Wenceslao pulls out of Engkwentro 9, to fight for WBF title in South Africa

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Rodel “The Hulk” Wenceslao the hard-hitting welterweight prospect of the ARQ Boxing Stable is pulling out from his scheduled bout in the “Engkwentro 9” fight card on March 24, 2023, in Talisay City. This was after he accepted a bigger offer to fight in South Africa. The 29-year-old Wenceslao will fight […] The post Wenceslao pulls out of Engkwentro 9, to fight for WBF title in South Africa appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerMar 9th, 2023

Rodel “The Hulk” Wenceslao in good shape as he prepares for April 30 fight vs South African foe

CEBU CITY, Philippines— ARQ Boxing Stable’s Rodel “The Hulk” Wenceslao has been training for over four months heading into one of his biggest fights abroad. The 30-year-old welterweight from Kananga, Leyte and who is based in Cebu is scheduled to fight South African Mziwoxolo Ndwayana for the World Boxing Federation (WBF) Inter-Continental welterweight title on […] The post Rodel “The Hulk” Wenceslao in good shape as he prepares for April 30 fight vs South African foe appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2023

Engkwentro 8: OPBF champ Gabunilas to fight former flyweight champ Espinas in non-title bout

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The ARQ Boxing Stable stalwarts are ready to rumble for the “Engwkentro 8” fight card on Dec. 20, 2022, at the San Fernando sports complex in south Cebu.  ARQ’s strength and conditioning trainer, Roger Potot told CDN Digital that his wards headed by one of their banner boxers, John Paul “The […] The post Engkwentro 8: OPBF champ Gabunilas to fight former flyweight champ Espinas in non-title bout appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2022

PMI Bohol’s Amparo gears up for first fight abroad

CEBU CITY, Philippines—PMI Bohol Boxing Stable’s Jake “El Bambino” Amparo will fight in hostile territory as he faces unbeaten African Mthokozisi Ngxaka in a non-title bout on October 23, 2022, (October 24, Manila Time) at the Premier Hotel EL ICC in East London, South Africa.  This will be the first time the 25-year-old Amparo of […] The post PMI Bohol’s Amparo gears up for first fight abroad appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2022

Apolinario now in South Africa for first fight abroad

CEBU CITY, Philippines—World-rated Dave “Dobermann” Apolinario and his team arrived in East London, South Africa for his July 29, 2022 bout against African Gideon Buthelezi for the vacant International Boxing Organization (IBO) world flyweight title. Apolinario was accompanied in South Africa by his trainers, his manager Jim Claude “JC” Manangquil of Sanman Boxing Gym, and […] The post Apolinario now in South Africa for first fight abroad appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 27th, 2022

Azarcon’s world title fight moved

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Clyde Azarcon of the Big Yellow Boxing Gym has to be extra patient after his much-awaited world title shot in South Africa originally scheduled on June 27, 2021, for the vacant World Boxing Foundation (WBF) world minimumweight title was rescheduled due to COVID-19 concerns. The 26-year old Azarcon, a native of […] The post Azarcon’s world title fight moved appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Paradero scares off foe

Bukidnon contender Robert (Inggo) Paradero was supposed to face Thembelani Okolo for the vacant World Boxing Federation strawweight (or minimumweight) title in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, on June 27 but it was announced the other day that another Filipino Clyde Azarcon has been picked to fight the hometowner instead......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 30th, 2021

Trainer says Araneta is ready for South Africa fight

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Omega Boxing Gym’s top gun, Christian “The Bomb” Araneta and his trainer Julius Erving Junco are set to leave for London, South Africa on Friday, April 9, 2021, for his world-title eliminator fight against African Sevinathi Nontshinga. The 26-year-old Araneta, the pride of Borbon town, northern Cebu, recently wrapped up his smooth and […] The post Trainer says Araneta is ready for South Africa fight appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

‘Blew me off court’: Djokovic suffers heaviest loss to lucky loser Sonego in Vienna

