Magsayo gets shot at vacant WBC featherweight interim title

Glendale G. Rosal 01/31/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo gets a shot at the vacant WBC featherweight interim title against Brandon “The Heartbreaker” Figueroa of the United States. The fight is scheduled on March 4, 2023, at the Toyota…

Gabunilas eyes WBO Youth title fight this year

Glendale G. Rosal 01/27/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — John “Angas ng Cebu” Gabunilas, the prizefighter of ARQ Boxing Stable is hoping to capture the WBO Youth light flyweight title this year. The 22-year-old hard-hitting Cebuano boxer who is the reigning Oriental…

Llover beats Omega Boxing Gym’s Cañete in PBF bantamweight duel

Glendale G. Rosal 01/22/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines—- Omega Boxing Gym’s Benny “The Bull” Cañete absorbed his first defeat in pro boxing in the hands of Kenneth “Lover Boy” Llover in their 10-rounder showdown for the Philippines Boxing Federation (PBF) bantamweight title…

13 amateur bouts featured in VBG’s monthly grassroots program

Glendale G. Rosal 01/20/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Thirteen exciting amateur bouts will be featured in the resumption of the Villamor Boxing Gym’s monthly grassroots program at the Villamor Boxing Gym (VBG) in Pagsabungan, Mandaue City. The monthly amateur slugfest is held…

ZIP Sanman Boxing team to open boxing gym in Cebu City next month

Glendale G. Rosal 01/19/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The ZIP Sanman Boxing Team will make its presence felt in Cebu by establishing a fully-functional boxing gym in Banawa, Barangay Guadalupe, in Cebu City.  The owners of the boxing team are targeting…

Jerusalem gets new WBO belt; wants to unify four major world titles

Glendale G. Rosal 01/18/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines— With a newly-made World Boxing Organization (WBO) world minimumweight belt on his waist, Melvin “Gringo” Jerusalem eyes to become the undisputed world minimumweight champion in the future. Jerusalem who dethroned erstwhile champion Masataka Taniguchi…

Melindo outboxes Thai foe, wrests OPBF silver featherweight title in Cebu comeback fight

Glendale G. Rosal 01/12/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Former world champion Milan “El Metodico” Melindo displayed his old winning form, beating Thai Chaiwat Buatkrathok via unanimous decision and winning the Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) silver featherweight title in front of…

Moment of truth has arrived for Milan Melindo

Glendale G. Rosal 01/10/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former world champion Milan “El Metodico” Melindo struggled to get the contracted weight for his Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) silver featherweight bout making three trips to the weighing scale before finally…

Cataraja fights for OPBF super fly crown in February

Glendale G. Rosal 01/06/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Unbeaten Cebuano world-ranked prospect Kevin Jake Cataraja will face an equally lethal foe for the vacant Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) super flyweight title on February 11, 2023, in General Santos City.…

Tapales, unbeaten Akhmadaliev set world title duel in March

Glendale G. Rosal 01/05/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former world champion Marlon “Nightmare” Tapales and the reigning IBF/WBA world super bantamweight champion Murodjon Akhmadaliev will tangle in March for a world title. This was announced by multiple major sports websites and…

Jerusalem arrives in Japan for world title fight

Glendale G. Rosal 01/03/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former world title challenger Melvin “Gringo” Jerusalem arrived in Japan on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, three days before his much-awaited world title duel against reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) world minimumweight champion Masataka…

Inaugural Binukbukay sa VelPal 2 unfolds Dec 22

Glendale G. Rosal 12/21/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A total of 15 amateur bouts will be featured in the first “Binukbukay sa VelPal 2” on December 22, 2022, Thursday, at the VelPal 2 Pinggan in Minglanilla town, south Cebu. The amateur…

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