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WATCH: PH athletes aim to make mark in 2019 SEA Games

Mar 27, 2019 - 1:39 PM

Filipino athletes are determined to bring the Philippines back to the podium

DEBUTANTE. Jiu-jitsu world champion Meggie Ochoa aims for the inaugural SEA Games gold. Rappler screenshot

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

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

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

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

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

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

After SEA Games fervor, PH boxers Maamo, Ladon out to conquer the world

Aug 25, 2017 - 7:56 PM

Filipino boxers Dannel Maamo and Rogen Ladon set out to grab medals at the biggest tournament outside of the Olympics

EYE ON THE PRIZE. Dannel Maamo is one of two Filipinos competing at this year's men's World Championships, where the Philippines has yet to win a gold medal. Photo by Toby Roca/Rappler

Ladon, Maamo last PH boxers standing at Asian Championships

May 04, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Rogen Ladon and Dannel Maamo have qualified for the World Championships while Eumir Marcial can still qualify if he wins his box off

FINAL FOUR. Rogen Ladon defeated his Syrian opponent by disqualification to advance to the semifinals. Screenshot from Rappler

ABAP to overhaul leadership after boxing letdown at Rio Games

Aug 09, 2016 - 7:00 PM

After the Philippines two boxers lose their fights at the Olympics ABAP president Ricky Vargas calls for new elections

NEXT ERA. Charly Suarez (R) was one of two Filipino boxers to compete at the Rio Olympics. Both Filipinos were eliminated in their opening fights. File photo by Hotli Simanjuntak/EPA

PH boxer Rogen Ladon on Olympic loss: 'I was too excited'

Aug 09, 2016 - 1:45 PM

Even in our dreams we didn t think he d lose said coach Nolito Velasco after Ladon s surprise loss to Colombia s Yuberjen Martinez

OVERWHELMED. The Olympic spotlight was too much for Rogen Ladon to handle in his bout against Colombia's Yuberjen Martinez. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

PH boxer Ladon loses decision to Colombian Martinez in Rio

Aug 08, 2016 - 10:53 PM

Filipino boxer Rogen Ladon loses a unanimous decision to Colombia s Yuberjen Martinez in the light flyweight round of 16

ELIMINATED. Rogen Ladon's campaign at the Rio Olympics came to an early end at the hands of Colombia's Yuberjen Martinez. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Philippines looks to bounce back from sour Olympic start

Aug 07, 2016 - 4:05 PM

The first 3 Filipinos to compete fell short of reaching the next stage leaving 10 athletes in contention

A NEW HOPE. Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz will be among the next batch of Olympians looking to change the country's fortunes in Rio. File Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP

Pinoy boxers skip Olympic opening to prepare for battle

Aug 06, 2016 - 4:28 PM

Filipino lightweight Charly Suarez studies his British opponent Joe Cordina on YouTube as he misses the opening ceremony to get in the zone

READY FOR WAR. Charly Suarez (L) will face Welsh boxer Joe Cordina in the early morning hours Manila time. File Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

Filipino Olympians await festive Olympic opening ceremony

Aug 05, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Before the Filipinos seek to end their 20 year medal drought they ll take part in the biggest party in Rio

Lady Luck shines on, scorns Pinoy boxers in Olympic draw

Aug 05, 2016 - 6:26 PM

Filipino boxers Charly Suarez and Rogen Ladon will have to swim through shark infested waters at the Olympic boxing tournament in Rio de Janeiro

LUCK OF THE DRAW. Like Bon Jovi said, 'Luck ain't even lucky' for the Pinoy Olympic boxers. Photo from Suarez's Facebook

PH boxer Suarez draws Great Britain's Cordina, Ladon receives bye

Aug 05, 2016 - 12:31 AM

Charly Suarez will face the 2015 European Championships gold medalist in the first round while Rogen Ladon awaits his first opponent

LUCK OF THE DRAW. Filipino light flyweight Rogen Ladon (L) gets an automatic pass to the second round while Charly Suarez (R) will face Great Britain in the first round. Photo from Suarez's Facebook

13 Olympians, 13 Filipino superheroes

Aug 03, 2016 - 12:14 PM

UPDATED Every 4 years Filipino athletes dare to dream big even in the direst of circumstances In 2016 there will be 13 of them

Australia coaches agree to help short-handed Pinoy boxers in Rio

Aug 01, 2016 - 11:50 AM

Australia head coach Kevin Smith and assistant Don Abnett will help Nolito Velasco in the corner while Velasco will work as a cutman in their corner

HELP IS HERE. Charly Suarez (L), coach Nolito Velasco (C) and Rogen Ladon (R) will receive help in the corner from Kevin Smith, the British-born Australia head coach who assisted Filipino boxer Mark Anthony Barriga in 2012. Photo from Ladon's Facebook

Filipino boxers bank on luck of the draw at Rio Olympics

Jul 31, 2016 - 3:07 PM

Light flyweight Rogen Ladon and lightweight Charly Squarez first time Olympians will get the chance to end the medal drought for the Philippines

SPARRING. Charly Squarez (R) does some light sparring with Rogen Ladon.

