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Filipino Duno KO'd by American foe in 1 round

Nov 03, 2019 - 6:01 PM

Romero Duno gets dismantled by Ryan Garcia and drops out of the circle of probable title contenders in the lightweight division

DEMOLISHED. Romero Duno suffers his second career loss. Photo Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP


Ancajas gives Duno good chances of besting Garcia

Nov 02, 2019 - 8:22 PM

Filipino boxer Romero Duno looks to upset highly touted American prospect Ryan Garcia

ALL SET. Both Ryan Garcia (left) and Romero Duno check in at 135 pounds during the official weigh-in. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Duno wants Garcia next after stopping Delgado

Sep 15, 2019 - 5:05 PM

Romero Duno retains his WBO NABO lightweight title, making it clear that he's up for a new challenge

DREAMER. Romero Duno wants to fight unbeaten American-Mexican prospect Ryan Garcia next. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Pinoy boxer Romero Duno wins, joins line of world title aspirants

May 17, 2019 - 4:31 PM

The pride of Cotabato City's bruising victory over Mexican Juan Antonio Rodriguez is likely to pave the way for a world title crack

Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Rising PH boxers Duno, Gaballo set sights on world titles

Feb 14, 2019 - 5:26 PM

The up-and-coming fighters both boast impressive records and are coming off rousing stoppage wins

EYES ON THE PRIZE. Romero Duno (left) and Reymart Gaballo want to become world champions one day. Photos by Jhay Oh Otamias (Duno) and Alvin S. Go/Rappler (Gaballo)


Duno, Gaballo knock out foreign foes

Feb 09, 2019 - 11:18 PM

Filipino fighters Romero Duno and Reymart Gaballo live up to their reputation as power punchers

OVERPOWERED. Unbeaten Reymart Gaballo dominates Japanese Yuya Nakamura to hike his record to 18 knockouts in 21 wins. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Duno, Gaballo favored over foreign opponents

Feb 08, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Romero Duno aims to knock out Indian Kuldeep Dhanda when they clash for the vacant WBO Asian lightweight crown

KO SPECIALIST. Romero Duno (right) stands heavily favored against Kuldeep Dhanda as the Tagum City pride boasts an 18-1 record, 14 by knockout. Photo by Alvin S. Go

Gaballo, Duno lead ESPN5 fight card

Feb 05, 2019 - 6:29 PM

Reymart Gaballo tackles Japanese Yuya Nakamura, while Romero Duno battles Indian Kuldeep Dhanda

HEADLINE. Reymart Gaballo (left) and Romero Duno banner the ESPN 5 boxing card on Saturday, February 9. Photo from release

Filipino Romero Duno unanimously outpoints Mexican in US main bout

May 18, 2018 - 1:16 PM

The 22-year-old pride of General Santos City has come a long way since his US debut last year

PILING IT UP. Romero Duno (right) extends his winning streak to 8 fights with a win over Gilberto Gonzales. Photo from Golden Boy Boxing's Twitter account (@goldenboyboxing)


Romero Duno matched with 'perfect opponent' on Linares-Gesta card

Jan 07, 2018 - 5:41 PM

Yardley Suarez is known for coming to fight, and not having the best chin

NEXT UP. Romero Duno will face Mexican banger Yardley Suarez on January 27 at The Forum. File photo by Jhay Oh Otamias

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

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

Jason Pagara misses weight, loses by sixth-round TKO in Japan

Dec 19, 2017 - 9:28 PM

Jason Pagara weighs in two pounds over the 140-pound limit before getting stopped in 6 rounds by Hiroki Okada

KNOCKED OUT. Jason Pagara may be done as a world title contender after being stopped by Hiroki Okada in Japan. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Filipino boxer Romero Duno defeats crafty Juan Sanchez by decision in LA

Sep 24, 2017 - 11:54 AM

Juan Pablo Sanchez didn't come to lay down but Romero Duno gets the win by unanimous decision.