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego during their quarter-final match of the ATP tennis tournament in Vienna, Austria, on October 30, 2020. (Photo by GEORG HOCHMUTH / APA / AFP) / Austria OUT Novak Djokovic suffered his heaviest ever defeat in a three-set match on Friday when he was knocked out of the Vienna ATP tournament by lucky loser Lorenzo Sonego, stalling his bid to wrap up the year-end world number one ranking for a sixth time. Italian Sonego, ranked 42 and who had intially lost in qualifying last weekend, is the first lucky loser ever to beat Djokovic. His 6-2, 6-1 quarterfinal stunner was 33-year-old Djokovic’s heaviest ever defeat. The only other time the Serb had won just three games was at the 2005 Australian Open at the hands of Marat Safin in a best-of-five set encounter. “He just blew me off the court, that’s all,” Djokovic told  “He was better in every segment of the game. It was a pretty bad match from my side, but amazing from his side.  “He definitely deserved this result,” added the Serb star who was playing his first tournament since his Roland Garros final defeat to Rafal Nadal three weeks ago. Friday’s defeat means Djokovic will have to wait a little longer before he completes the formality of equalling Pete Sampras’s all-time record of ending the season top of the rankings for a sixth time. “For sure it’s the best victory of my life. Novak is the best in the world. Today I played so, so good,” Sonego said. “It’s unbelievable. It’s amazing. I played the best match in my life. I’m so happy for this.” Sonego fired 26 winners past the Serb who lost for only the third time in 2020. Djokovic, a 17-time major champion, managed just seven winners against 25 unforced errors. Sonego goes on to face either Britain’s Dan Evans or Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria for a place in the final. Second seed and defending champion Dominic Thiem also lost Friday, going down 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 to Russian world number eight Andrey Rublev. Rublev hit 30 winners past the US Open champion and goes on to face South Africa’s Kevin Anderson for a place in the final. “I came here with the mood that I have nothing to lose,” said Rublev who is chasing a fifth title of the year. “I had already a really great season. I came here with zero expectations, just wanting to do my best. To try to fight every match. At the end, I am here in the semi-finals.” Anderson made the semifinals by accounting for Russian fourth seed Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 7-6 (7/5). It was 2018 champion Anderson’s first top 10 win in two years......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2020

