Like fine wine, Nietes getting better with age

Glendale G. Rosal 11/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Four-division world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes has taken on bigger and younger sparring mates to prepare for a possible fight before the year ends. In a video uploaded on YouTube by his trainer…

Omega fighters sweep Kumbati 11 bouts

Glendale G. Rosal 10/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines– The Omega Boxing Gym warriors scored a clean sweep of the four bouts being featured in the “Kumbati 11” fight card held Friday evening, October 22, 2021, at the IPI compound in Mandaue City,…

Explosive Kumbati 11 fight card unfolds tomorrow

Glendale G. Rosal 10/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Omega Boxing Gym stalwarts and their respective opponents passed the official weigh-in for “Kumbati 11” slated tomorrow, Friday, October 22, 2021, at the IPI compound in Mandaue City. The four-bout fight card will…

Donaire, Schaefer forge new partnership

Glendale G. Rosal 10/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) world bantamweight champion, Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. and his promoter and long-time friend Richard Schaefer forged a new partnership in boxing. Schaefer, the president of the newest…

Buhay ni Yassi sinagip ng pagboboksing at MMA; nakipaglaban sa matinding anxiety

Ervin Santiago 09/21/2021

NANG dahil sa pagboboksing nalampasan ni Yassi Pressman ang aniya’y “pinakamadilim” na bahagi sa kanyang buhay. Buong-tapang na inamin ng actress-TV host na malaki ang naitulong sa kanya ng boxing para maka-move on sa pinagdaanan niyang pagsubok…

Tepora out to reclaim lost glory

Glendale G. Rosal 09/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The former World Boxing Association (WBA) interim world featherweight champion Jhack “El Kapitan” Tepora is out to prove that one defeat will never end his promising boxing career. The 26-year old hard-hitting Cebuano…

Magsayo hits on boxers’ critics in FB post

Dale Rosal 08/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Newly crowned World Boxing Organization (WBO) international featherweight champion Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo took to social media his thoughts on how people easily criticize boxers who didn’t live up to their expectations.  In a Facebook post,…

Unbeaten Abne gears up for toughest battle of young career

Glendale G. Rosal 08/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — ARQ Boxing Gym’s rising star April Jay “Astroboy” Abne will face an uphill climb in his upcoming fight on October 16 in Cebu. The 22-year old boxer from Manticao, Misamis Oriental, will fight…

Boxing judges, trainers, coaches pick Pacquiao to beat Ugas

Glendale G. Rosal 08/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuano boxing experts unanimously picked boxing’s only eight-division world champion, Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao to win his World Boxing Association (WBA) world welterweight title showdown against Yordenis Ugas of Cuba. The mega-fight is…

Mexican slugger vows to send Magsayo to sleep

Glendale G. Rosal 08/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Hard-hitting Mexican Julio “Pollito” Ceja is confident that he will knockout Boholano boxing sensation Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo in their much-awaited world title eliminator showdown in the undercard of Pacquiao-Ugas world title bout on…

Azarcon’s world title fight moved again

Glendale G. Rosal 08/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines– Clyde Azarcon, Big Yellow Boxing Gym’s top prospect will have to wait a little longer before he can realize his dream of fighting for a world title, after his World Boxing Foundation (WBF) world…

Carlo Paalam settles for silver that will take his family out of poverty for good

Francis T.J. Ochoa 08/08/2021

Out of a patched-up shanty near a landfill, out of makeshift walls made out of flattened tin cans, Carlo Paalam emerged to hold a shiny medal whose polished silver he formed an instant affinity with. “It symbolizes…

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