TOUGH WIN. Romero Duno had to work to a decision win against a fighter not keen on being bulldozed. Photo by Jhay Oh Otamias

Romero Duno faces experienced Mexican Sanchez on Linares-Campbell card

Sep 13, 2017 - 8:12 PM

Duno will face Juan Pablo Sanchez in an 8 round junior lightweight fight on September 23

NEXT FIGHT. Romero Duno will face a battle-tested Mexican foe in a fight that promoter Jim Claude Manangquil expects to be tougher than his star-making performance against Christian Gonzalez. File photo by Jhay Oh Otamias

Boxing: Jade Bornea faces tough Thai in Polomolok step-up

Aug 06, 2017 - 6:11 PM

Jade Bornea s promoter predicts he ll be a world champion in two years

STEP-UP FIGHT. Jade Bornea will face what looks to be his toughest test to date against once-beaten Jakkrawut Majoogoen of Thailand. Photo from Sanman Promotions

Romero Duno, Aston Palicte TKO foes in Philippine homecoming

Jun 11, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Romero Duno is headed back to the U S after scoring a quick knockout of Jason Tinampay in General Santos City

KNOCKOUT RETURN. Romero Duno found the sweet spot with body punching to finish Jason Tinampay in two rounds. Contributed photo

Boxers Duno, Palicte face GenSan tune-ups before US fights

Jun 09, 2017 - 8:13 PM

Romero Duno and Aston Palicte have plans in the US but first must handle business in General Santos City

HOME COMING. Romero Duno (R) returns to the Philippines for a tuneup fight before resuming his campaign in the United States. Contributed photo

Duno, Palicte to have 'homecoming' fights in Gensan

May 10, 2017 - 8:39 PM

Two of the best young fighters from the Philippines will fight on a free show June 10 in General Santos City

HOMECOMING. Romero Duno (L) will face Jovany Rota while Aston Palicte faces former title challenger John Mark Apolinario. File photos/Rappler

Pinoy boxer Romero Duno signs with Golden Boy Promotions

Mar 23, 2017 - 2:51 AM

The Filipino knockout puncher has been signed by Oscar de la Hoya s Golden Boy Promotions

KNOCKOUT DEAL. Romero Duno, who made a splash in the U.S. by knocking out previously unbeaten Christian "Chimpa" Gonzalez, has now signed with one of boxing's premier promotions. Photo by Jhay Oh Otamias

Duno to receive 'hero's welcome' motorcade in GenSan on March 22

Mar 16, 2017 - 6:43 PM

Filipino boxer Romero Duno will be celebrated at home after knocking out previously unbeaten boxer Christian Gonzalez in two rounds

KNOCKOUT ARTIST. Romero Duno has become a hot property in the lightweight division after his destructive knockout win over "Chimpa" Gonzalez. Photo by Jhay Oh Otamias/Rappler

Pinoy boxer Duno scores upset KO over Gonzalez

Mar 11, 2017 - 12:56 PM

Romero Duno knocks out previously unbeaten Christian Gonzalez to win by second round knockout

UPSET KO. Romero Duno knocked out an unbeaten fighter who is signed by Golden Boy Promotions in his first fight on American soil. Photo by Jhay Oh Otamias/Rappler

Moralde, Duno dominate foes in GenSan to remain unbeaten

Feb 14, 2016 - 1:32 AM

Filipino boxers John Vincent Moralde and Romero Duno overcome tough challenges en route to victory in General Santos City

STILL UNBEATEN. John Vincent Moralde (L) overcame a strong start from Cebu's Anthony Sabalde (R) but landed enough clean punches down the stretch to cruise to victory. Photo from Sanman Promotions

IN PHOTOS: Moralde, Sabalde make weight in GenSan

Feb 12, 2016 - 4:24 PM

John Vincent Moralde and Anthony Sabalde both weigh 126 pounds for their 10 round fight Saturday at Gaisano Mall in General Santos City

BRAWL AT THE MALL. John Vincent Moralde (L) and Anthony Sabalde (R) both weighed 126 pounds on Friday. All photos by Ryan Songalia/Rappler