GAB chairman Mitra brings home WBC award

Dale Rosal 11/19/2021

Cebu City, Philippines—Games and Amusements Board (GAB) Chairman Abraham “Baham” Mitra will fly back to the country with a prestigious award from the World Boxing Council (WBC) after attending the 59th WBC Convention in Mexico City, Mexico.…

Gaballo sees tough WBC bantam title match against Donaire 

Glendale G. Rosal 09/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The World Boxing Council (WBC) interim world bantamweight champion Reymart “Assassin” Gaballo expects a tough fight in his first world title shot against Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. Recently, the WBC’s championship governing…

Almacen, the fourth Pinoy boxer to lose in South Africa in a month

Glendale G. Rosal 05/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Not less than a day after Joey Canoy lost to Nhlanhla Tyirha for the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) Inter-continental light flyweight title, another Filipino boxer faltered in South Africa. Jonathan “Pretty Boy” Almacen…

WBC lauds GAB chairman Mitra

Glendale G. Rosal 04/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The World Boxing Council (WBC) lauded the Games and Amusements Board (GAB) Chairman Abraham Kahlil “Baham” Mitra for being a major force in developing boxing and his support in women’s boxing internationally. Mitra, who once…

Melindo relaxed, positive going into big Japan fight

Glendale Rosal 10/04/2018

Less than two days before his big fight in Japan, former International Boxing Federation (IBF) world light flyweight champion Milan “El Metodico” Melindo is feeling relaxed and positive. The 30-year-old Cagayan de Oro native is just doing…

For failing drug test, WBC orders Luis Nery to fight Shinsuke Yamanaka again

AP, Glendale Rosal 11/01/2017

REMATCH ORDERED Tokyo— The World Boxing Council has ordered a rematch between Japanese boxer Shinsuke Yamanaka and Luis Nery for the bantamweight title three months after the Mexican failed a drug test. Nery denied Yamanaka a 13th…

Jerusalem vows to bounce back after world title loss in Thailand

Glendale G. Rosal 01/27/2017

HOPES were high when Melvin “Gringo” Jerusalem flew to Thailand for a chance to snatch a world title belt in his very young career. Jerusalem, however, didn’t get the job done as he vowed to the experienced…

Jerusalem suffers first loss

Glendale G. Rosal 01/25/2017

ALA Boxing Gym’s Melvin “Gringo” Jerusalem faltered in his first world title bout, losing to WBC world minimum weight defending champion Wanheng Menayothin by unanimous decision in Phitsanulok, Thailand on Wednesday. All three judges favored Menayothin with…

Jerusalem makes mandatory weigh-in

Glendale G. Rosal 01/18/2017

ALA Boxing Gym’s Melvin “Gringo” Jerusalem’s discipline and determination paid off as he passed the mandatory weigh-in prior to his world title showdown against the reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) world minimum weight champion Wanheng Menayothin of…

‘Gringo’ gets ‘chance of a lifetime’

Glendale G. Rosal 01/06/2017

His career is off to a soaring start and this early, a “chance of a lifetime” has already arrived for Melvin “Gringo” Jerusalem. The 22-year-old unbeaten fighter of the ALA Boxing Gym is set to take on…

Three boxers from Cebu face uphill battle abroad

Glendale G. Rosal 12/07/2016

Tough assignments await three Cebu-based boxers from Naris Singwangcha Promotions as they take on separate unbeaten Russian opponents. Making the assignments tougher is that the fights slated this month will be held in enemy’s territory. The 28-year-old…

Sanman’s Duno, Gaballo pocket WBC Asia belts

Calvin D. Cordova 09/11/2016

TUPI, SOUTH COTABATO — Romero “Dynamite” Duno and Reymart “Assassin” Gaballo proved too good for their respective opponents from Thailand to lead a dominating showing by Sanman Boxing Gym stalwarts last Saturday night in the ‘Battle in…

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