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Ancajas keeps IBF title, but Tapales falls

Ancajas keeps IBF title, but Tapales falls

BY NICK GIONGCO   JERWIN Ancajas bombarded Chilean challenger Miguel Gonzales with head and body shots for five rounds before stopping him in the sixth round to retain the International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-flyweight crown Saturday night (Sunday in Manila) at the Auditorio GNP Seguros in Puebla, Mexico. Making the eighth defense of the IBF […]

Casimero  flies to UK  in first class

BY NICK GIONGCO JOHN Riel Casimero is now in England for his shot at the World Boxing Organization bantamweight crown on Nov. 30. Traveling for the first time in first class via United Airlines from McCarran International in Las Vegas, Casimero was joined in the trip by his official representative Sean Gibbons and trainer Nonoy Neri, […]

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Fil-Emirati makes pro boxing debut in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Lightweight prospect Fahad Al Bloushi is in high spirits ahead of his highly-awaited professional debut, determined to make not only the whole Emirati nation proud but the sizeable Filipino community here as well. After all, the 23-year-old Dubai-based starlet is proud of his Filipino heritage as he makes his pro […]

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Ancajas up vs Chilean  in Mexico

BY NICK GIONGCO International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas is making his Mexican debut on Dec. 7. Ancajas, who was supposed to defend the IBF 115-lb crown for the eighth time against Jonathan Rodriguez last Nov. 2 in Carson, California, will now face Miguel Gonzalez of Chile. The fight will serve as the […]

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Despite loss to crafty Japanese foe, Donaire still fulfills vow to kids

Though visibly outgunned by his younger and more powerful Japanese foe, Nonito Donaire stood his ground and showed the world the true essence of bravery in the ring. Ranged against the heavy-handed Naoya Inoue before more than 20,000 fans at Saitama Super Arena in Japan on Thursday, the soon-to-be 37-year-old Donaire was a picture of […]

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Tall order for Donaire vs Japanese star

Nonito Donaire and Japanese star Naoya “Monster” Inoue face off today for the mythical title of world’s best bantamweight and a cool $1-million at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. The Filipino-American is the underdog in the scheduled 12-rounder against the unbeaten Inoue, who packs an 18-0 card with 16 KOs. But Donaire, a four-division […]

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