zamna, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

Promoter:    Promociones Zanfer – Fernando Beltran / Max Boxing – Mario Jose Abraham Xacur

Supervisor:  Rolando Marcos Hermoso

Referee:  Jose H. Rivera

Judges:   Roberto Ramirez, Sr. (PR), Joe Garcia (AZ), Raul Nieves (PR)

Results:  Juan Francisco Estrada TKO’ed Rommel Asenjo in the third round at 0:43 minutes.

TV:   Mexico Azteca; USA be IN Sports en Español

Estrada stops Segura in round eleven

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WBA/WBO flyweight champion Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada (27-2, 20 KOs) scored an eleventh round TKO over former world champion Giovani “Guerrero Azteca” Segura (32-4-1, 28 KOs) on Saturday night at the Arena Mexico in Mexico City. Estrada’s reach, movement and crisp combinations paid dividends as he largely neutralized Segura’s pressure and dominated the fight. The bout was stopped in round eleven to save Segura from further punishment. Time was 1:33.

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http://www.fightnews.com/Boxing/estrada-stops-segura-in-round-eleven-259993

09/06/2014 JUAN FRANCISCO ESTRADA VS. GIOVANI SEGURA

Date:  Saturday, September 06, 2014

WBO/WBA FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE BOUT

Location:   Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Promoter:   Zanfer Promotions

Supervisor:   Rafael López Santos

Referee:     Raul Caiz

Judges:  Alejandro López Cid, Levi Martinez, Rafael Carabano

Results:  The WBO  Flyweight Champion Juan Francisco Estrada retained the WBO and WBA titles against Giovani Segura by TKO in round eleven.

TV:   USA beIN Sports en Español   Mexico Azteca

ESTRADA Y SEGURA, FRENTE A FRENTE

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El Gallito expone este sábado 6 de septiembre su cinturón Mosca de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo en la Arena Ciudad de México

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Ante un nutrido número de medios de comunicación y aficionados al boxeo, se llevó a cabo la conferencia de prensa de cara al combate que sostendrá Juan Francisco Estrada en contra de Giovanni Segura.

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Estando en juego el título Mosca de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), el cual ostenta El Gallito, el escenario para esta cartelera de lujo será la Arena la Ciudad de México, recinto de primer mundo y que ya antes, albergó un combate estelar de Juan Manuel Márquez, en la previa a lograr poderoso nocaut en contra de Manny Pacquiao, en 2012.
Y fue el actual monarca, oriundo de Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Juan Francisco Estrada, quien tomó primero la palabra y aseguró que “hice un excelente campamento en la altura del Estado de México, me he preparado muy bien, porque sé que éste será un duro compromiso en mi carrera, sé de la peligrosidad de Giovanni, por algo se ganó esta oportunidad y no podíamos entrenarnos de mejor manera”.

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Con la presencia de Rafael López Santos, representante en nuestro país de la OMB, misma que preside el puertorriqueño Francisco Valcárcel, en dicha ceremonia también estuvo el retador, Giovanni Segura, quien, por su parte, se mostró confiado en convertirse otra vez en monarca, pues su poder de puños, en el pasado le valieron para retirar al boricua Iván Calderón.

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“Sé que estrada es un boxeador muy completo, no por algo lleva esos cinturones, pero entrené muy duro durante tres meses, porque estoy seguro de que puedo y le voy a ganar. Mi intención es noquearlo y así trabajaré desde que el réferi toqué la campana”.
De esta forma, los protagonistas de la función Viva México de Un Solo Golpe se declaran listos para lo que será la ceremonia de pesaje este viernes y, para el pleito de este sábado, se espera gran respuesta de parte de la afición azteca que gusta del pugilismo y de las grandes veladas boxísticas.

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(04/26/2014) Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Richie Mepranum

Date:  Saturday, April 26, 2014

WBO/WBA Flyweight Championship Title

Location:  Centro Convenciones, Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico

Promoter:  Promociones Zanfer

Supervisor:  Rudy Paz

Referee:  Celestino Ruiz

Judges:  Adalaide Byrd, Ignacio Robles, Alex Marin

Results:   Champion Juan Francisco Estrada retains the WBO Flyweight Title over Richie Mepranum, after he retired in the 9th round (RTD).

