ARQ boxers topple foes in “Engkwentro Uno” card

Glendale G. Rosal 06/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — ARQ Boxing Stable’s April Jay Abne and John Paul Gabunillas scored impressive technical knockout (TKO) victories in the “Engkwentro Uno” card of the ARQ Boxing Promotions earlier today, June 19, 2021, 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…

10 bouts featured in Kumbati 10 fight card in July

Dale Rosal 05/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Omega Boxing Gym and the Omega Pro Sports International (OPSI) will treat Filipino boxing fans with a stacked fight card for the 10th installment of the “Kumbati” boxing series slated in July. A total…

Edmund Villamor says Nietes is well-prepared vs Colombian foe

Glendale G. Rosal 03/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Veteran boxing trainer Edmund Villamor, the trusted cornerman of four-division world champion and longest-reigning Filipino boxing world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes, assured Filipino boxing fans that his ward is well-prepared for his  comeback…

Bernaldez credits Cuban trainer for flourishing US boxing career

Glendale G. Rosal 03/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Filipino Mark “Machete” Bernaldez credits his flourishing boxing career in the United States to his hardworking Cuban trainer Osmiri “Moro” Fernandez. Bernaldez recently logged his 16th professional knockout victory (22 wins with 4…

Filipino Bernaldez stops Mexican foe in 6th

Glendale G. Rosal 03/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Filipino Mark “Machete” Bernaldez knocked out Mexican Hector Ruben Ambriz Suarez in the 6th round of their non-title bout today, March 27, 2021, in Miami, Florida, the USA. The 26-year old Bernaldez, a former…

Bernaldez battles Mexican in Miami March 27

Glendale G. Rosal 03/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Mark “Machete” Bernaldez of Sanman Boxing Gym and his opponent Hector Ruben Ambriz Suarez of Mexico both hurdled the test of the scales to schedule their eight-rounder showdown in Miami, Florida, the USA…

IPI’s “Kumbati” boxing airs tomorrow; former world title challengers Villanueva, Barriga in action

Glendale G. Rosal 03/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It’s all systems go for Saturday’s (March 27) one-day, double-boxing event of the Omega Pro Sports International dubbed as “Kumbati 8 & 9” at the IPI compound in Mandaue City. All protagonists of…

Nietes takes on young foe in non-title fight in Dubai

Glendale G. Rosal 02/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Four-division world boxing champion and longest-reigning Filipino titlist Donnie “Ahas” Nietes will face a much younger foe on April 3, 2021, in his highly anticipated return inside the ring at the Caesar’s Palace in…

Araneta: I learned my lesson

Glendale G. Rosal 02/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Expect a more prepared Christian “The Bomb” Araneta when he returns to the boxing ring on April 25, 2021 in South Africa.  The 25-year old Araneta, who is from Borbon town in northern Cebu, said…

Pacquiao camp says McGregor fight being considered

Agence France Presse 09/26/2020

Manny Pacquiao is mulling a possible fight with Irish mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor as he plots his return to the ring, representatives for the Filipino boxing icon told AFP on Friday. Sean Gibbons, president of…

Jerwin Ancajas raring to unify belts

Bong Lozada 08/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Staying in just one weight class for so long has been somewhat unheard of in the current boxing landscape with fighters usually tend to jump from one division to another. World champions usually take…

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