MILAN Melindo is on the verge of challenging for a world title and is targeting the belts of either World Boxing Organization light flyweight king Ivan Calderon or World Boxing Association mini-flyweight Roman Gonzalez.
“If given a chance to fight for a title, I want to face either Gonzalez or Calderon,” said Melindo.
Melindo believes he has a similar style with both undefeated world champions but feels he is better than the two. He also said he has a huge chance of bringing another world title to the Philippines.
“We have similar styles. But I’m faster than Calderon. Gonzalez has power but I’m more intelligent,” said Melindo.
The 35-year-old Calderon is scheduled for a unification bout with WBA light flyweight champion Giovanni Segura in Puerto Rico a day after Melindo’s fight with South Korean Jin Man Jeon on Aug. 28. at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Cebu City.
Gonzalez will see action in October.
If Calderon loses his fight with Segura, Melindo is still willing to face the Puerto Rican superstar.
“If there’s a good offer then I’m willing to face him. I want this fight because I want to be challenged,” said the 22-year-old Cagayan de Oro native.
Calderon has never been beaten in 35 fights. He has already fended two Filipinos, former world champion Rodel Mayol and Noel Tuñacao.
If Milendo doesn’t land a fight with either Calderon or Gonzalez, he said he is willing to face anyone in the flyweight, light flyweight and mini-flyweight divisions, as long as it’s for a world title.
“I hope we‘ll get a title fight this year, if not, next year,” said ALA Promotions president Michael Aldeguer.