CHICAGO - After barely working a sweat in his three-round destruction of Duke Micah last September, John Riel Casimero was penciled to defend his WBO bantamweight title this August 14.Against Guillermo Rigondeaux, a 40-year old, past-his-expiration-date former ...
Jun 20, 2021
NOT one to back out from a challenge, Johnriel Casimero was quick to grant the wish of Guillermo Rigondeaux for a title unification bout.His only condition is simple, though. No running."Let's do it. Walang takbuhan," Casimero, who appears to ...
Dec 25, 2020
NEW YORK - Vasyl Lomachenko doesn't just beat fighters. He makes them quit.Even Guillermo Rigondeaux, who had never even lost a fight as a pro."I guess I should change my name now to NoMaschenko," Lomachenko said.Lomachenko won their ...
Dec 10, 2017
BOXING fans get an early holiday gift Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) when two masterful fighters with four Olympic gold medals between them meet in an intriguing 130-pound title bout.The best part? It won't cost them anything over their ...
Dec 8, 2017
NEW YORK - Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux, who both own two Olympic gold medals, will meet Dec. 9 in the latest in a series of Saturday night fights on ESPN.Lomachenko will defend his 130-pound title against Rigondeaux, a defensive specialist ...
Sep 16, 2017
OXNARD, Calif. - Vasyl Lomachenko awakes to California sunshine in his large, sparsely furnished suburban house. He commutes to his boxing gym in a late-model white SUV, cruising past fragrant acres of strawberries, lemons and celery in Ventura County's fertile ...
Aug 4, 2017
CEBU CITY - It only took Nonito Donaire Jr. less than nine minutes to prove he's still a force to be reckoned with in the super-bantamweight division.Now he's calling on all comers who are out to dispute that claim." ...
Apr 24, 2016
NONITO Donaire Jr. hopes to become world champion again by year's end.The 12-round fight between the Filipino and Cesar Juarez of Mexico will now be for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) super-bantamweight title belt that was stripped ...
Dec 10, 2015
DRIAN Francisco failed in his upset bid against unbeaten former world super-bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux, losing a 10-round unanimous decision in the undercard of the Miguel Coto-Canelo Alvarez middleweight championship match at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.The ...
Nov 22, 2015
FORMER unified world super-bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux makes his ring return against a Filipino boxer in the undercard of the Miguel Coto-Canelo Alvarez world middleweight title fight.And his name is not Nonito Donaire Jr.The unbeaten Cuban faces underdog ...
Nov 18, 2015
THEY'RE the latest siblings in Philippine boxing in the mold of the Penalosas, Velascos, and Pacquiaos. And just like their predecessors, they also want to be the best by beating the very best.Jason and Albert Pagara are dreaming of becoming ...
Jun 5, 2014
UNBEATEN Genesis Servania could be in line for a possible title fight against reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) super-bantamweight Guillermo Rigondeaux if he gets past the biggest test of his boxing career this weekend.The 22-year-old Filipino will be ...
Feb 25, 2014
HOUSTON - Guillermo Rigondeaux has all the time in the world to watch potential future opponent Nonito Donaire Jr. fight in the ring on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time) against Mexican Jorge Arce.The reigning World Boxing Association (WBA) super-bantamweight champion will ...
Dec 14, 2012
BOB Arum plans to make reigning super-bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire Jr. even more active in the ring by next year.Following the Filipino's remarkable ninth-round stoppage of Japanese challenger Toshiaki Nishioka to retain his World Boxing Organization (WBO) title, ...
Oct 15, 2012
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