FINALLY, two years of waiting comes to an end for Michael Dasmarinas.The Filipino southpaw gets his long-overdue shot at a world title when he challenges unified bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue on Saturday at the Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas, Nevada ( ...
Jun 19, 2021
LOOKS like there's going to be a get-together among the world's bantamweight champions in Las Vegas over the weekend.Reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) title holder Nonito Donaire travelled all the way to Sin City and will watch unified ...
Jun 18, 2021
A Nonito Donaire-Johnriel Casimero title fight in the horizon?If the stars align, a slambang action could see the two clashing in a unification bout between two Filipinos who also happen to be two of the best bantamweight fighters in the ...
Jun 6, 2021
APPARENTLY, 'The Monster' felt the tremor that shook the bantamweight division on Sunday morning.Unbeaten unified champion Naoya Inoue has taken notice of Nonito Donaire's plan to go after him in a rematch to their 2019 unification title bout.The 38- ...
May 31, 2021
EVEN at this stage in his boxing career, Nonito Donaire Jr never loses sight of his main goal.The ageless Filipino took the first step in his determined bid to become the world undisputed bantamweight champion when he wrested the World Boxing ...
May 30, 2021
JOHNRIEL Casimero had a ready advice for Guillermo Rigondeaux after their unification fight for the world bantamweight championship was made official on Friday."ITS ONNNNN!!! Magsimula ka na mag jogging para ready ka tumakbo sa August," Casimero posted on Twitter page as ...
Apr 16, 2021
PERHAPS Japanese superstar Naoya 'The Monster' Inoue should have nipped the problem that is Johnriel Casimero right in the bud.The unbeaten Inoue, who holds the WBA and IBF bantamweight straps, was supposed to square off with WBO titleholder Casimero in April, ...
Sep 27, 2020
MIKE Plania reopens the door for Philippine sports worldwide in this time of the Covid-19 pandemic as he headlines a Top Rank boxing promotions at the MGM Grand conference on Tuesday in Las Vegas (Wednesday, Manila time).'Magic' Mike faces no. ...
Jun 16, 2020
THERE is no truth to the rumor that WBO bantamweight champion John Riel Casimero has a photo of Godzilla pasted on the punching bag as he trains for his April 25 showdown with WBA-IBF counterpart Naoya 'Monster' Inoue. However, it does ...
Mar 9, 2020
NONITO Donaire Jr. gets his dream fight next as he faces unbeaten champion Naoya Inoue of Japan in the bantamweight final of the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS).Inoue arranged the mega bout after demolishing Emmanuel Rodriguez to wrest the International Boxing ...
May 19, 2019
NONITO Donaire Jr poured out all his frustrations inside the ring and poor Stephon Young had to deal with it.The "Filipino Flash" stopped Young with a sensational one-punch knockout to retain his World Boxing Association bantamweight crown on Saturday at ...
Apr 28, 2019
MMA
SINGAPORE - Filipino fighter Kevin Belingon became the undisputed bantamweight champion after a split decision victory over Brazilian Bibiano Fernandes in ONE Championship: Heart of the Lion on Friday night at Singapore Indoor Stadium.The 31-year old Belingon avenged a stunning one- ...
Nov 9, 2018
IT took Marlon Tapales roughly nine years to win a world boxing title; today he just gave the crown away after being toppled by a phantom foe known only as the "weighing scale."Set to defend the World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight ...
Apr 22, 2017
MMA
MELBOURNE, Australia - For a woman who admits she never needs to work again and is being courted by Hollywood executives, Ronda Rousey has a decidedly modest plan to reward herself if she successfully defends her UFC bantamweight title against Holly Holm on ...
Nov 14, 2015
BANTAMWEIGHT Nesthy Petecio advanced to the semifinals of the Asian Boxing Confederation Asian Women's Championship at the Wulanchabu Sports Gymnasium in China.Petecio, a silver medalist in the 2014 Women's World Championship in Jeju, beat Kawano Sana in her quarterfinal ...
Aug 11, 2015
THE Filipino people served as the biggest inspiration of Nonito Donaire Jr. in his latest conquest inside the ring.The super-bantamweight champion of the world paid tribute to his countrymen upon arrival from the US early Wednesday morning, stressing he just ...
Dec 20, 2012
NONITO Donaire Jr.'s showdown with Mexican Jorge "Travieso" (Menace) Arce was supposed to be just another routine defense of the former's World Boxing Organization (WBO) super bantamweight title. Arce was not seen as a serious threat, what with the belief ...
Dec 17, 2012
HOUSTON - Rare are the fighters who train at nighttime. Count Nonito Donaire Jr. among them.In order to adapt to fight day itself, the reigning super-bantamweight champion of the world held his training sessions at night in the week leading to ...
Dec 14, 2012
HOUSTON - Nonito Donaire Jr. is now a certified boxing superstar.The 'Filipino Flash' is set to receive US$1 million when he squares off with Jorge Arce of Mexico this Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) - easily the biggest purse of his ...
Dec 14, 2012
HOUSTON - Nonito Donaire Jr. doesn't want the pressure to get the better of him as the hopes of the Filipino people now rest on his shoulders following the stunning loss of Manny Pacquiao to Juan Manuel Marquez.Donaire is staking his ...
Dec 12, 2012
NONITO Donaire Jr. the reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) super-bantamweight champion, hopes Mexican slugger Jorge Arce won't price himself out again of a projected December 15 showdown.The boxer considered the best in the 122-lb. division said money issues ...
Oct 23, 2012
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