Former world title contender Villanueva trains at Big Yellow Boxing Gym

FORMER world title challenger Arthur Villanueva is back in Cebu City, training for a possible fight before the end of the year. Villanueva is now training at the Big Yellow Boxing Gym under the guidance of head trainer Christopher “Ping-Ping” Tepora. “I’m back training because maybe I’ll get a fight in December,” Villanueva told SunStar […]

Boxers Mendoza, Andales gun for regional belts in South Korea

PINOY prospects Michael Mendoza and ArAr Andales will gun for regional titles on Oct. 23, 2021 in Ansan, South Korea. Mendoza will challenge World Boxing Organization (WBO) Oriental flyweight champion Olimjon Nazarov, while Andales will lock horns with Vietnamese up-and-comer Leopard Kim for the vacant WBO Oriental minimumweight strap. Mendoza is coming into this bout […]

Caburog gears up for Abne

CHRISTOPHER Caburog is all geared up for a tough six-round fight against fellow undefeated prospect Ian Abne in ARQ Boxing Promotions’ second boxing show “Engkwentro Dos” on Oct. 16, 2021 in Cebu. “Caburog is ready. He didn’t rest (after his last fight) and continued his training,” Caburog’s trainer Christopher “Ping-Ping” Tepora told SunStar Cebu. Caburog […]

Dasmariñas faces Saulong in ring return

ONE-TIME world title contender Michael Dasmariñas makes his ring return on Nov. 27, 2021 following his failed world championship bid against International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Association bantamweight king Naoya Inoue. Dasmarinas is reportedly fighting Ernesto Saulong in a yet-to-determined venue in the Philippines. The 29-year-old Dasmariñas challenged Inoue on June 19, 2021 […]

Magsayo eyes KO vs Ceja

MARK Magsayo is brimming with confidence that he’ll end former world champion Julio Ceja’s night early in one of the main featured fights of the Pacquiao vs. Ugas show Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021 (PH time) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. “If I win this fight – I’m sure I’m going to win […]

Duno to fight Esperanza in US

HARD-HITTING Romero Duno makes his US return Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021 (PH time) in a six-round activity fight against experienced Ramon Esperanza at the Hilton Miami Airport in Miami, Florida. Duno made a name for himself in the US boxing scene after a second round knockout upset of then unbeaten Christian Gonzalez, who was one […]

Limpag: So far so good in Tokyo

I was optimistic but I was guarded when I watched Nesthy Petecio’s first match in women’s boxing in the Olympics. I couldn’t help but recall Harry Tanamor’s 2008 stint. A two-time Olympian, a silver-medalist in the world championship and touted as gold medal winner by no less than the Associated Press, Tanamor fell in the […]

Jerusalem outlasts Landero in rematch

MELVIN Jerusalem outlasted Toto Landero in a 12-round rematch to win the Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) minimumweight title last July 16, 2021 in the main event of boxing show promoted by ZIP Boxing and Sanman Promotions at the Tabunok Sports Complex in Talisay City. Jerusalem was more accurate with his combinations and got […]

Casimero vs Rigondeaux fight officially back

WORLD Boxing Organization bantamweight king Johnriel Casimero is officially back to fighting his original opponent, two-division world champion Guillermo Rigondeaux on August 14, 2021 at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California, USA announced Premier Boxing Champions. Rigondeaux was Casimero’s original opponent before he stepped down to give way to an all-Filipino world title […]

Pinay pugs try kickboxing

WOMEN’S boxing is never really a thing in the Philippines even though the boxing-mad country is a breeding ground for worldclass boxing talents, both men and women. Filipina boxers seldom get fights locally and rely mostly on fighting overseas. The coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic has dwindled the options for Filipina boxers. “It’s very hard […]

Araneta vs. Claveras in Tabunok

INTERNATIONAL Boxing Federation (IBF) No. 7 rated light flyweight Christian Araneta faces former world title challenger Richard Claveras in the undercard of the Sanman Promotions and ZIP Boxing’s event on July 16, 2021 at the Tabunok Sports Complex in Talisay City. Araneta and Claveras were originally slated to fight in Omega Sports Promotions’ “Kumbati 10” […]

Casimero spars with ex-rival Sultan

One-time world title challenger Jonas Sultan helps out another former rival as he works as one of World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight king Johnriel Casimero’s sparring partners. Sultan will fly to Las Vegas next month to work with Casimero for the latter’s all-Filipino world title unification bout with World Boxing Council (WBC) bantamweight champion Nonito […]