The ups and downs of sports in 2021

Dale Rosal 12/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—From the Philippines’ first Olympic gold medal to an end of a boxing icon’s legendary career, the country’s sports scene in 2021 was like a roller coaster ride. And all of these happened still amid…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

‘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…

OPSI to feature two boxing events in one day

Glendale G. Rosal 02/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Omega Pro Sports International (OPSI) will feature a stacked fight card in their one-day double-boxing event dubbed “Kumbati 8” and “Kumbati 9” slated March 27, 2021, at the International Pharmaceutical Inc. (IPI) compound in…

Tepora may fight again in November, says OPSI

Glendale G. Rosal 07/16/2018

Expect newly crowned World Boxing Association (WBA) interim world featherweight champion Jhack “El Capitan” Tepora to be back in the ring later this year. Omega Pro Sports International (OPSI) revealed that their prized boxer has a four-fight…

OPSI road warriors expect bigger fights

Glendale G. Rosal 03/24/2018

Demecillo, Rosales’ impressive victories abroad means more fights in the future Bigger fights await two of Omega Pro Sports International’s (OPSI) road warriors Kenny “Big Heart” Demecillo and Jessie Cris “Jimdomar” Rosales after both logged stunning victories…

OPSI taps Yu to fight Payao in Who’s Next 5? main event

Glendale G. Rosal 10/06/2017

  OMEGA Boxing Gym’s promising boxer Jahleel “The Cebuano Disaster” Payao will have to switch his game plan after Omega Pro Sports International (OPSI) tagged a new opponent for him for his main event bout in the…

Who’s Next? fight card in Bohol canceled

Glendale G. Rosal 06/15/2017

  The “Who’s Next 5?” fight card of the Omega Pro Sports International slated July 7 at the Island City Mall in Bohol was canceled after one of the boxers supposed to see action suffered an injury…

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