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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


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

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

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

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.

Pinoy boxer Barriga wins first fight, keeps Olympic dream alive

Jul 31, 2012 - 9:29 PM

Filipino boxer Mark Barriga defeated his opponent Manuel Cappai of Italy 17 7 in the first round for the light flyweight elimination round to advance to the round of 16

Olympics: Team Philippines schedule and results

Jul 30, 2012 - 9:46 PM

The schedule and results of the Philippine team competing in the 2012 Olympic Games in London

Filipinos: Boxing like a boss

May 02, 2012 - 1:37 PM

How boxing became a favorite among Filipinos and a source of pride