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Rematch in order for Nietes, Palicte

Sep 09, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Boxing pundits thought the older, craftier Donnie Nietes got the better of fellow Filipino Aston Palicte

SURPRISE DRAW. The scores in the Donnie Nietes-Aston Palicte bout turned out to be perplexing. Photo from HBO Boxing's official Twitter account (@HBOboxing)

Dubious draw denies Donnie Nietes fourth division title

Sep 09, 2018 - 12:42 PM

A victory for Nietes would have put him alongside Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire as the only Filipino fighters with world titles in four weight classes

STALEMATE. Compatriots Donnie Nietes (left) and Aston Palicte figure in a draw. Photo from HBO Boxing's official Twitter account (@HBOboxing)


Donnie Nietes, Aston Palicte clash for vacant WBO title

Sep 08, 2018 - 3:48 PM

The two Negrenses battle for the junior bantamweight crown in just the third all-Filipino world title fight

MOTIVATED. Donnie Nietes (left) looks to extend his 14-year unbeaten streak while Aston Palicte hopes to join the roster of Filipino world champions. Photos by Jhay Oh Otamis (Nietes) and Ryan Songalia (Palicte)

Alvarez stuns Kovalev in 7th to seize WBO light heavyweight title

Aug 05, 2018 - 12:41 PM

The Colombian lands a devastating right hook to send the Russian to the canvas for the 3rd and final time

UPSET. Eleider Alvarez keeps his record spotless with an upset of Sergey Kovalev for the WBO light heavyweight belt. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP


Froilan Saludar misses shot at PH boxing history

Jul 28, 2018 - 10:44 AM

The pride of South Cotabato loses his chance to reign as world champion with brother Vic after suffering a TKO loss to Japanese foe Kimura

SNAPPED. Froilan Saludar sees his 5-fight winning streak snapped. Photo from Saludar's Facebook account


Munguia dominates Smith to retain WBO title

Jul 22, 2018 - 3:01 PM

Mexican Jaime Munguia defends his junior middleweight belt with a unanimous decision win over British Liam Smith

UNDEFEATED. Jaime Munguia tops Liam Smith to keep his record perfect at 30-0. Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

Vic Saludar snatches Yamanaka’s WBO 105-pound title in Japan

Jul 13, 2018 - 10:34 PM

The pride of South Cotabato outpoints his Japanese foe to clinch the WBO minimum weight belt

UNANIMOUS WIN. Japanese Ryuya Yamanaka (right) relinquishes his title to Filipino challenger Vic Saluda in Japan. Photo by AFP

Nietes-Palicte title bout moved to Los Angeles

Jul 13, 2018 - 8:12 PM

The all-Filipino battle for the vacant WBO welterweight crown has been reset to September 8 at the Los Angeles Staples Center

COMPATRIOTS. Donnie Nietes (left) holds a vast edge in experience over Aston Palicte. Rappler file photo

Crawford stops Horn to seize WBO welterweight world title

Jun 10, 2018 - 12:49 PM

Australian Jeff Horn fails to defend the belt he snatched from Manny Pacquiao in a huge upset last year

OUTCLASSED. Terence Crawford (left) threw a flurry of blows to knock down Jeff Horn in the 9th round. Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

Nonito Donaire looks to play spoiler in Belfast vs hometown hero Carl Frampton

Apr 21, 2018 - 8:58 PM

'The Filipino Flash' and 'The Jackal' vie for the interim World Boxing Organization featherweight title

WINNING WAYS. Nonito Donaire eyes to join the growing list of Filipino boxers who have found success in the international stage since the year began. File photo by Alexis Cuarezma/Getty Images/AFP


Heavyweight Anthony Joshua has eyes only for opponent Joseph Parker

Mar 28, 2018 - 12:12 PM

Joshua says, 'it's 1,000 percent one fight at a time... My future stops on Saturday. One fight at a time. All this talk about Wilder. I'm looking at Parker, he's a champion for a reason'

STARE DOWN. Britain's Anthony Joshua (left) and New Zealand's Joseph Parker face off posing during a press conference in London on March 27, 2018 ahead of their world heavyweight title unification boxing bout. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Brit boxer Joshua tells heavyweight American rival Wilder to 'stop the fantasy'

Mar 22, 2018 - 6:46 PM

Should such a bout between British boxer Joshua, the IBF and WBA title-holder, and American rival Wilder, the WBC champion, take place it could be one of the richest in history

CHAMP. In this file photo Britain's Anthony Joshua, WBA, IBF and IBO world heavyweight boxing champion, attends a press conference in central London to promote his March 31 world heavyweight unification bout against New Zealand's Joseph Parker, WBO world heavyweight champion, to be fought in Cardiff. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Nietes on moving up to super flyweight: 'Desididong desidido na talaga'

Mar 14, 2018 - 7:45 PM

Donnie 'Ahas' Nietes eyes a fight against Roman 'Chocolatito' Gonzales for the vacant WBO super flyweight belt

NEXT LEVEL. Donnie Nietes wants to take his career up a notch by moving from flyweight to super flyweight. Contributed photo