WATCH: PH boxers Suarez, Ladon want to end 20-year Olympic medal drought

Jul 25, 2016 - 6:10 PM

Twenty years have passed since a Philippine Olympian has put a medal around his neck Boxers Rogen Ladon and Charly Suarez hope to end that streak in Rio

A NEW HOPE. Rogen Ladon, a light flyweight boxer, is one of two boxers who will represent the Philippines at the Rio Olympics.

Nerves, excitement as PH athletes leave for Rio

Jul 24, 2016 - 12:59 PM

Members of the 12 strong PH athlete delegation depart from Manila as first timers and veterans alike approach the 2016 Olympics with nervous anticipation

PH STRONG. From left: Jessie Lacuna, Ian Lariba, Marestella Torres, Nestor Colonia and Hidilyn Diaz at NAIA Terminal 3 on Saturday night. They departed for Dubai before catching a connecting flight to Brazil. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rio 2016: Rogen Ladon

Jul 22, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Bago City native Rogen Ladon rose from obscurity in 2015 to become the surprise of Asian boxing Now the light flyweight boxer will represent the Philippines at the 2016 Olympics

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

Marcial draws bye at Olympic qualifier, Bautista faces two-time Olympian

Jun 16, 2016 - 10:02 PM

Filipino boxers Eumir Marcial and Ian Clark Bautista are in Azerbaijan seeking to qualify for the Rio Olympics

QUALIFYING HOPES. Ian Clark Bautista (L) and Eumir Marcial (R) have one final shot at making it to the Rio Olympics. Photos by Rafael Bandayrel

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

Donaire Sr brings 'flash' to PH boxing team as consultant

May 23, 2016 - 2:56 PM

Nonito Donaire Sr is observing the Philippine boxing team s preparations for the final Olympic qualifier but clarifies that he is not their head coach

CONSULTANT LANG. Nonito Donaire Sr (L) wraps his champion son's hands during a 2014 training session at Elorde Boxing Gym. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Philippine Olympic delegation taking shape

Apr 03, 2016 - 1:11 PM

Other potential athletes who may make the Philippine delegation include swimmers Jessie Lacuna and Jasmine Alkhaldi and weightlifters Hidilyn Diaz and Nestor Colonia

OLYMPICS-BOUND. With boxers Charly Suarez (L) and Rogen Ladon qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics, the Philippine contingent is now up to 5. Suarez file Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP, Ladon photo a screenshot from AIBA livestream

PH boxer Mario Fernandez falls short in Olympic qualifier

Apr 01, 2016 - 3:37 PM

Mario Fernandez loses a decision in the bantamweight box off while Rogen Ladon settles for silver in the light flyweight final

NO TICKET. Filipino boxer Mario Fernandez (L), seen during the 2013 SEA Games, fell short of qualifying for the Rio Olympics. File photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Charly Suarez went for broke to earn Olympic slot

Apr 01, 2016 - 12:18 PM

The partisan cheers from the Chinese crowd only motivated Charly Suarez to become the second Filipino boxer to qualify for the Rio Olympics

Filipino boxer Rogen Ladon qualifies for Rio Olympics

Mar 31, 2016 - 3:59 PM

Light flyweight Rogen Ladon becomes the first Filipino boxer to qualify for the 2016 Olympics while bantamweight Mario Fernandez is relegated to a box off to qualify

RIO BOUND. Rogen Ladon, seen at the 2015 World Amateur Boxing Championships, will represent the Philippines in the 2016 Olympics. Screenshot from AIBA livestream

4 Pinoy boxers advance to Olympics Qualifying semis; Petecio out

Mar 30, 2016 - 1:12 PM

Rogen Ladon Mario Fernandez Charly Suarez and Eumir Marcial move one win away from qualifying for the Rio Olympics

ONE WIN AWAY. From left. flyweight Rogen Ladon, bantamweight Mario Fernandez, lightweight Charly Suarez and welterweight Eumir Felix Marcial during light training on Wednesday.Photo from ABAP

5 Filipino boxers advance to Olympic Qualifier quarterfinals

Mar 29, 2016 - 10:49 AM

Eumir Felix Marcial Rogen Ladon Mario Fernandez Charly Suarez and Nesthy Petecio move one step closer to a spot in the 2016 Olympics