Segura noqueó al Tyson en Guerra

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Los excampeones mundiales mexicanos Giovani “Guerrero Azteca” Segura y Hernán “Tyson” Márquez prometieron que darían una gran pelea en su velada y cumplieron. Segura noqueó a Márquez a unos segundos de terminar el último round de su pelea efectuada por la empresa promotora Zanfer, la noche del sábado en Hermosillo, Sonora, para proclamarse como el próximo retador de Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada, en pos del título mosca de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB).

Este combate fue intenso de inicio a final. Una pelea digna a ser seleccionada como la mejor del año, por la entrega y valentía que lucieron ambos peleadores en el ring.

Segura noqueó al “Tyson” Márquez, pero tuvo que emplearse a fondo, soportar el intenso tren de pelea de un rival que boxeando en reversa, contragolpeó con certera, impulsado por el apoyo de miles de aficionados que abarrotaron la Arena de Multiusos de Hermosillo, en Sonora.

Desde el primer round, ambos peleadores se lanzaron al centro de ring a intercambiar metralla, fajándose en un golpeo intenso. A pesar de su condición de zurdo, al igual que su rival, Segura sometió al “Tyson” con un gancho de derecha que lo hizo retroceder en ese arranque de la pelea, pero éste reaccionó golpeando fuertemente a Segura.

En el segundo, Márquez sometió a Segura haciéndolo tambalearse en par de ocasiones, al igual que en el tercero, pero Segura ripostó en el cuarto acosando a Márquez, desplegando su mejor boxeo, hasta que lo hizo doblar sus rodillas producto de su golpeo.

En el quinto, el “Tyson” mostró señales de la guerra con el ojo izquierdo severamente golpeado, pero reaccionó ganando este round. Esta pelea no bajó su intensidad en ningún momento, sobre todo porque Segura peleó adentro, no cedió espacio a Márquez, pese a su amplia ventaja de alcance y estatura.

Segura volvió a tomar el control de la pelea en el sexto, pero el Tyson reaccionó en los dos siguientes rounds, y cuando parecía recuperado, Segura volvió a dominar los últimos tres rounds, golpeando mejor al cuerpo con ambas manos, hasta que lo envió a la lona en la recta final del round 12.

Un gancho de derecha al estómago, poco ante de un izquierdazo al rostro, enviaron a la lona al “Tyson” Márquez, quien no pudo recuperarse. La pelea fue ganada por Segura a los 1:57 del round 12, en una pelea sin cuarta, un clásico del boxeo mexicano con dos pequeños peleadores, excampeones mundiales, que dieron una gran exhibición de boxeo que hizo vibrar al público y los televidentes que la disfrutaron en TV Azteca.

Con este triunfo, Segura elevó su record a 31-3-1, con 27 nocauts, mientras que el “Tyson” Márquez cayó a 36-4, con 26 nocauts. Pero lo más importante para Segura, es que este triunfo le asegura una nueva oportunidad de título mundial con el mexicano Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada, el actual campeón mosca de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), quien estuvo en Hermosillo para ver este combate en primera fila.

En el principal respaldo de esta velada, el superpluma Miguel Berchelt (21-0, 18 nocauts) se impuso por nocaut en cinco rounds a Omar Estrella (18-6-2, 11 nocauts), mientras que el superpluma Iván Montero (12-0, 6 nocauts) se impuso por la vía rápida en tres rounds a Brandon Rodriguez (1-1).

http://www.notifight.com/artman2/publish/Resultado_2/Segura_noque_al_Tyson_en_Guerra.php

Marquez and Segura attract multitudes in Hermosillo

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Headlining fighters for “Poder vs. Poder” (Power vs. Power) drew hundreds of fight fans to a meet and greet event on Wednesday at the Municipal Market. Hernan “Tyson” Marquez, Giovani “Guerrero Azteca” Segura, David “Tornado” Sanchez, Jean Piero Perez and Miguel Berchelt spent more than an hour with the people, signing autographs and posing for pictures with who requested them. “Tyson” Marquez (36-3-0, 26 KOs) will face Giovani Segura (30-3-1, 26 KOs) with the winner to face Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada for the WBO world championship in early 2014. The bout will be televised on UniMas.

