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Barriga to come back stronger after missing world title shot

Dec 03, 2018 - 3:12 PM

The Filipino boxer has come to terms with his split decision loss to Carlos Licona for the vacant IBF minimumweight belt

BOUNCE BACK. Mark Barriga absorbs his first defeat in his professional career after 9 straight wins. File photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Filipino boxer Mark Barriga falls short of world title

Dec 02, 2018 - 3:32 PM

The former Olympian fails to snatch the IBF minimumweight crown after absorbing a split decision loss to Mexican-American Carlos Licona

HALTED. Mark Barriga sees his nine-fight winning streak snapped. Photo by Alvin S. Go


Barriga switches stance in world crown collision vs Licona

Dec 01, 2018 - 8:26 PM

Undefeated Filipino fighter Mark Barriga looks to exploit his hand speed and ring smarts against Mexican-American Carlos Licona for the IBF minimumweight crown

Photo from RealFight PH (@realfihgtph)

Lighter Barriga set to put pressure on Licona

Nov 29, 2018 - 7:46 PM

Now at 107 pounds, Filipino fighter Mark Barriga expects to get his rhythm early against Mexican-American Carlos Licona in their Los Angeles bout this weekend

ALL SET. Mark Barriga plans to come out more aggressive against Carlos Licona in their IBF minimumweight title clash. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Barriga leaves for Los Angeles in quest of world crown

Nov 22, 2018 - 5:56 PM

A leaner Mark Barriga hopes to showcase his stronger punching power and ring smarts against fellow unbeaten fighter Carlos Licona

UNDEFEATED. Mark Barriga aims to hike his perfect record to 10-0. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Barriga hones up offense skills for world title fight vs Licona

Nov 15, 2018 - 9:57 PM

Chief trainer Joven Jimenez says Mark Anthony Barriga is peaking in time for his December 1 bout versus Mexican-American Carlos Licona

ADDED ARSENAL. Mark Anthony Barriga won't just rely on his defensive skills this time. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Barriga peaking for world title battle against Licona

Oct 26, 2018 - 7:54 PM

This early, Mark Barriga feels ready to take on Mexican-American Carlos Licona for the IBF minimumweight crown on December 1

HARD WORK. From as heavy as 130 pounds, Mark Barriga is now down to 114. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

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

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


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


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

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

Mark Anthony Barriga vs ex-champ Jose Argumedo ordered for IBF title eliminator

Jan 13, 2018 - 7:14 PM

Barriga vs Argumedo is being eyed for March in either China, Mexico, or the US

TITLE ELIMINATOR. Mark Anthony Barriga will face former champion Jose Argumedo of Mexico for the right to challenge for the IBF strawweight title. File photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

2017: The best of Philippine boxing

Dec 23, 2017 - 2:02 PM

Jerwin Ancajas has a breakout year, while champions and contenders rise up on the ever-changing scene of Philippine boxing

Rappler Fight Night: Ivan Soriano vs Jaysever Abcede, Mark Anthony Barriga vs Glenne Calacar

Dec 18, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Ivan Soriano faces Jaysever Abcede for the interim OPBF junior flyweight title, plus Mark Anthony Barriga vs Glenne Calacar and AJ Banal vs Jason Egera

Barriga continues march towards title contention; AJ Banal wins ring return

Dec 17, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Mark Anthony Barriga boxes his way to a unanimous decision win while AJ Banal shakes off some ring rust after two years out of the ring

STILL UNDEFEATED. Mark Anthony Barriga, a 2012 Olympian, could be on track for a world title elimination bout in 2018. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Mark Anthony Barriga shuts out Thai foe in China, will leap up rankings

Sep 30, 2017 - 12:02 AM

Matchmaker Sean Gibbons expects Mark Anthony Barriga to be a world champion in his next 3 fights

GOING BULILIT. Mark Anthony Barriga, seen with matchmaker Sean Gibbons, IBF junior bantamweight champ Jerwin Ancajas and promoter Manny Pacquiao, shut out his Thai opponent on all 3 scorecards. Photo from Sean Gibbons

2012 Olympian Barriga takes step-up fight in China

Sep 06, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Mark Anthony Barriga will face Thailand s Wittawas Basapean on September 29 in Beijing China

STEPPING UP. Mark Anthony Barriga will face a two-time world title challenger in his first significant opponent as a pro. File photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Rappler Fight Night: Drian Francisco vs Mateo Handig

Feb 20, 2017 - 6:39 PM

Watch the full fight video of Drian Francisco vs Mateo Handig Mark Anthony Barriga vs Geboi Mansalayao and Joepher Montano vs Junar Adante

Drian Francisco returns to the ring with dominant win over Mateo Handig

Feb 19, 2017 - 3:00 AM

Gintong Kamao dominates in his first fight in 15 months while Mark Anthony Barriga remains unbeaten