ON TO THE QUARTERS. Eumir Marcial, seen during the 2015 SEA Games, is one of 5 Filipino boxers in the Asian-Oceanian qualifiers. File photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Pinoy boxers Suarez, Petecio earn 1-2 wins in Olympic Qualifiers

Mar 28, 2016 - 11:06 AM

Charly Suarez and Nesthy Petecio are 4 wins away from earning a spot in the 2016 Olympics

NEXT ROUND. Charly Suarez (L) and Nesthy Petecio (R) kept the Philippines unbeaten at the Asian-Oceania qualifiers. File photos/Rappler

Filipino boxers Ladon, Marcial, Suarez seeded at Olympic Qualifiers

Mar 26, 2016 - 1:36 PM

Rogen Ladon and Eumir Marcial are the number one seeds in China while Charly Suarez is seeded number two

OLYMPIC DREAMS. Eumir Marcial, Charly Suarez and Rogen Ladon are among the Filipinos aiming for an Olympic berth in China.

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

ABAP: Quality not quantity for Rio boxing qualifiers

Mar 21, 2016 - 3:53 PM

Six Filipino boxers will try to punch their tickets to the Rio Olympics at the Asia Oceania qualifying tournament this week in China

CHINA BOUND. Rogen Ladon (L) and Mario Fernandez (R) are among the boxers who will try to qualify for the 2016 Olympics this year. Ladon photo from his Facebook, Fernandez photo from Reuters

Ladon falls to Russian in World Amateur Boxing semis

Oct 12, 2015 - 1:34 AM

The last Filipino remaining in the 2015 World Amateur Boxing Championships loses a decision to Vasilii Egorov falling one win short of qualifying for the 2016 Olympics

SPEED BUMP. Rogen Ladon lost a decision in Qatar, but may still have opportunities to qualify for the Rio Olympics. Screenshot from AIBA livestream

Filipino boxer Ladon dominates Polish foe, Marcial loses in AIBA quarters

Oct 10, 2015 - 11:13 PM

Rogen Ladon of Bago City defeats Dawid Jagodzinski by a 3 0 shutout to inch closer to a spot at the 2016 Rio Olympics

NEXT ROUND. Rogen Ladon defeated his Polish foe in dominant fashion as he enters the 108-pound semifinals. Screenshot from AIBA livestream

Filipino boxer Marcial survives brawl to enter AIBA Worlds quarterfinals

Oct 09, 2015 - 10:14 PM

Welterweight Eumir Marcial outslugs Spain s Youba Ndiaye Sissokho to join the final 8 at the 2015 AIBA World Amateur Boxing Championships

SLUGGER. Eumir Marcial of the Philippines showed heart and guts in outlasting Spain's Youba Ndiaye Sissokho to enter the quarterfinals. Screenshot from YouTube

Filipino Ladon upsets top seed at World Amateur Boxing Championships

Oct 08, 2015 - 11:05 PM

Rogen Ladon pitches a shutout against the top junior flyweight in the competition in their second round showdown

Bautista, Marcial fight for Asian Boxing Championships semis berths

Sep 01, 2015 - 10:33 PM

Bautista and Marcial both gold medal winners in the last Southeast Asian Games in Singapore will also clinch slots to the AIBA World Championships with wins

KO KID. Ian Clark Bautista, seen at the 2015 SEA Games, looks to qualify for the AIBA World Championships with a win in the quarterfinals. Screenshot from YouTube

Fernandez, Marcial score devastating KOs as PH boxers win 5 gold medals

Jun 10, 2015 - 6:21 PM

The boxing team gives the country s medal count a serious boost as Mario Fernandez and Josie Gabuco repeat as SEA Games champions

SUPER MARIO. Mario Fernandez wins his second straight SEA Games gold medal. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Can the PH boxing team win 8 gold medals? 'It's very possible'

Jun 09, 2015 - 3:38 PM

The Philippines will compete in 8 of the 11 SEA Games boxing gold medal matches on Wednesday June 10 with a chance to equal their gold medal haul from the 2005 Games

Nesthy Petecio of Davao del Sur will be one of 8 Filipinos to compete in the SEA Games boxing finals. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

PH boxer Gabuco on track for SEA Games 4-peat

Jun 08, 2015 - 5:33 PM

Josie Gabuco who has won a gold medal at every SEA Games since 2009 is one win away from a fourth title at the biennial event

GOLDEN GIRL. Josie Gabuco (L) has ruled women's boxing at the SEA Games since 2009. Photo by Mohd Fyrol/AFP

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