Melindo's foe already in Cebu


Posted at Sep 18 2012 07:58 PM | Updated as of Sep 19 2012 03:58 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Milan Melido's opponent in the coming Pinoy Pride XVI has arrived quietly in the Philippines.

According to Philboxing’s Ronnie Nathanielsz, Jean Piero Perez is secretly training in Cebu a week ahead of his fight against the unbeaten Melindo. 

Perez, a Venezuelan, is a former World Boxing Association (WBA) flyweight champion.

ALA Promotions president Michael Aldeguer said Perez wanted to be in Cebu one week before the fight.

The boxer even brought his doctor to closely monitor his diet and weight before the fight.

Perez will be meeting Melindo at the main event of Pinoy Pride XVI, which takes place at the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu.

At stake in the bout is the World Boxing Organization (WBO) International flyweight title.