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Heno erases doubt, gets OPBF belt with win over Japanese foe

Sep 11, 2017 - 4:25 PM

Edward Heno is the new OPBF light flyweight titleholder after finishing Seita Ogido at 1:35 of round 7

OPBF CHAMP. There was no dispute over the OPBF title this time around as Edward Heno finished matters inside the distance. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Young lion Sultan knocks out ex-champ Jaro in Rizal

May 07, 2017 - 11:23 PM

Jonas Sultan knocks Sonny Boy Jaro out of the ring for the 10 count in round 8 to continue his rise to world title contention

Jonas Sultan is currently ranked no. 14 in the world at 115 pounds by the IBF. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Boxing: Heno blasts Ganoza with Hamed-esque uppercut in 9th round

Mar 20, 2017 - 2:15 AM

Edward Heno scores the biggest win of his young career knocking out Cris Ganoza in a battle of unbeatens

BATTLE OF UNBEATENS. Edward "Fighting" Heno put the final touches on his knockout win over Cris Ganoza with a leaping right uppercut which looks pulled from Prince Naseem Hamed's strategy guide. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Jonas Sultan, road warrior and reluctant Zorro, set for Jaro showdown

Mar 17, 2017 - 2:05 PM

Sultan vs ex world champ Sonny Boy Jaro figures to be one of the best domestic fights of the year in the Philippines even if there s been relatively little hype on it

ZORRO. Jonas Sultan isn't one of the more celebrated boxers in the Philippines, but he's making his reputation by pulling off upsets over better-known fighters around the world. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Boxing: 'Zorro' Sultan faces ex-champ Jaro in intriguing domestic clash

Feb 17, 2017 - 5:32 PM

Hot junior bantamweight prospect Jonas Sultan will face former world champion Sonny Boy Jaro on March 19 at Makati Cinema Square

DOMESTIC CLASH. Jonas Sultan will try to bolster his credentials as a legitimate title contender while Sonny Boy Jaro looks to spark one more run at a world title at Sultan's expense.

Boxing: Sonny Boy Jaro keeps career alive with win over Pantilgan

Nov 16, 2016 - 9:56 PM

Former flyweight world champion Sonny Boy Jaro returns from a 13 month layoff to outbox Marjun Pantilgan at Makati Cinema Square

BACK IN ACTION. Former world flyweight champion Sonny Boy Jaro earned a methodical decision win over compatriot Marjun Pantilgan. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Farenas scores controversial TKO win vs Velazquez

Mar 22, 2014 - 12:40 AM

Michael Farenas scored a controversial second round technical knockout TKO win over Mexican Hector Velazquez in a junior lightweight bout

HEADSTRONG. Filipino contender Michael Farenas defeated Hector Velazquez by second-round technical knockout, but it wasn't without controversy. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Drama surrounds Michael Farenas-Hector Velazquez weigh-in

Mar 20, 2014 - 7:20 PM

Drama surrounded the routine pre fight weigh in between Michael Farenas and Hector Velazquez when Velazquez missed weight by five pounds on his first try Velazquez made weight on his fourth and final attempt two hours later

CRISIS AVERTED. Filipino junior lightweight contender Michael Farenas made the 130 pound limit on his first try. His opponent Hector Velazquez needed four attempts and two hours to make the contracted weight. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Former Pacquiao foe Velazquez chases last shot against Farenas

Mar 19, 2014 - 7:48 PM

Hector Velazquez has been one of the sport s most durable journeymen for two decades In his last year as a fighter he brings his road show to Manila to face Filipino contender Michael Farenas

ONE LAST SHOT. Hector Velazquez, a veteran of 80 pro fights, is giving himself until the end of 2014 to fulfill his dream of winning a world title. His next stop is Michael Farenas in the Philippines. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Carleans Rivas: Beauty outside, beast inside

Jul 26, 2013 - 9:18 AM

Rappler gets to know the female boxer as she prepares for a July 27 bout

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. 'Whenever I got punched, I felt stronger.' Carleans Rivas photo by Ryan Songalia