Laurio faces Tran for IBA belt in Vietnam

PRINCE Andrew Laurio eyes his first championship belt and faces Vietnamese veteran Van Thao Tran for the vacant International Boxing Association (IBA) bantamweight title on Sept. 30 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.After a three-fight slump before the Covid-19 pandemic, the 23-year-old Laurio bounced back with back-to-back stoppage wins over Ranelio Quizo and Rolly Dorong.Laurio’s […]

Plania fights Aleem for WBO NABO belt

“MAGIC” Mike Plania challenges fellow highly ranked super bantamweight Ra’esse Aleem for his World Boxing Organization (WBO) NABO super bantamweight strap on Monday, Sept. 5, 2022 (PH time) at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California.Plania tipped the scales at the 122-pound super bantamweight limit, while Aleem weighed a bit lighter at 121.5 pounds.The 25-year-old […]

Suarez takes on Yap Aug. 7

FORMER Olympian Charly Suarez defends his World Boxing Association (WBA) Asia super featherweight belt against journeyman Marjohn Yap in the main event of Part II of the Ultimate Knockout Challenge (UKC) Tiger: “Annihilation” on Sunday, August 7, 2022, at The Flash Grand Ballroom of the Elorde Sports Complex in Parañaque City.The 33-year-old Suarez is looking […]

Apolinario KOs Buthelezi, wins IBO belt

IT was supposed to be a step-up fight for unbeaten world-rated prospect Dave Apolinario. However, what should have been Apolinario’s stiffest test to date turned out to be easy work as he demolished veteran Gideon Buthelezi in just a single round in their International Boxing Organization (IBO) flyweight title bout on Saturday, July 30, 2022, […]

Pages: Palaro boxing

If you’re a fan of this sport that’s called “The Sweet Science,” then you ought to watch. More than two years after Covid-19 punched the world with its deadly blow, amateur boxing stages a return bout in Cebu.It’s the Palarong Pambansa Boxing Vismin Cup. Why watch? It’s for free.It’s situated at the center of town—the […]

Barriga fails 2nd world title attempt

EX-OLYMPIAN Mark Anthony Barriga again failed in his bid to become a world champion after bowing down to defending World Boxing Organization (WBO) light flyweight king Jonathan Gonzalez via unanimous decision June 25 at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida.Judge Rose Lacend scored it close at 115-113 for Gonzalez, while both judges Efrain Lebron […]

Saludar, Carcosia to see action in Japan

SANMAN fighters Froilan Saludar and Presco Carcosia are seeing action in the undercard of the world title rematch of World Boxing Organization (WBO) super flyweight champion Kazuto Ioka and four-division world champion Donnie Nietes on July 13 at the Ota City Gymnasium in Ota City, Tokyo, Japan.Saludar locks horns with former World Boxing Council (WBC) […]