- Dec 17, 2016
Japan’s Ryoichi Taguchi won by a lopsided decision over Filipino Milan Melindo in their unification fight for the WBA and IBF light flyweight belts which was held in Ota City, Japan. Taguchi used his long reach to keep away from the deadly punches of Melindo. Taguchi now has a fight record of 27-2-2 while Melindo suffered his 3rd loss with 37 wins. It was a sorry loss for Melindo in failing to defend his title for the second time.