Servania makes comeback against former world champ Iwasa

Glendale G. Rosal 09/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former world title challenger, Genesis Servania burns the comeback trail against former world champion Ryosuke Iwasa on October 25, 2022, at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Servania is coming off from a one-year…

Domingo eyes comeback in Japan fight with Iimura

Glendale G. Rosal 09/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — ZIP-Sanman Boxing Team’s Esneth “Hard Hitter” Domingo is aiming for a comeback by taking on Japanese up-and-comer Jukiya Iimura on Oct. 20, 2022 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.  The 23-year-old Domingo,…

Meet the man with the ‘dream job’: Tokyo resident gets paid to simply exist

Reuters 09/06/2022

TOKYO — Shoji Morimoto has what some would see as a dream job: he gets paid to do pretty much nothing. The 38-year-old Tokyo resident charges 10,000 yen ($71) per booking (roughly P4,000) to accompany clients and…

Apolinar loses OPBF super bantam belt with 5th round stoppage

Glendale G. Rosal 08/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Omega Boxing Gym’s Pete “Thunder” Apolinar lost his Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) super bantamweight title to Japanese Yoshiki Takei following an unusual referee stoppage on the fifth round Friday, August 26,…

Apolinar, Japanese foe make weight; Friday fight a go

Glendale G. Rosal 08/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Omega Boxing Gym’s Pete “Thunder” Apolinar and Japanese up-and-comer Yoshiki Takei passed the official weigh-in on Thursday, August 25, 2022, to set their Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) super bantamweight battle on…

Nietes loses to Ioka via UD; PH still without world champion

Glendale G. Rosal 07/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) world super flyweight king Kazuto Ioka outworked four-division world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes to score a unanimous decision victory in their much-anticipated rematch on Wednesday night at…

Nietes vs Ioka: Ahas hopes to reclaim title and restore Filipino boxing pride tomorrow in Japan

Glendale G. Rosal 07/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The much-awaited rematch between four-division world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes and World Boxing Organization (WBO) world super flyweight king Kazuto Ioka is officially set after both hurdled the official weigh-in on Tuesday at…

Filipino boxer, Carcosia, to square off with Japanese foe, Mori, in Tokyo

Glendale G. Rosal 07/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Another Filipino boxer will try his luck in Japan as Presco “The Iceman” Carcosia faces Japanese up and comer Musashi Mori in a non title featherweight bout on July 13, 2022 at the…

NBA sets two pre-season games in Tokyo

Agence France Presse 03/15/2022

Washington—Japan’s Rui Hachimura and the Washington Wizards will play the Golden State Warriors in two NBA pre-season games at Tokyo before the 2022-23 campaign begins, the league announced Monday, March 14, 2022. The games, the first NBA…

‘Imagine’ marks 50 years with lyric projected on landmarks

Reuters 09/09/2021

LONDON — A lyric from John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Imagine” has been projected on buildings around the world to mark 50 years since the late Beatle released the famed track and album. From the Houses of…

PSC on Pinoy paralympians: ‘Exceptional and dedicated’

Dale Rosal 09/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) described the Filipino Paralympians “exceptional and dedicated” despite the setbacks they went through in their World Paralympic Games campaign in Tokyo, Japan that wrapped up last week.  PSC Chairman William…

Expect more relaxed Bejino in 400-meter freestyle S6 event

09/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Filipino para swimmer Gary Bejino is mentally and physically prepared for his penultimate event, the 400-meter freestyle S6 event in the World Paralympic Games slated Thursday, September 2, 2021, at the Tokyo Aquatic Center in…

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