Pacquiao associate confident ALA closure won’t slow progress of PH boxing

Marc Anthony Reyes 08/20/2020

ALA Boxing, one of the pillars of Philippine boxing, may have crumbled under the weight of the coronavirus pandemic, but it need not spell the doom of local prizefighting. What many saw as a knockout could actually…

ALA Boxing closes shop after 35 years

08/18/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The final bell has rung for ALA Boxing. The Cebu-based promotion is closing shop after 35 years as one of the top boxing stables in the country. ALA said the coronavirus pandemic coupled with…

Former ALA boxer Rey Caitom Jr. KOs Thai foe

Mars G. Alison 07/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Former six-time amateur boxing national champion Rey Caitom Jr. inched closer to his dream of a world boxing title after inflicting a second-round knockout of former champion Khachonsak Pothong of Thailand in the Singapore Fighting…

Melindo fails to dethrone foe in Japan

Glendale G. Rosal 10/07/2018

ALA Boxing Gym’s Milan “El Metodico” Melindo faltered in his bid to dethrone unbeaten Japanese WBC world light flyweight champion Ken Shiro after losing in a seventh round technical knockout in their world title fight in Yokohama,…

Melindo vs Budler on Sept. 16

John Carlo A. Villaruel 07/13/2017

  Reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) world junior flyweight champion Milan Melindo will make his first IBF flyweight title defense against Hekkie “The Hexecutioner” Budler of South Africa on September 16 at the Cebu City Waterfront Hotel.…

Ala pug Waminal victorious

Glendale G. Rosal 04/27/2017

ALA BOXING Gym’s up and comer Jess Rhey Waminal scored a big win over veteran Gerpaul Valero via unanimous decision in the 10-rounder main event of the Bakbakan sa La Carlota last Wednesday night in La Carlota…

Jerusalem vows to bounce back after world title loss in Thailand

Glendale G. Rosal 01/27/2017

HOPES were high when Melvin “Gringo” Jerusalem flew to Thailand for a chance to snatch a world title belt in his very young career. Jerusalem, however, didn’t get the job done as he vowed to the experienced…

Taking care of their own

Hidelito Pascual 01/07/2017

I have always been an admirer of ALA Boxing, for a couple of reasons. First, because I know that from the beginning, Tony Aldeguer took boxers into his fold because of his love for the sport. In…

SULTAN RULES

Glendale G. Rosal 12/17/2016

For most boxers, the only way to get a win when fighting abroad is to score a knockout. Jonas Sultan did just that when he stopped the highly favored Makazole Tete in the second round Saturday morning…

ALA pug Sultan scores big win abroad, bags IBF belt

Glendale G. Rosal 12/17/2016

ALA Boxing Gym’s rising boxer Jonas Sultan scored a stunning victory abroad as he knocked out South African Makazole Tete in the second round early morning today in Eas London, Eastern Cape, South Africa. The win allowed…

Moment of truth for ALA’s Sultan

Glendale G. Rosal 12/16/2016

Zamboangeño faces South African champ for IBF Intercontinental s’flyweight title All is set for the fight between ALA Boxing Gym’s Jonas Sultan and South African Champion Makazole Tete after both boxers made their respective weights yesterday in…

Sultan fights for IBF belt in South Africa

Glendale G. Rosal 11/30/2016

JONAS Sultan, one of the up-and-coming fighters of ALA Boxing Gym, will gun for a regional title in hostile territory as he will face South African Makazole Tete on Dec. 16 in East London, Eastern Cape, South…

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