G20 to the last mile

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. These two words capture a deep philosophy: The world is one family. This is an all-embracing outlook that encourages us to progress as one universal family, transcending borders, languages and ideologies. During India’s G20 presidency, this has translated into a call for human-centric progress. As one Earth, we are coming together to nurture our planet. As one family, we support each other in the pursuit of growth. And we move together toward a shared future — one future — which is an undeniable truth in these interconnected times. The post-pandemic world order is very different from the world before it. There are three important changes, among others. There is a growing realization that a shift away from a GDP-centric view of the world to a human-centric view is needed. The world is recognizing the importance of resilience and reliability in global supply chains. There is a collective call for boosting multilateralism through the reform of global institutions. Our G20 presidency has played the role of a catalyst in these shifts. In December 2022, when we took over the presidency from Indonesia, I had written that a mindset shift must be catalyzed by the G20. This was especially needed in the context of mainstreaming the marginalized aspirations of developing countries, the Global South and Africa. The Voice of Global South Summit in January 2023, which witnessed participation from 125 countries, was one of the foremost initiatives under our presidency. It was an important exercise to gather inputs and ideas from the global South. Further, our presidency has not only seen the largest-ever participation from African countries but has also pushed for the inclusion of the African union as a permanent member of the G20. An interconnected world means our challenges across domains are interlinked. This is the midway year of the 2030 agenda and many are noting with great concern that the progress on SDGs is off-track. The G20 2023 Action Plan on Accelerating Progress on SDGs will spearhead the future direction of the G20 toward implementing SDGs. In India, living in harmony with nature has been a norm since ancient times and we have been contributing our share toward climate action even in modern times. Many countries of the global South are at various stages of development and climate action must be a complementary pursuit. Ambitions for climate action must be matched with actions on climate finance and transfer of technology. We believe there is a need to move away from a purely restrictive attitude of what should not be done, to a more constructive attitude focusing on what can be done to fight climate change. The Chennai High-Level Principles for a Sustainable and Resilient Blue Economy focus on keeping our oceans healthy. A global ecosystem for clean and green hydrogen will emerge from our presidency, along with a Green Hydrogen Innovation Center. In 2015, we launched the International Solar Alliance. Now, through the Global Biofuels Alliance, we will support the world to enable energy transitions in tune with the benefits of a circular economy. Democratizing climate action is the best way to impart momentum to the movement. Just as individuals make daily decisions based on their long-term health, they can make lifestyle decisions based on the impact on the planet’s long-term health. Just like Yoga became a global mass movement for wellness, we have also nudged the world with Lifestyles for Sustainable Environment. Due to the impact of climate change, ensuring food and nutritional security will be crucial. Millets, or Shree Anna, can help with this while also boosting climate-smart agriculture. In the International Year of Millets, we have taken millets to global palates. The Deccan High Level Principles on Food Security and Nutrition is also helpful in this direction. Technology is transformative but it also needs to be made inclusive. In the past, the benefits of technological advancements have not benefited all sections of society equally. India, over the last few years, has shown how technology can be leveraged to narrow inequalities, rather than widen them. For instance, the billions across the world that remain unbanked, or lack digital identities, can be financially included through digital public infrastructure. The solutions we have built using our DPI have now been recognized globally. Now, through the G20, we will help developing countries adapt, build, and scale DPI to unlock the power of inclusive growth. That India is the fastest-growing large economy is no accident. Our simple, scalable and sustainable solutions have empowered the vulnerable and the marginalized to lead our development story. From space to sports, economy to entrepreneurship, Indian women have taken the lead in various sectors. They have shifted the narrative from the development of women to women-led development. Our G20 presidency is working on bridging the gender digital divide, reducing labor force participation gaps and enabling a larger role for women in leadership and decision-making. For India, the G20 presidency is not merely a high-level diplomatic endeavor. As the Mother of Democracy and a model of diversity, we opened the doors of this experience to the world. Today, accomplishing things at scale is a quality that is associated with India. The G20 presidency is no exception. It has become a people-driven movement. Over 200 meetings will have been organized in 60 Indian cities across the length and breadth of our nation, hosting nearly 100,000 delegates from 125 countries by the end of our term. No Presidency has ever encompassed such a vast and diverse geographical expanse. It is one thing to hear about India’s demography, democracy, diversity and development from someone else. It is totally different to experience them first-hand. I am sure our G20 delegates would vouch for this. Our G20 presidency strives to bridge divides, dismantle barriers, and sow seeds of collaboration that nourish a world where unity prevails over discord, where shared destiny eclipses isolation. As the G20 president, we had pledged to make the global table larger, ensuring that every voice is heard and every country contributes. I am positive that we have matched our pledge with actions and outcomes. The post G20 to the last mile appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 8th, 2023

Five things to know about BRICS

The BRICS countries, an acronym of the five members Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, meet for three days for a summit in Johannesburg starting Tuesday. Representing 23 percent of the world's gross domestic product (GDP) and 42 percent of the world's population, they are seeking to dull Western economic domination in global affairs. Here are some facts and figures about the BRICS: A new world order? A group of emerging economies, it was formally launched in 2009 and it meets yearly at a summit hosted in rotation by one of the member countries. The meetings aim to assert their position, particularly in relation to the United States and the European Union. It promotes the recognition of a multipolar global order with economic and political balance, with the aim of breaking away from organizations formed in the post-World War II era, such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Aspirants The bloc whose economic growth is mainly driven by China and India, is now open to expansion. Twenty-three candidates have applied to join the BRICS, and an almost similar number have expressed an interest - among them Argentina, Ethiopia, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. One of the attractions of the group is the New Development Bank, created in 2015 with the aim of offering an alternative to the World Bank and the IMF. The Shanghai-headquartered bank has since invested $30 billion in infrastructure development projects in member states and other developing economies. The Putin dilemma Preparations for the summit saw diplomatic tensions rise on the global stage after host President Cyril Ramaphosa invited Russia's President Vladimir Putin who is the target of an International Criminal Court (ICC) arrest warrant over the war in Ukraine. Following months of speculation, Pretoria finally said Putin will attend the summit via video link. South Africa, whose ruling ANC party forged relations with Moscow during the Cold War, when the Soviet Union backed its fight against apartheid, has refused to condemn Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Down with the dollar The five countries account for 18 percent of international trade, the majority of which is transacted in dollars. Critical of the greenback's predominance in world trade, one of their goals is to free themselves from the dollar. The bloc supports the increased use of members' national currencies for trade and the introduction of a common payment system in the long term. Brazil and China earlier this year signed a bilateral agreement to settle their trade in their local currencies. University rankings A meeting of BRICS education ministers last month announced their intention to create their own international university rankings. Moscow believes that Russian universities are being excluded from existing international rankings for political reasons. The post Five things to know about BRICS appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 20th, 2023

