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Melindo falls to Taguchi in unification bout

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By: Bong Lozada, Inquirer       Milan Melindo saw a sour ending to his 2017 as he bowed to Ryoichi Taguchi in their unification bout for the WBA and IBF World light flyweight titles Sunday at Ota-City General Gymnasium in Japan. …

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Melindo lost to a ‘better fighter,’ says trainer

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By: Bong Lozada, Inquirer     Milan Melindo’s trainer had nothing but respect for Ryoichi Taguchi after the Japanese slugger unified the WBA and IBF junior flyweight belts at the expense of his fighter on New Year’s Eve in Tokyo, Japan. Edito …

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Milan Melindo camp admits ‘El Metodico’ simply lost to a better fighter in Taguchi

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By: Gerardo Ramos, spin.ph     MAKING excuses is not part of Milan Melindo’s act. The camp of the former International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior flyweight champion admitted Ryoichi Taguchi got the better of the Filipino in a unanimous decision win on …

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Taguchi Out-Points Melindo in Light Flyweight Unification Fight

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By: Alexey Sukachev, boxingscene.com   Japan’s Ryoichi Taguchi out-pointed the Philippines’ Milan Melindo in their 12-round, 108-pound title unification fight Sunday night in Tokyo. Taguchi (27-2-2, 12 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Melindo (37-2, 13 KOs) in their fight for Taguchi’s WBA …

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Shorter reach hurts Melindo in Tokyo loss

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By: Jonas Terrado, Manila Bulletin     Banking on his height and reach advantage, Ryoichi Taguchi ruined Milan Melindo’s plans on New Year’s Eve as the Japanese carved out a 12-round unanimous decision in Tokyo. The 5-5 Taguchi won on the scorecards …

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SAD NEW YEAR AS MELINDO LOSES TITLE; OUR CHOICE OF THE BEST IN PHILIPPINE BOXING

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By Maloney L. Samaco, Philboxing.com It was a sad New Year for Milan Melindo as he failed in his pursuit to unify all the junior flyweight championship belts as he endured a unanimous decision defeat to Ryoichi Taguchi last night at the …

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Ryoichi Taguchi Tops Milan Melindo In Title Unification Clash

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By: Jake Donovan, Fightnights.com The Fighter of the Year race has now officially concluded. Milan Melindo was unsuccessful in upsetting the apple cart, as his memorable run in 2018 came to a bitter close when Ryoichi Taguchi scored a well-earned 12-round …

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Melindo lost to a better fighter, admits coach

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ABS-CBN News  WBA light flyweight champion Ryoichi Taguchi (R) of Japan fights with IBF light flyweight champion Milan Melindo (L) of Philippines during the tenth round of the WBA and IBF light fly-weight title bout in Tokyo on December 31, …

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