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 ).
Winchester ( 15-6, 5 KO's ), is a rival who has never been knocked out, and has faced in exciting matches, fighters such as Glen Tapia ( 16-0, 9 KO's ), Joey Hernández ( 23-1-1, 13 KO' s ), among others.
Meléndez is ranked # 7 by the World Boxing Organization (WBO), and is the current interim WBO Latino light middleweight champion.( 154lbs )
"I feel great because the training has worked well and we are progressing on each fight" Melendez said "I wan to thanks my train...