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…

Inoue announces Donaire rematch on Twitter

Glendale G. Rosal 03/31/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The unbeaten Japanese world champion Naoya “Monster” Inoue officially announced on Twitter his rematch with reigning WBC world bantamweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. on June 7, 2022, in Saitama Super…

Unbeaten Suganob now ranked 8th in stacked IBF light fly division

Glendale G. Rosal 03/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Regie “Iron Man” Sugano, the undefeated Boholano prospect has climbed higher in the world rankings of the stacked light flyweight division. The 24-year old Suganob of Dauis, Bohol, the reigning International Boxing Federation…

Marcial makes 2nd pro fight in Las Vegas April 9

Glendale G. Rosal 03/23/2022

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Eumir Marcial will make his second professional bout on April 9 against American Isaiah Hart in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 26-year old Marcial is currently in the United…

Magsayo seals first world title defense vs Vargas on July 9

Glendale G. Rosal 03/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo, the reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) world featherweight champion has sealed his first mandatory title defense versus former world champion Rey Vargas of Mexico on July 9, 2022, in San…

Mangubat, Suarez tangle for WBA regional crown Saturday

Glendale G. Rosal 03/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The World Boxing Association (WBA) Asia super featherweight title duel between Omega Boxing Gym’s Tomjune ‘Wardog’ Mangubat and Charly ‘King’s Warrior’ Suarez is all set for tomorrow, Saturday, March 12 at the Flash…

Suganob scores lopsided win in Kumong Bol-anon III

Glendale G. Rosal 03/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — World-rated Boholano prospect Regie Suganob put on an easy work against Ricardo Sueno with a unanimous decision victory in the main event of Kumong Bol-anon III in Tagbilaran City, Bohol last Monday, March…

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