George Groves confident of shoulder injury recovery

Feb 20, 2018 - 1:43 PM

Groves says he is a fast healer after his shoulder popped out during the final round of a unanimous points victory over Chris Eubank Jr

INJURED. File photo of British boxer George Groves after defeating Italian boxer Andrea Di Luisa during their international super-middleweight contest in east London, England on January 30, 2016. Photo by  Leon Neal/AFP

Jeff Horn retains WBO welterweight title with TKO win over Corcoran

Dec 13, 2017 - 10:25 PM

Horn is now in line to face the undefeated American Terence Crawford

STILL CHAMP. Australian boxer Jeff Horn (left) and English boxer Gary Corcoran fight during their World Boxing Organisation welterweight title bout at Brisbane Convention Centre in Brisbane on December 13, 2017. Australian Jeff Horn retained his World Boxing Organization welterweight title with an 11th round TKO win over English challenger Gary Corcoran in Brisbane on December 13. Photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

Pacquiao launches search to discover Chinese boxing stars

Dec 09, 2017 - 8:34 AM

There are plans to build a Manny Pacquiao International Boxing Academy in Beijing to develop the sport in the world's most populous country

LOOKING AT CHINA. File photo of Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao (right) fighting Jeff Horn of Australia last July 2, 2017. Photo by Patrick Hamilton/ AFP

Filipino boxer Pumicpic pulls off big upset in Japan, wins decision over Amagasa

Sep 30, 2017 - 2:10 AM

Richard Pumicpic pulls off the biggest win of his career, and will likely earn a world ranking to go along with the WBO Asia Pacific featherweight title

BIG UPSET. Richard Pumicpic went overseas to defeat Hisashi Amagasa, who had previously knocked down Guillermo Rigondeaux. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Uber and Grab, Napoles, Marcos | Evening wRap

Jul 11, 2017 - 7:57 PM

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Pacquiao on WBO review: ‘Nothing surprises me now’

Jul 11, 2017 - 7:09 PM

After 3 of the 5 review judges reaffirm the decision for Horn Pacquiao says let the people judge for themselves

NOT SURPRISED. Manny Pacquiao says "We have seen worse judgments in the past where judges manipulated results. Nothing surprises me now." File photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

Lorenzana, Pacquiao vs Horn, Trump Jr | Midday wRap

Jul 11, 2017 - 12:40 PM

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WBO review confirms Horn beat Pacquiao

Jul 11, 2017 - 10:38 AM

WBO set up a panel of independent and anonymous judges who were asked to determine who won each round The results show Jeff Horn won the title

Time to move on from Pacquiao-Horn

Jul 08, 2017 - 7:15 AM

A 38 year old fighter should consider himself lucky if a disputed decision is the worst that befalls him The treatment of other greats at the end has been far more ignominious

MOVING ON. Being on the wrong end of a disputed decision is the least of the concerns for a 38-year-old fighter. Photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

WBO to review Pacquiao-Horn judging, but says no reversal of decision

Jul 06, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The WBO will have a panel of 5 judges review the fight and score it unofficially but says they have no power to reverse the decision

REVIEW GRANTED. Manny Pacquiao has said he felt he won by 4 or 5 rounds, but the judges all scored the fight in favor of Jeff Horn. Photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

Abu Sayyaf, MILF, Pacquiao | Evening wRap

Jul 05, 2017 - 8:45 PM

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Pacquiao urges WBO to act on Games and Amusements Board protest

Jul 05, 2017 - 11:58 AM

I love boxing and I don t wanna see it dying because of unfair decision and officiating says the boxing champ turned senator

'TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION.' Manny Pacquiao urges the World Boxing Organization to 'take appropriate action' on the protest letter sent by the Games and Amusements Board. Photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

Lorenzana, Marcos, Pacquiao vs Horn | Evening wRap

Jul 03, 2017 - 9:45 PM

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GAB lodges protest with WBO over Pacquiao-Horn officiating

Jul 03, 2017 - 4:06 PM

The Games and Amusements Board is seeking a thorough review of the officiating after Pacquiao was judged the unanimous decision loser against Horn

GAB PROTEST. The boxing governing body of the Philippines has called for a 'thorough review' of the officiating of the Pacquiao-Horn fight by the WBO. Photo by Wendell Alinea/OSMP

Boxing: Nietes set for Garcia defense but wants 'big name' fights

May 26, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Donnie Nietes wants to fight unified flyweight champion Juan Estrada but must first get past Raul Garcia on Saturday and a third fight with Moises Fuentes

LONG-TIME CHAMP. Donnie Nietes, who has been a world champion since 2007, wants to move up in weight to face unified flyweight champ Juan Francisco Estrada. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

WATCH: Filipino boxer Marlon Tapales KOs Japanese foe to earn world title shot

Dec 16, 2015 - 8:28 PM

The Lanao del Norte native KOs undefeated Shohei Omori to become the mandatory challenger for WBO bantamweight champ Pungluang Sor Singyu

KO KID. Marlon Tapales has earned a world title shot after a devastating knockout of a previously unbeaten Japanese fighter. Photo from Tapales' Facebook

