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Filipino Fighter of Month Vic Saludar Wins Upset in Japan Again, Retains WBO Title

By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent

Filipino WBO World Minimumweight champion ‘Vicious’ Vic Saludar has done the seemingly impossible yet again. For the second time in seven months, Saludar has beaten the odds and won a 12 round World Boxing Organization World championship decision inside Japan, at KoraKoen Hall in Tokyo, Japan, on February 27, 2019, this time over 11-2 Japanese Minimumweight contender Masataka Taniguchi. For this reason, Saludar, 19-3 with 10 knockouts, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines, is the Real Combat Media Filipino ‘Fighter of the Month’ for February 2019.

Result: Vic Saludar Win 12 Masataka Taniguchi, Minimumweights
Saludar retains World Boxing Organization World Minimumweight title
Scoring: 118-110, 117-111, 117-111 for Saludar.
Referee: Kenny Bayless. WBO Supervisor: Leon Panocillo.

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Robert Brizel - Head Boxing Correspondent
Robert Brizel - Head Boxing Correspondent
Robert is the Head Boxing Correspondent for Real Combat Media Boxing since 2013. Robert is also a photographer and ringside reporter for the RCM Tri State region which includes NJ, NY and PA. Robert conducts exclusive interviews, provides historical boxing articles and provides editorial ringside coverage of major boxing events. You can contact or follow Robert on Facebook and by email at robertbrizel@realcombatmedia.com.