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Saludar to defend anew
WBO minimumweight title


Reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) World minimumweight champion Vic "Vicious" Saludar of Polomolok, South Cotabato will defend his title against Wilfredo "Bimbito" Mendez of Puerto Rico on Aug. 24 at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The promoter of the boxing event is Ivan Rivera of Puerto Rico Best Boxing.

The 28-year-old Saludar (19W-3L-0D, 10KO) defeated Masataka Taniguchi of Japan by a unanimous decision last Feb. 26 in Korakuen Hall, Tokyo in the first title defense of Saludar.

Saludar earlier scored another unanimous decision in dislodging Japan's Ryuya Yamanaka at the WBO World minimumweight title last July 13 at the Central Gym in Kobe, Hyogo.

The 22-year-old Mendez (13W-1L-0D, 5KO) scored a split decision on Janiel Rivera of Puerto Rico to win again the WBO NABO minimumweight title last May 24.

Mendez beat Axe Aragon Vega by a unanimous decision to win the vacant WBO NABO minimum title in 2018.*PNA


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