Now no. 2 in WBO light flyweight rankings, Vicelles is closer to world title shot

Dale Rosal 04/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Omega Boxing Gym’s unbeaten prospect Mark “Rasta Mac” Vicelles is inching closer to getting a world title shot. The 26-year-old Lebak, Sultan Kudarat native has been elevated to the No. 2 spot of the World…

Nietes to get chance to fight for world champion Ioka’s belt

Glendale G. Rosal 04/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The World Boxing Organization (WBO) ordered a mandatory championship bout between its reigning super flyweight world champion Kazuto Ioka and former world champion and current top contender Donnie “Ahas” Nietes last Friday, April…

Casimero-Butler world title fight set April 23 in England

Glendale G. Rosal 01/29/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The World Boxing Organization (WBO) has given the green light for the mandatory title defense of WBO world bantamweight champion Johnriel Casimero versus Paul Butler of the United Kingdom on April 23 in…

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…

‘Rasta Mac’ now no. 6 in WBO light flyweight division

Dale Rosal 12/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Omega Boxing Gym’s unbeaten prospect, Mark “Rasta Mac” Vicelles continues to ascend in the world boxing rankings. This as the 26-year-old pride of Lebak, Sultan Kudarat climbed two spots in the December rankings of the…

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…

Apolinar to fight Kang in S. Korea for WBO featherweight title

Glendale G. Rosal 10/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Omega Boxing Gym will visit hostile territory as they send Pete “Thunder” Apolinar to South Korea to face Jong Seon Kang on November 6, 2021 for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Oriental featherweight…

Trash-talking Casimero shows soft side, distributes goods to needy townmates

Glendale G. Rosal 09/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — John Riel “Quadro Alas” Casimero has been known on social media as a tough-talking, foul-mouthed, flamboyant boxer. The three-division world champion proved on Tuesday, September 28, that he too has a soft and…

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 retains WBO bantamweight title with victory over Rigondeaux

Dale Rosal 08/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Three-division world champion John Riel “Quadro Alas” Casimero retained his World Boxing Organization (WBO) world bantamweight title in a dull 12-round split decision victory over Cuban Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux on Saturday, August 14, 2021 …

In search of bigger payday, Casimero vows to send Rigondeaux to retirement

Marc Anthony Reyes 08/15/2021

LOS ANGELES—On Saturday night, John Riel Casimero gets the chance to shed his colorful, zany image and become the A-list world champion he has long desired to be. All he has to do is beat Cuban challenger…

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…

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