IBF to Uzbek champ Akhmadaliev: Mandatory title fight with Pinoy challenger Tapales

Glendale G. Rosal 01/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The International Boxing Federation (IBF) championship committee ordered IBF world super bantamweight champion Murodjon Akhmadaliev of Uzbekistan for a mandatory title defense against former world champion Marlon “Nightmare” Tapales this year.  The IBF championship…

Plania TKOs Panamanian foe in 1st round of non-title bout in Florida

Glendale G. Rosal 11/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Mike “Magic” Plania needed only one round to win against Panamanian Ricardo Nuñez in their non-title bout in Miami, Florida, on Sunday, November 20, 2021 (November 21, 2021 Manila Time). Plania, one of…

Suganob tests mettle against Baloro, eyes IBF junior fly title

Glendale G. Rosal 11/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The PMI Bohol Boxing Stable expects a war between their very own Regie Suganob and Jerome “The Machine” Baloro in the main event of “Kumong Bol-anon 2” in Dauis gymnasium in Bohol. There…

Japan’s ‘Monster’ Inoue KOs Pinoy foe, retains bantam titles

Glendale G. Rosal 06/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Japanese world champion Naoya “Monster” Inoue continues to extend his impressive unbeaten winning streak after easily scoring a third round knockout victory against Filipino Michael “Hot and Spicy” Dasmariñas on Saturday June 19,…

‘Smasher’ Mama of Gensan gets IBF world fly title shot

Glendale G. Rosal 05/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — One of Sanman Promotions’ top boxing prospect, Jayson “Smasher” Mama will fight the reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) world flyweight king Sunny “Showtime” Edwards of the United Kingdom. Edwards, who recently snatched the…

WBA, IBF champ Inoue to fight IBO champ Dasmariñas in June

Glendale G. Rosal 03/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Boxing fans from all over the world will get a different showdown than what they expected. This after, the unbeaten WBA and IBF world bantamweight champion Naoya “Monster” Inoue won’t be facing Filipino WBO…

Arum says fight between Fury and Joshua agreed

Reuters 03/04/2021

Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua will fight this year with “no more issues” to prevent the heavyweight unification bout from happening, promoter Bob Arum said on Wednesday. Joshua beat Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev in December to retain his IBF, WBO…

WBA Bantamweight Champion Inoue taps ALA boxers as sparring partners

Mars G. Alison 03/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — World Boxing Association (WBA) Bantamweight Champion Naoya Inoue of Japan has tapped ALA Boxing Promotions KJ Cataraja and Jeo Santisima as his sparring partners. Cataraja is the WBO Youth Super Flyweight champion while…

Melindo relaxed, positive going into big Japan fight

Glendale Rosal 10/04/2018

Less than two days before his big fight in Japan, former International Boxing Federation (IBF) world light flyweight champion Milan “El Metodico” Melindo is feeling relaxed and positive. The 30-year-old Cagayan de Oro native is just doing…

ANCAJAS RETAINS IBF TITLE

Glendale G. Rosal 05/27/2018

‘Pretty Boy’ beats Sultan by unanimous decision in All-Filipino world title bout It wasn’t a walk in the park but Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas managed to retain his International Boxing Federation (IBF) super flyweight title after scoring…

Milan guns for IBF crown tonight

Glendale G. Rosal 05/20/2017

Will it be third time lucky for Milan “El Metodico” Melindo? The technical Filipino fighter and ALA Boxing Gym star hopes to finally snag that elusive world crown when he battles reigning IBF world light flyweight champion…

Villanueva vows not to lose this time

Glendale G. Rosal 03/02/2017

After bungling his first attempt at a world title, “King” Arthur Villanueva is treating every opportunity that comes his way as if it’s his last chance. The 28-year-old ALA Boxing Gym stalwart Villanueva, a native of Bago…

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