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Rosas: “Melindo’s Unbeatean Run Will End on Sep. 10”

Winning two of his last three fights, Francisco Rosas is definitely not an easy prey when he and ALA prized fighter Milan Melindo collide in the main event of the Pinoy Pride 8: Philippines vs. Mexico scheduled on Sept. 10 at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino.

“It won’t matter if I fight Melindo’s hometown. It will just motivate me more fighting in front of Melindo’s countrymen,” said Rosas.

Rosas and Melindo will fight for the WBO Intercontinental Flyweight Championship.

“I’ve been into several fights in my career. Fighting away from home has never slowed me down,” said Rosas.

Rosas is coming off a win against Antonio Garibay, whom he dispatched in five rounds in their 10-round battle last July 28 in Hidalgo, Mexico.

That win allowed Rosas to bounce back from a second round knockout loss to Roman Gonzales last Oct. 24, 2010.
Before his loss to Gonzales, Rosas scored a majority decision against Juan Jose Landaeta in Puebla, Mexico.

Rosas said not even the unbeaten record of Melindo can intimidate him.

“Records won’t scare me. Melindo’s unbeaten run will end on Sept. 10,” warned Rosas.

Rosas said he is aware of what Melindo can do.

“His unbeaten record only shows that he is a good fighter. But I am ready for him. I have trained hard and I am going to prove who the better boxer is come September 10,” said Rosas.

Rosas said he is not predicting a knockout win but vowed that he will go home with a convincing victory.

“I’ll just do the talking on the ring. Everyone is saying he is a tough fighter then let’s see how tough he is,” said Rosas.

Aside from two other Mexican boxers will also see action. Country vs country with Rosbel Montoya slugging it out with one of ALA’s top prospects Jayson Pagara and veteran Gerson Guerrero facing Genesis Servania.

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