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.