Barriga fails in 2nd world title shot, loses via unanimous decision to Puerto Rican champ

Glendale G. Rosal 06/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Olympian Mark Anthony “Da Baby Boy” Barriga faltered in his second world title shot after losing to the reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) world lightflyweight champion Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzales on Friday (Saturday, Manila…

Barriga ready for title fight against Puerto Rican champ Gonzales in Florida

Glendale G. Rosal 06/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Olympian Mark Anthony “Da Baby Boy” Barriga is ready to slug it out against Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzales for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) world light flyweight title tomorrow, June 24 (June 25 Manila…

Casimero believes he is the only fighter out there who can stop the Monster

Glendale G. Rosal 06/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Johnriel “Quadro Alas” Casimero, the flamboyant former World Boxing Organization (WBO) world bantamweight champion said that he’s the only “Ace” remaining who can defeat Japanese boxing superstar Naoya “Monster” Inoue. On Tuesday evening,…

Vicelles banners explosive Kumbati 13 fight card on June 17

Glendale G. Rosal 05/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — World-rated Mark “Rastamac” Vicelles banners an action-packed “Kumbati 13,” fight card of the Omega Pro Sports International slated on June 17, 2022, at the Parkmall in Mandaue City. The card features six exciting…

Barriga gets title shot at Puerto Rican champ’s WBO belt in June

Glendale G. Rosal 05/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former Olympian Mark Anthony “Da Baby Boy” Barriga gets another crack at a world title as he takes on the reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) World light flyweight champion Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzales of…

Butler says he would have beaten Casimero if fight pushed through

Dale Rosal 05/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Newly crowned World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight world champion Paul “Baby Faced Assassin” Butler believed the result would have been the same if his bout with John Riel Casimero pushed through.  Butler and Casimero were…

Casimero stripped of WBO world title

Dale Rosal 05/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The World Boxing Organization (WBO) championship committee officially stripped John Riel “Quadro Alas” Casimero of the WBO world bantamweight title on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 (May 4, Manila Time) after his world-title defense fiasco in…

Casimero-Butler fight put off amid allegations Filipino violated weight cut rule; Sultan to face Butler instead

Glendale G. Rosal 04/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — World Boxing Organization (WBO) world bantamweight king John Riel “Quadro Alas” Casimero is in hot waters again after violating the weight cut guidelines of the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) a few…

Unbeaten Vicelles banners Omega Pro Sports’ ‘Kumbati 12’

Glendale G. Rosal 03/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The unbeaten and world-rated Mark “Rastamac” Vicelles will headline the “Kumbati 12” boxing card of the Omega Pro Sports International (OPSI) slated on March 26, 2022, at the International Pharmaceutical Inc. (IPI) compound…

Casimero keeps title for now, still in mix for unified ruler of bantamweight division

Bong Lozada 12/27/2021

Any plans to unify the world bantamweight title belts will still have to go through John Riel Casimero—for now. The World Boxing Organization (WBO) said it would retain the Filipino firebrand as its 118-pound champion after Casimero…

WBO decides to let Casimero keep crown subject to conditions

Glendale G. Rosal 12/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — While Johnriel “Quadro Alas” Casimero was busy organizing a boxing match against a celebrity YouTuber, the World Boxing Organization (WBO) has decided that he retains his WBO world bantamweight title which was supposed…

WBO issues show cause to John Riel Casimero after missing weigh-in

Bong Lozada - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ 12/11/2021

MANILA, Philippines—World Boxing Organization has ordered John Riel Casimero to present himself and his medical documents until December 20 after he failed to make it to the weigh-in and pulled out of his mandatory title defense against…

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