Newly-crowned WBO Minimumweight Champion Melvin “El Gringo” Jerusalem returned to his hometown in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon and received a hero’s welcome.
A welcoming party greeted the new world champ upon his arrival at Laguindingan Airport.
The champ with his two belts: OPBF Strawweight and the WBO Minimumweight.
Jerusalem is currently the Philippines’ lone world boxing champion.
A joyous homecoming for the new champ.
Jerusalem now back in his family’s arms.
A victory motorcade followed in Manolo Fortich town for Jerusalem.
There’s no place like home for the champ.
Jerusalem is shown with Bukidnon Vice Governor Clive Quino.
Watch the motorcade below.
Jerusalem dedicated his victory to his late father.
Two weeks ago last January 6, Jerusalem defeated Japanese titleholder Masataka Taniguchi via technical knockout in the 2nd round in Osaka, Japan to become the country’s latest world boxing champion. Watch his winning moment in our post below.