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IN PHOTOS: PH boxing celebrated at the 17th Elorde Awards

Mar 27, 2017 - 9:45 AM

Champions from today tomorrow and yesterday are honored at the annual awards banquet held by the Elorde family

Johnny Elorde with former champs Ronnie Magramo, Rene Barrientos, Donnie Nietes and Rolando Navarrete.

Pacquiao, Nietes to be honored at 17th Elorde Awards Banquet

Mar 14, 2017 - 3:27 AM

Manny Pacquiao and Donnie Nietes will receive the Award of Distinction while Jerwin Ancajas Johnriel Casimero and Marlon Tapales will be honred as co Boxers of the Year

AWARD NIGHT. The best from the past and present will be honored at the 17th annual Elorde Awards Banquet. File photo by Arvee Eco/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: PH boxing's best at the 16th Elorde Awards

Mar 30, 2016 - 10:20 PM

The best of Philippine boxing s past and present are honored at Sofitel

YOUNG GUNS. From left: Jason Pagara, Arthur Villanueva, Mark Magsayo, Albert Pagara, Jonas Sultan, RING magazine junior flyweight champion Donnie Nietes, Jether Oliva, Rimar Metuda and WBA interim junior flyweight champion Randy Petalcorin at the 16th Elorde Awards. Photo by Arvee Eco/Rappler

Rappler sports editor receives Elorde award for contributions to PH boxing

Mar 30, 2016 - 3:09 PM

Songalia's 'continuous writings of boxing stories,' says the award-giving body, gives 'Filipino boxers the opportunity to be known worldwide'

Elorde Top Team makes boxing a sport for all

May 09, 2015 - 3:30 PM

Named after boxing great Gabriel ‘Flash’ Elorde this fitness hub known to train ‘champions’ aims to introduce the sport as an engaging way to achieve better fitness among Filipinos

Elorde Gym

Laurente thumps Indonesian foe; Elorde brothers triumph

Aug 23, 2014 - 4:46 AM

Dennis Laurente Juan Miguel Elorde and Juan Martin Elorde all registered wins over Indonesian opponents on Friday night in Parañaque City

ANOTHER DAY AT THE OFFICE. Dennis Laurente (second from left) poses with his opponent Elly Pangaribuan (L), plus promoter Johnny Elorde (3rd) and Dr. Nasser Cruz of the Games and Amusements Board. Photo by Mikael Ona

Boxing: Laurente, Elorde brothers face Indonesian opponents

Aug 21, 2014 - 12:27 AM

Dennis Laurente Bai and Mig Elorde will be back in action this week against Indonesian opponents

Dennis Laurente, one of the most accomplished modern Filipino boxers to have not received a title shot, will be back in action this week. Photo from Elorde Boxing

Rene Barrientos did it his way

Jun 27, 2014 - 8:17 AM

At age 71 former junior lightweight world champion Rene Barrientos is still going strong giving advice to young fighters and explaining what he thinks is wrong with boxing today

Rene Barrientos speaks with Rappler at the 14th Gabriel “Flash” Elorde Memorial Awards in March. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Gabi ng Pagpupugay: A tale of Philippine sports

Jun 13, 2014 - 6:35 PM

It was a night of celebration as Filipino sports legends from various disciplines were honored at Resorts World Manila

CELEBRATING PH SPORTS. The Pagpupugay awardees pose on stage at the event's conclusion. Photo by Josh Albelda

Nietes: Fuentes has to 'go over my dead body to win'

May 09, 2014 - 10:19 AM

WBO junior flyweight champion Donnie Nietes isn t willing to give up his title just yet vowing to put his life on the line to defeat Moises Fuentes

AHAS. Donnie Nietes is en route to becoming the longest reigning champion in Philippine boxing history, but must get past Moises Fuentes to do so. Photo from Nietes' Facebook

Cucuy Elorde preserves father's boxing legacy

Apr 25, 2014 - 12:11 PM

The youngest of boxing legend Flash Elorde s 7 children Cucuy Elorde has worked to preserve her father s legacy through their gym franchise

