Cataraja’s fight against Heno is a good test if he’s ready for bigger fights, says promoter

Dale Rosal 01/18/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Sanman Boxing Promotions’ chief JC Manangquil will test the mettle of Cebuano world-ranked prospect Kevin Jake “KJ” Cataraja to check if he’s ready for bigger fights, particularly for a world title. Manangquil and Sanman Boxing…

Jerusalem ready to ‘give it all’ against Taniguchi

Dale Rosal 01/04/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Melvin “Gringo” Jerusalem vowed to do his best when he faces reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) world minimumweight champion Masataka Taniguchi in a world title duel on January 6, 2023, at the Edion Arena in…

Milan Melindo to use ‘mind games’ against Thai foe

Dale Rosal 01/02/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Former world champion Milan “El Metodico” Melindo is ready to trade blows with Thai heavy hitter Chaiwat Buatkrathok in their upcoming main event duel in the “Prime Fight Series 2” on January 11, 2023, at…

Demecillo shoots for WBO Asia Pacific super bantamweight title

Dale Rosal 12/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Former top contender Kenny “Big Heart” Demecillo gets a shot for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Asia Pacific super bantamweight title as he faces Japanese Kazuki Nakajima on February 16, 2023 at the Korakuen Hall…

Domingo recovers from knockdown, crushes Japanese foe

Dale Rosal 12/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Filipino ring warrior Esneth Domingo stunned Japanese boxing fans after standing up from a knockdown and beating hometown fighter Kosuke Tomioka via knockout on Monday evening, December 26, 2022, at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo,…

Future looks bright for 17-year-old boxer Ronel Suyom-POC prexy

PR 11/29/2022

PHILIPPINE Olympic Committee (POC) president Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino welcomed on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 17-year-old Ronel Suyom—a potential “next big thing” of Philippine boxing. “It’s a great showing by a 17-year-old boxer from the south and…

Two WBO title bouts in ‘Kumong Bol-anon 8’

Dale Rosal 11/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Two World Boxing Organization (WBO) title bouts will be included in the “Kumong Bol-Anon VIII” fight card of the PMI Bohol Boxing Stable slated December 8, 2022, at the Calape Cultural Center and Sport Complex…

WBC orders final eliminator between Magsayo and Dogboe  

Dale Rosal 11/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Former World Boxing Council (WBC) featherweight world champion Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo has been ordered by the WBC to fight in a final eliminator against former WBO world super bantamweight champion Isaac Dogboe of Ghana. The…

IBF orders Vicelles, Suganob camps to negotiate for title eliminator

Dale Rosal 10/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The International Boxing Federation (IBF) officially ordered the camps of two unbeaten Filipino prospects, Regie “Filipino Phenom” Suganob and Mark “Rasta Mac” Vicelles, to enter into negotiations for an IBF world title eliminator. This was…

All set for Domingo-Iimura bout in Japan

Dale Rosal 10/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Esneth Ray Domingo and his opponent, Jukiya Iimura of Japan, passed the weigh-in for their bout on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. During the weigh-in on Wednesday, October 19,…

Casimero’s comeback fight set on Dec. 3

Dale Rosal 10/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The flamboyant former WBO world bantamweight champion, John Riel “Quadro Alas” Casimero will have his comeback fight against Japanese Ryo Akaho on December 3, 2022 at the Paradise City in Incheon, South Korea. This was…

‘Hot ‘N Spicy’ Dasmariñas bags Philippine Games and Amusements Board super bantamweight title

Dale Rosal 10/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Former world title challenger Michael “Hot ‘N Spicy” Dasmariñas clinched the Philippine Games and Amusements Board super bantamweight title by beating Ryan Rey Ponteras last October 15, 2022, in Tacloban City.  Dasmariñas scored a 12-rounder…

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