Pagara, Chinese foe ready for IBF regional title bout 

Glendale G. Rosal 06/14/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former World Boxing Organization (WBO) Inter-Continental super bantamweight champion Albert “Prince” Pagara is one day away from ending his 15-month lay-off after he successfully made the weight for his comeback fight in Passi…

Gura trains hard for Japan debut 

Glendale G. Rosal 06/14/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Yerroge “The Scientific” Gura isn’t leaving a single stone unturned in his preparation for his June 23 Japan debut against hometown boxer Ayumu Sano.  Gura of the ARQ Boxing Stable in Cebu City…

Bacyadan beats Venezuelan foe, qualifies for Paris Olympics

Glendale G. Rosal 06/03/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Hergie Bacyadan was the latest Filipino to qualify for the Paris Olympics in July during the 2024 Boxing 2nd World Qualification Tournament in Bangkok, Thailand on Sunday, June 2.  Bacyadan qualified less than…

Mike Tyson fight with John Logan moved due to ‘Iron Mike’ illness

Associated Press 06/01/2024

Mike Tyson’s fight with Jake Paul has been postponed after the 57-year-old Tyson fell ill on a flight last weekend. Tyson and Paul said Friday that they will announce a new fight date next week. They were…

Paciones faces acid test in Kumbati 17 slugfest 

Glendale G. Rosal 05/23/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Unbeaten Cebuano prospect Arvin Jhon “The Sniper” Paciones will return to Cebu for the “Kumbati 17” fight card of the Omega Sports Promotions slated on June 29 at the Liloan Gymnasium in Liloan…

Inoue KOs Nery in 6th after 1st round scare to defend titles

Agence France Presse 05/07/2024

Japan’s undisputed super-bantamweight world champion Naoya Inoue said an early scare got him “fired up” after he stopped Mexico’s Luis Nery in the sixth round to defend his titles at the Tokyo Dome on Monday. Around 43,000 fans packed…

WBO Oriental title: Saludar KOs Thai foe, becomes new champion 

Glendale G. Rosal 05/03/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former world champion Vic “Vicious” Saludar made easy work of his Thai foe, Sanchai Yotboon to capture the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) Oriental minimumweight title in the co-main event of the “Engkwentro…

Controversial Macado-Dumam-ag fight: GAB requested to review bout

Glendale G. Rosal 05/02/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu-based ARQ Sports requested the Games and Amusements Board (GAB)  to give a thorough review of the controversial first-round knockout win of Lorenz Dumam-ag against Ramel Macado Jr. for the World Boxing…

Controversial KO win: Dumam-ag wrests WBO Oriental strap

Glendale G. Rosal 05/02/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Lorenz Dumam-ag captured the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Oriental flyweight title via a bizarre first-round knockout against Ramel Macado Jr. of the ARQ Boxing Stable in the main event of “Engkwentro 13” fight…

Mandaue boxing: All set for Labor Day WBO regional title bouts

Glendale G. Rosal 04/30/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The double World Boxing Organization (WBO) regional title bouts of the “Engkwentro 13” fight card of the ARQ Boxing Stable and the Mandaue City government is all systems go on Labor Day, May 1,…

World champ Jerusalem is GAB’s ‘Boxer of the Month’ 

Glendale G. Rosal 04/26/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Games and Amusements Board (GAB) gave a fitting recognition to the lone Filipino boxing world champion and the reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) world minimumweight champion Melvin “Gringo” Jerusalem by naming him…

Philippines vs. Japan duel in ‘Kumong Bol-Anon 15’ to be aired live on TV

Glendale G. Rosal 04/25/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The much-anticipated “Philippines versus Japan” showdown in the “Kumong Bol-Anon 15” will be aired live on fight day, April 30, at the Holy Name University gymnasium in Tagbilaran City, Bohol. It was officially…

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