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Donaire ready for WBC title showdown in Carson City

CEBU CITY Philippines— Four-division world champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. and the reigning WBC world bantamweight champion Nordine Oubaali of France successfully passed the official weigh-in in Carson City, California for their much-awaited world title showdown tomorrow May 29, 2021 (May 30 Manila time).  Both boxers displayed tremendous discipline and dedication as they […] The post Donaire ready for WBC title showdown in Carson City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 29th, 2021

Almacen, the fourth Pinoy boxer to lose in South Africa in a month

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Not less than a day after Joey Canoy lost to Nhlanhla Tyirha for the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) Inter-continental light flyweight title, another Filipino boxer faltered in South Africa. Jonathan “Pretty Boy” Almacen lost to two-division world champion Hekkie “The Hexecutioner” Budler for the World Boxing Council (WBC) silver light flyweight […] The post Almacen, the fourth Pinoy boxer to lose in South Africa in a month appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2021

Cebuano boxer, sparring partner of many world champions, dreams of being a world champion one day 

CEBU CITY, Philippines — If anyone out there has tremendous knowledge and experience in boxing at a very young age, it is the undefeated Cebuano ring warrior Kevin Jake “KJ” Cataraja.  At 26, Cataraja may not have fought for a world title either against a world champion, but the pride of Tabuelan town, northwest Cebu, […] The post Cebuano boxer, sparring partner of many world champions, dreams of being a world champion one day  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2021

How series & lsquo;Almost Paradise& rsquo; put Philippines on world map

ABS-CBN and Electric Entertainment’s historic crime drama series Almost Paradise overflows with Pinoy pride as it continues to champion Filipino talent in its last two weeks on Kapamilya Channel and A2Z.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2021

KCS owner to use VisMin Super Cup prize money for players’ salaries

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Ricky Verdida, the team owner of the KCS Computer Specialists-Mandaue City, the newly-crowned Visayas leg champions of the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup, plans to use the P500,000 champion’s purse for the salary of his players and staff. According to Verdida, their P500,000 prize courtesy of Chooks-to-Go will be used for […] The post KCS owner to use VisMin Super Cup prize money for players’ salaries appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2021

VisMin Super Cup champion to get P500K prize — Chooks-to-Go owner

CEBU CITY, Philippines— True to his unparalleled support in local sports, renowned sports patron Ronald Mascariñas of the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas puts a whopping P500,000 purse for the winner of tonight’s Do-or-Die game in the Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup finals series between the KCS Computer Specialists-Mandaue City and the MJAS Zenith Talisay City Aquastars at the […] The post VisMin Super Cup champion to get P500K prize — Chooks-to-Go owner appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 9th, 2021

Nietes might fight again in September –trainer

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As he continues to ascend in the latest 115lbs division rankings, the longest-reigning Filipino boxing world champion, Donnie “Ahas” Nietes might start training next month for a possible fight in September. Nietes’ trusted trainer, Edmund Villamor told CDN Digital that his prized ward is currently enjoying his much-deserved break after winning […] The post Nietes might fight again in September –trainer appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 29th, 2021

Keeping our athletes strong

Jeaneth Aro is a very busy woman. She is the nutritionist of IBF world super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas, WBC Asia featherweight champion Mark Magsayo, Asian Tour golfer Miguel Tabuena, the Philippine taekwondo team, the Association of Boxing Alliances of the Philippines, TNT Tropang Giga, and Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2021

Casimero-Rigondeaux dream unification bout set for Aug. 14 in the US

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After all the trash-talking and saber-rattling on social media, the much-anticipated unification bout between reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight champion Johnriel “Quadro Alas” Casimero and WBA world bantamweight king Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux will finally happen on August 14 in the United States. The 32-year old Casimero of Ormoc City and […] The post Casimero-Rigondeaux dream unification bout set for Aug. 14 in the US appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 17th, 2021

Boxing experts’ take on who Ancajas should fight next

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Local boxing experts have contrasting opinions on who the reigning IBF world junior bantamweight champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas will face next after his successful title defense on Sunday, April 11, 2021, in Uncasville, Connecticut, USA.  Ancajas has now successfully defended his world title nine successive times after beating Jonathan Rodriguez […] The post Boxing experts’ take on who Ancajas should fight next appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2021

