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…

Donaire, Gaballo show respect to each other: Boxing is a gentleman’s sport

Glendale G. Rosal 12/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) world bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire and interim world champion Reymart Gaballo showed tremendous respect during the presser for their world title duel on December 11 (December 12…

Tapales-Teshigawara eliminator now in undercard of Donaire-Gaballo title tiff

Glendale G. Rosal 11/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The world title eliminator bout between former WBO world bantamweight champion Marlon “Nightmare” Tapales and Hiroaki Teshigawara is officially added to the undercard of the world title showdown between Nonito Donaire and Reymart…

Pinoy boxers to vie in Probellum’s first fight card in December

Dale Rosal 11/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Two world-title bouts featuring boxers of the Philippines taking on bets from the United Kingdom will highlight the first fight card of global boxing outfit Probellum on December 11, 2021 at the Coca-Cola Arena in…

Donaire-Gaballo world title showdown set for Dec. 11

Glendale G. Rosal 10/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The all-Filipino world title duel between World Boxing Council (WBC) world bantamweight champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. and interim champion Reymart “Assassin” Gaballo is officially set for December 11, 2021, at the…

Donaire, Schaefer forge new partnership

Glendale G. Rosal 10/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) world bantamweight champion, Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. and his promoter and long-time friend Richard Schaefer forged a new partnership in boxing. Schaefer, the president of the newest…

Trash-talking Casimero shows soft side, distributes goods to needy townmates

Glendale G. Rosal 09/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — John Riel “Quadro Alas” Casimero has been known on social media as a tough-talking, foul-mouthed, flamboyant boxer. The three-division world champion proved on Tuesday, September 28, that he too has a soft and…

Donaire faces Casimero in Aug. 14 unification showdown

Glendale Rosal 06/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—- In a sudden turn of events, five-division world champion and newly-crowned WBC world bantamweight king, Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr., replaces Guillermo Rigondeaux of Cuba to fight fellow Filipino world champion Johnriel “Quadro…

Donaire sees underdog Pacquiao beating Spence: He can do it too

Bong Lozada - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ 05/30/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Nonito Donaire isn’t writing off Manny Pacquiao in the latter’s title fight against WBC and IBF world welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. After all, he and Pacquiao are on similar plot points at this…

Donaire knocks out Oubaali in the fourth to reclaim WBC title

05/30/2021

Nonito Donaire used a powerful left hook and three knockdowns to become the oldest fighter to win a bantamweight title with a fourth round knockout of WBC champion Nordine Oubaali on Saturday night in Los Angeles (Sunday…

Donaire challenge vs WBC champ Oubaali set for December

Bong Lozada - INQUIRER.net 07/23/2020

MANILA, Philippines—Nonito Donaire could get another belt around his waist after his loss to pound-for-pound rising star Naoya Inoue in November 2019. The Filipino legend is set to take on WBC World bantamweight champion Nordine Oubaali on…

Donaire underdog against Japanese ‘monster’

Marc Anthony Reyes - Philippine Daily Inquirer 11/03/2019

Nonito Donaire is used to being the favorite whenever he steps into the ring. Now, the 2012 Fighter of the Year and four-division champion will be treading new ground when he faces Japanese pound-for-pound boss Naoya Inoue,…

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