STAMFORD, Conn. (October 3, 2007) – A 12-round showdown between Fernando Montiel (34-2, 25 KOs) and Luis Melendez (25-2, 20 KOs) for the WBO Super Flyweight Championship will be featured on the next edition of Fight Night on VERSUS in collaboration with Top Rank Boxing, Thursday, October 4 at 9 p.m. ET from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The 28-year-old Montiel, a native of Los Mochis, Mexico, last defended his WBO Super Flyweight title against Cecilio Santos on July 14, 2007 on Sonora, Mexico, by TKO in the 10th round. Melendez, the 27-year-old Colombian contender, defeated opponent Rafael Castillo (KO) in the 4th round of his last bout, on June 30, 2007 from Cartagena, Colombia.
The undercard will be headlined by a 10-round bout between Urbano Antillon (19-0, 12 KOs) and Alan Visayas (21-7, 15 KOs). Antillon, the 25-year-old Mexico native who trains out of Maywood, California, has not lost a fight since he first entered the Super Lightweight circuit on November 30, 2000. In 19 victories, only one has come by way of split decision: a 10-round bout against Fernando Trejo from Sycuan Resort & Casino in El Cajon, California on December 23, 2005. Visayas, the 33-year-old challenger from the Philippines was defeated by Roger Gonzalez (KO) in the fourth round of an 8-round bout from Maywood, California on April 13, 2007.
Veteran fight announcer Nick Charles and Wally Matthews, a veteran boxing writer who has covered the sport for two decades, will host. Michael Buffer, the tuxedoed announcer who coined the catchphrase “Let’s get ready to rumble!” will again serve as the ring announcer for fight.
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