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Nesthy Petecio targets Olympic dream for her family

Oct 15, 2019 - 6:39 PM

'Pangarap ko po ‘yung Olympics. Pangarap po ng papa ko iyon na hindi natupad, so ako ‘yung tutupad para sa kanya,' says Nesthy Petecio

ON TOP. Even after ruling the world stage, Nesthy Petecio continues to dream big. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

World champions Yulo, Petecio to receive cash incentives

Oct 14, 2019 - 6:40 PM

Carlos Yulo rules in the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, while Nesthy Petecio reigns supreme in the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships

CHAMPIONS. Carlos Yulo and Nesthy Petecio both deliver gold medals for the Philippines. Photos from Jat Tenorio/Red Ox Media Events (Yulo) and AIBA (Petecio)

FAST FACTS: Who is boxing world champion Nesthy Petecio?

Oct 14, 2019 - 12:54 AM

Get to know Filipina boxer Nesthy Petecio, who ended a string of heartbreaks with a breakthrough win in the 2019 Women's World Boxing Championships

BREAKING BARRIERS. Nesthy Petecio tops the podium in the 2019 Women's Boxing World Championships featherweight division. Screenshot from Russian Boxing Federation livestream

Nesthy Petecio strikes gold in women's world boxing

Oct 13, 2019 - 7:38 PM

Featherweight boxer Nesthy Petecio rules in the Women's World Boxing Championships to become the second Filipina world titlist

ON TOP. Nesthy Petecio (back row, second from left) becomes the latest boxer to bring glory to the Philippines. Photo from AIBA

Slow starter Heno challenges Soto for world crown in California

Oct 08, 2019 - 9:31 PM

Edward Heno sets his sights on becoming the next Filipino world champion

NEW CHALLENGE. Edward Heno is set to fight Mexican Elwin Soto for the WBO junior flyweight title. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Casimero training in Las Vegas for bout vs Tete

Oct 07, 2019 - 5:35 PM

Johnriel Casimero will challenge South African Zolani Tete for the WBO bantamweight belt in London

BIG DREAMS. Johnriel Casimero looks to join the growing list of Filipino boxing world champions. File ohoto from Alvin S. Go/Rappler

German woman boxer's fight to wear headscarf in the ring

Oct 05, 2019 - 11:05 AM

'It was as if I had to prove twice as much because not only am I a woman who boxes, but I also wear the headscarf,' says 21-year-old Berlin boxer Zeina Nassar

German boxer Zeina Nassar poses during a training session on August 23, 2019 in Berlin. Berlin boxer Zeina Nassar's fighting spirit has won her plenty of titles, but her battle to wear the hijab in the ring has also made her an equal opportunity champion. Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP

Marcial heads PH boxing lineup for SEA Games

Sep 30, 2019 - 11:36 PM

Eumir Marcial targets a third gold medal, while Carlo Paalam, Rogen Ladon, Ian Clark Bautista, and Charly Suarez look to impress

BACK-TO-BACK. Eumir Marcial looks to defend his middleweight gold medal in the SEA Games. File photo

Marcial settles for silver in World Boxing Championships

Sep 22, 2019 - 12:45 AM

Eumir Marcial becomes only the third Filipino to win a silver in the Worlds

FILIPINO PRIDE. Eumir Marcial deliver another medal for the Philippines. Screengrab from Youtube/AIBA Boxing

Ancajas trains hard for 8th title defense vs dangerous Rodriguez

Sep 16, 2019 - 8:01 PM

Jerwin Ancajas will be forced to keep his guard up against Jonathan Javier Rodriguez, who rendered his foe comatose in his last fight

DEFEND THE THRONE. Jerwin Ancajas seeks to keep his IBF super flyweight belt. File photo by Alvin Go/Rappler

Elorde drops world title bid vs Navarrete

Sep 15, 2019 - 3:22 PM

Juan Miguel Elorde fails to snatch the WBO super bantamweight crown from Emanuel Navarrete

