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…

IPI’s “Kumbati” boxing airs tomorrow; former world title challengers Villanueva, Barriga in action

Glendale G. Rosal 03/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It’s all systems go for Saturday’s (March 27) one-day, double-boxing event of the Omega Pro Sports International dubbed as “Kumbati 8 & 9” at the IPI compound in Mandaue City. All protagonists of…

Nietes takes on young foe in non-title fight in Dubai

Glendale G. Rosal 02/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Four-division world boxing champion and longest-reigning Filipino titlist Donnie “Ahas” Nietes will face a much younger foe on April 3, 2021, in his highly anticipated return inside the ring at the Caesar’s Palace in…

Araneta: I learned my lesson

Glendale G. Rosal 02/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Expect a more prepared Christian “The Bomb” Araneta when he returns to the boxing ring on April 25, 2021 in South Africa.  The 25-year old Araneta, who is from Borbon town in northern Cebu, said…

Pacquiao camp says McGregor fight being considered

Agence France Presse 09/26/2020

Manny Pacquiao is mulling a possible fight with Irish mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor as he plots his return to the ring, representatives for the Filipino boxing icon told AFP on Friday. Sean Gibbons, president of…

Jerwin Ancajas raring to unify belts

Bong Lozada 08/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Staying in just one weight class for so long has been somewhat unheard of in the current boxing landscape with fighters usually tend to jump from one division to another. World champions usually take…

De La Hoya says he’s training, hints at comeback fight

Bong Lozada - INQUIRER.net 07/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Former boxing world champion Oscar De La Hoya is seriously considering a comeback which could very well happen sooner than later. In an interview with CBS Los Angeles, the 47-year-old legend said he’s been…

Cebu City athletes rule boxing, volleyball, athletics

Mars G. Alison 03/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City college and senior high athletes will likely form the core of Central Visayas in the Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) national finals after dominating three more sporting events in the regional…

Casimero’s bold plan: To unify bantamweight crowns starting with showdown vs Inoue

Marc Anthony Reyes 02/06/2020

Cutting weight has always been a major problem for reigning WBO bantamweight champion Johnriel Casimero. So in between fights, when he’s back in his hometown of Ormoc, Leyte, he depends on his own “squad” to keep him…

Manny Pacquiao has case for Fighter of the Year, Decade

Marc Anthony Reyes 01/02/2020

If there was ever any doubt about his greatness in 2019, Manny Pacquiao let his accomplishments in the ring put that to rest. Tyson Fury, Gervonta Davis and Canelo Alvarez all had a great year. But Pacquiao—with…

Jhunriel Ramonal wins WBO Asia Pacific title; Loreto loses to Japanese foe

Bong Lozada 12/31/2019

MANILA, Philippines—Filipino boxers Jhunriel Ramonal and Rey Loreto had different fates at the end of the decade when they fought for regional titles in Tokyo on Tuesday. Jhunriel Ramonal took just one round to dispatch of his…

Inoue wins over Donaire via unanimous decision

Mars G. Alison 11/07/2019

Naoya “Monster” Inoue (19-0-0,16KOs) of Japan remained undefeated after outlasting former four-division world champ Nonito Donaire (40-6-0,26KOs) of the Philippines via unanimous decision to win the Muhammad Ali trophy in the World Boxing Super Series and unified…

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