Puerto Rican junior middleweight slugger Jorge “Destroyer” Melendez (27-3-1, 26 KOs) is on the verge of getting a fight he has been calling for, for a very long time: an all-action “can’t miss” showdown with the always-dangerous Mexican, Alfredo ‘El Perro’ Angulo (22-3-18 KOs).
With only some purse negotiations left to settle, the pair are set to meet on Saturday, December 14, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and live on SHOWTIME Pay-Per-View, as one of the featured bouts of a blockbuster night of boxing that also features Adrian Broner vs. Marcos Maidana, Jesus Soto Karass vs. Keith Thurman and Victor Ortiz vs. Carlos Molina. Continue reading
Free Agent Boxing and Troya Boxing Management wish to congratulate super-welterweight powerhouse Jorge “Destroyer” Melendez for his impressive TKO 2 victory over capable Philadelphia veteran Jamaal Davis last Saturday, October 5, on the TopRank.tv broadcast “Cotto vs. Rodriguez” undercard at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. Continue reading
Team Jorge Melendez to Launch Official Protest Over Controversial Ruling in Loss to Nick Brinson Last Friday
Representatives of world-rated junior middleweight Jorge “Destroyer” Melendez will file an official protest with the Oneida Indian Nation Athletic Commission for what they see as a result-changing error made by Referee Charlie Fitch during Melendez’s SHOBOX-televised upset decision loss to local fighter Nick Brinson on Friday night (June 7, 2013) at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY. Continue reading
VERONA, N.Y. (June 6, 2013) — World-ranked knockout specialist Jorge “Destroyer” Melendez (26-2-1, 25 KO’s), of Bayamon, P.R., and former amateur standout Nick “The Machine Gun” Brinson (14-1-2, 6 KO’s), of Rochester, N.Y., made weight on their first attempts Thursday for their 10-round main event fight tomorrow/Friday, June 7, on ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT delayed on the West Coast) from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y.
There will be a new co-feature, undefeated Jeffrey Fontanez (11-0, 9 KOs), of Caguas, P.R., taking on Jose A. Rodriguez (18-10, 11 KOs), of Detroit, Mich. The Fontanez-Rodriguez lightweight bout was elevated to the telecast after a scheduled match between Jonathan Vidal and Mario Munoz was cancelled by the New York State Athletic Commission when Munoz could not make the weight. Continue reading
“Miguel Cotto Promotions” latest acquisition, power puncher, Jorge “Destroyer” Meléndez ( 24-2-1, 23 KO’s ) of Vega Baja,Puerto Rico will be facing off against James Winchester ( 15-6, 5 KO’s ) of North Carolina this Saturday, December 1st at the Madison Square Garden in New York, where the headliner, Miguel Cotto will face WBA light middleweight world champion, Austin Trout.
Meléndez vs Winchester bout is set for 8 rounds at the light middleweight division ( 154lbs ). Continue reading
Free Agent Boxing Management is proud to announce the addition of WBO #10-ranked KO artist Jorge “Destroyer” Melendez (24-2-1, 23 KOs) of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, to its growing roster of boxers. “This is a big day for us, and I’m proud to have this wonderful young prospect fighting for us,” said Free Agent Boxing president José A. Acevedo. “Boxing will never grow if we don’t keep cultivating new talent, and in Jorge, we’ve signed a great fighter that you’re going to be hearing a lot about in the months and years to come.” Continue reading