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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

Rogen Ladon punches in 2nd PH silver

Sep 01, 2018 - 3:23 PM

The Filipino flyweight delivers Philippine boxing’s third medal in the 2018 Asian Games

Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

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Aug 31, 2018 - 9:23 PM

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Eumir Marcial claims another boxing bronze

Aug 31, 2018 - 8:36 PM

The two-time SEA Games gold medalist joins compatriot Carlo Paalam as the Philippines’ bronze medal finishers for the day

Carlo Paalam settles for bronze in Asiad light flyweight

Aug 31, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Light flyweight fighter Carlo Paalam bows to his Indian foe in the semifinal of the 2018 Asian Games boxing competition

SPLIT DECISION. Carlo Paalam drops a close fight. Photo from Asian Games media pool

PH boxer Rogen Ladon advances to gold-medal round

Aug 31, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Filipino flyweight Rogen Ladon overpowers Thailand's Yuttapong Tongdee in the boxing semifinal of the 2018 Asian Games

CONVINCING WIN. Rogen Ladon (right) pulls off a masterful performance over his Thai foe. Photo from Asian Games media pool

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Aug 31, 2018 - 1:15 PM

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Gold-medal chase continues for 3 Pinoy boxers

Aug 31, 2018 - 8:27 AM

Assured of a bronze, Philippine boxers Eumir Marcial, Carlo Paalam and Rogen Ladon aim for another medal color

DOMINATING. Philippine boxer Eumir Felix Marcial (left) beats Korea's Kim Jinjea via unanimous decision to march into the middleweight semifinals. Photo from Asian Games media pool

Thai boxer beats Pinoy, surpasses Mayweather record

Aug 30, 2018 - 12:48 PM

Wanheng Menayothin overwhelms Filipino challenger Pedro Taduran to eclipse Floyd Mayweather's 50-0 record

QUIRK. Wanheng Menayothin may have gained some buzz, but some shrug off his record as a statistical quirk. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Carlo Paalam, Eumir Marcial deliver sure boxing bronze

Aug 29, 2018 - 4:22 PM

After a shaky start to their campaign, the Philippine boxers have secured at least three bronze medals in the 2018 Asian Games

YOUNG WARRIOR. Carlo Paalam (right) upsets former Asian champion Zhussupov Temritas of Kazakhstan in the men's light flyweight. Photo from Asian Games media pool

Pinoy Taduran looks to stop 'Thai Mayweather'

Aug 29, 2018 - 1:32 AM

Filipino boxer Pedro Taduran tries to foil Thai Wanheng Menayothin's bid to surpass Floyd Mayweather's 50-0 mark

GREENHORN. The 21-year-old Pedro Taduran hopes to snatch the WBC minimum weight crown of Thai veteran Wanheng Menayothin. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Rogen Ladon win assures PH boxing at least a bronze

Aug 28, 2018 - 10:41 PM

Olympian Rogen Ladon advances to the men's flyweight semifinal of the 2018 Asian Games

TIGHT BOUT. Filipino boxer Rogen Ladon (right) trade blows with Kazakhstan's Azat Mahmetov in their men's flyweight quarterfinal bout. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Boxers Marcial, Paalam overpower Asiad rivals

Aug 27, 2018 - 11:38 PM

Only three Filipino boxers – Eumir Marcial, Carlo Paalam and Rogen Ladon – got past the preliminaries

SENSATIONAL. Eumir Marcial puts on a dominant show to fuel Philippine boxing's medal hopes. File photo

'Crazy Rich Asians' had the biggest opening for a foreign rom-com in PH

Aug 27, 2018 - 3:09 PM

The movie's opening shatters two box office records in the Philippines

BREAKING RECORDS. 'Crazy Rich Asians' continues to make waves worldwide, particularly in the Philippines. Still courtesy of Warner Bros Philippines

Rogen Ladon arrests PH boxing skid

Aug 26, 2018 - 10:33 PM

The veteran campaigner ends the country's four-bout setback in the 2018 Asian Games boxing competitions

FIRST WIN, Rogen Ladon brings hope to Philippine boxing’s campaign. File photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Fernandez suffers KO after controversial Petecio loss

Aug 25, 2018 - 11:16 PM

Philippine boxing absorbs another blow in the 2018 Asian Games

CONTROVERSIAL. Filipina featherweight Nesthy Petecio loses to China’s Yin Jun Hua in a contentious decision. Photo by Asian Games media pool

'Crazy Rich Asians' sparkles at North America box office

Aug 20, 2018 - 9:52 AM

The movie, adapted from Kevin Kwan's best-selling novel of the same title rake in $34 million since its August 15 opening in the US

Araneta to challenge for world crown after Tomogdan KO

Aug 19, 2018 - 12:46 PM

Cebuano power puncher Christian Araneta may just be another world champion in the making

UNDEFEATED. Christian Araneta scores a 16th straight victory. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Araneta battles Tomogdan for WBC Asia silver crown

