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
CHICAGO - From his cushy confines at room 218, some 19 floors above the towering MGM Grand Garden Hotel in Las Vegas, Jeo Santisima rolled off of bed around noon on Sunday (1 a.m. Monday RP time).He was a little sore. ...
Feb 24, 2020
JOHNRIEL Casimero is leaving no stone unturned in his preparation for the biggest fight of his boxing career.The hard-punching Filipino leaves for the U.S. on Thursday for the start of his eight-week training for his unification title fight ...
Feb 5, 2020
JOHNRIEL Casimero hopes to complete what Nonito Donaire Jr. failed to finish before.Casimero gets a crack at rising undefeated world champion Naoya Inoue of Japan in a bantamweight unification match set on April 25 in Las Vegas.The 12-round fight ...
Jan 24, 2020
IF ever a title fight between Johnriel Casimero and Naoya Inoue is penciled, the handler of the newly crowned Filipino world boxing champion sees the bout being held in either Las Vegas or Los Angeles.Manny Pacquiao International Promotions president Sean Gibbons ...
Dec 17, 2019
JUAN Miguel Elorde tries to carve his own boxing niche when he vies in his first ever world title fight this Sunday (Manila time), more than half a century since his legendary grandfather became a celebrated world champion himself.The 32-year- ...
Sep 12, 2019
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