Super flyweight “Tornado” Sanchez (22-2-2, 17 KOs) will face two-time world title challenger Jean Piero Perez (20-6-1, 14 KOs) in a ten round co-feature and Miguel Berchelt (19-0, 16 KOs) will face Omar Estrella (15-5, 13 KOs).

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http://www.fightnews.com/Boxing/marquez-and-segura-attract-multitudes-in-hermosillo-229974

(07/27/2013) Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Milan Melindo

Date:  Saturday, July 27, 2013

Title:  WBO Flyweight Championship

Location:  Venetian Casino & Resort, Macao, S.A.R. China

Promoter:  Top Rank/Bob Arum

Supervisor: István Kovács

Referee:  Raúl Caiz, Sr.

Judges:  Zoltan Enyedi (118-109), Rafael Ramos (118-109) and Takeshi Shimakawa (117-109)

Result:  WBO Flyweight Champion, Juan Francisco Estrada, won over the mandatory challenger, Milan Melindo by unanimous decision.

Estrada retuvo amplio sobre Melindo

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Fotos:  Chris Farina / Top Rank —  El mexicano Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada se impuso sobre el por entonces invicto filipino Milan Melindo, por puntos, en un amplio fallo unánime, tras doce asaltos, y así defendió por primera ocasión sus títulos mundiales mosca de la Asociación Mundial de Boxeo (AMB) y la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), en uno de los combates estelares de la velada desarrollada en la noche del sábado en el Cotai Arena de Venetian Casino & Resort de Macao, China.

Estrada dominó ampliamente a Melindo con su velocidad de desplazamientos para entrar y salir en la media y corta distancia donde aplicó la contundencia de su gran cantidad de envíos, que lastimaron a su rival.

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Con sus derechas e izquierdas cruzadas y ascendentes al rostro, sumados a sus ganchos al cuerpo, fue sacando cada vez más ventajas para consolidar un tan amplio como merecido triunfo. Incluso en el undécimo capítulo, el “Gallo” conectó un veloz y potente cross derecho a la mandíbula de un filipino que se fue a la lona.

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Tras ello, el campeón siguió llevando su dominio y castigando a placer a un retador que aguantó valientemente de pie lo que por momentos fue un intenso golpeo, pero sin respuestas, por lo que terminó visiblemente lastimado.

Las tarjetas de los jueces expresaron la diferencia exhibida, al decretar: Takeshi Shimakawa (Japón) 117-109, Zoltan Enyedi (Hungría) 118-109, Rafael Ramos (Puerto Rico) 118-109, todas para Estrada.De esta forma, Estrada retuvo por primera vez los títulos que conquistó el pasado 6 de abril al destronar en fallo dividido al hawaiano Brian Viloria en este mismo escenario, y aumenta su marca a 25 victorias (18 KOs) y 2 derrotas. En tanto Melindo, que llegaba a su primera oportunidad mundialista como N° 1 del ranking mundial mosca OMB y N° 9 de la AMB, pierde su invicto, y desmejora a 29 triunfos (12 KOs), y 1 revés.

http://www.notifight.com/artman2/publish/Resultado_2/Estrada_retuvo_amplio_sobre_Melindo.php

Milan Melindo Ready To Prove Worth on World Title Stage

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By Jake Donovan –

Milan Melindo is as humble as he is talented. The unbeaten Filipino flyweight was in awe during his first trip to Macau, appearing on the undercard of Zou Shiming’s pro debut this past April.

Aside from Shiming’s predicted win, the first ever card at the Venetian Macao was a night of upsets and other unexpected outcomes. Among them was Melindo’s whirlwind performance, a four-round knockout of Tommy Seran to improve his record to 29-0 (12KO).

