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Nietes battles Thai for 3rd world crown

Nietes battles Thai for 3rd world crown

Donnie Nietes shoots for immortality tonight when he faces Komgrich Nantapech of Thailand for the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight (112 lbs) crown at the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu City.

With Manny Pacquiao’s fighting days numbered, two-time world champion Gerry Peñalosa believes that the only way interest in Philippine boxing will reach fever pitch again is for the country’s top fighters to square off against each other.

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Casimero relinquishes title, moves up to 115

The trouble making the weight limit of 112 lbs and the desire to take on the marquee names have compelled Johnriel Casimero to relinquish the International Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight crown.

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Even on the local front, personages from professional boxing lashed out at the decision of the AIBA to allow pros to fight in the Olympics, starting with Rio this August, citing the difference in skills and experience and safety as primary reasons for their disapproval.

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Pacquiao pals not in favor of Rio stint

Manny Pacquiao’s colleagues in professional boxing are not sold on the idea of the eight-division champion competing in the upcoming Olympic Games.

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Marlon Tapales, a protégé of Cebu kingmaker Wakee Salud, shoots for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight title on hostile ground on June 17.

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