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The tall and lanky Filipino-American Miles Delmindo continues to improve and impress as an amateur boxer in the United States as he notched another achievement under his belt. Just 16 years of age, Delmindo recently won the West Virginia Junior Olympics boxing competition in the middleweight division.

Delmindo, who is now being trained under former gold boxing Olympian Jerry Page, aims to be a part of the RP Boxing Team once he becomes eligible for the Olympics. Page belonged to the 1984 US Olympic Boxing Team that paraded Evander Holyfield, Pernell Whitaker, and Virgil Hill and is considered to be one of the winningest boxing contingents in the history of the Olympics.

Miles Delmindo working with the heavy bag.

In the finals of the West Virginia Junior Olympics boxing category (middleweight), Delmindo faced Bill Pullen, whom Delmindo beat at the 2011 Tri-State Golden Gloves Regionals (Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky). Delmindo extensively used his reach advantage and employed counters against Pullen, who also had his moments when he drove Delmindo to the ropes and landed some good shots to the body and to the head.

Delmindo, who was by far the effective boxer in the match, eked out a decision over Pullen after three rounds.

Delmindo, accompanied by his father Mario, visited Philippines last year to show Delmindo’s stuff to the country’s boxing officials in hopes to land a spot in the RP Boxing Team. Delmindo has impressed several of Philippine’s boxing honchos with his skills while he sparred with several members of the RP Boxing Team. Delmindo is scheduled to visit the country again some time this year.

Check out the fight videos below.

Delmindo wears white top and red trunks.

Round 1

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoIPPPVgUbk&feature=related

Round 2

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQrLuvkCCXc&feature=related

Round 3

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAaivFsTENI&feature=related

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Kenneth P. Ragpala is an award-winning sports blogger who has been covering the sport of boxing since 2008. His works have appeared in local newspapers in his home city in Cagayan de Oro and in several online publications abroad. Ragpala has written for several boxing websites, namely Fight Hype, 8 Count News, and Bleacher Report.