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Magsayo nails WBC Asia featherweight title in Bohol homecoming

Sep 01, 2019 - 12:12 AM

Bohol's pride Mark 'Magnifico' Magsayo keeps his record perfect at 20-0 after defeating Thai veteran Panya Uthok via unanimous decision

UNDEFEATED. Despite a boxing layoff, Mark Magsayo quickly returns to his winning ways. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Mark Magsayo vs Panya Uthok - WBC Asia Featherweight Championship

Aug 31, 2019 - 6:25 PM

Filipino fighter Mark Magsayo puts his unbeaten streak on the line against Thai veteran Panya Uthok at Pride of Bohol

WATCH: Mark Magsayo vs Panya Uthok weigh-in

Aug 30, 2019 - 11:48 AM

A confident Magsayo, who carries a perfect 19-0 record with 14 knockouts, heads into the weigh-in declaring he’s in great shape for the homecoming fight against Uthok

ATHLETE'S CORNER: Mark Magsayo, Pride of Bohol

Aug 07, 2019 - 10:23 AM

Mark 'Magnifico' Magsayo turns his life around to bring glory back to his hometown in Bohol

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Magsayo’s confidence at all-time high despite lack of fights

Aug 01, 2019 - 3:45 PM

Boholano fighter Mark Magayo looks to keep his record perfect against Thai veteran Panya Uthok

CONFIDENT. Mark Magsayo and other Filipino boxers competing in the undercard hope to complete a hometown sweep. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Bohol homecoming bout an 'acid test' for undefeated Magsayo

Jul 30, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Mark Magsayo faces Thai veteran Panya Uthok for the WBC Asia Featherweight Championship in his hometown

HOMECOMING. Mark Magsayo returns to Bohol aiming for his 20th career win. Photo courtesy of Vladimir Boxing Promotions

WATCH: Ten best knockouts of Pinoy boxing in 2017

Dec 29, 2017 - 7:00 PM

A look back at the most destructive knockouts by Filipino boxers in 2017

HEAVY HITTERS. Romero Duno had one of the most destructive KOs of Pinoy boxing in 2017. Photo by Jhay Oh Otamias/Rappler

Nietes to face Reveco-Nantapech winner in mandatory defense

Jul 30, 2017 - 11:05 AM

Donnie Nietes will make his first IBF flyweight title defense against the winner between Juan Carlos Reveco and Komgrich Nantapech

MANDATORY DEFENSE. Donnie Nietes will either defend his title in a rematch against Komgrich Nantapech, or face former WBA flyweight titleholder Juan Carlos Reveco. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Magsayo demolishes ex-title challenger Diaz in Pinoy Pride 41 headliner

Jul 09, 2017 - 1:27 PM

Mark Magsayo needs just 105 seconds to finish off the former world title challenger from Nicaragua

DESTRUCTION JOB. Mark Magsayo had no trouble with Daniel Diaz, and will likely be fighting in front of his hometown crowds in Tagbilaran City next. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Nietes outslugs Komgrich, wins third world title

Apr 29, 2017 - 10:52 PM

Donnie Nietes wins the IBF flyweight title joining Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire as the only Filipinos to win titles in 3 weight classes

HISTORY. Donnie Nietes overcomes a tough Thai fighter to win a world title in his third weight class. Photo by Darryl Mangubat/Rappler

ALA errs on the side of caution with Mark Magsayo

Apr 26, 2017 - 3:57 PM

Mark Magsayo feels ready to fight the best fighters at featherweight but his promoter feels he has a lot to learn

HOLDING PATTERN. Mark Magsayo is underwhelmed by his next opponent, but ALA Promotions has a reason for taking it slow with him. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Nietes-Eaktawan set for April 29 in Cebu

Feb 18, 2017 - 3:38 PM

Donnie Nietes will have hometown advantage when he faces Eaktawan Krungthepthonburi for the vacant IBF flyweight title

TITLE FIGHT Donnie Nietes will try to become the third Filipino to win world titles in 3 divisions. Photo by Arvee Eco/Rappler

2016: The best of Philippine boxing

Dec 28, 2016 - 9:13 PM

From Pacquiao to Casimero to Donaire look back at the year that was in Philippine boxing

