OPSI exec brews big fights for Araneta, Mangubat

Glendale G. Rosal 10/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Omega Pro Sports International (OPSI) Vice President Jerome Calatrava was impressed by Omega Boxing Gym stalwarts’ dominating performances in “Kumbati 11” last Friday, October 22, 2021.  Calatrava told CDN Digital that all the…

Tepora believes Villanueva has got what it takes to beat Mangubat in Kumbati 11

Glendale G. Rosal 10/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Big Yellow Boxing Gym’s chief trainer Christopher “Ping-ping” Tepora believes his ward, Allan Villanueva has a good chance of beating Omega Boxing Gym’s Tomjune Mangubat in their co-main event showdown in “Kumbati 11”…

OPSI: Promoting fight cards amid pandemic ‘not easy, but all worth it’

Dale Rosal 07/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu was once billed as the “Boxing Mecca of Asia” by some boxing experts and fans for being consistent hosts of numerous world title and regional title bouts. But just like everything else, that changed…

Cebu Sharks to take an official leave in MPBL

Glendale G. Rosal 06/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Omega Pro Sports International’s (OPSI) Vice President Jerome Calatrava officially announced that the Cebu Sharks would take an official leave in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) this year.  Calatrava, in an interview,…

Araneta’s camp seeks rematch with Nontshinga

Glendale G. Rosal 06/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Due to the questionable outcome of his second world title eliminator bout, the promoters of Christian “The Bomb” Araneta at the Omega Pro Sports International are seeking a rematch for their prized ward.…

Tooth-and-nail battle expected in Kumbati 10

Dale Rosal 06/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Omega Pro Sports International’s (OPSI) Vice President Jerome Calatrava expects a tooth and nail battle for his wards in the “Kumbati 10” fight card to be held at the IPI Compound in Mandaue City on…

Apolinar gears up Kumbati 10 bout

Dale Rosal 05/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Pete “Thunder” Apolinar vows to leave no stone unturned in his preparation for the biggest fight of his young career in the main event of “Kumbati 10” slated on July 3, 2021 at the IPI…

10 bouts featured in Kumbati 10 fight card in July

Dale Rosal 05/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Omega Boxing Gym and the Omega Pro Sports International (OPSI) will treat Filipino boxing fans with a stacked fight card for the 10th installment of the “Kumbati” boxing series slated in July. A total…

Villanueva, Barriga notch confidence-boosting wins in ‘Kumbati 8 & 9’

Glendale G. Rosal 03/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two-time world title challenger “King” Arthur Villanueva and Olympian Mark “Pretty Boy” Barriga earned confidence-boosting victories in Omega Pro Sports International’s one-day double-boxing event, “Kumbati 8 & 9” at the IPI compound in…

Omega gym boxers ready for bouts 

Glendale Rosal 03/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Omega Boxing Gym stalwarts Peter “Thunder” Apolinar and Mark “Rasta Mac” Vicelles are both ready for their respective bouts in Omega Pro Sports International’s one-day double-boxing event billed “Kumbati 8 and 9” at the IPI…

Omega’s Apolinar eyes bigger fights

Glendale G. Rosal 03/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—One of Omega Boxing Gym’s fast-rising prospects, Peter “Thunder” Apolinar, is setting his eyes on the bigger picture.  The 25-year-old Apolinar, a proud son of San Pablo, Laguna, is scheduled to square off against Juanito…

‘King’ Arthur Villanueva feels he still got game

Glendale G. Rosal 03/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Former ALA Boxing Gym stalwart “King” Arthur Villanueva is about to start a new chapter in his boxing career. This time, he hopes there’s going to be a happy ending. The 31-year-old Villanueva from Bago…

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