Vivamax marks streaming milestone

Launched in 2021, the video platform Vivamax has reached seven million subscribers, making it the indisputable number one over-the-top (OTT) service in the Philippines. The journey to seven million has been nothing short of phenomenal. It is also trailblazing — a path into the future with its foray into the streaming business. Since its launch, it took only eight months to reach one million subscribers. In May 2023 the seven-million mark was breached. With one new title coming every week, Vivamax now has 408 titles in its catalog. It has solidified its reputation as the go-to platform for compelling content geared towards mature audiences. These titles can now be streamed in more than 100 countries and territories in Asia, the Middle East, North America, Europe, Oceania, Africa, Central and South America. With these two individual streaming platforms, Viva further establishes its hold in the local video streaming industry. In February, Viva proudly introduced Viva One, which provides more wholesome content for families and the general audience. It garnered 500,000 subscribers three months after its launch. Soon, it will have its standalone app for easier download and subscription. The platform is a treasure trove of classic Viva titles and is also set to produce a slew of new content. The first of the six books included in the phenomenal university series on Wattpad, The Rain in España, is currently streaming on the platform. The series launched Viva’s new love team, Heaven Peralejo and Marco Gumabao. Other upcoming titles are Deadly Love, starring award-winning actress Jaclyn Jose with Gumabao, McCoy de Leon and Louise Reyes; and Roadkillers, top-billed by the MMFF Best Actress for Deleter Nadine Lustre. The post Vivamax marks streaming milestone appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 14th, 2023

World title showdown between Suganob, Nontshinga rescheduled to a later date 

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The world title showdown between the reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) world junior flyweight champion Sivenathi Nontshinga of South Africa and Boholano mandatory challenger Regie Suganob has been rescheduled to July 2 from June 16, 2023, in East London, South Africa. Rumble Africa Promotions, the official boxing outfit that promotes the […] The post World title showdown between Suganob, Nontshinga rescheduled to a later date  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2023

Facing unprecedented fire season, Canada confronts logistical challenge

Larger and more powerful wildfires than ever have scorched millions of hectares of Canadian forests and displaced tens of thousands of residents. With so many fires out of control and no relief in sight, the nation is facing a logistical nightmare. After an early start, it is on course to be the worst wildfire season on record as hot, dry conditions are forecast to continue through August. "The distribution of fires from coast to coast this year is unusual," said Michael Norton, an official with Canada's Natural Resources ministry. "At this time of year, fires usually occur only on one side of the country at a time, most often in the West." But in the last month fires have erupted in almost every province across Canada. As a consequence, Canada has had to juggle resources and call in reinforcements from abroad, including more than 1,000 firefighters from Australia, the United States, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, France, Spain and Portugal. How is the fight to tame fires organized? Canada's 10 provinces are each responsible for managing wildfires, with help from the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre. Alberta, Nova Scotia and Quebec have also asked Ottawa to send in the military. Additionally, 1,000 new firefighters are being trained to deploy this summer, and the military's firefighting capabilities are being expanded. They face an arduous task: "When a big fire is burning, it is impossible for the firefighters to make a direct attack," explains Marc-Andre Parisien, a specialist in fire risk management. And then "sending water bombers to douse flames 30 meters high is like spitting on a campfire, it is ineffective," he said. One solution is to use controlled burns to halt advancing blazes, but with big fires, "only a big rain" will extinguish them. What are the logistical challenges? Quebec notably has struggled to fight all of the many fires burning in the province at once, due to a lack of resources. "With the current hands, we can fight about 40 fires at a time, but 150 fires are burning," Quebec Premier Francois Legault told a news conference this week. The focus has been to try to save lives and the mostly urban properties under threat. Canada has an aging fleet of 55 water bomber aircraft. "But it's getting more and more difficult to maintain them due to the age of this fleet," which is now 50 years old, said John Gradek, head of McGill University's aviation management program. With half of the fleet in poor condition, and with more extreme weather expected in the years to come, another 75 water bombers are urgently needed, he estimated. How do you prepare for new normal? In a typical year, about 7,500 wildfires burn more than 2.5 million hectares of forests in Canada. So far this year, 2,293 fires have already burned more than 3.8 million hectares. The amount of burned forest area is projected to double by 2050. Wildfires researcher Yan Boulanger noted, "for each degree increase in temperature in the boreal forest, expect the size of fires to triple." Canada is warming faster than the rest of the planet, according to climatologists. This May was one of the warmest on record. And eastern Canada sweltered under an early heatwave in June. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has acknowledged: "Our resources are stretched." "There is no doubt that in coming years we will have to reflect seriously on how we can equip ourselves to deal with this new reality. We will be facing more and more extreme weather events," he said. Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair said Canada is looking to acquire additional equipment and water bombers. Parliament is also considering upping tax credits for volunteer firefighters to entice more to join their ranks. An estimated 15,000 more are needed. Many experts also called for updated building codes for rural construction -- requiring fire-proof roofs on cottages, for example -- and even planting less-flammable trees. "You need to have a buffer zone between the wooded area and your town site. And so if a fire starts raging, it'll run out of fuel by the time it gets to your front porch," said climatologist Dave Phillips. Ottawa is also tapping Indigenous knowledge and practices used to fight wildfires for millennia. The post Facing unprecedented fire season, Canada confronts logistical challenge appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 9th, 2023

