No dead-end for bleeder Melindo

first_imgWBA champion Ryoichi Taguchi, right, of Japan and IBF champion Milan Melindo of the Philippines exchange punches in the 10th round of their world light flyweight boxing unification title match in Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. Taguchi beat Melindo by a unanimous decision to win the both titles. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)Brutally battered, slugger Milan Melindo, 29, looked every bloodied inch headed for boxing’s wasteland at the start of the new year.Don’t tell that to his excitable handlers.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina They lost to a better fighter, said his chief trainer Edito Villamor. Yes and no.Melindo threw enough number of punches. But he didn’t lose plainly, he got sorely beaten.Looking back, it would become clear that it was neither his short reach nor blinding blood that caused ultimate defeat.More clearly, it was his inferior defense. Melindo had the silly habit of leaving his stiff head an easy target. He would often sacrifice and offer to receive in order to land a few licks of his own.There are big plans but no apparent change in the ring methodology.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments For example, Melindo should be taught to launch and land solid shots. It’s a must for him to avoid the throwing of half-baked bombs.This could be misunderstood or misinterpreted. But as things stand, Melindo connects punches that are powered mainly by great grunts, windy facial meanness.He wields a terrific jab, but his punches often emanate from the shoulders, instead of the main seat of power in the lower body.He often ends up delivering virtual slaps, his shots devoid of snap and sting.Of Melindo’s recorded 37 wins, only 13 came via knockout.His handlers need not go to Roach and Beristain for secrets and pointers on how to deliver airtight knockouts.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jarata thwarts Fernandez ALA Stable CEO Michael Aldeguer said they had big plans for the methodical small puncher, who relinquished his IBF light flyweight crown in Tokyo a few hours before the close of 2017.Melindo lost his crown in 12 rounds to a tall and crafty Japanese WBA title holder but, as things stood at the final bell, he remains a big sell in Tokyo. He had fans at the edge of their seats the whole night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHe started strong, but allowed himself to be dominated at the start of the second half.He resurged briefly, before wilting in blood and agony to surrender his crown. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

Lonestar Cell MTN to Transact Mobile Money in Dual Currency

first_imgLonestar Cell MTN yesterday announced the launched of its new Mobile Money Financial Platform to effectively handle transactions in both United States and Liberian Dollars independently. A statement received from the company last evening revealed that the new platform will commence in United State Dollars transaction on its Mobile Money Platform as soon as it receives approval from the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL). “This new digital migration by Lonestar Cell MTN is a massive boost for the company and a sigh of relieve for customers who had long ask for the US Dollars’ component, alongside the Liberian Dollar,” the statement said.The Chief Executive Officer of Lonestar Cell MTN, Babatunde Osho, said “We are excited that the New Platform is robust and has the capability of delivering many financial services. The New Mobile Money Platform will add value, help stimulate the economy and allow subscribers to maximize the benefits of the dual currencies applications. This platform is sure meant to boost the benefits accruing from the money economy and that conscious effort must be aimed at integrating the local money economy.” It will be a good thing if local entrepreneurs would increase their participation in the area of provision of goods and services, described as local content one observer noted. Over the past few days Lonestar’s Mobile Money Service has been undergoing rigorous technological reform to ensure a smooth path for a soft landing in the delivery of the bold new digital financial world to its customers and cope with the growing market demands.Lonestar Cell MTN Mobile Money Service is fast, simple, convenient, secure and affordable in transferring money, making payments and doing other transactions using a mobile phone as a bank in your hand.The service is offered by Lonestar Cell MTN in partnership with some banking institutions. Subscribers to the service can send and receive money, top-up, airtime, pay bills (DStv, LEC, School fees, petrol, groceries shopping, etc. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more