THE camp of Johnriel Casimero would like to have unbeaten Japanese champion Naoya Inoue in the U.S. first before talks of a reduced purse is discussed.Manny Pacquiao (MP) Promotions president Sean Gibbons said they have to wait for Inoue's ...
Jul 24, 2020
FILIPINO boxer John Moralde is recovering well from COVID-19 and is now spending the final days of his quarantine in Las Vegas, Nevada.The 26-year-old Davao-born fighter caught the virus just days before he was supposed to face ...
Jul 22, 2020
MARK John Yap was supposed to make some buzz as he headlines a Top Rank fight card against three-time world title challenger Miguel Marriaga Friday (Manila time) at the MGM Grand Conference in Las Vegas.The Filipino did, but for the ...
Jul 17, 2020
JOHN Vincent Moralde will be the next Filipino fighter to take his act to Las Vegas as he faces Alexis del Bosque of Mexico in another boxing card promoted by Top Rank.Moralde and Del Bosque tangle in an eight-round, closed- ...
Jul 12, 2020
CHICAGO - John Riel Casimero, the murderous punching WBO bantamweight king known as 'Quadro Alas,' has just been dealt a bad hand.After 120 days of training in the United States in a quest to unify the extremely loaded 118-pound ...
Jul 6, 2020
FIVE months after and $40,000 (around P1.9 million) richer, Mike Plania finally gets reunited with his family.The Filipino fighter is bound for home this weekend (July 3) after being in the US since February, where he and four other ...
Jun 30, 2020
IS 'The Monster' ducking John Riel Casimero?The reigning Filipino World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight champion made the claim after his postponed unification title match against unbeaten Japanese champion Naoya Inoue was moved anew to a possible September or October fight date. ...
Jun 26, 2020
CHICAGO -- As an epidemic lingers and the uncertainty of his sport persists WBO bantamweight champion John Riel Casimero is having random bouts with boredom and melancholy.But the purpose and resolve of this 5-foot-4, 31-year old terminator from Ormoc ...
Jun 25, 2020
MARK Bernaldez hopes to follow the path of fellow SanMan Promotions stablemate Mike Plania when he takes his turn on centerstage next week in Las Vegas, Nevada.Bernaldez faces undefeated American Albert Bell in another Top Rank Promotions boxing card straight from ...
Jun 24, 2020
PBA
KIEFER Ravena was a phenom even at an early age.In a rare tape unearthed by HoopJunkie on Instagram, the then-13-year-old can be seen putting on a dazzling show in Las Vegas that saw him nutmeg a player on ...
Jun 22, 2020
GENERAL Santos City native 'Magic' Mike Plania was supposed to be just a 'warm-up' opponent for American Joshua 'Don't Blink' Greer Jr. Ranked No. 1 by the WBO in the bantamweight division, Greer was already on the precipice of a ...
Jun 18, 2020
MIKE Plania did shock the world after scoring a majority decision win over top bantamweight prospect Joshua Greer inside 'The Bubble' at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time).'Magic Mike' had his punching power in ...
Jun 17, 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
LAS VEGAS - Shakur Stevenson ended the most unusual week of his boxing life with his usual dominance in another victory.Stevenson stopped Felix Caraballo with a body-punch knockdown in the sixth round on Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila time) in the first ...
Jun 10, 2020
JUNIOR lightweight contender Mikaela Mayer has tested positive for COVID-19 and won't fight in the co-main event of Las Vegas' first major boxing card since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.Mayer announced her positive test on ...
Jun 8, 2020
LAS VEGAS - Add boxing to the list of sports on the comeback trail.Promoter Bob Arum said Thursday (Friday, Manila time) he plans to stage a card of five fights on June 9 at the MGM Grand, the first of a series ...
May 22, 2020
HIS hair has obviously grown long during the two-month quarantine.But Jerwin Ancajas, the reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-flyweight champion, makes sure one thing remains the same - his conditioning.The soft-spoken Filipino world titlist has been training and ...
May 16, 2020
NBA
A CITY without an NBA team could end up hosting the playoffs.The NBA is exploring the possibility of holding the postseason in Las Vegas when the league returns from indefinite suspension caused by the coronavirus pandemic.Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated ...
Apr 3, 2020
THE dreaded coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) just kayoed two title fights involving Filipino world champions next month.Top Rank is calling off all scheduled promotions in March and April due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and that includes the International Boxing ...
Mar 17, 2020
NOT even the danger posed by the coronavirus could stop Jerwin Ancajas from staking his International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-flyweight title in the US almost a month from now.Everything is a go for Ancajas and his camp for their scheduled ...
Mar 15, 2020
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