Carlo Paalam ousts champ Zoirov, secures Olympic medal

MARK GIONGCO 08/03/2021

MANILA, Philippines–Carlo Paalam pulled off a mighty upset after knocking Olympic champion Shakhobidin Zoirov off his perch to become the Philippines’ latest medalist at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. Paalam punched his way through the men’s flyweight…

Tokyo Olympics: Eumir Marcial KOs foe, enters boxing semis

MARK GIONGCO 08/01/2021

MANILA, Philippines–The expectations were high for Eumir Marcial heading into his first Olympics. So far, the gold medal bet has lived up to the hype. The hard-hitting Zamboanga native powered through the men’s middleweight semifinals, assuring himself…

Petecio fights Colombian in crucial q’final match

Dale Rosal 07/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—After Hidilyn Diaz won for the Philippines its first Olympic gold medal, the stakes got higher for the remaining Filipino athletes vying in the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. One of the remaining contenders is…

Nesthy Petecio topples top-ranked foe, nears Tokyo Olympics medal

Francis T.J. Ochoa 07/26/2021

TOKYO–Nesthy Petecio moved a win away from securing a medal in the Tokyo Olympics here. Petecio advanced to the women’s featherweight quarterfinals after taking down top-ranked Lin Yu-Ting of Chinese Taipei Monday, July 26, 2021, at Kokugikan…

Filipino flyweight Carlo Paalam moves on to round-of-16

MARK GIONGCO 07/26/2021

  TOKYO–Carlo Paalam continued the rich flyweight tradition of the Philippines in the Olympics, coughing up a split decision victory over Ireland’s Brendan Irvine on Monday, July 26, 2021, at the Kokugikan Arena here. Getting off to…

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…

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