Pinoy Pride 38: Nietes wins flyweight debut; Magsayo cruises to decision win

Sep 25, 2016 - 12:39 PM

Donnie Nietes defeats Edgar Sosa by unanimous decision while Mark Magsayo extends his undefeated streak to 15 0 against Ramiro Robles

VICTORIOUS PINOYS. Filipino boxers Donnie Nietes and Mark Magsayo get wins at Pinoy Pride 38. File Photos from Jay Directo/AFP and Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Boxing: Mark Magsayo faces Mexican on Nietes-Sosa card

Aug 26, 2016 - 7:44 PM

The unbeaten Filipino boxer will face Ruben Garcia in his second fight in the United States

MAGNIFICO. Mark Magsayo says he has worked on tightening his defense after being knocked down for the first time in his last fight. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Magsayo rises off canvas to stop Avalos in war

Apr 23, 2016 - 11:05 PM

Mark Magsayo comes off the canvas in round 3 to score a technical knockout in a Fight of the Year candidate

MAGNIFICO. Mark Magsayo lives up to his nickname against Chris Avalos. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Donaire, Bedak make weight for title clash

Apr 22, 2016 - 2:56 PM

Nonito Donaire and Zsolt Bedak both look fit and ready for their junior featherweight championship fight in Cebu

Both Donaire and Bedak were trim and ready. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Boxer Mark Magsayo: 'I want to follow the footsteps of Manny Pacquiao'

Apr 22, 2016 - 12:43 AM

Featherweight prospect Mark Magsayo hopes his fight with Chris Avalos this Saturday will be his springboard to international success and world titles

MAGNIFICO. Mark Magsayo hopes his fight with Chris Avalos leads him to bigger fights in the United States. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Pagara, Magsayo batter overmatched opponents to remain undefeated

Feb 28, 2016 - 2:14 PM

Filipino boxing prospects Albert Pagara and Mark Magsayo had to deal with frustating opponents but earned decision wins

STILLU UNBEATEN. Albert Pagara fires a left hook at Yesner Talavera. Pagara had a frustrating night trying to chase Talavera around the ring. Photo by Arvee Eco/Rappler

Donaire vs Bedak title fight moved to Cebu on April 23

Feb 25, 2016 - 8:05 PM

The fight will be Nonito Donaire s first world title fight in the Philippines since 2009

NEW VENUE. Nonito Donaire will be fighting for the fifth time in his country of birth when he meets Zsolt Bedak (R). Donaire photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank, Bedak photo by Thais Llorca/EPA

Mark Magsayo: Future of Philippine boxing?

Oct 18, 2015 - 8:30 PM

With the top Filipino boxing champions all past age 30 Mark Magsayo says it s his dream to be like them

PROSPECT. Mark Magsayo is a perfect 13-0 in his boxing career since turning pro two years ago. Photo by Jhay Otamias/Rappler

Donnie Nietes makes easy work of Juan Alejo in US debut

Oct 18, 2015 - 1:38 PM

The Philippines only current world champion dominated the inexperienced Mexican from start to finish

AND STILL. Donnie Nietes had little trouble in winning his American debut, and could be on the horizon of bigger fights. File photo by Ryan Songalia

Nietes dominates Rodriguez to retain junior flyweight championship

Jul 11, 2015 - 11:05 PM

Donnie Nietes thoroughly outboxes mandatory challenger Francisco Rodriguez to retain his junior flyweight championship

Donnie Nietes (L) and Francisco Rodriguez Jr (R) show off their battle wounds at the post-fight press conference. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Donnie Nietes vs Francisco Rodriguez Jr

Jul 11, 2015 - 11:28 AM

Live updates of the Donnie Nietes vs Francisco Rodriguez world junior flyweight championship bout in Cebu City Philippines

IN PHOTOS: Nietes, Rodriguez make weight for title fight

Jul 10, 2015 - 2:32 PM

World junior flyweight champion Donnie Nietes and his mandatory challenger Francisco Rodriguez made weight for their title fight in Cebu City

ON WEIGHT. Both Donnie Nietes and Francisco Rodriguez Jr made weight for their junior flyweight title bout. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

After Pacquiao: 5 Filipino boxers 25-and-under to follow

May 12, 2015 - 5:28 PM

There will never be another Manny Pacquiao but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other fighters who can make names of their own