MANILA, Philippines – Returning boxer Milan Melindo stopped Chris Omayao on a Golpe de Valiantes card at Southern City Colleges Arena in Zamboanga City on Saturday night.
The former world champion won his first bout technical knockout in more than two years, inflicting several bodily injuries on Omayao and forcing Chhota to leave before the start of the seventh round.
Melindo, who last fought in October 2019, extended his record to 38-5 with 14 knockouts after three consecutive defeats.
“I’ve just taken a vacation since the ALA campaigns broke down,” said Melindo, 34. “I’ve been in sports since I was 6 and I’ve been competing non-stop since I was 32.”
Other battles featured on the card promoted by ZC Kings Promotions and Zamboanga Valiantes are Conrado Tanamore, who won 56 seconds in the third round after knocking out John Sabelina, and Anthony Martial, who defeated Edward Mansito by unanimous decision. Celeste Flores-Colina
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