Carcosia to fight for WBO regional title in Japan this July

Glendale G. Rosal 05/30/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Presco “The Iceman” Carcosia will try his luck in Japan again as he is scheduled to fight there on July 9 in the nation’s capital, Tokyo. Carcosia, a native of General Santos City…

Japan plane crash: Runway safety concerns in focus 

01/03/2024

PARIS—Japanese investigators are preparing to probe the collision of two airplanes at Tokyo’s Haneda airport, weeks after the global airline industry heard fresh warnings about runway safety. All 379 people aboard a Japan Airlines Airbus A350 escaped after a…

Gabunilas ready for the Inoue-Tapales undercard bout

Glendale G. Rosal 12/21/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuano boxing prospect John Paul “Angas ng Cebu” Gabunilas didn’t leave a stone unturned in preparing for his first fight abroad. Gabunilas, from the ARQ Boxing Stable in Cebu, has been training since…

Christopher de Leon explains dilemma of directing Vilma Santos

Marinel Cruz 12/15/2023

The initial plan for filming the romantic drama “When I Met You in Tokyo” was in Italy. However, Christopher de Leon, the lead actor and associate director of the film, expressed that the vibrant and picturesque atmosphere…

Tapales, Inoue unification showdown officially set on Dec. 26 in Tokyo

Glendale G. Rosal 10/25/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The much-awaited unification showdown between Marlon “Nightmare” Tapales and Naoya “Monster” Inoue has been officially set on December 26, 2023, at the Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan. This was posted on Top Rank and…

Ancajas out to snatch Inoue’s WBA bantam crown on Nov. 15 in Japan

Glendale G. Rosal 10/12/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Jerwin Ancajas will bid to snatch the World Boxing Association (WBA) world bantamweight crown from champion Takuma Inoue on November 15, 2023, at the Ryogoku Kokugikan National Sumo Arena in Tokyo, Japan. Ancajas,…

Despite loss to Japanese foe, Vitor still thankful for opportunity to fight in Tokyo

Glendale G. Rosal 08/25/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Boholano boxing prospect John Virgel “Valiente” Vitor remains grateful despite his split decision loss to Japanese Toshihiro Suzuki in his first fight in Japan on Thursday evening, at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. …

Paras faces another Japanese foe in Tokyo in October

Glendale G. Rosal 08/18/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former world title challenger Vince Paras will try to redeem his lost glory in Japan by taking on Kai Ishizawa on October 12 in Tokyo. This will be Paras’s second time to fight…

Filipino Baldonado makes weight in Inoue-Fulton undercard bout versus Japanese opponent

Glendale G. Rosal 07/24/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Filipino prospect Ronnie “Lindol” Baldonado is all set for his battle against Japanese Yoshiki Takei in the undercard of the Naoya Inoue-Stephen Fulton world title unification showdown in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday, July…

Dave “Dobermann” Apolinario will make debut in Japan’s boxing scene on Aug. 30

Glendal G. Rosal 07/13/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Roughly a month after signing a co-promotional agreement with a major Japanese boxing promotions, the reigning International Boxing Organization (IBO) world flyweight champion Dave “Dobermann” Apolinario will finally debut in the Japanese boxing scene.…

No injuries after planes collide on ground at Tokyo’s Haneda airport–NHK

Reuters 06/10/2023

TOKYO–Some flights were delayed at Tokyo’s Haneda airport on Saturday after two planes appeared to have collided on the ground near a taxiway, public broadcaster NHK reported, citing Japan’s transport ministry. No injuries occurred, NHK and one…

Unbeaten Boholano boxer Nicolas invades Japan

Glendale G. Rosal 06/02/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Daniel “Vaquero” Nicolas of PMI Bohol Boxing Stable will try to make a good impression on Japan’s boxing community when he takes on local boy Kenji Fujita in an eight-round, non-title bout at the…

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