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…

Battle in Tupi offers crucial fights tonight

Calvin D. Cordova 09/09/2016

GENERAL Santos City — Reymart Gaballo is set to leave for the US where better training and more lucrative fights await. While the golden opportunity is already in the bag, Gaballo wants to embark on his US…

Filipino pugs vie for WBC Asia belts

Calvin D. Cordova 08/20/2016

A DOUBLE championship for two vacant titles in the World Boxing Council (WBC) Asia Boxing Council will serve as one of the highlights in the upcoming Kasadyaan Festival on Sept. 10 in Tupi, South Cotabato. “We are…

Sanman Gym’s Oliva guns for WBC crown

Calvin D. Cordova 06/03/2016

ANOTHER stalwart of the General Santos City-based Sanman Boxing Gym will be campaigning abroad as Jether “The General” Oliva looks to snag the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) silver flyweight belt. Oliva (24W-5L-2D-11KOs) will take on unbeaten…

WBC to look into result of Petalcorin-Kimweri fight

Calvin D. Cordova 04/21/2016

THE World Boxing Council (WBC) has vowed to look into the controversial fight between Filipino boxer Randy Petalcorin and Omari Kimweri which took place last Friday in Melbourne, Australia. Kimweri, a Tanzanian now based in Australia, won…

PP34 stalwarts to hold public workout in Lapu

Glendale G. Rosal 11/14/2015

WITH around two weeks before the much-awaited Pinoy Pride 34: Back with a Vengeance of ALA Promotions International, the boxers to be featured in the fight card will first give Cebuano boxing fans a teaser of what…

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