All systems go for Paradero vs Mama bout in South Cotabato

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The battle of ex-world title challengers is officially a go as Jayson “Smasher” Mama and Robert “Kapitan Inggo” Paradero both passed the mandatory weigh-in on Monday at the Sanman Boxing Gym in General Santos City.  Mama and Paradero, both tipped the weighing scales exactly at 112 pounds.  Both well known boxers will fight […] The post All systems go for Paradero vs Mama bout in South Cotabato appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2023

Wenceslao to fight Korean boxer for WBC Asia Silver Welterweight belt

CEBU CITY, Philippines — ARQ Boxing Stable’s lone welterweight prospect, Rodel “The Hulk” Wenceslao fights Korean Yoo Sub Shin in Yang Ju City, South Korea June 3, 2023.  This will be Wenceslao’s fourth time fighting abroad, and first time to fight in South Korea. At stake is the World Boxing Council (WBC) Asia Silver welterweight […] The post Wenceslao to fight Korean boxer for WBC Asia Silver Welterweight belt appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 25th, 2023

Air strikes shake Khartoum as Sudan rivals agree 1-week ceasefire

Air strikes and artillery exchanges shook the Sudanese capital Saturday and armed men ransacked the Qatari embassy as the country's warring generals kept up their struggle for control even as they agreed to a brief humanitarian pause. With heavy fighting raging in Khartoum, the rival sides struck a deal on a seven-day ceasefire beginning the evening of May 22, the United States and Saudi Arabia said Saturday in a joint statement after talks in Jeddah. The ceasefire "shall remain in effect for seven days and may be extended with the agreement of both parties," it said. Multiple announced truces have been violated since fighting broke out five weeks ago, which the Saudi foreign ministry acknowledged in a statement published by the official Saudi Press Agency early Sunday. "Unlike previous ceasefires, the Agreement reached in Jeddah was signed by the parties and will be supported by a US-Saudi and international-supported ceasefire monitoring mechanism," it said. It said subsequent talks "will focus on additional steps necessary to improve security and humanitarian conditions for civilians such as vacating forces from urban centers, including civilian homes, accelerating removal of impediments to the free movement of civilians and humanitarian actors, and enabling public servants to resume their regular duties." The power struggle between regular army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and his former deputy-turned-rival Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, who heads the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, erupted into fighting on April 15. The conflict has killed hundreds of people, most of them civilians, and displaced more than one million. The United Nations has warned of a fast-deteriorating humanitarian situation in Africa's third-largest country, where one in three people already relied on aid before the war. Saturday's ceasefire announcement comes two weeks after representatives of the warring generals first gathered in Jeddah for talks. By May 11 they had signed a commitment to respect humanitarian principles and allow in badly needed aid. But UN aid chief Martin Griffiths told AFP on Thursday that there had been "important and egregious" violations of that agreement, which fell short of a ceasefire. On Friday, Burhan sacked Daglo, giving his title of vice president of the ruling Sovereign Council to former rebel leader Malik Agar, and appointed three allies to top jobs in the military. A former rebel leader who signed a peace deal with Khartoum authorities in 2020, Agar said in a statement Saturday he was determined to try to "end the war" and press for negotiations. He also addressed Daglo directly saying "Sudan's stability can only be re-established by a professional and unified army". Integration of the RSF into the regular armed forces has been the main bone of contention between Daglo and Burhan. The force, which traces its origins