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Highly ranked 23-year-old flyweight boxer Milan “Method Man” Melindo dusted his battle-tested 25-year-old opponent Juan Esquer in 7 rounds to improve his undefeated record to 26-0 with 10 KOs.
Melindo silenced his Mexican opponent with his fists, crisp counter-punching and solid body shots after listening to all of Esquer’s claims and bravado about knocking him out throughout the week’s build-up of their fight.
Considered as one of the most-skilled boxers in the country, Melindo lived up to his hype by throwing an array of masterful combinations, hooks and upper cuts that got through Esquer’s defense almost at will.
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The action got a bit testy in the fifth as Melindo dropped Esquer with an accidental low blow. Esquer was given time to recover by the referee, which he used to showcase his talents as a thespian, acting out the low blow he endured to the chagrin of the crowd that responded with resounding boos.
In the following round, Melindo caught a head butt himself which opened a cut above his eye. Melindo, however, would continue his dominance, displaying his superior skills, technique and conditioning, ultimately finishing the fight in the 7th round, after Esquer fell to the canvas despite no clear punch connecting.
The Mexican was simply outclassed and was looking for a way out, which his corner afforded him by calling off the fight at the 2:16 mark giving Melindo the TKO victory and a bizarre ending to an otherwise one-sided affair.
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