Laurio loses in Vietnam

PRINCE Andrew Laurio failed in his bid for his first title after suffering a first-round knockout in the hands of hometown bet Van Thao Tran in their International Boxing Association (IBA) bantamweight title fight in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.Laurio boxed beautifully at the onset of the fight and landed […]

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, […]

Estrada faces Kameda in Japan

KNOCKOUT artist Jon Jon Estrada looks to continue his winning streak as he takes on Japanese Kyonosuke Kameda in an eight-round bout on July 23, 2022 at the Edion Arena in Osaka, Japan.The 33-year-old Estrada won four straight contests since losing to former Olympian Charly Suarez last year. He destroyed Rex Wao, Pablito Canada, Jestine […]

Santisima faces Osawa in Japan

JEO Santisma makes a crucial ring return on Aug. 14 in a fight that could dictate his future in the sport.The 26-year-old Santisima takes on fellow one-time world title contender Hiroshige Osawa in an eight-rounder at the Edion Arena in Osaka, Japan.“This is a very important fight for me. I need to win this fight […]

Vayson wins WBC ABC Continental belt

UNBEATEN prospect Jayson Vayson won the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) Asian Boxing Council (ABC) Continental light flyweight belt after a unanimous decision win over Indian up-and-comer Nutlai Lalbiakkima last June 18 at the World Trade Centre in Dubai, UAE.All three judges scored the fight in favor of Vayson with scores of 96-94, 97-94 and […]

Quijano: Pound for pound rankings 2022

Canelo’s defeat to Dmitry Bivol sent shockwaves reverberating throughout the sport. Consequently, he’s lost his top spot in the pound-for-pound rankings, but does that mean he’s not on it anymore.Canelo’s defeat to a bigger man only demonstrates why we have these mythical rankings: We recognize that there is a reason behind having weight classes and […]

Albindo eyes more local bouts in MMA

PROMISING Cebuano mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Allan Albindo had an impressive return to the cage with a second round rear-naked choke submission of Christian Paul Laurio in Philippine Encuentro Championship 7 last May 7, 2022, at the Catalan Fighting System Gym in Makati City.Albindo took down Laurio with a double-leg takedown. He controlled Laurio […]

Omega eyes vacant IBF belt for Vicelles

OMEGA Sports Promotions wants unbeaten Mark Vicelles to fight for the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) light flyweight title next after an impressive victory over the weekend.Vicelles knocked out former world title challenger Richard Claveras in the first round in the main event of “Kumbati 12” at the IPI Compound in Barangay Tingub, Mandaue City […]