Vicelles takes on Francisco for the IBF regional title in June

Glendale G. Rosal 05/22/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Omega Boxing Gym’s Mark “Rasta Mac” Vicelles continues his redemption journey by taking on Albert Francisco for a regional title slated for June 29 at the Liloan Gymnasium in Liloan town, north Cebu.…

Dave Apolinario’s first world title fight will be in Mexico

Glendale G. Rosal 05/19/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Sanman Boxing’s top prospect Dave “Dobermann” Apolinario will spend his first world title shot on hostile soil. The Mexican boxing outfit, Zanfer Boxing, won the purse bid for Apolinario and Angel Ayala’s International…

Danrex Tapdasan is lone Asian instructor in IBF referees seminar

Glendale G. Rosal 05/12/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Seasoned Filipino boxing referee and judge Danrex Tapdasan etched a historic milestone in his career after having been selected as the only Filipino and Asian who conducted the International Boxing Federation (IBF) referees…

Amparo falls short vs. Shigeoka in last minute world title bout

Glendale G. Rosal 03/31/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — World-rated Boholano Jake “El Bambino” Amparo faltered in his first world title shot in the hands of the defending International Boxing Federation (IBF) world minimumweight champion Ginjiro Shigeoka on Sunday, March 31, in…

Amparo steps in to replace Andales for the IBF world title bout in Japan

Glendale G. Rosal 03/27/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — In a surprising turn of events, world-ranked Jake “El Bambino” Amparo of the PMI Bohol Boxing Stable stepped in as a last-minute replacement for countryman ArAr Andales in facing the reigning International Boxing…

Albert Pagara to face Chinese foe in comeback fight in Cebu

Glendale G. Rosal 03/11/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former WBO Inter-Continental super bantamweight champion “Prince” Albert Pagara will fight in Cebu for the first time since 2022 as he takes on Chinese national Aketelieti Yelejian for the International Boxing Federation (IBF)…

Araneta-Nontshinga rematch looms as IBF orders world title clash

Glendale G. Rosal 03/07/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuano knockout artist Cristian “The Bomb” Araneta and the reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) world light flyweight champion Sivenathi Nontshinga of South Africa are set for a collision course after the IBF ordered…

‘Araneta is more than ready’ — Omega after Nontshinga reclaims IBF world title

Glendale G. Rosal 02/17/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Omega Sports Promotions has already sent a letter of intent to the International Boxing Federation (IBF) to challenge African Sivenathi Nontshinga who reclaimed the world light flyweight title.  Nontshinga scored a 10th-round technical…

Andales challenges Shigeoka for IBF world minimumweight title

Glendale G. Rosal 02/09/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines— One-time world title challenger ArAr “Asero” Andales has earned another world title shot, this time against the reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) world minimumweight champion Ginjiro Shigeoka of Japan. Andales and Shigeoka’s world title…

Fajardo now rated No. 5 in IBF Jr. flyweight world rankings

Glendale G. Rosal 01/17/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Knockout artist Miel “Silent Assassin” Fajardo sees a world title on the horizon after securing the fifth spot in the latest International Boxing Federation (IBF) light flyweight division rankings. The 24-year-old Fajardo, hailing from…

Amparo, Taduran lock horns for world title eliminator clash

Glendale G. Rosal 12/27/2023

TAGBILARAN CITY, Philippines — The stage is set for the much-awaited International Boxing Federation (IBF) world minimumweight title eliminator showdown between Jake “El Bambino” Amparo and Pedro “Kid General” Taduran in the main event of “Kumong Bol-Anon…

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