to the notorious Janjaweed militia recruited in the early 2000s to crush a rebellion by ethnic minority groups in Darfur, is highly mobile but has a reputation for being ill-disciplined. Its fighters have been accused of widespread break-ins and looting, including at diplomatic missions and aid group offices. On Saturday, Qatar's embassy was the latest diplomatic mission to be attacked, drawing condemnation from Doha. "The embassy staff had previously been evacuated and... none of the diplomats or embassy staff were subjected to any harm," the ministry said. It renewed calls for "an immediate halt to the fighting". Qatar did not specifically identify Daglo's RSF as responsible but a statement from the pro-Burhan authorities put the blame squarely on the paramilitaries. The embassies of Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey have also come under assault in recent weeks. Saturday's attack came a day after Arab leaders meeting at a summit in Saudi Arabia urged Sudan's feuding generals to halt the fighting. Although the main fighting is being played out in Khartoum, the violence has also spread to the war-ravaged western region of Darfur, where the RSF has its roots. In South Darfur capital Nyala, fighting since Thursday has killed 22 people forcing civilians to flee for safer areas as shells crash on their homes, the bar association in Darfur has said. On Friday, the UN aid boss Griffith said he was allocating $22 million in emergency funds to help Sudanese fleeing the violence. The funds will help relief efforts in Chad, the Central African Republic, Egypt, and South Sudan where Sudanese have sought refuge, he said. The United States promised $103 million for Sudan and neighboring countries to support displaced people. The post Air strikes shake Khartoum as Sudan rivals agree 1-week ceasefire appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 21st, 2023

Piala, Alberca make weight, ready to fight in Engkwentro 10 mainer in San Fernando 

CEBU CITY, Philippines — ARQ Boxing Stable’s Rodex “War Machine” Piala and Alan Alberca are ready to trade leathers in the main event of “Engkwentro 10” of the ARQ Sports after passing the official weigh-in on Friday.  The non-title bout is scheduled for 10 rounds will be held at the San Fernando Municipal Sports Complex, […] The post Piala, Alberca make weight, ready to fight in Engkwentro 10 mainer in San Fernando  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 21st, 2023

Engkwentro 9: Confident Gabunilas promises entertaining fight against Indonesia foe

CEBU CITY, Philippines —ARQ Boxing Stable’s John Paul “Angas ng Cebu” Gabunilas promises a highly-entertaining fight against Indonesian Wandi Priman Hulu in the main event of “Engkwentro 9” fight card tomorrow, March 24, at the Talisay City sports complex, south Cebu. Gabunilas, one of ARQ’s banner boxers, expressed his confidence in winning the bout in […] The post Engkwentro 9: Confident Gabunilas promises entertaining fight against Indonesia foe appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2023

Gabunilas battles Indon in “Engkwentro 9” main event

CEBU CITY, Philippines — John Paul Gabunilas will get his mettle tested by a young Indon fighter in the main event of “Engkwentro 9” on March 24, 2023, at the Talisay City Poblacion gymnasium, south Cebu. The official fight card was recently revealed by ARQ’s chief trainer Eldo Cortes with Gabunilas fighting in a 10-rounder […] The post Gabunilas battles Indon in “Engkwentro 9” main event appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2023

Casama, Ponteras headline Sanman fight card in S. Cotabato

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Sanman Boxing’s prospect Michael Casama and Ryan Rey Ponteras lock horns in the main event of Sanman Boxing’s fight card in Norala, South Cotabato on March 9, 2023. Casama and Ponteras will battle for the Philippine Boxing Federation (PBF) featherweight title. Casama, 22, has a record of eight wins with eight […] The post Casama, Ponteras headline Sanman fight card in S. Cotabato appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2023