RUST SHAKER. Drian Francisco says he feels like he's 25 years old again after outpointing the brave Mateo Handig. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Boxing: Drian Francisco to end year-long layoff vs Mateo Handig

Feb 08, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Former interim WBA bantamweight titleholder Drian Francisco returns to the ring for the first time in over a year at the Makati Cinema Square

GINTONG KAMAO. Drian Francisco will prepare for another run at a world title after over a year out of the ring. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Unbeaten prospects Tepora, Barriga earn wins in Cebu

Dec 03, 2016 - 5:13 PM

Jack Tepora scores a fifth round knockout over Indonesia s Galih Susanto while Mark Anthony Barriga wins on a technical decision

JACK SPARROW. Cebu-based junior featherweight Jack Tepora walks away after scoring a knockdown against Indonesia's Galih Susanto. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Ex-Olympian Mark Anthony Barriga wins unanimous decision in pro debut

Jul 31, 2016 - 12:52 AM

2012 Olympian Mark Anthony Barriga outboxes Melvin Manangquil in Cebu City to earn a victory with many of his family members in attendance

ONE AND OH. Mark Anthony Barriga relied on his boxing acumen and speed to win his first professional bout. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Ex-Olympian Barriga likes Ladon, Suarez medal chances in Rio

Jul 20, 2016 - 8:38 AM

Mark Anthony Barriga who boxed for the Philippines at the 2012 Olympics thinks Rogen Ladon and Charly Suarez stand a real chance of ending the country s 20 year medal drought

OLYMPIC STRETCH. Filipino light flyweight Rogen Ladon practices punching with cables with conditioning coach Kevin Brandes at the Champion Boxing and Fitness Gym in Maryland as lightweight Charly Suarez and head trainer Nolito Velasco watch on. Contributed photo

Boxing: Palicte makes statement with Silvano knockout

Jun 25, 2016 - 4:54 PM

Aston Palicte knocks out Vergilio Silvano in the seventh round with a perfectly placed right uppercut to put his career back on track

KO WINNER. Aston Palicte rebounded from his split-decision loss to Junior Granados with a knockout win over Vergilio Silvano. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Olympic boxer Barriga eyes fast track to pro title

Jun 23, 2016 - 9:05 PM

Mark Anthony Barriga who represented the Philippines at the 2012 Olympics turns pro Friday with hopes of winning a championship after 5 fights

CHAMPIONSHIP DREAMS. Mark Anthony Barriga says he's dreamed of becoming a pro champion for a long time. He begins that journey this Friday with his pro debut. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

2012 Olympic boxer Mark Anthony Barriga to turn pro in June

May 29, 2016 - 12:00 PM

With his hopes of an Olympic return dashed Mark Anthony Barriga turns pro and eyes a fast track to a world title

NEXT PHASE. Mark Anthony Barriga, who was viewed as the Philippines' best medal hope at the 2012 Olympics, will embark on a pro career. Photo by Jack Guez/AFP

Olympic hopeful Rogen Ladon sharpens mental edge in the ring

Mar 25, 2016 - 4:18 PM

Boxer and Olympic hopeful Rogen Ladon overcame nerves of fighting abroad to become one of the Philippines most promising amateur fighters

Rogen Ladon, seen at the 2015 World Amateur Boxing Championships, had to prove he was more than just Mark Anthony Barriga's backup. Screenshot from AIBA livestream

PH boxers go 3-0 as Gabuco, Bautista advance

Jun 06, 2015 - 8:29 PM

Female boxers Josie Gabuco and Irish Magno plus male bantamweight Ian Clark Bautista kicked off SEA Games boxing with dominant victories

PUNCHING PRINCESS. Josie Gabuco, shown here after winning the women’s light flyweight gold at the AIBA boxing championships in 2012, has been unbeatable in SEA Games history. File photo by Diego Azubel/EPA

Kazakhs lords of the Asian Games ring with six golds

Oct 03, 2014 - 7:46 PM

South Korea grabbed two early boxing golds before Kazakhstan topped their gold tally and Mongolia grabbed its first ever boxing gold

Kazakhstan's Adilbek Niyazymbetov celebrates after winning the light heavyweight gold at the Asian Games. Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

Charly Suarez drops decision to Mongolian, settles for Asiad silver

Oct 03, 2014 - 3:39 PM

Charly Suarez settled for silver after losing a split decision to his Mongolian opponent as the Philippines fails to win boxing gold for the first time since 2002

RUNNER-UP. Charly Suarez of the Philippines lands a left jab on his Mongolian opponent. Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

