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Locked and weighed in: Ancajas, Sultan slug it out for world title

May 26, 2018 - 8:44 PM

The two Filipino boxers square off tomorrow, May 27 (Philippine time), for the IBF world super flyweight belt

SLUGFEST. IBF super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas and challenger Jonas Sultan square off in the first all-Filipino world title in nearly a century. Photo by Alvin S. Go

LIVE UPDATES: Jerwin Ancajas vs Jonas Sultan fight for IBF world title

May 26, 2018 - 9:42 AM

Follow live updates of the Jerwin Ancajas vs Jonas Sultan IBF super flyweight title fight on Saturday, May 26 at 9:30 pm ET (Sunday, May 27, 9:30 am Philippine time) in Fresno, California

Sultan vows not to waste world champion chance vs Ancajas

May 25, 2018 - 8:57 PM

The 26-year-old Sultan is a win away from realizing his dream of wearing a world title belt

COLLISION COURSE. IBF champion Jerwin Ancajas and challenger Jonas Sultan square off in the first all-Filipino world title in 93 years. Photo by Alvin S. Go


Major TV network rivals agree on joint telecast of Pacquiao-Matthysse

May 24, 2018 - 4:50 PM

ABS-CBN, GMA, TV5, Cignal and Sky Cable team up to broadcast what may be the fighting senator’s farewell bout

FREE TV. More Filipinos will get to watch the July 15 bout between Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Ancajas not thinking of KO win in world title clash vs compatriot Sultan

May 21, 2018 - 9:24 PM

In his 16-fight winning streak starting in 2012, Ancajas has not gone the distance in all but one bout

GEARING UP. IBF super flyweight champion is still trying to lose weight for his May 27 bout against compatriot Jonas Sultan. Photo by Alvin S. Go

LOOK: Jerwin Ancajas gears up for first all-Filipino world title bout in 93 years

May 20, 2018 - 7:41 PM

The Filipino champion puts his IBF super flyweight title on the line for the 5th time against compatriot Jonas Sultan

DEFENDING THE THRONE. Jerwin Ancajas eyes to defeat compatriot Jonas Sultan in his 5th title defense for his IBF super flyweight title. Photo from Alvin Brian Go


Paras falls prey to Japanese champ in world title bout

May 20, 2018 - 5:22 PM

The 19-year-old Filipino scores a knockdown but fails to finish the job as Hiroto Kyoguchi defends his IBF minimumweight belt

FALLING SHORT. A win for Vince Paras could have resulted in another all-Filipino world title fight. Photo from Paras' Facebook account


Filipino Romero Duno unanimously outpoints Mexican in US main bout

May 18, 2018 - 1:16 PM

The 22-year-old pride of General Santos City has come a long way since his US debut last year

PILING IT UP. Romero Duno (right) extends his winning streak to 8 fights with a win over Gilberto Gonzales. Photo from Golden Boy Boxing's Twitter account (@goldenboyboxing)


Pacquiao says Matthysse bout to be 'basis' for retirement call

May 18, 2018 - 11:45 AM

'I am trying my best and doing our best training for this fight to show if I can still do it or not,' says the Filipino ring icon

READY FOR BATTLE. Manny Pacquiao started training earlier than usual to bring himself up to peak fighting condition against Lucas Matthysse. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Golovkin-Alvarez September rematch almost final, says De La Hoya

May 17, 2018 - 1:08 PM

Golden Boy Promotions owner Oscar De La Hoya insists a new deal for the highly anticipated boxing rematch is '75% certain'

ANIMOSITY. Canelo Alvarez (left) is out to prove he's a clean fighter to satisfy a critical Gennady Golovkin camp that has publicly called the Mexican boxer a cheat. File photo from AFP

On Mother's Day, Mark Barriga dismantles his foe for ailing mama

May 14, 2018 - 8:08 PM

The 24-year-old's mother last watched her son fight back when he was still an amateur representing the Philippines in the 2012 London Olympics

MORE THAN BOXING. Mark Barriga shares his win that propelled him to a world title shot with his mother Melita. Photo by Delfin Dioquino


Barriga to challenge for IBF title after UD win over Colombian

May 14, 2018 - 12:57 AM

The London Olympian keeps his record spotless with 9 wins

ROAD TO SUPREMACY. Mark Barriga is a win away from the IBF minimumweight title. Photo by Delfin Dioquino


AJ Banal keeps 5-year undefeated streak alive with UD win

May 13, 2018 - 11:27 PM

The Filipino boxer wins his 8th consecutive professional fight vs Indonesian Master Suro

RACKING IT UP. AJ Banal improves his professional boxing record to 36 wins. Photo by Delfin Dioquino


Genesis Servania floors Indonesian foe in first PH bout since 2015

May 13, 2018 - 9:34 PM

The 26-year-old pummels Indonesia's Jason Butar Butar from the get-go before delivering the finishing blow in the 5th round

STOPPAGE. Genesis Servania improves his record to 31 wins against one loss. Photo by Delfin Dioquino


Sonsona returns from 3-year boxing hiatus with UD win vs Indonesian

May 13, 2018 - 6:55 PM

Admitting to be a party boy, the former Filipino world champion regrets taking the sport for granted

COMEBACK. Marvin Sonsona (second to the right) says his boxing career is back on track. Photo by Delfin Dioquino


Vargas battles through cuts to retain WBC super bantamweight belt

May 13, 2018 - 2:39 PM

Mexico's Rey Vargas wins by unanimous decision over Armenia's Azat Hovhannisyan, who has legendary trainer Freddie Roach in his corner

BLOODY. Rey Vargas defends his title despite fighting the last 4 rounds with blood streaming down his face. Photo by Deportes Televisa

Lomachenko stops Linares for historic 3rd world title

May 13, 2018 - 11:11 AM

(UPDATED) Ukraine's Vasyl Lomachenko survives a 6th-round knockdown against Venezuela's Jorge Linares to claim the WBA lightweight world title

SENSATIONAL. Vasyl Lomachenko improves his record to 11-1 with 9 knockouts. Photo from Bleacher Report MMA (@BR_MMA)

LOOK: Floyd Mayweather wraps up PH tour reminiscing beach days

May 12, 2018 - 9:56 PM

The retired American boxer pampers himself in the natural wonders of El Nido and Samal Island

MORE FUN IN THE PH. Floyd Mayweather chills by the poolside of El Nido's eco-luxury resort Pangulasian Island. Photo from Instagram (@floydmayweather)

Ancajas has mixed feelings in bout vs compatriot Sultan: 'Paano ka magsasaya?'

May 12, 2018 - 9:36 PM

The two fighters make history as they face in the first all-Filipino world title bout since 1925

RISING. Jerwin Ancajas says his upcoming world title fight against fellow Filipino Jonas Sultan is a testament of the Philippine's level in the international boxing scene. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler


Barriga on bout vs veteran foe: 'Hindi lahat ng nakalaban niya, kagaya ko'

May 12, 2018 - 6:15 PM

A win over Gabriel Mendoza would put the Filipino boxer next in line to contend for the IBF world minimumweight title

UNSCATHED. Mark Barriga (right) looks to extend his winning fight streak to 9 bouts against Gabriel Mendoza. Photo from PublicityAsia


LOOK: Mayweather buys designer shoes for his dog

May 11, 2018 - 10:27 PM

The American boxing icon and The Money Team head for another shopping jaunt

Lomachenko targets 3rd weight division title vs Linares

May 11, 2018 - 12:47 PM

The Ukrainian sensation's recent victims quit mid-bout, including previously unbeaten Guillermo Rigondeaux

CHALLENGER. Vasyl Lomachenko vies to wrest the WBA lightweight title from Venezuelan Jorge Linares. Photo bySteven Ryan/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao sends Mayweather GenSan hoops invite

May 10, 2018 - 2:38 PM

The Filipino ring icon says Mayweather can swing by General Santos for some pick-up basketball games

BUSY. Manny Pacquiao has been training in General Santos City for his July 15 bout with Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

LOOK: Mayweather goes mall hopping in Manila

May 10, 2018 - 9:31 AM

Back from his R&R in El Nido, Floyd Mayweather gets a taste of Manila's mall culture

Photo from Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Mayweather gets on the phone with Pacquiao

May 09, 2018 - 8:27 PM

The retired American boxer finds time to chat with his Filipino rival

FIGHT OF THE CENTURY. Floyd Mayweather (left) and Manny Pacquiao faced each other once last 2015. File photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Nonito Donaire’s father joins Pacquiao camp for Matthysse fight

May 08, 2018 - 9:00 PM

An all-Filipino training camp is shaping up as Manny Pacquiao taps Nonito Donaire Sr. as assistant coach

GETTING READY.  Manny Pacquiao opens training camp for his July 15 fight against regular WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse. Photo from Mohd Rafsan/AFP

LOOK: Floyd Mayweather jets off to Palawan in style

May 08, 2018 - 8:58 PM

The retired American boxer explores El Nido on his first day in the Philippines

BEACH LOVIN. Floyd Mayweather explores El Nido's pristine waters and limestone cliff-filled islands. Photo from Instagram (@floydmayweather)

LOOK: Floyd Mayweather coming to Manila

May 07, 2018 - 1:25 PM

'The Philippines, I love you. I'm on my way,' says the retired American boxer

MONEY. Floyd Mayweather will spend a day of his vacation in the Philippines. File photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images North America/AFP


Golovkin destroys Martirosyan to defend middleweight titles

May 06, 2018 - 2:05 PM

Unbeaten in 39 fights, Gennady Golovkin ties Bernard Hopkins for the division record of 20 successful title defenses

KNOCKOUT. Gennady Golovkin floors Vanes Martirosyan with a vicious series of right and left combinations. Photo from Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Gennady Golovkin eyes history against Canelo Alvarez stand-in

May 04, 2018 - 1:24 PM

The Kazakh can equal Bernard Hopkin's record of 20 middleweight title defenses

TITLE DEFENSE. Gennady Golovkin will put his WBA and WBC middleweight belts on the line against Vanes Martirosyan. File photo by John Gurzinski/AFP


Thai 'dwarf giant' Wanheng equals Mayweather's 50-0 record

May 02, 2018 - 6:59 PM

The 32-year-old boxer stops Panamanian challenger Leroy Estrada to tie the boxing great's perfect mark

UNDEFEATED. Thai boxer Wanheng Menayothin (left) lands a blow against Panamanian challenger Leroy Estrada to retain his WBC minimumweight title. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Mayweather legacy faces challenge from Thai 'dwarf giant'

May 01, 2018 - 2:12 PM

If Wanheng triumphs on Wednesday afternoon, May 2, he will equal Mayweather's feat of winning 50 successive fights

'EQUALLING FLOYD'. Unsung outside the boxing world, the Thai fighter nicknamed the "dwarf giant" is quietly closing in on Floyd Mayweather's undefeated 50 fight record. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Ancajas, Yafai out to defend titles before potential unification bout

May 01, 2018 - 10:01 AM

Filipino Jerwin Ancajas and British Khalid Yafai fight on the same card in Fresno, but both may be on course for a unifier

ALL-FILIPINO. Jerwin Ancajas is deep in training for his mandatory title defense against compatriot Jonas Sultan. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Golovkin seeks record-tying win against Canelo fill-in

May 01, 2018 - 8:58 AM

The Kazakh puncher targets Bernard Hopkins record for longest title run in middleweight history

PERFECT RECORD. Gennady Golovkin vies to stay undefeated versus Vanes Martirosyan, who took the fight ‘on short notice’ after Canelo Alvarez tested positive for a banned substance. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Unheralded Thai boxer primed for Mayweather record fight

Apr 28, 2018 - 8:40 AM

WBC minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin targets a 50th win on May 2

DWARF GIANT. ‘I want to win, because it's an important fight, to equal Floyd,’ says Wanheng Menayothin, the Thai boxer nicknamed as the ‘dwarf giant.’ Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/ AFP

2 Filipino boxers qualify in World Youth Championships

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:50 PM

Brothers Criz Russu and Christian Pitt Laurente secure berths after advancing to the Asian Youth Championships semi-finals

YOUNG STANDOUT. Light flyweight Criz Russu Laurente outclasses Indian Shagolshem Barun Singh. Contributed photo

Mark Barriga gears up for 'biggest' pro fight of his life

Apr 24, 2018 - 3:47 PM

The 2012 Olympian will square off against Gabriel Mendoza in an IBF minimumweight world title eliminator on May 13

PRIME POSITION. A win by Mark Barriga against Gabriel Mendoza will make him the top contender for the IBF minimumweight  title. Photo from PUBLICITYASIA

Filipino pugs advance to Asian Youth Boxing Championships quarterfinals

Apr 23, 2018 - 8:57 PM

The regional tournament serves as the qualifying event for the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina in October

FLEXING THEIR MUSCLES. All 3 boxers sent by the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines defeat their respective opponents in the second round of preliminaries. Photo by Shutterstock