KNOCKED OUT. Juan Miguel Elorde loses the world title bid against Emanuel Navarrete. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Odds against Elorde in quest for Navarrete’s WBO world title

Sep 15, 2019 - 7:59 AM

Juan Miguel Elorde, the grandson of the late Filipino boxing great Flash Elorde, takes a shot at a world crown against Emanuel Navarrete

Taduran wins world crown, stops Salva in 4 rounds

Sep 08, 2019 - 10:37 AM

Albay pride Pedro Taduran deals Samuel Salva his first loss to bag the IBF minimumweight title

REDEMPTION. Pedro Taduran finally bags a world title after falling short against a Thai foe last year. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

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

Giovanni Escaner retains PH bantam title at Pride of Bohol

Aug 31, 2019 - 11:38 PM

Emptying his clips in the final round, Giovanni Escaner scores a split decision win over Renoel Pael as Filipino undercard fighters up the ante

STILL THE CHAMP. Giovanni Escaner (riight) survives a gritty challenge from Renoel Pael. 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

Powell Balaba raring to restart 30-loss career at Pride of Bohol

Aug 30, 2019 - 4:03 PM

Boholano fighter Powell Balaba goes for a shot at redemption after a series of unfortunate events saw him absorbing a staggering 30 losses

SECOND CHANCE. Filipino flyweight Powell Balaba hopes to turn his fortunes around. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

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

Peñalosa drops bid to claim IBO flyweight crown

Aug 25, 2019 - 8:55 PM

Carlo Caesar Peñalosa sustains an injury as Maximino Flores takes the IBO flyweight title via split technical decision

HALTED. Carlo Caesar Peñalosa (right) sustains an injury from an accidental head butt against Maximino Flores. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Saludar, sans trainer and manager, yields world title in Puerto Rico

Aug 25, 2019 - 5:48 PM

Filipino fighter Vic Saludar loses his WBO minimumweight title to Puerto Rican Wilfredo Mendez

TOUGH LOSS. Vic Saludar (left) falls short as Wilfredo Mendez becomes Puerto Rico’s lone reigning boxing world champion.

Casimero to prepare early for world title fight vs Tete

Aug 25, 2019 - 1:20 PM

Fresh off a knockout win, Johnriel Casimero needs to return to training in a few weeks to gear up for his US title bout against Zolani Tete in November

BIG WIN. Johnriel Casimero (center) celebrates with his team and MP Promotions president Sean Gibbons (second from left) after a knockout victory over Cesar Ramirez. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Casimero retains crown with Ramirez KO

Aug 24, 2019 - 11:19 PM

Packing in the power, Johnriel Casimero scores a knockout win over Mexican Cesar Ramirez to keep his WBO interim bantamweight title

Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Elorde tackles Navarrete for super bantam crown

Aug 24, 2019 - 7:33 PM

The grandson of the late boxing great Gabriel 'Flash' Elorde contends for a world crown versus Emanuel Navarrete

MAKING A MARK. Juan Miguel Elorde (left) looks to carve his own name in boxing. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Casimero struggles to make weight as Ramirez vows to win by KO

Aug 23, 2019 - 8:35 PM

Despite failing to make weight on his first try, Johnriel Casimero still thinks he can defend his WBO interim bantamweight title against Mexican Cesar Ramirez

Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Carlo Peñalosa faces 'biggest challenge' in world title clash vs Flores

Aug 20, 2019 - 7:10 PM

'This is a world championship. It's my biggest challenge,' says Peñalosa who is vying for the IBO world flyweight title

PROMISING BOXERS. Carlo Peñalosa (second from the left) leads the group of boxers present in the weekly PSA forum on Tuesday, August 20, in his quest for a world title. Photo from release

Ancajas trains in ideal conditions for either Marin or Gonzalez

Aug 19, 2019 - 7:56 PM

Jerwin Ancajas is currently holed up at the Philippine Naval Education and Training Command in Zambales for his eighth title defense