PH boxing head infuriated by 'hometown decisions' at Asian Games

Oct 03, 2014 - 4:06 AM

ABAP president Ricky Vargas slammed hometown decisions at the Asian Games after three of his team s fighters lost debatable verdicts in the semifinals

Mark Anthony Barriga, seen during an Asian Games preliminary match against a Japanese foe, lost a highly debated decision to a hometown fighter in the semifinals. File photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Charly Suarez emerges as lone PH boxing gold hope at Asian Games

Oct 02, 2014 - 6:48 PM

Lightweight Charly Suarez will be the lone Filipino to compete for boxing gold after his 3 teammates dropped decisions in the semifinals

Charly Suarez (R) lands a right jab on Jordan's Alkasbeh Obada Mohammad Mustafa during the semifinals. Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

Four PH boxers headed to Asian Games semis after perfect Tuesday

Sep 30, 2014 - 10:17 PM

With the Philippines sputtering in other events at the Asian Games four Filipino boxers are guaranteed at least a bronze medal after a perfect 3 for 3 Tuesday

ON TO THE NEXT. Wilfredo Lopez (L) dumps his Mongolian opponent on the canvas during their semifinal match. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

PH boxers Suarez, Lopez defeat Iraqis to advance at Asiad

Sep 29, 2014 - 9:14 PM

Charly Suarez is guaranteed a medal after making it to the lightweight semis while Wilfredo Lopez advanced to the middleweight quarters

HEAVY MEDAL. Charly Suarez (R) is already assured of a medal after qualifying for the Asian Games boxing lightweight semis. File photo from AFP

PH boxers march through Asian Games opening round

Sep 25, 2014 - 8:40 PM

Five of the first six boxers from the Philippine team advanced to the next round with victories in the Asian Games boxing tournament

Filipino boxer Charly Suarez lands a left hand on Uzekistan’s Elnur Abduraimov during Wednesday's lightweight bout. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Philippine boxers receive favorable draw at Asian Games

Sep 23, 2014 - 11:38 PM

The Philippine national team received what it feels to be a favorable draw as boxing action begins at the Incheon Asian Games

Charly Suarez (L) will face Alnur Abdurimov of Uzbekistan in the first round of Asian Games boxing. File photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

Cash incentives, pride fuel PH boxers at Asian Games

Sep 18, 2014 - 7:53 PM

With a P3 million reward for a gold medal and respect from the international boxing community at stake the Philippine team looks to make its mark in Incheon

Charly Suarez (L) is one of the Philippines’ most experienced bets in the Asian Games boxing competition. Photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

The problem with Philippine sports

Aug 16, 2012 - 4:20 PM

After the Philippine delegation returned from its fourth Olympics in a row with no medals Rappler searches for answers to the sorry state of sports

Philippines finishes Olympic run, still no medals

Aug 09, 2012 - 11:59 PM

Team Philippines is officially out of the Olympics after its final bet BMX cyclist Daniel Caluag failed to advance

Team PH is out of Olympics

Aug 09, 2012 - 12:40 PM

Team Philippines is officially out of the Olympics after its final bet BMX cyclist Daniel Caluag failed to advance

Philippines pins hopes on remaining 3 Olympians

Aug 05, 2012 - 5:21 PM

Hopes remain high on the chances of 3 remaining Filipino athletes in the 2012 Olympic games to bag medals in London after boxer Mark Anthony Barriga lost his valiant bid for medal glory

Olympics Day 8: Image of the day

Aug 05, 2012 - 1:03 PM

Mark Barriga of the Philippines and Birzhan Zhakypov of Kazakhstan embrace following their round of 16 Light Flyweight match

[UPDATED] Barriga protest rejected

Aug 04, 2012 - 11:35 PM

The Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines filed a protest shortly after Mark Barriga s loss contesting penalty on Barriga

Barriga out of the Olympics

Aug 04, 2012 - 9:13 PM

Filipino boxer Mark Barriga lost to Kazakhstan s Birzhan Zhakypov 17 16 on Saturday August 4 eliminated from the Olympics

Mark Barriga and his quest for gold

Aug 04, 2012 - 1:11 PM

Get to know Mark Barriga the Philippines best bet for an Olympic medal as Rappler takes you through his journey to London 2012

What lies ahead for Barriga

Aug 03, 2012 - 10:30 AM

Mark Anthony Barriga is the Philippines best bet for a medal in the Games but the road to gold is a tough one

TEAM PHILIPPINES: Barriga advances, Cabral ends campaign

Aug 01, 2012 - 9:18 AM

Boxer Mark Barriga advances to the next round while archer Rachelle Anne Cabral ends her Olympic campaign

Netizens tweet in support of Filipino boxer Mark Barriga

Jul 31, 2012 - 10:27 PM

Barriga went on to dominate Cappai 17 7

Screenshot from AKTV.