All set for Donaire-Inoue rematch

Dale Rosal 06/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—All is set for the much anticipated rematch between Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. and Japanese boxing superstar Naoya Inoue after both boxers passed the official weigh-in on Monday, June 6, 2022. The Donaire-Inoue…

Magsayo seals first world title defense vs Vargas on July 9

Glendale G. Rosal 03/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo, the reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) world featherweight champion has sealed his first mandatory title defense versus former world champion Rey Vargas of Mexico on July 9, 2022, in San…

Unbeaten Vargas is mandatory challenger of Magsayo

Dale Rosal 01/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—A few days after winning the World Boxing Council (WBC) world featherweight title, Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo already has a challenger waiting in line. Unbeaten Mexican contender Rey Vargas emerged as Magsayo’s mandatory challenger, according to…

Russel wants rematch vs Magsayo

Dale Rosal 01/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Former World Boxing Council (WBC) world featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. felt that he won the bout against Boholano Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo on Saturday (Sunday Manila Time) and demanded a rematch to get the title…

Jerusalem inches closer to earning shot at world title

Dale Rosal 01/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Former world title challenger Melvin “El Gringo” Jerusalem is a step closer to earning another shot for a world title. This as the 27-year old pride of Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon has been ranked the No.…

Magsayo to dedicate world-title fight to typhoon-ravaged Bohol

Dale Rosal 01/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Unbeaten Boholano  Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo said he is dedicating his fight against reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) world featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. to the province of Bohol, which was among those greatly affected by…

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…

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