The 25-year old knew he needed to deliver something spectacular in order to get people talking. That three-knockdown effort has allowed his career to come full circle; he returns to Macau this weekend, where he will face Juan Estrada for a pair of flyweight titles.

The bout airs on ABS-CBN in Melindo’s native Philippines and via same-day tape delay on HBO2 (5:30PM ET) in the United States.

“This fight, I predicted before I left the United States, will be a candidate for Fight of the Year,” promoter Bob Arum believes. “It matches the pride of the Philippines – you saw him on the card in April – Milan Melindo against the champion Juan Francisco Estrada. This is a can’t miss action fight.”

Estrada won the belts on that very same April show, scoring a major upset over Brian Viloria to lay his claim as one of the best flyweights in the world. Melindo paid attention that bout, as well as what the flyweights had to say during the press conference leading up to the fight.

“In my last fight here in Venetian Macao last April, in the same conference, I was standing (in the crowd) watching the people standing (on stage) and speaking,” Melindo recalls of the event. “I stood there thinking, someday I will be here on this stage to stand and speak.

“Now I’m here to let everyone know that I am Milan Melindo.”

http://www.boxingscene.com/milan-melindo-ready-prove-worth-on-world-title-stage–68015

GARCIA CAUTIONS MELINDO THAT ESTRADA FINISHES STRONG

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2012 “Trainer of the Year” Robert Garcia has sounded a note of caution for mandatory flyweight challenger Milan Melindo who battles WBO/WBA champion Juan Francisco Estrada of Mexico at the Cotai Arena of the Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino on Saturday.

Garcia noted in a wide-ranging conversation with the Manila Standard that Estrada “comes on strong in the later rounds.”

Garcia who will be in Macau along with Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios and will watch the Top Rank fights along with eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao whom Rios will face on November 24 in the same venue, noted that when Estrada beat Brian Viloria to win the title last April 6 “he played it smart in the later rounds and pulled it off.”

Garcia believes the Viloria fight was “very close and Estrada showed tremendous heart” but that he feels Viloria who is “very skillful maybe fought the wrong fight” which was the consensus of many at ringside who had Viloria out-boxing the Mexican in the first half of the fight but making the mistake of trying to slug it out and faded in the championship rounds just like he did when he lost the IBF light flyweight title to Carlos Tamara.

Garcia said Viloria had trouble when he faded in the Tamara fight but “looked sensational when he knocked out Ulises “Archie” Solis in the 11th round to win the IBF flyweight title on April 19, 2009 at the Araneta Coliseum.

The respected trainer who handles his younger brother and WBO world featherweight champion Mikey Garcia and former WBO, Ring Magazine super bantamweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire, told the Standard that “if there is a rematch Viloria will beat Estrada. I really like Brian and he should be back on top of the world.”

Garcia said Viloria’s loss to Estrada was “something that happens. It’s happened to many fighters.”

Both Melindo and Estrada are in Macau with the undefeated Filipino tapering down while Estrada, according to boxing writer Carlos Costa of Panama, reportedly looked sharp and focused during a training session with head trainer Alfredo Caballero, shadow boxing, working on the punch-mitts and hitting the speed ball and the heavy bag.

http://philboxing.com/news/story-85418.html

Estrada viaja a Macao para Melindo

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El campeón mundial mosca de la Asociación Mundial de Boxeo (AMB) y la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), el mexicano Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada, viajó ayer rumbo a Macao China, donde hará por primera vez la defensa de sus títulos ante el invicto filipino Milan “Metódico” Melindo, el próximo sábado 27 de Julio en el Cotai Arena del Venetian Macao. Lo acompaña su equipo de trabajo, que estarán enfocados a cerrar fuertemente el entrenamiento y preparación del mexicano.

“Me siento motivado por mi primer defensa, hicimos una buena preparación, y arriba del ring lo demostraré. Nos traernos de vuelta los cinturones a México, que estos los comparto con mi equipo y con toda mi gente de México que me apoya”, señaló Estrada.

