Butler on fight with Casimero: My height, speed will be an advantage

Glendale G. Rosal 10/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Former IBF world bantamweight champion Paul “Baby Faced Assassin” Butler said that his height and speed would be his advantage against the reigning WBO world bantamweight champion John Riel “Quadro Alas” Casimero in their world…

Villanueva vows to crush Tete in eliminator bout

Glendale G. Rosal 02/16/2017

WITH the schedule and venue finally set, ALA Boxing Gym’s “King” Arthur Villanueva has vowed to beat world No. 2 ranked bantamweight Zolane Tete of South Africa when they collide this April 8 in an eliminator bout…

Tapales to defend title in Japan

Glendale G. Rosal 09/05/2016

A MONTH after dethroning Pungluang Sor Singyu as the WBO world bantamweight champion, Filipino Marlon “The Nightmare” Tapales will make the first defense of his newly-acquired crown against Japanese Takuma Inoue on December 30 at the famed…

Tapales excited to join ALA Promotions stable

Glendale G. Rosal 07/28/2016

Marlon Tapales, the country’s newly-minted WBO World bantamweight champion, arrived in Cebu almost unnoticed yesterday, as only his stablemates from the RWS Boxing Gym and some supporters laid out the red carpet. Tapales dethroned erstwhile champion Pongluang…

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