PROMOTED. For his ring exploits, Jerwin Ancajas gets promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Ramirez ready to wrest Casimero title in Manila

Aug 18, 2019 - 10:59 PM

Mexican Cesar Ramirez arrives in the country, a week before taking a crack at Filipino Johnriel Casimero's WBO interim bantamweight crown

CONFIDENT. Cesar Ramirez and his team believe they can bring the title back to Mexico. Contributed photo

Filipino boxers get big break from MP Promotions

Aug 13, 2019 - 10:54 PM

Johnriel Casimero, Samuel Salva, and Pedro Taduran are among the Filipino pugs who have upcoming world title bouts in the next two months

BIG BREAK. Johnriel Casimero is off to defend his IBF bantamweight title against Mexican Cesar Ramirez on August 24 in San Andres Sports Complex in Manila. File photo from Alvin S. Go/Rappler

No rematch as Pacquiao's legacy drives Mayweather 'bonkers'

Aug 13, 2019 - 2:26 PM

Manny Pacquiao's recent victories are becoming a threat to Floyd Mayweather, according to MP Promotions president Sean Gibbons

NO REMATCH. Manny Pacquiao (left) continues to shine in his boxing career as Floyd Mayweather looks to stay retired. File photo by Gurzinski/AFP/Getty Images

Ancajas moves training from Cavite to Zambales

Aug 05, 2019 - 5:07 PM

Jerwin Ancajas will defend his IBF super flyweight title for the eighth time against a yet to be disclosed opponent in October

NEW HOME. Jerwin Ancajas begins his preparations for his next title defense with a change of scenery. File photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

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

Argentine ex-boxing champ jailed for child abuse

Aug 01, 2019 - 9:29 AM

Carlos Baldomir – the former WBC welterweight champion who lost his title to Floyd Mayweather – gets sentenced to 18 years in prison for sexual abuse

DOWNFALL. Before his arrest, Carlos Baldomir (right) has been working as a trainer following his boxing retirement in 2014. File photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

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

Second boxer in two days dies from head injuries after fight

Jul 26, 2019 - 9:15 AM

Only 23 years old, Argentine fighter Hugo Santillan dies from injuries just days after the death of Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev

TRAGEDY. Hugo Santillan collapsed while waiting to hear the result of his fight with Eduardo Abreu. Photo from WBC

Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev dies after fight

Jul 24, 2019 - 8:33 AM

Ranked in the top 5, the 28-year-old Maxim Dadashev has died from brain injuries sustained during his fight with Subriel Matias

TRAGIC. Maxim Dadashev passed away despite undergoing an emergency brain surgery. File photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

Buboy: 'Don’t rule out Pacquiao fight in December'

Jul 23, 2019 - 5:26 PM

Pacquiao's chief trainer Buboy Fernandez says that the team has to assess the situation first before making a decision

STILL STRONG. Manny Pacquiao dethrones Keith Thurman for the WBA super welterweight belt. File photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Pacquiao makes case for Fight of the Year, Fighter of the Year

Jul 22, 2019 - 8:17 PM

Stalling aging once again, the 40-year-old Manny Pacquiao continues to grow his legend with a convincing beating of Keith Thurman

LIKE A TEACHER. Manny Pacquiao schools the significantly younger Keith Thurman. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao mulls future after title stunner

Jul 22, 2019 - 11:21 AM

Manny Pacquiao may not fight again this year even after proving he can still pack a punch following his world title victory over Keith Thurman

STILL GOT IT. Manny Pacquiao defies age and odds to regain relevancy in the welterweight division. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

LOOK: Pacquiao gets 'Fun Guy' Kawhi to smile

Jul 21, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Kawhi Leonard simply just can't keep a straight face as he shares a photo with Manny Pacquiao

FUN GUY. Kawhi Leonard makes his offseason well-spent by watching a Manny Pacquiao fight. Photo from Twitter/@Raptors