Donaire suffers unanimous decision loss to Frampton

Apr 22, 2018 - 8:41 AM

‘The Filipino Flash’ looks far from his best form in battle of former champions

UNCERTAIN. Hard to say where Nonito Donaire goes next after losing make-or-break fight. Photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler file photo

Nonito Donaire looks to play spoiler in Belfast vs hometown hero Carl Frampton

Apr 21, 2018 - 8:58 PM

'The Filipino Flash' and 'The Jackal' vie for the interim World Boxing Organization featherweight title

WINNING WAYS. Nonito Donaire eyes to join the growing list of Filipino boxers who have found success in the international stage since the year began. File photo by Alexis Cuarezma/Getty Images/AFP


Filipino Olympian boxer dies in motorcycle accident

Apr 21, 2018 - 1:48 PM

Leopoldo Cantancio was a two-time Olympian and took home medals in the 1986 and 1990 Asian Games as a lightweight boxer

COUNTRY'S PRIDE. Leopoldo Cantancio saw action in the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics as a lightweight boxer. Photo from Cantancio's Facebook account


Michael Dasmariñas scores knockout to claim IBO world title

Apr 21, 2018 - 1:10 AM

The underdog Filipino southpaw sends Frenchman Karim Guerfi down hard on the canvas

RISING STAR. Michael Dasmariñas celebrates after winning his biggest fight yet. Photo by Nicholas Yeo/AFP

Manny Pacquiao says age no barrier in bout vs Lucas Matthysse

Apr 20, 2018 - 2:42 PM

‘It's not about a number, it depends on discipline,’ says the Filipino boxing superstar

READY FOR MORE. Manny Pacquiao says there’s more fight in him even after his July 15 bout versus Luca Matthyse.Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Canelo Alvarez banned for six months over failed drug test

Apr 19, 2018 - 8:50 AM

Ruling cancels the Mexican middleweight’s rematch with Gennady Golovkin

STUNNED. Mexican boxer Saul "Canelo" Alvarez insists he’s a victim of an innocent mistake. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Pacquiao’s assistant trainer not seeking to replace 'legendary' Freddie Roach

Apr 18, 2018 - 11:31 PM

Buboy Fernandez only filling in Roach's spot as Pacquiao still undecided on cornerman against Lucas Matthysse

TAKING OVER. Buboy Fernandez will act as Manny Pacquiao's trainer for the meantime for the Filipino boxing star's July 15 bout against Argentinian Lucas Matthysse. Photo by Delfin Dioquino


Matthysse thinks Pacquiao 'not the same fighter' since KO to Marquez

Apr 18, 2018 - 6:35 PM

Argentinian Lucas Matthysse says he will fight 'to the death’ to defend his WBA regular welterweight title against the Filipino champion

READY FOR BLOODSHED. Lucas Matthysse says he will fight to the "death" to defend his WBA regular welterweight title against Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Manny Pacquiao on bout vs Lucas Matthysse: 'My time is not done yet'

Apr 18, 2018 - 5:18 PM

The Filipino boxing superstar believes he will win against Argentinian Lucas Matthysse in their fight for the WBA regular welterweight title

MAKING A STATEMENT. Manny Pacquiao wants to make a statement that his time in boxing is not done yet when he faces Argentinian Lucas Matthysse for the WBA regular welterweight title. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Ancajas feels pressure in facing fellow Filipino Sultan on May 26

Apr 18, 2018 - 1:11 PM

Critics deem the fight to be 'not as exciting' just because it's a Pinoy vs Pinoy bout

HEADLINE. Jonas Sultan (left) and Jerwin Ancajas will be headline their own bout in ESPN on May 26. Photos by Ryan Songalia/Rappler (Sultan) and Alecs Ongcal/Rappler (Ancajas)

Why the once 'marvelous' Marvin Sonsona left boxing for 3 years

Apr 17, 2018 - 6:07 PM

After 3 fightless years, Sonsona will be back in the ring on May 13

ONCE 'MARVELOUS'. Marvin Sonsona will be looking to bring back his glory days and redeem himself from his troubled past once and for all. File Photo by Jhay Oh Otamias/Rappler

Manny Pacquiao: 'No decision' on trainer after reports Freddie Roach ditched

Apr 16, 2018 - 7:30 AM

The Filipino boxing superstar will decide this week whether his long-time trainer will be back in his corner

Photos by Wendell Alinea/OSMP