“El Gallo” Estrada va enfrentar a su tercer filipino, podrás ver su pelea el próximo 27 de julio por Azteca 7 en México y HBO en Estados Unidos. Además, TyC Sports televisará en Argentina y gran parte de América.

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http://www.notifight.com/artman2/publish/Reporte_7/Estrada_viaja_a_Macao_para_Melindo.php

Team Melindo: Estrada is Tough, But We Are Tougher

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By Ronnie Nathanielsz –

Undefeated Milan Melindo, the mandatory challenger for the WBO flyweight title of Mexico’s Juan Franciscio Estrada is prepared for war against the champion who won the WBO/WBA titles with an impressive win over Brian Viloria last April 6 in Macau.

Melindo will face Estrada at the same Cotai Arena in the Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino but isn’t fazed by the challenge.

ALA Promotions premier trainer Edito “Ala” Villamor told BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard they would leave for Macau on Sunday “to wind down training, adjust to the climate and environment and get ready for war.”

Villamor said Melindo is in “great condition and mentally prepared” like he always is.
Melindo who scored a smashing 4th round TKO over Indonesian toughie Tommy Seran (23-1, 14 KO’s)  on the undercard of the Estrada-Viloria title fight , impressed Top Rank promoter Bob Arum with his showing to earn the title shot on a blockbuster card that will be telecast on July 24 at 10:15 a.m. over ABS-CBN Channel 2 with a replay on Studio 23 and coverage over The Filipino Channel worldwide.

Villamor said Melindo had watched the Estrada-Viloria fight live in Macau and also reviewed some of his fight tapes. He said they saw some flaws and would capitalize on them on fight night.

However, Villamor conceded that “Estrada is fast and this will be a hard fight. But if he’s tough, we are tougher.”

The 23 year old Mexican champion has a record of 24-2 with 18 knockouts while the 25 year old Melindo, regarded as a technically efficient boxer sports a record of 29-0 with 12 knockouts.

http://www.boxingscene.com/team-melindo-estrada-tough-we-tougher–67772

MELINDO READY TO REGAIN FLYWEIGHT TITLE FOR THE PHILIPPINES

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A disciplined no-nonsense fighter, undefeated Milan Melindo is determined to regain the WBO/WBA flyweight titles for the Philippines when he faces Mexico’s Juan Francisco Estrada at the Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino in Macau on July 27.

Estrada won the title from another Filipino, Brian Viloria, at the same venue last April 6 and mandatory challenger Melindo wants to bring the title back to the Philippines.

Trainer Edito “Ala” Villamor told the Manila Standard that Melindo has been training harder than ever because he knows he’s in for a tough fight against Estrada but that Melindo is in great shape and they have concentrated on his conditioning.

Villamor told us Melindo “is in great shape, his conditioning is good and he’s ready to get the title.”

The 25 year old Melindo has a record of 29-0 with 12 knockouts while the 23 year old Estrada’s record is 24-2 with 18 knockouts.

Top Rank promoter said the Top Rank promotion is “doing even better than the last time” when Viloria lost his WBO/WBA titles to Estrada in a tough fight.

The fight card will be telecast by the giant broadcast network ABS-CBN on Sunday, July 28 at 10:15 a.m.

Eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao who will return to the ring on November 23 against Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios at the same venue, will be at special ringside for the fights following a news conference earlier in the afternoon.

http://philboxing.com/news/story-85031.html

Milan rates foe: An ordinary pug

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By Dale G. Rosal –

WBO Intercontinental flyweight champion Milan “Metodico” Melindo (29-0,12KOs) described WBO and WBA World Lightflyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada (24-2, 18KOs) of Mexico as an average boxer whose style perfectly fits his.

The two tangle on July 27 at The Venetian in Macau, China got the Mexican’s dual titles.

The unbeaten Melindo, of the ALA Boxing Gym said he is confident of beating Estrada who snatched the two world titles of Filipino Brian “Hawaiian Punch” Viloria last April in the very first major boxing event staged in Asia’s gambling capital.

