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Ancajas starts training for Rungvisai title fight

Oct 19, 2018 - 8:39 PM

Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas wastes no time preparing for a potential unification title bout versus Thai Srisaket Sor Rungvisai

READY. Jerwin Ancajas gears up for another possible US fight in January. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Belingon counts on Filipino support in Singapore for ONE unification bout

Oct 19, 2018 - 8:39 AM

The ONE interim bantamweight titlist says 'fighting in Singapore is almost like fighting in Manila'

HOT STREAK. Kevin Belingon looks to extend his six-fight winning streak against Bibiano Fernandes in their title unification bout for the ONE Championship bantamweight title. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Pacquiao seeks KO victory over Broner

Oct 18, 2018 - 3:12 PM

The Filipino boxing icon says he'll focus on American challenger Adrien Broner first before planning a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr

BACK TO WORK. Manny Pacquiao says he’ll start training for his 70th fight next week. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao '90%' sure he'll face Broner in January 2019

Oct 18, 2018 - 11:15 AM

As for a possible rematch with Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao says 'it is not yet finalized'

ALL SET. There are many potential foes for Manny Pacquiao, including British rivals Amir Khan and Kell Brook. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Mayweather says Khabib fight will happen

Oct 18, 2018 - 8:19 AM

‘Come to my world,’ Floyd Mayweather tells MMA star Khabib Nurmagomedov following the Russian's victory over Conor McGregor

CALL OUT. Floyd Mayweather (right) says he’ll face mixed martial arts star Khabib Nurmagomedov as long as it’s in the boxing ring. Photos from AFP

Canelo Alvarez inks $365 million deal with streaming service

Oct 18, 2018 - 7:46 AM

The Mexican boxing star who dethroned Gennady Golovkin will fight 11 times in over a five-year deal with DAZN

WINDFALL. Canelo Alvarez's handler Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions says the deal makes the boxing champion (right) the ’highest paid athlete in the world.’ Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Khabib Nurmagomedov challenges Floyd Mayweather to clash

Oct 15, 2018 - 2:00 PM

The Russian mixed martial artist takes a page out of rival Conor McGregor's book

BATTLE OF UNDEFEATED. UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov (left) wants to put his immaculate record on the line against unbeaten boxer Floyd Mayweather. Photos from AFP


Mark Barriga gears up for world title bout in Los Angeles

Oct 12, 2018 - 1:22 PM

The former amateur standout starts his intense training for the IBF minimumweight title fight against Mexican-American Carlos Licona

READY. Mark Barriga (left) recently trained with Filipino world boxing champion Jerwin Ancajas in Oakland. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Khabib threatens to leave UFC if teammate fired

Oct 12, 2018 - 9:29 AM

Undefeated champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says he'll bolt out if UFC fires his teammate for striking Conor McGregor

HEATED CLASH. Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia holds down Conor McGregor of Ireland during their controversial UFC lightweight championship bout. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Putin says Khabib doesn't deserve harsh punishment

Oct 11, 2018 - 4:39 PM

Khabib Nurmagomedov, who faces possible suspension over the post-fight fracas, has not received his prize money after defending his title against Conor McGregor

HERO'S WELCOME. Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) speaks with UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (right) and his father Abdulmanap during their meeting at the Russia is a Sport State forum in Ulyanovsk. Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP

ONE Championship: Weekend roundup

Oct 08, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Thailand's Srisaket Sor Rungvisai caps off ONE Championship's Kingdom of Heroes card by defending his WBC super flyweight belt

AND STILL. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai defends his WBC super flyweight title as ONE Championship stages its first boxing match. Photo from ONE Championship


Milan Melindo loses world title bid vs Japanese foe

Oct 08, 2018 - 8:03 AM

Japan's Ken Shiro retains his WBC light flyweight crown after stopping former Filipino boxing champion Milan Melindo in the 7th round

IN CONTROL. Japanese champion Ken Shiro peppers Milan Melindo with punches to the face. Photo by AFP

Nurmagomedov beats McGregor in brawl-marred UFC bout

Oct 07, 2018 - 2:30 PM

A fight erupts after UFC star Conor McGregor loses to Russia's Khabib Nurmagomedov in Las Vegas

BAD BLOOD. Russia's Khabib Nurmagomedov (top) punches Ireland's Conor McGregor in their UFC lightweight championship bout. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Beterbiev knocks out Johnson to keep light heavyweight crown

Oct 07, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Russia's Artur Beterbiev keeps his perfect record with 13 knockout wins in as many professional fights

EXPLOSIVE. Artur Beterbiev and Callum Jonhson trade punches during their IBF world light heavyweight title fight. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Ancajas sizes up potential Thai foe Rungvisai

Oct 07, 2018 - 11:55 AM

Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas eyes a unification bout against Thai star Srisaket Sor Rungvisai

REIGNING CHAMP. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (left) retains his WBC super flyweight title after a unanimous decision over Iran Diaz. Photo from ONE Championship

Milan Melindo takes shot at world title vs Japanese champ

Oct 07, 2018 - 10:29 AM

After losing his IBF crown, Filipino boxer Milan Melindo eyes the WBC light flyweight title against Ken Shiro

NEW QUEST. Filipino boxer Milan Melindo (right) vies to return to the top after losing his bid to become a unified champion to Japanese Ryoichi Taguchi last year. Photo by Toru Yamanaka/AFP

McGregor, Nurmagomedov make weight for UFC showdown

Oct 06, 2018 - 12:26 PM

Conor McGregor returns to mixed martial arts for the first time since November 2016

SHOWMAN. UFC star Conor McGregor promises a knockout victory. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Boxing's Olympic future in jeopardy

Oct 04, 2018 - 11:23 AM

The International Olympic Committee has warned that boxing could be axed from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

CONTROVERSY. Boxing has never been free of controversy, even during the Asian Games where Filipino boxers like Eumir Marcial (left) fell victim to controversial decisions. File photo from Asian Games media pool

Eduard Folayang gets another crack at ONE lightweight world championship

Oct 02, 2018 - 9:25 AM

Coming off back-to-back wins over Russian grapplers Aziz Pahrudinov and Kharun Atlangeriev, the 33-year-old can wrest the title he lost to Martin Nguyen last year

REDEMPTION. Eduard Folayang has a shot at redemption with a shot to reclaim the ONE lightweight world championship. File photo courtesy of ONE Championship


Jerwin Ancajas moving up in weight

Oct 01, 2018 - 11:30 PM

But first, the IBF super flyweight champion wants a shot at a career-defining fight against Thai superstar Srisaket Sor Rungvisai

After his sixth title defense ended in a draw, the Filipino boxer could be heading into the bantamweight division. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Peñalosa cousins, two other Filipino boxers KO Tanzanian foes

Oct 01, 2018 - 8:19 PM

The 4 Filipinos barely broke sweat as they never went beyond the third round

UNSCATHED. Dave Peñalosa remained unbeaten in 14 bouts with a second-round stoppage win against Twalib Tuwa. Photo by Mike Miguel/Rappler


Ancajas says Barrios his toughest opponent

Sep 30, 2018 - 10:37 AM

After settling for a split draw, Jerwin Ancajas credits his Mexican foe's camp for dissecting his style

TOUGHEST YET. Jerwin Ancajas says his timing was off against Alejandro Santiago Barrios. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Draw verdict disappoints Jerwin Ancajas

Sep 29, 2018 - 10:32 PM

Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas admits to feeling low after failing to deliver a rousing victory against Mexican challenger Alejandro Santiago Barrios

LESSON LEARNED. Jerwin Ancajas vows to continue improving his craft after settling for a draw against Alejandro Santiago Barrios. Photo from Top Rank's Twitter account (@trboxing)

Servania boosts bid for crack at world title

Sep 29, 2018 - 6:37 PM

Genesis Servania's one-punch knockout of Mexican Carlos Carlson proves that the Filipino fighter deserves another shot at a world crown

ACTION-PACKED. Genesis Servania unleashes a lethal punch against Carlos Carlson. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Ancajas gets tested to the hilt, barely keeps crown

Sep 29, 2018 - 4:44 PM

Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas admits that Mexican underdog Alejandro Santiago Barrios gave him a tough challenge

TACTICIANS. Mexican Alejandro Santiago Barrios (left) turned out to be a tactical fighter just like Filipino title holder Jerwin Ancajas. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Jerwin Ancajas retains IBF belt via split draw

Sep 29, 2018 - 11:40 AM

The Filipino boxing champion sees his 17-fight winning streak snapped as he absorbs his second draw in his professional career

AND STILL. Jerwin Ancajas keeps his IBF super flyweight belt in his sixth title defense despite figuring in a stalemate with Mexico's Alejandro Santiago Barrios. Photo from Top Rank's Twitter account (@trboxing)


Genesis Servania KOs Mexican foe

Sep 29, 2018 - 10:38 AM

The pride of Bacolod City floors Carlos Carlson with a perfectly-timed right hand counter in their super bantamweight clash

QUICK WORK. Genesis Servania needed only three rounds for his 32nd win. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Smith knocks out Groves to reign as WBA super champion

Sep 29, 2018 - 10:12 AM

Britain's Callum Smith wrests the WBA super middleweight crown from his compatriot George Groves

FLURRY. Callum Smith (left) corners George Groves during the World Boxing Super Series super middleweight Ali Trophy Final. Photo by Amer Hilabi/AFP

Trainer Jimenez tells Ancajas to attack with caution

Sep 29, 2018 - 12:15 AM

Expect a more explosive performance from Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas, says trainer Joven Jimenez

Jerwin Ancajas Training. Photo by Alvin Brian Go

Ancajas all set for 6th title defense

Sep 28, 2018 - 7:31 PM

Jerwin Ancajas holds advantage but the Filipino champion thinks Mexican foe Alejandro Santiago Barrios may look better than his record

FAVORED. Jerwin Ancajas (left) remains heavily favored over Mexican challenger Alejandro Santiago Barrios. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Servania aims to fight for world crown again

Sep 28, 2018 - 3:26 PM

Filipino fighter Genesis Servania faces Mexican Carlos Carlson in the Ancajas-Barrios undercard

ANOTHER SHOT. A victory could give Bacolod-born Genesis Servania an opportunity to challenge for world title fights. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Jerwin Ancajas vs Alejandro Santiago Barrios fight

Sep 28, 2018 - 11:20 AM

Filipino boxer Jerwin Ancajas puts his IBF super flyweight title on the line for the sixth time

TITLE DEFENSE. Filipino boxer Jerwin Ancajas seeks to defend his IBF super flyweight title against Mexico's Alejandro Santiago Barriors. File photo by Alvin S. Go


HBO throws in towel on live boxing coverage after 45 years

Sep 28, 2018 - 10:54 AM

The network that pioneered the modern pay-per-view boxing coverage says it will focus on other event specials

BIG BOUT. HBO recently produced the blockbuster rematch between Canelo Alvarez (right) and Gennady Golovkin. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Ancajas makes weight ahead of Barrios fight

Sep 27, 2018 - 7:02 PM

Expect a more aggressive and explosive Jerwin Ancajas when the Filipino champion defends his super flyweight crown against Alejandro Santiago Barrios

ALL OUT. Alejandro Santiago Barrios (right) says 'winning means everything' as he tries to snatch Jerwin Ancajas' IBF belt. Photo credit: Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Barrios ready to snatch Ancajas' title

Sep 26, 2018 - 7:24 PM

Mexican Alejandro Santiago Barrios thinks he's done enough to wrest the IBF super flyweight crown from Filipino fighter Jerwin Ancajas

WELL WISHES. Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas (left) and Mexican challenger Alejandro Santiago Barrios exchange pleasantries just days before slugging it out for the IBF belt. Photo by Roy Luarca/Rappler

No weight issues for Jerwin Ancajas before Barrios fight

Sep 25, 2018 - 4:47 PM

The Filipino champion is right where he wants to weigh

Photo by Alvin Brian Go

Jerwin Ancajas skips break, keeps training for title fight

Sep 24, 2018 - 10:17 PM

Filipino champ Ancajas defends his IBF super flyweight title Saturday against Mexican Alejandro Santiago Barrios

Jerwin Ancajas Day 1 training in Oakland. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Ancajas sweats it out for Barrios title fight

Sep 23, 2018 - 8:39 PM

Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas says no way is he taking Mexican Alejandro Santiago Barrios lightly

BUILDUP. Jerwin Ancajas’ chief trainer Joven Jimenez says his ward shouldn’t overtrain. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Heavyweight champion Joshua stops Povetkin

Sep 23, 2018 - 9:58 AM

Britain's Anthony Joshua knocks out Alexander Povetkin to retain his world heavyweight titles

KNOCKOUT. Russia's Alexander Povetkin falls backwards as Britain's Anthony Joshua throws a punch to knock him to the canvas in the 7th round during their boxing world heavyweight title fight. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Pinoy Pacio secures ONE Championship strawweight belt in Jakarta

Sep 23, 2018 - 8:56 AM

The Team Lakay standout dethrones Yoshitaka Naito via unanimous decision in a rematch of their 2016 title contest

ON A ROLL. Joshua Pacio extendS Team Lakay's hot streak. Photo from ONE Championship

Jerwin Ancajas ripped, ready at 120 lbs

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:46 PM

Unable to dazzle in his last fight, the Filipino boxer aims to leave a lasting impression on his third straight title defense in the United States

DEFENSE. Filipino Jerwin Ancajas will make his sixth title defense for this IBF super flyweight belt against Mexico's Alejandro Santiago Barrios. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


New father Kingad seeks victory in ONE Championship

Sep 21, 2018 - 10:55 PM

Team Lakay flyweight Danny Kingad faces Japanese striker Yuya Wakamatsu in Jakarta

ALL SET. Danny Kingad wants the match to be decided on the mat. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

ONE Championship: Joshua Pacio hopes aggressive tactics leads him to a belt

Sep 21, 2018 - 2:21 PM

The Team Lakay strawweight aims to exact revenge on champion Yoshitaka Naito this Saturday

FOCUSED. Joshua Pacio thinks he has scouted reigning champion Yoshitaka Naito (background) well this time. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Mayweather to impress in Tokyo first before Pacquiao showdown

Sep 20, 2018 - 2:06 PM

The undefeated American boxer plans to extend his record to 51-0 before the Manny Pacquiao rematch

SERIOUS. Floyd Mayweather is dead serious of stealing the WBA regular welterweight belt from Manny Pacquiao.  Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Japanese MMA star Norifumi 'Kid' Yamamoto dies at 41

Sep 20, 2018 - 9:42 AM

The charismatic Japanese mixed martial artist passed away just three weeks after announcing his battle with cancer

GONE TOO SOON. Fans and peers mourn the sudden death of legendary Japanese fighter  Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto. Photo by Harry How/AFP

PH boxing targets 20 events in 2019 SEA Games

Sep 19, 2018 - 10:45 AM

This may be the first time the Southeast Asian Games will include junior events in the boxing tournament

20 EVENTS. 20 gold medals are set to be up for grabs in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games boxing tournament. Photo courtesy of Asian Games PH media pool

Filipino boxer Jerwin Ancajas leaves for U.S. for title defense

Sep 18, 2018 - 11:49 PM

The Filipino IBF junior bantamweight champion will fight Alejandro Santiago of Mexico on September 30 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California

Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Expect an 'attacking' Manny Pacquiao if there is a rematch with Floyd Mayweather

Sep 18, 2018 - 11:10 PM

Pacquiao promises to be more aggressive against Mayweather

AGGRESSIVE. Manny Pacquiao (left) and Floyd Mayweather during their first clash in 2015. Photo by Gurzinski/AFP/Getty Images

Manny Pacquiao says fight with Mayweather to be 'finalized' this week

Sep 17, 2018 - 2:02 PM

The senator says Floyd Mayweather Jr wants to fight in December but the schedule is yet to be discussed

Canelo eyes trilogy with Golovkin

Sep 16, 2018 - 4:56 PM

'If the people want another round, I'll do it again,' says Canelo Alvarez after ending Gennady Golovkin's unbeaten middleweight reign

REMATCH? After a heated fight buildup, new middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez (left) and Gennady Golovkin hug it out. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP