Astrolabio to fight Puerto Rican boxer for IBF world bantamweight belt

Glendale G. Rosal 02/03/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Top-ranked bantamweight contender Vincent “Asero” Astrolabio earns a shot for the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) world bantamweight title against Emmanuel Rodriguez of Puerto Rico. This was announced this week by the IBF,…

Cataraja on OPBF super flyweight title showdown with Heno: I am ready

Glendale G. Rosal 02/02/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Unbeaten world-rated prospect Kevin Jake “KJ” Cataraja said his months long preparation would be his key in beating Edward Heno in their Feb. 11, 2023 showdown for the vacant Oriental and Pacific Boxing…

Naoya Inoue ready to rampage through super-bantamweight division

Agence France Presse 01/13/2023

Japan’s Naoya Inoue announced his move up to boxing’s super-bantamweight division Friday and set his sights on becoming undisputed world champion again, just one month after claiming all the bantamweight belts. The unbeaten Inoue, nicknamed “Monster”, became…

Bornea to fight in undercard of Inoue-Butler unification bout in Dec. in Japan

Glendale G. Rosal 10/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The International Boxing Federation (IBF) No. 1 super flyweight contender, Jade “Hurricane” Bornea, will fight in the undercard of Naoya Inoue-Paul Butler unification showdown on Dec. 13, 2022 at the Ariake Arena in…

Inoue vs Butler unification showdown set Dec 13 in Japan

Glendale G. Rosal 10/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The much-awaited showdown between unbeaten Japanese Naoya “Monster” Inoue and British world champion Paul “Baby Faced Assassin” Butler will happen on December 13 at the Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan. Probellum, Butler’s main…

GAB, Japan Boxing Commission ink boxing partnership deal 

Glendale G. Rosal 08/28/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Games and Amusements Board (GAB) and the Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) have forged a partnership that aims to strengthen both nations’ ties in this in-demand sport. Mainly, the partnership is to oversee…

Inoue says undisputed crown will prove I’m pound-for-pound boxing king

Agence France Presse 06/27/2022

Japan’s Naoya Inoue wants to prove he is worthy of his status as boxing’s new pound-for-pound king, by becoming undisputed bantamweight world champion, the man known as “Monster” said Monday. The ferocious 29-year-old was named The Ring…

Inoue crowned new pound-for-pound king after win over Donaire

Mark Giongco - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ 06/11/2022

MANILA, Philippines—Naoya Inoue rose to number one in the latest pound-for-pound rankings by Ring Magazine. Inoue claimed the top spot following a two-round masterclass over Nonito Donaire in their rematch on Tuesday. The dominant victory now puts Inoue just…

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,…

Inoue hires 2 Pinoy sparmates as he prepares for Donaire showdown

Glendale G. Rosal 04/28/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Undefeated Japanese world champion Naoya “Monster” Inoue hired two Filipino prospects as his sparring partners to prepare for his world title unification bout against Nonito Donaire on June 7, 2022, in Japan. Inoue…

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…

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