Bornea, Leon lose in Japan

FILIPINO pugs Jake Bornea and Landy Cris Leon lost their respective fights in the undercard of the bantamweight world title unification bout between World Boxing Council (WBC), World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) bantamweight king Naoya Inoue and World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight champion Paul Butler on Dec. 13 at the Ariake […]

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 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 […]