Aug 17, 2018 - 7:32 PM

Cebuano Christian Araneta vies to keep his record unblemished against fellow southpaw Jerry Tomogdan

MAIN EVENT. Unbeaten Christian Araneta (right) stands as favorite over the more experienced Jerry Tomogdan. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Jerwin Ancajas to face Mexican Santiago in September

Aug 12, 2018 - 9:47 AM

The rising Filipino ring star puts his IBF super flyweight title on the line for the 6th time

PILING IT UP. Jerwin Ancajas looks to stretch his winning streak to 18 fights. File photo by Alvin S. Go


PH vows to boost tourist safety after jellyfish kills girl

Aug 05, 2018 - 3:50 PM

Filipino-Italian swimmer Gaia Trimarchi, 7, dies after being stung by a box jellyfish in Caramoan, Camarines Sur

TOURIST SAFETY. A file photo of Sabitang Laya Island in Caramoan, where a 7-year-old girl died after she was stung by a box jellyfish. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Alvarez stuns Kovalev in 7th to seize WBO light heavyweight title

Aug 05, 2018 - 12:41 PM

The Colombian lands a devastating right hook to send the Russian to the canvas for the 3rd and final time

UPSET. Eleider Alvarez keeps his record spotless with an upset of Sergey Kovalev for the WBO light heavyweight belt. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP


Garcia overpowers Easter to unify lightweight titles

Jul 29, 2018 - 3:27 PM

American boxer Mikey Garcia keeps his WBC title and grabs Robert Easter's IBF belt via a unanimous decision victory

GUTSY. Mikey Garcia (right) dominates Robert Easter, in a battle of undefeated champions then boldly calls out Errol Spence. Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images/AFP

Whyte beats heavyweight rival Parker on points

Jul 29, 2018 - 10:36 AM

British boxer Dillian Whyte survives former Kiwi champion Joseph Parker's late onslaught

ON TARGET. Dillian Whyte deals Joseph Parker his second straight defeat to boost his own bid for a world title fight. Photo from WBO

Froilan Saludar misses shot at PH boxing history

Jul 28, 2018 - 10:44 AM

The pride of South Cotabato loses his chance to reign as world champion with brother Vic after suffering a TKO loss to Japanese foe Kimura

SNAPPED. Froilan Saludar sees his 5-fight winning streak snapped. Photo from Saludar's Facebook account


Munguia dominates Smith to retain WBO title

Jul 22, 2018 - 3:01 PM

Mexican Jaime Munguia defends his junior middleweight belt with a unanimous decision win over British Liam Smith

UNDEFEATED. Jaime Munguia tops Liam Smith to keep his record perfect at 30-0. Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

The week in photos: July 14-20, 2018

Jul 21, 2018 - 1:13 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Croatian supporters react after their team scored in downtown Zagreb on July 15, 2018, during the 2018 Russia World Cup final football match between Croatia and France, the first final World Cup match ever in the history of Croatia. AFP Photo

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Jul 19, 2018 - 2:34 PM

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Pacquiao eyes 'two or three fights' more after Matthysse win

Jul 16, 2018 - 10:42 PM

The Filipino boxing great has the WBA regular welterweight belt to defend

WANTING MORE. Manny Pacquiao is not about to stop fighting after winning a world title. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions


Manny Pacquiao: boxer, senator, bigot

Jul 16, 2018 - 10:30 PM

When he used his power, renown, and privilege to actively rob us of our rights and our humanity, it is only fair that we refuse this convenient compartmentalization and rob him of the things that put him there in the first place.

Sink Floyd! Resurgent Pacquiao wants second crack at Mayweather

Jul 16, 2018 - 1:39 PM

The Filipino boxing legend, despite nearing 40, wants to continue fighting

MONEY. Manny Pacquiao lost via unanimous decision to Floyd Mayweather in one of the richest fights in boxing history. File photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank


Money matches: 5 who could be next for Pacquiao

Jul 16, 2018 - 1:10 PM

With the Filipino fighting legend back in the big time, AFP Sport looks at 5 boxers who could be money-spinning opponents for Pacquiao's next fight:

CHAMP. Manny Pacquiao celebrates his victory against Argentina's Lucas Matthysse after their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Vic Saludar snatches Yamanaka’s WBO 105-pound title in Japan

Jul 13, 2018 - 10:34 PM

The pride of South Cotabato outpoints his Japanese foe to clinch the WBO minimum weight belt

UNANIMOUS WIN. Japanese Ryuya Yamanaka (right) relinquishes his title to Filipino challenger Vic Saluda in Japan. Photo by AFP

Nietes-Palicte title bout moved to Los Angeles

Jul 13, 2018 - 8:12 PM

The all-Filipino battle for the vacant WBO welterweight crown has been reset to September 8 at the Los Angeles Staples Center

COMPATRIOTS. Donnie Nietes (left) holds a vast edge in experience over Aston Palicte. Rappler file photo