“I am expecting the same fight like what I encountered before. The big difference is that there are two world titles at stake”  Melindo told Cebu Daily News Monday during a lull in his training at the ALA Boxing Gym in Talamban.

“Yes, he is a champion but for me, he is just an ordinary boxer who can punch hard.”

Melindo said Estrada’s pressure fighting style fits his counter-punching prowess. “I love my opponents who pressure me because no matter how many punches they throw at me, I know I can stop them with one punch,” said Melindo who vowed Estrada is in for a big surprise on fight night.

Melindo also revealed that he is nearing tip-top shape with just a month left in his rigid three-month training under the watchful eyes of veteran trainer Edito Villamor.

“Right now I’m focussing on improving my power, speed and especially my footwork and agility,” said Melindo.

He mentioned that his spar mates, OPBF flyweight champion Rocky Fuentes (35-6-2, 20KOs) and undefeated super flyweight prospect Melvin Gumban (14-0, 6KOs) were a big help in his pursuit to become a world champion.

He claimes to have finished more than 50 rounds of sparring.

SERVANIA EXCITED ABOUT FIRST  FIGHT ABROAD

Meanwhile, undefeated WBO Asia Pacific Superbantamweight champion Genesis “Azukal” Servania (21-0, 8KOs), is  excited for his first fight abroad against Japanese Konosuke Tomiyama (23-5-1, 8KOs) in the undercard of the Melindo-Estrada’s showdown.

“We are training very hard for this fight because we all know that Japanese boxers are very tough,” said Servania.

“I’ve seen his fight tapes, he is a good fighter but he lacks defense, that’s why I have to be very aggressive” he added. “This is a very big opportunity that ALA Promotions have given me and I am very thankful for that.”

Tomiyama is a former OPBF super flyweight champion.

Both Servania and Melindo are flying to Manila to process their travel documents for their planned training in the US.

Preparation is key

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Monday, May 27, 2013

PREPARATION and strategy are always the keys to a victory in any fight.

ALA Gym head coach Edito Villamor has already devised a game plan, while Milan Melindo has been working extra hard in the gym ahead of his world title fight two months from now.

“His training is going great. We have been doing physical and endurance training for almost a month. We have started spar play in preparation for the start of sparring next week,” Villamor told Sun.Star Cebu yesterday.

Melindo is challenging Juan Francisco Estrada for his World Boxing Organization and World Boxing Association flyweight belts on July 27 at the Cotai Arena of the Venetian Casino and Resort in Macau.

Villamor and Melindo both believe that they have Estrada all figured out. They feel that Estrada’s weakness is his body, which was also his main arsenal when he beat Brian Viloria.

“He has improved his power but we are preparing to go the distance. We plan to outbox the whole 12-round fight but if there is an opportunity, we will go all out. We are also improving the toughness of Milan’s body,” said Villamor. “Our plan is to use blocking defense then counter punch to the body but it depends on the actual fight and what will be the opening. Or maybe we could fight from the distance so that Estrada won’t be able to use his body punches.”

The 23-year-old Estrada used some vicious blows to the body to weaken Viloria and walk away with a tight split decision to win the twin titles last month, also in Macau. Melindo was also victorious on that same night, when he stopped Indonesian Tommy Seran in four rounds.

The 24-year-old Melindo is unbeaten with an impressive 29-0 slate with 12 knockouts, while Estrada is 24-2 with 18 knockouts.

Unbeaten Genesis Servania (20-0, 8 KOs) is also slated in the same blockbuster Macau card against Japanese former world title challenger Konosuke Tomiyama (23-5-1, 8 KOs).

Servania, who will make his international debut, is off a dominant third round knockout over Indonesian prospect Isack Junior last Saturday night at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Cebu City.