LEGACY CONTINUES. Cucuy Elorde poses with Manny Pacquiao and her son JK at an annual Flash Elorde Awards night. Photo from Elorde's Facebook

Jonathan Taconing stops Silvano in 11 at Elorde Awards

Mar 26, 2014 - 2:18 AM

When Jonathan Taconing prophesied prior to their fight that neither he nor Vergilio Silvano would back off from brutal exchanges he couldn’t have been more correct

'LIGHTNING' STRIKES. Jonathan Taconing (L) and trainer Eddie Ballaran (R) pose after Taconing's victory. Photo by JM Siasat/Rappler

'Underdog' Donaire Jr. fights to prove that he's still great

Mar 26, 2014 - 1:20 AM

Nonito Donaire Jr will train in Manila for his IBF featherweight title challenge against Simpiwe Vetyeka a fight he hopes will remind fans of his glory days

NO FLASH IN THE PAN. Nonito Donaire Jr. is fighting to prove that he's still a great fighter

Taconing takes next step towards title shot at Elorde Awards

Mar 23, 2014 - 6:02 AM

Filipino contender Jonathan Taconing has put the memories of his unlucky first title opportunity behind him and takes the next step towards a second shot on Tuesday night

ON A MISSION. Filipino junior flyweight contender Jonathan Taconing hits the speed bag at the Elorde Boxing Gym in Paranaque City. Taconing takes his next step towards a second title shot on Tuesday, March 25 when he fights Vergilio Silvano at the Elorde Awards. Photo by JM Siasat/Rappler

PWR: Reviving pro wrestling in the Philippines

Mar 09, 2014 - 3:39 AM

A group of hardcore fans are leading a revolution to reintroduce homegrown professional wrestling to the Philippines

READY TO RUMBLE. PWR wrestlers pose for a group photo after their training session at the AFP Gym in Taguig City on March 2. (From left to right) PWR creative and business head Mikers Litton, PWR head trainer Mark “Bombay” Suarez, Ken Warren, Chris Panzer, Mayhem Brannigan, JDL, Rommel Garcia (front). Photo by Nelson Aman Jr.

For Arthur Villanueva, boxing is a chess match

Feb 28, 2014 - 2:24 AM

Arthur Villanueva is one of the brightest junior bantamweight contenders in boxing today Before that his battlefield was a chess board

KING ARTHUR. Filipino junior bantamweight contender Arthur Villanueva at Thursday's press conference to announce ALA Promotions' Pinoy Pride XXIV card at Solaire Resort. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

‘Boxing is not forever’ says business-minded champ Nietes

Feb 21, 2014 - 1:51 PM

As junior flyweight champ Nietes approaches Flash Elorde s record of longest title reign by a Filipino boxer the Bacolod City bred fighter looks to the future

AHAS. Donnie Nietes is en route to becoming the longest reigning champion in Philippine boxing history, but he still has his eye to the future. Photo from Nietes' Facebook

Ateneo's Elorde has high hopes, realistic expectations for new season

Feb 18, 2014 - 7:06 PM

Ateneo Blue Eagles guard Nico Elorde has high hopes for the upcoming UAAP basketball season as recruits Arvin Tolentino Thirdy Ravena bring big promise

ONE BIG FAMILY. Nico Elorde stands in front of a painting of his grandfather, boxing legend Gabriel "Flash" Elorde. Photo by Ryan Songalia

Boxing: JK Elorde shows fighter's heart with KO win

Feb 02, 2014 - 10:49 PM

JK Elorde had a black eye to show for his troubles but had a valuable learning experience in his knockout victory over Juanito Paderes

MORE THAN A NAME. JK Elorde had a black eye to show for his trouble but came out on top by knockout. Photo by Ryan Songalia

Elorde awards celebrate best Pinoy boxers

Mar 28, 2012 - 1:24 AM

Boxers from across the country were recognized at the 12th Elorde awards