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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

Thais outraged by child boxer's death in ring

Nov 14, 2018 - 4:47 PM

Thirteen-year-old boxer Anucha Tasako collapsed after his opponent delivered several blows to his head

TRAGIC. A portrait of 13-year-old muay thai boxer Anucha Tasako is displayed next to his coffin during a funeral at a Buddhist temple in Samut Prakan province.Photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Saludar seeks world title with Nietes

Nov 09, 2018 - 6:51 PM

Vic Saludar looks to stay sharp in his first title defense against Japanese Masataka Taniguchi on December 31

FAVORED. After snatching the title from Ryuka Yamanaka, Vic Saludar (left) stands as favorite to defend his WBO minimumweight crown against Masataka Taniguchi. Photo by AFP

WATCH: This is why people are talking about Liza Soberano and 'ipis'

Nov 07, 2018 - 12:51 PM

The actress wins the internet as she takes on the 'Whats in the box?' challenge

FEARLESS. Liza Soberano stays calm even as an insect crawls up her arm. Screenshot from Facebook.com/TechnoMarinePH

Donaire says world title triumph 'not the way I want to win'

Nov 04, 2018 - 1:57 PM

The Filipino Flash snatches the WBA bantamweight belt from Ireland's Ryan Burnett, who suffers a back injury

STILL NOT DONE. Nonito Donaire bags his 7th world title. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Nietes all set to fight Ioka for fourth world title

Nov 03, 2018 - 5:36 PM

Filipino champion Donnie Nietes and Japanese Kazuto Ioka tangle for the WBO super flyweight belt

ALL SET. Donnie NIetes vies for a convincing win this time after settling for a split draw against compatriot Aston Palicte in their title fight last September. File photo by Jhay Oh Otamias

Donaire underdog vs Burnett in WBA bantam title collision

Nov 03, 2018 - 2:26 PM

In the twilight of an illustrious career, five-division world champion Nonito Donaire seeks to relive his glory days

CHALLENGER. Filipino fighter Nonito Donaire drops 8 pounds to challenge Irish champion Ryan Burnett. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Boxing body vote could see sport thrown out of Olympics

Nov 01, 2018 - 10:42 AM

Hit by allegations of bout-fixing, amateur boxing may be dropped in the 2020 Tokyo Games

BIG BLOW. Controversial decisions abound even during the recent Asian Games boxing competition. File photo from PSC

PH boxer Randy Petalcorin soldiers on after Alvarado loss

Oct 30, 2018 - 6:14 PM

Randy Petalcorin fails to clinch the IBF light flyweight title over Felix Alvarado

WARRIOR. Randy Petalcorin did not back down without a fight against Nicaraguan Felix Alvarado. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Filipino Randy Petalcorin KOed by Nicaraguan in world title fight

Oct 29, 2018 - 9:04 PM

The home bet succumbs to Felix Alvarado in their bout for the International Boxing Federation light flyweight belt

SNAPPED. Randy Petalcorin sees his six-fight winning streak halted. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler.


KO artists Petalcorin, Alvarado collide for world title

Oct 27, 2018 - 8:01 PM

Filipino Randy Petalcorin and Nicaraguan Felix Alvarado clash for the vacant IBF light flyweight crown

ON A ROLL. Filipino figher Petalcorin has won his last 6 fights. 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

Mayweather rematch closer as Pacquiao signs to face 'top PBC fighters'

Oct 23, 2018 - 3:19 PM

Eight-weight world champion Pacquiao says he would close out his storied career by facing 'top PBC fighters'

DEVELOPMENTS. Manny Pacquiao is getting serious on facing retired Amercian boxer Floyd Mayweather in a rematch. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Ignore Mayweather-Khabib talk, says UFC boss

Oct 20, 2018 - 9:48 AM

UFC president Dana White says Floyd Mayweather's team has yet to contact the MMA promotion group

UNDEFEATED. Floyd Mayweather, who boasts a 50-0 record, wants to square off against MMA star Khabib Nurmagomedov, who also totes a perfect 27-0 card. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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 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

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


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

Canelo dethrones Golovkin with majority decision win

Sep 16, 2018 - 12:32 PM

Mexico's Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez is the new middleweight champion

Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez exchange punches during their WBC/WBA middleweight title fight. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Ramirez shows off improved jab to retain WBC title

Sep 15, 2018 - 3:31 PM

Unbeaten Jose Ramirez overpowers Mexican challenger Antonio Orozco to keep his WBC junior welterweight crown

