By Ray Wheatley –World of Boxing
Photo: Johnny Chaichotchuang
IBF#3 Fahlan Sakkreerin Junior (31-4-1) will be ready to fight IBF#5 Milan Melindo (34-2-0, 12 KOs) for the IBF interim junior flyweight title on November 26, 2016 in Cebu, Philippines.
Jimmy Chaichotchuang the manager of Sakkreerin junior said “I am proud of the first ever father and son duo in the world who won the IBF Pan Pacific Junior Flyweight championship belt. Fahlan Sakkreerin senior who is former IBF Mini Flyweight champion captured the IBF Pan Pacific Junior Flyweight belt in 2002. Fahlan Sakkreerin junior captured the same belt in 2016 fourteen years later. Guinness world records may count the first of father and son who won the same championship in boxing history. I was the promoter of both the father and the son of the Sakkreerin family. Ray Wheatley was a supervisor for his father and Sompong Archanurkow was a supersvisor when Sakkreerin junior fight.”
“Sakkreerin junior wants to achieve the same world champion title as his father. He is undergoing the hardest training in his life with Rian Munton in anticipation for his fight with Melindo in the Philippines. Melindo is a veteran boxer who lost to Francisco Estrada for the WBA/WBO flyweight and Javier Mendoza for the IBF Junior Flyweight. While Sakkreerin junior lost to Katsunari Takayama for the IBF Mini Flyweight championship in 2015 in Japan. This is the second chance for Sakkreerin and third chance for Melindo who only become the new IBF interim champion.”