EVEN if World Boxing Council Youth Intercontinental flyweight champion Anthony Villareal is not as experienced as the highly-rated mini-flyweight Milan Melindo, the 22-year-old American is all set to defend his title against the undefeated ALA boy in their 10-round battle at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Cebu City on Jan. 14.

“I have been waiting for a fight like this all my life.

I have been boxing since I was nine years old, I am almost 23 now and even though I only have 11 fights, I know I am ready, I’ve been ready,” Villareal said in a press release sent by ALA Promotions.

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Villareal and his entourage are scheduled to arrive tonight along with veteran Mexican fighter Cecilio Santos.

This is Villareal’s first fight in the Philippines but he isn’t bothered about traveling because he is used to going to different places as an amateur, when he logged an impressive 91-8 record.

Villareal, who was rated as the No.1 amateur fighter in his weight division for three years, is excited about this fight because he is confident that he will give the Cebuanos a good show. However, his main concern is the treatment he will receive from the judges if the fight goes the distance.

“I honestly believe, though, that my style will give him trouble and our game plan will give me many opportunities to hurt this guy. I guarantee you that he has never faced anyone like me,” he said.