Jolted by many head punches, Pacquiao won't fly home yet

Jul 21, 2019 - 8:02 PM

Shaken by Keith Thurman’s solid punches, Manny Pacquiao may not get medical clearance to travel early

EXPLOSIVE. Keith Thurman proves to be the high-caliber opponent that Manny Pacquiao expected. Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

Thurman's a heavy puncher – Pacquiao

Jul 21, 2019 - 6:53 PM

Manny Pacquiao credits Keith Thurman as one of the hardest punchers he has ever faced

POWERHOUSE. Manny Pacquiao thinks Keith Thurman has more to show in future fights. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

'I will be back,' says Thurman after first career loss

Jul 21, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Keith Thurman intends to regain the top spot in the loaded welterweight division after yielding his crown to Manny Pacquiao

Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao (L) heads to a neutral corner as US boxer Keith Thurman struggles to get up after being knocked down during the first round of their WBA super world welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 20, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. - Pacquiao won a 12 round split decision. (Photo by John Gurzinski / AFP)

Philippines goes wild for 'force at 40' Pacquiao

Jul 21, 2019 - 5:06 PM

Manny Pacquiao fans get all thrilled seeing the brash Keith Thurman eat his words

Filipino fans watch Philippines' Manny Pacquiao fight agains Keith Thurman from the US, at a covered basketball court in Manila on July 21, 2019, during their world welterweight boxing championship in Las Vegas. - Pacquiao rolled back the years with a vintage display to defeat reigning WBA welterweight champion Thurman by split decision in a thrilling 12-round battle. (Photo by Noel CELIS / AFP)

Malacañang: Pacquiao's win shows Filipino spirit a 'fighter'

Jul 21, 2019 - 3:34 PM

'Pacquiao's victory is not on his, but of the entire nation.... The Palace is one in rejoicing with the Filipino people as the Pambansang Kamao once again puts the flag above the pedestal with his display of tenacy and courage,' says Malacañang

WINNER. Boxing icon Senator Manny Pacquiao snatches the super welterweight title from American boxer Keith Thurman. MP Promotions photo

Lawmakers on Pacquiao boxing win: 'Age doesn't matter'

Jul 21, 2019 - 2:25 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'Talagang 40s is the new 30s,' says Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco on Senator Manny Pacquiao's win over Keith Thurman for the World Boxing Association super welterweight title

VICTORY. Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Senator Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa rejoices as Senator Manny Pacquiao wins his fight against Keith Thurman. Photo from Angie de Silva/Rappler

Pacquiao romps as oldest welterweight champ in history

Jul 21, 2019 - 2:23 PM

At 40 years old, Manny Pacquiao deals Keith Thurman his first career-loss to wrest the WBA super welterweight crown

MAJOR PLAYER. Manny Pacquiao proves once again that he’s nowhere near retirement. Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao dethrones Thurman for WBA super welter crown

Jul 21, 2019 - 1:04 PM

Manny Pacquiao proves he can still go toe-to-toe with the best the division has to offer at 40 years old by handing Keith Thurman his first loss

EVERGREEN. Manny Pacquiao shows he still got it. Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

Lipinets drops substitute Inson in 2nd round

Jul 21, 2019 - 11:15 AM

Filipino fighter Jayar Inson suffers a TKO loss to Kazakh Sergey Lipinets in the Pacquiao-Thurman undercard

Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

Libranza scores TKO win, makes it 2-for-2 for Pinoy pugs

Jul 21, 2019 - 9:16 AM

Top Filipino prospect Genisis Libranza stops American Carlos Maldonado in the Pacquiao-Thurman undercard

ON A ROLL. Agusan del Sur native Genisis Libranza ups his record to 19-1. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Unbeaten Pinoy Dato stops Lopez in 5th round

Jul 21, 2019 - 8:04 AM

Filipino boxer John Leo Dato knocks out Mexican Juan Antonio Lopez in the Pacquiao-Thurman undercard

STREAK. La Union-born John Leo Dato extends his win run to 12. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions