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…

Tepora faces new foe in Dec 17 comeback fight

Glendale G. Rosal 11/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former World Boxing Association (WBA) interim world featherweight champion Jhack “El Kapitan” Tepora needs to change his gameplan after his opponent, Ryan Maano was replaced for their December 17, 2021 bout in Bohol.…

Casimero title defense taking shape as Probellum Promotions wins bid to promote fight

Glendale G. Rosal 10/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The mandatory world title defense of three division world champion John Riel “Quadro Alas” Casimero is taking shape after the Probellum Promotions won the purse bid put up by the World Boxing Organization (WBO). This…

Donaire says he is fighting in December ‘with whoever steps in the ring’

Bong Lozada - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ 09/23/2021

MANILA, Philippines—Nonito Donaire is adamant that he will be defending his WBC bantamweight title in December, it’s just a question of who he will be fighting. The WBC ordered Donaire to fight mandatory challenger and interim champion…

Donaire hits Casimero for spreading fake news, refusing to fight

Glendale G. Rosal 09/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) world bantamweight champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. took to social media anew to debunk WBO world bantamweight champion Johnriel “Quadro Alas” Casimero’s latest tirades against him.…

Tepora out to reclaim lost glory

Glendale G. Rosal 09/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The former World Boxing Association (WBA) interim world featherweight champion Jhack “El Kapitan” Tepora is out to prove that one defeat will never end his promising boxing career. The 26-year old hard-hitting Cebuano…

Casimero-Rigondeaux unification duel downgraded to regular world title bout

Glendale G. Rosal 07/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The much-anticipated unification battle between World Boxing Organization (WBO) world bantamweight king John Riel “Quadro Alas” Casimero and World Boxing Association (WBA) bantamweight champion Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux has been downgraded to just…

Nietes might fight again in September –trainer

Glendale G. Rosal 04/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As he continues to ascend in the latest 115lbs division rankings, the longest-reigning Filipino boxing world champion, Donnie “Ahas” Nietes might start training next month for a possible fight in September. Nietes’ trusted…

Arum says fight between Fury and Joshua agreed

Reuters 03/04/2021

Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua will fight this year with “no more issues” to prevent the heavyweight unification bout from happening, promoter Bob Arum said on Wednesday. Joshua beat Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev in December to retain his IBF, WBO…

Nietes: No point for rematch with Palicte

Mars G. Alison 03/01/2019

Cebu City, Philippines — Four-division world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes has decided to vacate his World Boxing Organization (WBO) Super Flyweight title which he won against Japan’s kazumo Ioka via a split decision last Dec. 31, 2018…

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