Ryan Songalia



Follow him on Twitter via @ryansongalia
Email him at: ryan.songalia@rappler.com

A native of Jersey City, N.J., Ryan has been a reporter since 2006. He is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) and is currently a staff reporter for The Ring magazine. He has written for the New York Daily News, USA Today, Esquire Philippines, Philippine Daily Inquirer and the Philippine Star.

Ryan is a fan of music artists Nine Inch Nails, My Chemical Romance, Sonic Youth, Talking Heads, Wu Tang Clan and MF Doom. His favorite television shows are Third Rock from the Sun, The Adventures of Pete and Pete and Cowboy Bebop, and his favorite movies are Good Will Hunting and Cable Guy.

Ryan also lectures at colleges around the Philippines and can be found roaming about Metro Manila on random jeepneys or ordering a Dirty Tanqueray Martini with two olives at your local public house.

Dec 2017
BOXING 12:46pm, Dec 10, 2017
Lomachenko forces Rigondeaux to quit on his stool

NEW YORK, USA - The fight between Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux was hailed as the first meeting between two-time Olympic gold medalists in a pro fight. Once the bell rang, the two ...

BOXING 06:35pm, Dec 09, 2017
Aston Palicte sets sights on title fight after dismantling Jose Rodriguez in Texas

NEW YORK, USA – Aston Palicte reserved one of his best performances for his most experienced foe to date. The Bago City, Philippines, prospect scored a fifth-round technical knockout of Jose Alfredo ...

BOXING 12:07pm, Dec 02, 2017
John Vincent Moralde battered by Toka Kahn Clary in US debut, loses by 7th round TKO

NEW YORK CITY, USA – John Vincent Moralde's debut on American soil ended in disheartening fashion as he was outworked and stopped by Toka Kahn Clary Friday, December 1 (Saturday Manila time), in his ...

Nov 2017
BOXING 03:58pm, Nov 19, 2017
Harmonito Dela Torre drops Olympian Nyambayar, but suffers first pro defeat

NEW YORK, USA – Harmonito Dela Torre scored a knockdown in the second round but it wasn't enough as he suffered his first defeat as a pro to Tugstsogt Nyambayar at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, ...

BOXING 02:09pm, Nov 19, 2017
WATCH: Zolani Tete scores quickest KO ever in world title fight

NEW YORK, USA - Gone in 11 seconds. Zolani Tete needed just one punch – his first punch of the fight – to put down Siboniso Gonya for good and retain his WBO bantamweight title Saturday, November 18 ...

BOXING 06:52am, Nov 19, 2017
Jerwin Ancajas dismantles Jamie Conlan, retains title by sixth round TKO

NEW YORK, USA - Jerwin Ancajas was at his most destructive in his third title defense, dropping Jamie Conlan in the first, third and sixth rounds to retain the IBF junior bantamweight championship ...

BOXING 05:25pm, Nov 17, 2017
Melindo to unify IBF/WBA belts vs Taguchi on New Year’s Eve

NEW YORK, USA - IBF junior flyweight champ Milan Melindo had said unification would be his path to carving a legacy. He’ll get his shot at doing so on New Year’s Eve when he faces WBA 108 pound ...

BOXING 02:30am, Nov 17, 2017
Unbeaten Gaballo blasts out Guerrero in first US fight

CHESAPEAKE, USA - There was some rust to shake off for Reymart Gaballo after 11 months out of the ring. But after a few moments of adjustment, the hard-hitting puncher from General Santos City ...

BOXING 07:37am, Nov 10, 2017
Jerwin Ancajas dares to be a great champion

CAVITE, Philippines – On a barely paved road about a 3-hour drive outside of Metro Manila, after a labyrinth of side streets and short cuts through muddy farms, a small concrete block building rests ...

BOXING 08:29am, Nov 09, 2017
Hearn, Haymon to discuss Joshua-Wilder heavyweight unification super-fight

NEW YORK, USA – Eddie Hearn, the British promoter who is in New York ahead of his first live promotion in the United States, said he’ll meet with American boxing super broker Al Haymon on Thursday, ...