Apolinar, Japanese foe make weight; Friday fight a go

Glendale G. Rosal 08/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Omega Boxing Gym’s Pete “Thunder” Apolinar and Japanese up-and-comer Yoshiki Takei passed the official weigh-in on Thursday, August 25, 2022, to set their Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) super bantamweight battle on…

Cebu boxers bag 6 golds to rule Palarong Pambansa boxing

Glendale G. Rosal 07/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Palarong Pambansa VisMin Boxing Cup wrapped up on Friday with a fulfilled mission of unmasking young boxing talents from the countryside. The four-day amateur boxing tilt held at the Cebu City Sports…

Pangga, Antaran headline ‘Bakbakan sa Compostela’ July 16

Glendale G. Rosal 07/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Big Yellow Boxing Gym and Team Seva joined hands to promote the upcoming “Bakbakan sa Compostela” on Saturday, July 16, 2022, at the Compostela sports complex in, northern Cebu. The fight card features…

Palarong Pambansa VisMin Cup hopes to mine future boxing superstars

Glendale G. Rosal 07/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Palarong Pambansa VisMin Boxing Cup opened on Tuesday at the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC) with the hopes of discovering the country’s next boxing superstars. A total of 80 boxers from eight…

Nietes vs Ioka: Ahas hopes to reclaim title and restore Filipino boxing pride tomorrow in Japan

Glendale G. Rosal 07/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The much-awaited rematch between four-division world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes and World Boxing Organization (WBO) world super flyweight king Kazuto Ioka is officially set after both hurdled the official weigh-in on Tuesday at…

Magsayo, Mexican foe ready to rumble for featherweight title bout in Texas

Glendale G. Rosal 07/09/2022

BOHOL, Philippines — The reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) world featherweight king, Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo, carries the whole Filipino boxing nation in his shoulder, being the only remaining Filipino world champion today, as he defends his title…

Excitement builds up for Cebu City’s hosting of Palarong Pambansa boxing

Glendale G. Rosal 06/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Excitement continues to build up for the upcoming Palarong Pambansa VisMin Boxing Cup next month as tournament organizers revealed the eight competing teams in the major amateur slugfest at the Cebu City Sports…

Bernaldez, foe make weight; Sunday fight a go

Glendale G. Rosal 06/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Hard-hitting Mark “Machete” Bernaldez and his opponent Oscar Duarte easily made weight to greenlight their non-title bout on Saturday, June 11 (June 12, Manila Time) at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Bernaldez…

Bernaldez hopes to regain lost pride after TKO loss

Glendale G. Rosal 06/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Nearly eight months after his technical knockout loss, Mark “Machete” Bernaldez will try to regain lost honor and pride when he battles Oscar Duarte on June 11 (June 12, Manila Time) in Honda…

The Donaire-Inoue rematch in the eyes of those who know boxing

Glendale G. Rosal 06/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Philippine boxing was in shock after the devastating knockout loss of four-division world champion Nonito Donaire Jr. in the hands of Japanese superstar Naoya “Monster” Inoue on Tuesday evening in Tokyo, Japan. Donaire…

Inoue stops Donaire in 2nd, unifies bantamweight division

Glendale G. Rosal 06/07/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Japanese boxing superstar Naoya “Monster” Inoue made short work of four-division world champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr., beating the latter via second-round technical knockout (TKO)  in their much-anticipated rematch on Tuesday night,…

Wenceslao out to rewrite his boxing story

Glendale G. Rosal 04/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Welterweight journeyman Rodel Wenceslao wants to rewrite his boxing career to something more plausible under a new promoter and with renewed optimism. Luck hasn’t been that kind for the 29-year old Cebu-based Wenceslao…

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