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‘Gallito’ Estrada defenderá títulos ante Melindo en Macao

JOSE FCO. ESTRADA

La Función “Fist of Gold II” tendrá como uno de los platillos fuertes el regreso del mexicano Juan Francisco “El Gallito” Estrada, quien expondrá sus coronas de peso Mosca de la Asociación Mundial de Boxeo (AMB) y de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) ante el filipino Milan Melindo el 27 de julio en la CotaiArena en Macao.

Estrada (22-2, 17 KOs), oriundo de Hermosillo, Sonora, conquistó el campeonato de peso Mosca de la OMB y AMB el 6 de abril en Macao al derrotar por puntos Brian Viloria.

‘El Gallito’ expondrá su corona contra el invicto Melindo (28-0, 11 KOs) de Manadue, Filipinas, quien es el primer clasificado de la OMB en las 112 libras y quien viene de propinar un espectacular nocaut a Tommy Seran.

Por otra parte, el segundo capítulo de la era de Zou Shiming, el dos veces Campeón Olímpico y tres veces Campeón Mundial Amateur comenzará cuando enfrente en pelea a seis rounds a  Jesus ‘Jibarito’ Ortega (3-1, 2 KOs) de Hermosillo, Sonora.

“Los combates que es estarán disputando en la CotaiArena del Venetian en Macao es muestra que el boxeo es un deporte de gran importancia en todo el mundo”, dijo el legendario promotor, Bob Arum de Top Rank.

“Después del exitoso debut de Zou Shiming el pasado mes de abril, no nos queda ninguna duda que este es la clase de evento que queremos presentar aquí en Macao y le da variedad al tipo de entretenimiento que presentamos”. dijo Edward Tracy, Presidente y Jefe Ejecutivo de Sands China Ltd.

Zou (1-0), de Guizhou, China, ganó su primera pelea profesional el 6 de abril en Macao al vencer por puntos al mexicano Eleazar Valenzuela. El popular peleador de China obtuvo tres medallas Olímpicas, dos de ellas de Oro en los Olímpicos del 2008 y 2012, además de haberse coronado en tres torneos mundiales en las 108 libras.

“Me gustó mucho el trabajo que hizo Shiming y todo lo que aprendió durante nuestro primer campo de entrenamiento. Aún tenemos mucho que trabajar pero es boxeador que aprende rápido y estoy seguro que seguirá mejorando”, dijo el legendario entrenador Freddie Roach, sobre su pupilo.

También estará en acción el peso Completo mexicano Andy Ruiz, Jr. (18-0, 12 KOs), de Mexicali, Baja California, quien se enfrentara a Joe Hanks (21-0, 14 KOs) de Los Ángeles, California.

Juan Francisco Estrada

Juan Francisco Estrada  was born in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico.  He lost his parents at the age of 7, making his childhood difficult though he was raised by his loving aunt.  He matured at an early age and was boxing by his 9th birthday. Once the boxing gloves were on his fists, he never took them off, with an innate realization that someday he’d be a professional and he’d make history in Mexican boxing.  When he was 15 years old he moved to Hermosillo, Sonora, to concentrate on his boxing career, successfully representing his state on regional and national tournaments and nationally. Out of 98 amateur bouts, he successfully won 94 fights, while winning national championships four times.  He was becoming a shining star.

At 18 years old, he turned professional, still carrying his alias “El Gallo”.  In Hermosillo, he has a large following due to his charisma, humility and professionalism.

“El Gallo’s” first loss was against Juan Carlos Sanchez, Jr., current IBF Jr. Bantamweight Champion, by unanimous decision in an 8th round bout.  He captures the attention of the boxing world with a first round double knockdown and a second round KO of Filipino, Ardin Diale, during the bout held in Hermosillo, Mexico. After this great performance he went to California to unsuccessfully face Ramon Gonzalez (WBA Jr. Flyweight) for a lower division title, losing by unanimous decision.

After this loss, he returns to the flyweight division.  This is when a World Title opportunity presented itself against World Champion Brian “Hawaian Punch” Viloria in a Historical event in Macao, China on April 6th 2013. He wrote history when he won by split decision becoming the WBO/WBA Flyweight Champion at only 22 years of age.