Filipino boxing is in a very interesting state at the moment with serious questions about just how long their top fighters, such as Manny Pacquiao, have left in the sport. Thankfully below those top fighters are a lot of very promising fighters, most notably from the ALA Gym which is easily the most promising and well funded gym in the country.
Amongst those those promising fighters is Flyweight hopeful Milan Melindo, a fighter who appears likely to be a fixture on the world stage over the next 5 or 6 years.
Melindo is a very skilled fighter with solid speed and a methodical mindset inside the ring. Despite the his skills he isn't a fighter who boasts much in the terms of power. Despite the lack of power he has scored some very nice stoppages including this one against Rosendo Vega which came courtesy of some lovely crisp punching and 2 knockdowns, the first of which was genuinely spectacular.
Since this fight Melindo has come up short in a world title fight, losing to the brilliant Juan Francisco Estrada though we'd be genuinely amazed if he doesn't get multiple chances in the coming years given his resume and willingness to fight some very good fighters.
Here we include some of the best, most interesting, most exciting or most eye catching videos from around the Asian boxing world.