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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)

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

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

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

FACT SHEET: Athletes of Team Philippines

Jul 24, 2012 - 11:37 AM

Get to know the athletes of Team Philippines and what makes each of them stand out

Young boxer is PH's main hope for Olympic medal

Jul 07, 2012 - 6:10 PM

Light flyweight Mark Anthony Barriga is facing tough odds but has a decent chance of winning according to sports officials