Donnie ‘Ahas’ Nietes signs up with Probellum

Dale Rosal 10/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Four-division world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes officially joined Probellum, a global boxing startup that has been aggressively signing top-tier boxers in the past month. From MTK Global, Nietes, the longest-reigning Filipino boxing world champion, now…

Sultan rises to No.9 in WBA bantamweight rankings

Glendale G. Rosal 09/07/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former world title challenger Jonas “Zorro” Sultan has barged into the top 10 rankings of the World Boxing Association (WBA) bantamweight division. Sultan, the 29-year old pride of Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte,…

Unbeaten Cataraja still seeks Aldeguer’s fatherly advice

Glendale G. Rosal 08/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Like a good and trusting son, unbeaten Cebuano boxer Kevin Jake “KJ” Cataraja still seeks wisdom and guidance from his former manager and renowned boxing patron Antonio Lopez Aldeguer. Aldeguer owns the world-famous…

Sultan to fight in Casimero-Rigondeaux unification battle

Glendale G. Rosal 07/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former ALA Boxing Gym standout and ex-world title challenger Jonas “Zorro” Sultan will fight in the undercard of the world title unification showdown between John Riel Casimero and Guillermo Rigondeaux on August 14…

Bernaldez battles another Mexican in US card

Glendale G. Rosal 07/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Filipino boxer Mark “Machete” Bernaldez and his opponent Juan Kantun of Mexico are locked and loaded for their non-title duel in tomorrow’s (Saturday, July 10, 2021) “Got Talent XIII” fight card at the…

Inoue-Dasmariñas world title fight in the eyes of KJ Cataraja

Glendale G. Rosal 06/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — If there’s someone out there who can make an objective assessment on the world title showdown between Filipino Michael “Hot and Spicy” Dasmariñas and Japanese Naoya “Monster” Inoue, it is Cebuano Kevin Jake…

FACES OF CEBU: Villamor brothers, boxing icons

Dale Rosal 06/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Villamor brothers, Edito and Edmund, are known names in Cebu’s rich history in boxing.  Their contribution to Cebu’s boxing community is seen in the boxers they helped develop to become world champions, among them…

Nietes to stick to game plan despite change in opponent

Glendale G. Rosal 03/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— There may be a change in opponent but four-division world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes doesn’t have any plans of changing his game plan. The longest-reigning Filipino boxing world champion will now be facing a…

Former ALA pug Mark Bernalez takes on Mexican foe on March 26

Glendale G. Rosal 03/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Former ALA Boxing Gym pug Mark “Machete” Bernaldez will fight Mexican Hector Ruben Ambriz Suarez on March 26, 2021, in Miami, Florida, in the United States.  The US-based Bernaldez, who now fights under Sanman Promotions,…

‘King’ Arthur Villanueva feels he still got game

Glendale G. Rosal 03/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Former ALA Boxing Gym stalwart “King” Arthur Villanueva is about to start a new chapter in his boxing career. This time, he hopes there’s going to be a happy ending. The 31-year-old Villanueva from Bago…

Nietes wants tough “Chocolatito” Gonzales in final fight

Glendale G. Rosal 02/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Four-division world boxing champion and longest-reigning Filipino titlist Donnie “Ahas” Nietes is still yearning to fight Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzales of Nicaragua. In an interview with CDN Digital, Nietes revealed that his dream fight and…

From Nietes camp: Right attitude, discipline ingredients to making a world boxing champion

Mars G. Alison 01/06/2019

According to ALA Boxing Gym trainer Edito Villamor, Nietes’ attitude and self discipline are what makes him one of the most successful boxers in his generation. …

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