Tapales training in Cebu for upcoming fight in US

Glendale G. Rosal 07/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former World Boxing Organization (WBO) world bantamweight champion and current IBF No. 1 contender Marlon “Nightmare” Tapales is currently training at the Big Yellow Boxing Gym in Cebu City to prepare for his…

Tapales KOs Mexican foe in 2nd round of tune-up bout in California

Glendale G. Rosal 05/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former World Boxing Organization (WBO) world bantamweight king Marlon “Nightmare” Tapales made easy work of Mexican Jose Estrella on Sunday, May 14, 2022 (May 15, Manila Time), at the Dignity Health Sports Park,…

Tapales, Estrella ready to rumble in 8-round bout in California

Glendale G. Rosal 05/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former world champion Marlon “Nightmare” Tapales and his opponent Jose Estrella of Mexico passed the official weigh-in of their non-title bout on Sunday, May 14, 2022 (May 15, Manila Time) at the Dignity…

Tapales to fight Mexican Estrella in non-title bout in California

Glendale G. Rosal 05/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Former World Boxing Organization (WBO) world bantamweight champion Marlon “Nightmare” Tapales faces Mexican Jose Estrella at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California on May 14, 2022.  Tapales, who is waiting for his…

IBF to Uzbek champ Akhmadaliev: Mandatory title fight with Pinoy challenger Tapales

Glendale G. Rosal 01/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The International Boxing Federation (IBF) championship committee ordered IBF world super bantamweight champion Murodjon Akhmadaliev of Uzbekistan for a mandatory title defense against former world champion Marlon “Nightmare” Tapales this year.  The IBF championship…

Tapales KOs Teshigawara in world title eliminator bout in California

Glendale G. Rosal 12/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former WBO world bantamweight champion Marlon “Nightmare” Tapales shocked Japanese Hiroaki Teshigawara after scoring a second round knockout in their world title eliminator bout in the undercard of Nonito Donaire-Reymart Gaballo world title…

Labella to reprimand man in Sinulog saliva video, decide on his persona non grata fate

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The penitential journey of the infamous man in the Sinulog saliva video is not over.  Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella, who is fresh from his journey to visit the victims of the Taal…

Bloody week: Shooting attacks leave 5 dead, 2 wounded in Metro Cebu, 2 towns

Alven Marie Timtim and Benjie B. Talisic 07/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It was a bloody week for Metro Cebu and its neighboring towns as five people were killed and two were wounded in six separate shooting incidents in three days. The series of shootings…

Tapales faces Tanzanian Mrema on Sept. 30 in Quezon City

Glendale G. Rosal 08/14/2018

FORMER World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight world champion Marlon “Nightmare” Tapales will return to the ring after a 17-month hiatus as he is set to take on Tanzanian road warrior Goodluck Mrema in a 10-rounder bantamweight showdown…

Tapales, Tabanao ready for respective bouts in Australia

Glendale G. Rosal 03/13/2018

FORMER World Boxing Organization (WBO) world bantamweight champion Marlon “Nightmare” Tapales and his stablemate from Rex Wakee Salud (RWS) Gym Neil John Tabanao arrived in Victoria, Australia last Monday for their scheduled bouts on Saturday at the…

Tapales to face Indonesian foe on March 17

Glendale G. Rosal 01/20/2018

FORMER World Boxing Organization (WBO) world bantamweight champion Marlon “Nightmare” Tapales ends a year-long hiatus as he return to the ring on March 17 when he faces unheralded Indonesian Rivo Rengkung in Bendigo Exhibition Centre in Victoria,…

Tapales, 3 others lead 3rd boxing confab honorees

Glendale G. Rosal 05/04/2017

FORMER world champion Marlon “Nightmare” Tapales will be feted in the Third Philippine Boxing Convention on May 11-13 at the Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City. Tapales was stripped of his WBO world bantamweight title last month…

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