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Arum keenly awaits boxing’s bounceback

Arum keenly awaits boxing’s bounceback

BY NICK GIONGCO         Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum is looking forward to the day when boxing gets back from its feet. With all major events, sports and otherwise on hold owing to the coronavirus pandemic, Arum is eagerly awaiting the resumption of activities. The Top Rank chief, who is 88 […]

Coronavirus breaks down PH boxing

By NICK GIONGCO       The ALA Boxing Club in Cebu City, whose production line spawned a four-division world champion and a bevy of standouts through its 35-year of existence, is eerily silent. Ever since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus as a pandemic, the sweat shop owned by boxing patron Tony Aldeguer, […]

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World boxing champ in isolation following a meeting with Prince Charles

World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua has placed himself in self-isolation following a meeting with coronavirus victim Prince Charles. Chales, the eldest son and heir to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, is showing mild symptoms of coronavirus and is self-isolating in Scotland, officials said on Wednesday. It remains unclear when Charles caught the illness but on […]

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No slowing down for Ancajas after postponement of title fight

BY NICK GIONGCO       Despite seeing his April 11 fight get postponed, world champion Jerwin Ancajas has no plan to slow down. Though he will no longer subject himself to the usual training routine, Ancajas insists he will work out regularly to ensure that he remains in fighting form. Ancajas’ ninth defense of […]

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Top Rank delays world title fights of Ancajas, Casimero

BY NICK GIONGCO     Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, Bob Arum’s Top Rank Inc. has decided to postpone “all events scheduled for March and April,” the Las Vegas promotional outfit announced on Monday (Tuesday in the Philippines). The postponement covers a March 28 show as well as those involving Filipino world champions Jerwin Ancajas […]

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Casimero may fight ‘Monster’ behind closed doors

BY NICK GIONGCO     There is a plan for the April 25 three-title belt bantamweight clash in Las Vegas starring Filipino John Riel Casimero and Japanese Naoya ‘Monster’ Inoue to be held behind closed doors owing to coronavirus pandemic. The two were originally set to face off at Mandalay Bay but the decision of […]

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