Philippines among top boxing nations, says WBO president

Jul 11, 2015 - 2:35 PM

Despite having just one current champion WBO president Francisco Valcarcel says the Philippines is a rising boxing powerhouse

BOXING NATION. WBO president Francisco "Paco" Valcarcel (R), seen presenting a commemorative ring to junior flyweight champion Donnie Nietes, says Filipino boxers are among the most respected in the world. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

WBO gives Mayweather deadline to decide championship status

Jul 01, 2015 - 6:00 PM

If Mayweather fails to meet WBO’s terms Bradley will be promoted as the organization’s official champion after claiming the interim title with a win over Vargas

FRIDAY. Floyd Mayweather Jr. has until Friday, July 3 to decide whether or not he intends to remain as the championship committee’s welterweight titleholder. File Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Elorde Top Team makes boxing a sport for all

May 09, 2015 - 3:30 PM

Named after boxing great Gabriel ‘Flash’ Elorde this fitness hub known to train ‘champions’ aims to introduce the sport as an engaging way to achieve better fitness among Filipinos

Elorde Gym

Algieri stripped of junior welterweight title ahead of Pacquiao fight

Nov 03, 2014 - 2:17 PM

Chris Algieri will not walk to the ring against Manny Pacquiao as a reigning world champion after the WBO elected to strip him of their 140 pound title

Chris Algieri lost his championship to boxing's politics. Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Brandon Rios fails VADA drug test

Dec 16, 2013 - 2:30 PM

After losing to Manny Pacquiao Brandon Rios faces more woes as he failed his post fight drug test by VADA

POSITIVE. Brandon Rios, who recently lost to Manny Pacquiao for the WBO International Welterweight title, tested positive for a banned stimulant. Photo by Team Pacquiao / Mike Young

Is Rios just what the doctor ordered for Pacquiao?

Nov 19, 2013 - 7:08 PM

Who is Brandon Rios and does he really have what it takes to send Manny Pacquiao to retirement?

BOLD. Brandon Rios has repeatedly said he is the boxer who will send Manny Pacquiao to retirement. Photo by Josh Hedges/Getty Images/AFP

Bradley edges Marquez to retain WBO belt

Oct 13, 2013 - 1:50 PM

The bout featured the last two fighters to beat Filipino ring hero Manny Pacquiao going head to head in a close tactical contest

SPLIT-DECISION TRIUMPH. WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley Jr. (L) lands a jab to the face of Juan Manuel Marquez during their bout at the Thomas & Mack Center on October 12, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jeff Bottari/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao, Donaire receive top honors from WBO

Oct 25, 2012 - 12:48 PM

The World Boxing Organization named Manny Pacquiao Fighter of the Decade while fellow Filipino Nonito Donaire was awarded Fighter of the Year

Bradley keeps title he took from Pacquiao

Jun 28, 2012 - 1:13 PM

Tm Bradley has chosen to keep the WBO welterweight crown he took from Manny Pacquiao

Pacquiao 'motivated' Miami Heat

Jun 23, 2012 - 6:05 PM

Miami Heat saw motivation in Manny Pacquiao Fil Am coach Erik Spoelstra says

Pacquiao won fight, say 5 WBO judges

Jun 21, 2012 - 8:49 AM

This is justice says an elated Manny Pacquiao

The transformation of Manny Pacquiao

Jun 19, 2012 - 11:45 AM

Carlos Cinco examines the changes in Manny Pacquiao s boxing style over the years

US senators call for national boxing commission

Jun 19, 2012 - 10:49 AM

Two US senators called for a national body to govern boxing

Senator John McCain. Photo courtesy of McCain's official page on Facebook.

WBO to review Bradley win over Pacquiao

Jun 14, 2012 - 6:15 AM

The committee would review the fight to take measures in accordance with the rules of procedure

US Senate leader Reid supports inquiry into Pacquiao fight

Jun 13, 2012 - 11:37 AM

Harry Reid said he backs a probe into the split decision giving Timothy Bradley a win

File photo of US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, speaking at the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony honoring astronauts John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin, at the US Capitol, January 24, 2012. Photo courtesy of Reid's official page on Facebook.

Pacquiao-Bradley fight up for review

Jun 13, 2012 - 9:48 AM

Keith Kizer says he plans to review footage of the fight with each of the 3 judges individually

Arum makes formal request for Pacquiao-Bradley probe

Jun 12, 2012 - 10:32 AM

Arum says the public has the right to know what went wrong in the controversial decision

Arum wants probe into Pacquiao-Bradley fight

Jun 11, 2012 - 2:34 PM

An investigation would determine if undue influence was used in reaching the decision

Pacquiao-Bradley 24 hours after

Jun 11, 2012 - 11:08 AM

A day after the controversial fight speculations and questions still abound

Pacquiao wants re-match after split-decision stunner

Jun 10, 2012 - 5:53 PM

I want a re match Pacquiao declared after Bradley claimed his World Boxing Organization welterweight world title with a split decision victory that stunned many

Pacquiao, Bradley react to decision

Jun 10, 2012 - 4:46 PM

Manny Pacquiao showed no doubt that he won the fight