THEY went by different nicknames - 'Ahas,' 'The Dream,' 'Zorro,' and 'Prince,' to name a few - but once inside the boxing ring they flaunted the same characteristic: fearless.For thirty-five years, ALA Boxing Promotions was virtually a factory of boxers. What made ...
Aug 24, 2020
THE COVID-19 pandemic just knocked out ALA Boxing.For so long the country's leading boxing promotion, the Cebu-based stable that has been home to former world champions Donnie 'Ahas' Nietes and Milan Melindo, along with world title challengers Rey &# ...
Aug 18, 2020
DONNIE Nietes wants to take his sweet time and enjoy the remaining holiday season shortly after becoming a world champion again on Monday night.His eyes sparkled though, when asked what lies ahead for him in 2019.The 36-year-old Nietes ...
Jan 1, 2019
DONNIE 'Ahas' Nietes goes for broke on New Year's Eve when he vies for the vacant World Boxing Organization super-flyweight title against Kazuto Ioka of Japan.The 36-year-old Filipino slugs it out with his younger Japanese ...
Dec 30, 2018
DONNIE Nietes wouldn't be spending Christmas time in the country. Well, at least the remaining part of it.The 36-year-old Filipino and his small entourage is set to leave for Macau 12 p.m. of Dec. 25, barely a ...
Dec 24, 2018
NOW Donnie Nietes gets to experience what the great Manny Pacquiao went through six years ago.The camp of the three-time world champion believed Nietes was denied of his due after his World Boxing Organization (WBO) super-flyweight title fight against ...
Sep 9, 2018
EVEN the camp of challenger Jonas Sultan noticed early in his world title fight against Jerwin Ancajas what was obvious to the naked eye - the champion didn't look as good as advertised.Edito Villamor, lead trainer of the 26-year-old ...
May 31, 2018
LOS ANGELES - For Jonas Sultan, there were no excuses. The champion was the better fighter.Sultan admitted being on the losing end of the historic title fight he had against Jerwin Ancajas, who retained his International Boxing Federation super-flyweight crown behind ...
May 28, 2018
FRESNO, CALIFORNIA - Challenger Jonas Sultan and his team is not at all concerned with the wealth of experience champion Jerwin Ancajas will be bringing with him to their 12-round world title fight this Saturday at the Save Mart Center here.Sultan ...
May 23, 2018
REDONDO BEACH, CALIFORNIA - Jonas Sultan found Sunday the perfect time to rest less than a week before his attempt at winning a first-ever world championship.The challenger to Jerwin Ancajas' International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-flyweight throne spent the entire day ...
May 21, 2018
LOS ANGELES - Expect Jonas Sultan not to extend any royal treatment to world champion Jerwin Ancajas.Like in his fights against former title holders Johnriel Casimero and Sonny Boy Jaro before him, Sultan has no plan to defer to Ancajas when they ...
May 20, 2018
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Anytime now Jonas Sultan is ready to go toe-to-toe with super-flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas.The 26-year-old challenger is in excellent condition for his title fight against Ancajas in Fresno, California that he's prepared ...
May 19, 2018
JONAS Sultan arrived in Los Angeles on Saturday morning for the final phase of his training for a shot at a first ever world championship.The Filipino challenger to compatriot Jerwin Ancajas' International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-flyweight title left Manila on ...
May 5, 2018
WHETHER he fights Jerwin Ancaajas next week or next month, he doesn't care. Jonas Sultan has long been ready for this chance of a lifetime.Trainer Edito 'Ala' Villamor said the 26-year-old Sultan is looking forward to his historic ...
Mar 14, 2018
JONAS Sultan's camp said the up and coming fighter is ready to take on Jerwin Ancajas if the mandatory challenge for his compatriot's International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-flyweight title is given the green light in June.Trainer ...
Feb 19, 2018
AFTER Jerwin Ancajas, it's Donnie Nietes' turn to take the limelight two weeks from now.The resident star of Cebu-based ALA boxing stable stakes his International Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight crown against Juan Carlos Reveco of Argentina on Feb. 24 ...
Feb 6, 2018
THE camp of former world champion Milan Melindo is open to holding a rematch against unified light-flyweight champion Ryoichi Taguchi of Japan.Trainer Edito 'Ala' Villamor said the 29-year-old stalwart of Cebu-based ALA Promotions is definitely raring to ...
Jan 12, 2018
MAKING excuses is not part of Milan Melindo's act.The camp of the former International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior flyweight champion admitted Ryoichi Taguchi got the better of the Filipino in a unanimous decision win on Sunday in their unification title ...
Jan 1, 2018
THERE will be no holiday binge for reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) light-flyweight champion Milan Melindo as he's set for a unification match with World Boxing Association (WBA) counterpart Ryoichi Taguchi on New Year's eve in Tokyo, Japan.The ...
Dec 21, 2017
MILAN Melindo was ready to go 12 full rounds against Akira Yaegashi, so it came as a surprise to him and his team that their world title fight on Sunday night didn't even last three minutes.The 29-year-old Filipino ...
May 22, 2017
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