The Peñalosa brothers, Dodie Boy Jr. and Dave, remained unbeaten, scoring knockout victories over their opponents on Saturday at the Mandaluyong Gym in Mandaluyong City, Philippines. Bernabe Conception and Eden Sonsona fought to a draw in the main event.
The Philippine Basketball Association announced its newest head coach on Tuesday: Manny Pacquiao, who says he has even considered becoming a player.
Donnie Nietes’ RING junior flyweight-winning victory over Moises Fuentes was a defining moment for the Filipino veteran, who has spent most of his career in the shadow of compatriots Manny Pacquiao, Nonito Donaire Jr. and Brian Viloria.
Donnie Nietes cemented his position as the top 108-pound fighter in the world on Saturday, defending his WBO belt and capturing the vacant RING championship with a convincing ninth-round technical knockout over former titleholder Moises Fuentes.
IBF junior flyweight titleholder Johnriel Casimero will make a mandatory defense against Colombia’s Mauricio Fuentes on May 3 at the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu City, Philippines.
Filipino junior lightweight standout Farenas and grizzled Mexican veteran Hector Velazquez will face off in a 10-round main event of the second venture of MAG Pacman Promotions tonight at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan, Philippines.
Undefeated Filipino prospect Genesis Servania was too young and active for former two-time WBA junior bantamweight titleholder Alexander Munoz who was stopped in the 12th round of their featherweight bout in Pasay City, Philippines, on Friday.
Johnriel Casimero will make the fourth defense of his 108-pound title on March 29 against Mauricio Fuentes. Casimero’s U.S.-based handler Nathan Lewkowicz confirmed that the mandatory title defense will take place in the Philippines.
Junior lightweight fringe contender Michael Farenas kept his world title dreams alive with a stay busy fifth-round stoppage of Jesus Rios on Friday in Pasay City, Philippines. Farenas’ manager Gerry Penalosa says he’s ready for two-division beltholder Juan Manuel Lopez.
WBO junior flyweight titleholder Donnie Nietes and WBO strawweight titleholder Merlito Sabillo both retained their titles on Saturday in front of a sparse, yet passionate crowd at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines.
WBO strawweight beltholder Merlito Sabillo faces fellow undefeated 105-pound standout Carlos Buitrago in the co-feature to Saturday’s double world title event at Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines, which is headlined by the Donnie Nietes-Sammy Gutierrez WBO junior flyweight title bout.
ALA Boxing, one of the top promotional outfits in the Philippines, hopes this Saturday’s twin-world title bill featuring Donnie Nietes and Merlito Sabillo is the key to breaking through the tough Manila boxing market.
WBO junior flyweight titleholder Donnie Nietes and WBO 105-pound titleholder Merlito Sabillo will make their next title defenses at home on Nov. 30, when they face separate opponents at the Araneta Coliseum in Manila, Philippines.
After training Miguel Cotto for last Saturday’s Delvin Rodriguez fight, Freddie Roach arrived to Manny Pacquiao’s gym in General Santos City, Philippines, on Thursday. Roach, who brought two sparring partners with him, will take over the final six weeks of Pacquiao’s camp for the Nov. 24 bout with Brandon Rios.
Jundy Maraon will climb into the ring for only the second time in four years when he faces fellow unbeaten bantamweight Juan Carlos Payano in the main event of this week’s Friday Night Fights on ESPN2. The scheduled 12-round bout is billed as a WBA title eliminator.
The July 6 WBO strawweight title bout between Filipino beltholder Merlito Sabillo and Colombia’s Jorle Estrada on July 6 at the newly-constructed Solaire Resort and Casino in Manila may usher in a casino boxing era in the Philippines.