Ancajas, IBF super fly champ, ready to rumble with Mexican foe

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) world super flyweight champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas successfully hurdled the test in the official weigh-in to schedule his long-awaited title defense against Jonathan Rodriguez of Mexico tomorrow in Uncasville, Connecticut, USA. The 29-year old Ancajas, one of the four remaining Filipino boxing world champions, […] The post Ancajas, IBF super fly champ, ready to rumble with Mexican foe appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2021

Home Base to champion Filipino athletes, coaches abroad

Philstar.com's newest show "Home Base" tackles just that as we invite some of the best and brightest Filipino (and Filipino-Foreign) athletes and coaches from all over the world to talk about their achievements, as well as their roots to the Philippines and its sporting community......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

Belano, Ty rule Cepca Easter Sunday online blitz tourney 

CEBU CITY, Philippines—- Former national age-group chess tournament champion Kristina Belano and veteran wood pusher Jimmy Ty Jr. topped their respective categories in the Cebu Executives and Professionals Chess Association (Cepca) Easter Sunday Online Blitz Tournament last April 4, 2021.  The 13-year old varsity chess player of the University of San Jose-Recoletos scored a total […] The post Belano, Ty rule Cepca Easter Sunday online blitz tourney  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 5th, 2021

Donaire to face reigning WBC world bantamweight champ Oubaali

CEBU CITY, Philippines—After withdrawing from his a bout with Emmanuel Rodriguez for testing positive for COVID-19, four-division world champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. is set to return to action on May 29, 2021 as he faces reigning WBC world bantamweight champion Nordine Oubaali. The fight was rescheduled on the Showtime Network, although the venue […] The post Donaire to face reigning WBC world bantamweight champ Oubaali appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 5th, 2021

Nietes dominates Colombian foe, wrests WBO Int’l Super Flyweight belt

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After a two-year and three-month hiatus, Donnie “Ahas” Nietes made an empathic comeback by wresting the World Boxing Organization (WBO) international super flyweight title in dominating fashion against Colombian Pablo “Trencito” Carillo on April 4, 2021, at the Caesar’s Palace Rotunda in Dubai, UAE. The longest-reigning Filipino boxing world champion and […] The post Nietes dominates Colombian foe, wrests WBO Int’l Super Flyweight belt appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 4th, 2021

Nietes, Carillo promise exciting April 3 fight in Dubai

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Four division world champion and longest-reigning Filipino boxing world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes and his opponent, Pablo Carillo of Colombia displayed mutual respect from each other after they faced personally for the first time before their fight tomorrow (April 3, 2021) in Dubai, UAE. Nietes will end his two-year hiatus by […] The post Nietes, Carillo promise exciting April 3 fight in Dubai appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2021

Edmund Villamor says Nietes is well-prepared vs Colombian foe

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Veteran boxing trainer Edmund Villamor, the trusted cornerman of four-division world champion and longest-reigning Filipino boxing world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes, assured Filipino boxing fans that his ward is well-prepared for his April 3 comeback fight in Dubai, UAE. Nietes is scheduled to fight Colombian Pablo “El Trencido” Carillo for the […] The post Edmund Villamor says Nietes is well-prepared vs Colombian foe appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 31st, 2021

WBA, IBF champ Inoue to fight IBO champ Dasmariñas in June

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Boxing fans from all over the world will get a different showdown than what they expected. This after, the unbeaten WBA and IBF world bantamweight champion Naoya “Monster” Inoue won’t be facing Filipino WBO world bantamweight champion Johnriel “Quadro Alas” Casimero.  Instead, Inoue will be facing an unfamiliar Filipino boxing contender in […] The post WBA, IBF champ Inoue to fight IBO champ Dasmariñas in June appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 27th, 2021

Locsin defends, honors Pacquiao

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Thursday came to the defense of Senator Manny Pacquiao after the eight-time world boxing champion was criticized by retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio for lacking the competence to become president of the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 25th, 2021

Manila, Caloocan win in Armageddon to advance to PCAP semis

The best chess teams in the entire archipelago are duking it out for the right and historic opportunity to be the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines’ first ever champion......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 25th, 2021