SLUGFEST. American Jose Ramirez (right) knocks down Mexican Antonio Orozco twice in his first title defense in front of his home crowd. Photo from Top Rank Boxing

Golovkin jabs at 'clown' Canelo at weigh-in

Sep 15, 2018 - 9:12 AM

Defending middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez figure in a minor scuffle after stepping on the scales

GRUDGE MATCH. Canelo Alvarez (left) and middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin are held back after facing off during their official weigh-in. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Ancajas trains despite rains, winds

Sep 14, 2018 - 9:18 PM

Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas looks all ready to defend his IBF junior bantamweight crown against Mexican Alejandro Santiago Barrios

CONDITIONED. Jerwin Ancajas isn’t taking his younger foe lightly. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Why Manny Pacquiao wants to sue Top Rank, others

Sep 11, 2018 - 11:08 AM

The boxing star says Top Rank has not given his share for the live-streaming of his title bout against Lucas Matthysse in the USA, Canada, and Puerto Rico

BIG BLOW. Manny Pacquiao, who defeated Lucas Matthysse to snatch the WBA regular welterweight title, is set to take legal action against Top Rank Promotions and other concerned parties. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP


Manny Pacquiao to sue Top Rank because of 'non-payment' in Matthysse fight

Sep 10, 2018 - 11:14 PM

On Instagram, Pacquiao says he has not received payment for the US rights to his fight against Matthysse, which was broadcast on ESPN Plus

PACQUIAO-MATTHYSSE. Philippines' Manny Pacquiao (L) reacts after he knocked down Argentina's Lucas Matthysse during their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15, 2018. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

After 2 years, Senate finally OKs Manny Pacquiao's first pet bill on boxing

Sep 10, 2018 - 4:54 PM

Senate Bill 1306 seeks to create a 5-member commission that would formulate and implement a national policy on the development, safety, and welfare of Filipino professional boxers and combatants

Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Porter overpowers Garcia to claim vacant WBC world title

Sep 09, 2018 - 3:14 PM

American Shawn Porter solidifies his position as one of the best welterweights in boxing's deepest division

UNANIMOUS. Shawn Porter beats Danny Garcia by unanimous decision. Photo from Showtime Boxing

Rematch in order for Nietes, Palicte

Sep 09, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Boxing pundits thought the older, craftier Donnie Nietes got the better of fellow Filipino Aston Palicte

SURPRISE DRAW. The scores in the Donnie Nietes-Aston Palicte bout turned out to be perplexing. Photo from HBO Boxing's official Twitter account (@HBOboxing)

Dubious draw denies Donnie Nietes fourth division title

Sep 09, 2018 - 12:42 PM

A victory for Nietes would have put him alongside Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire as the only Filipino fighters with world titles in four weight classes

STALEMATE. Compatriots Donnie Nietes (left) and Aston Palicte figure in a draw. Photo from HBO Boxing's official Twitter account (@HBOboxing)


Donnie Nietes, Aston Palicte clash for vacant WBO title

Sep 08, 2018 - 3:48 PM

The two Negrenses battle for the junior bantamweight crown in just the third all-Filipino world title fight

MOTIVATED. Donnie Nietes (left) looks to extend his 14-year unbeaten streak while Aston Palicte hopes to join the roster of Filipino world champions. Photos by Jhay Oh Otamis (Nietes) and Ryan Songalia (Palicte)

Megabuck bout up for Pacquiao

Sep 07, 2018 - 12:05 AM

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao is set to fight in December against a still unknown fighter

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

Ancajas nears top shape in title defense vs Barrios

Sep 03, 2018 - 5:21 PM

The Filipino boxing star wants to leave a mark in his third appearance in the US

KEEPING HIS BELT. Jerwin Ancajas will try to defend his IBF title for the 6th time. File photo from Alvin S. Go


Olympic clock ticking on boxing's 'cultural change'

Sep 03, 2018 - 3:13 PM

Philippine boxing official Ed Picson hopes that IOC won't carry out its threat to remove boxing from the Olympics

CONTROVERSIAL. Filipino boxer Rogen Ladon loses to Uzbekistan's Jasurbek Latipov via referee stopped contest after getting a cut on the forehead. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Dismayed PH boxing team slams 'atrocious' Asiad shenanigans

Sep 01, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Philippine boxing official Ed Picson says a lot of 'strange things' happened in the 2018 Asian Games boxing competitions

HEAD BUTT. Filipino boxer Rogen Ladon ends up as a wounded silver medalist. Photo from Asian Games media pool