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'Maleficent' sequel tops North America box office but underwhelms

Oct 22, 2019 - 11:55 AM

'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' debuts as number one but still falls short of box office expectations, earning only $36.9 million with a projection of $45 million

Boxer Errol Spence faces drunken driving charge after crash

Oct 17, 2019 - 12:25 PM

Unbeaten boxer Errol Spence – a potential Manny Pacquiao foe next year – gets charged with drunk driving after last week's frightening car crash

INJURED. Errol Spence figures in a car accident just two weeks after unifying the WBC and IBF welterweight belts. Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images/AFP

'Joker' tops North American box office for second week

Oct 15, 2019 - 4:33 PM

'Joker' gets the last laugh once again, dominating the box office on its second weekend with $55.9 million

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

Undefeated boxing champ Spence hospitalized after car crash

Oct 11, 2019 - 9:31 AM

Welterweight champion Errol Spence figures in a car crash just two weeks after beating fellow American Shawn Porter

WELL WISHES. Boxing rival Shawn Porter (left) wishes for Errol Spence’s quick recovery weeks after their thrilling slugfest. Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images/AFP

'Joker' gets last laugh, sets record on North American screens

Oct 08, 2019 - 10:06 AM

Joaquin Phoenix's 'Joker' sets a box office record for an October release, raking in over $96.2 million on its opening weekend

Golovkin survives scare to regain IBF title

Oct 06, 2019 - 5:32 PM

'It's a bad day for me but a huge experience,' says Gennady Golovkin after defeating Sergiy Derevyanchenko to reclaim the IBF middleweight belt

GRUELING. Gennady Golovkin (left) endures Sergiy Derevyanchenko's volley of punches. Photo from DAZN

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


Spence drops Porter by split decision in Staples Center slugfest

Sep 29, 2019 - 3:25 PM

The winner of the Errol Spence-Shawn Porter fight may face Manny Pacquiao, but promoter Al Haymon quickly pours cold water on the mega showdown

TRADING BLOWS. ErrollSpence Jr left) and Shawn Porter exchange punches in a thrilling welterweight title unification bout. Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images/AFP

Filipina actress plays lead role in Broadway's 'The Sandalwood Box'

Sep 25, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Dorothea Gloria stars in the Broadway production 'The Sandalwood Box,' set to premiere on the New York stage on Thursday, September 26

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


Cannes-winning 'Parasite' sets French box office record

Sep 21, 2019 - 2:46 PM

Bong Joon-ho's hit South Korean drama 'Parasite' is the most successful Cannes-winning film at the French box office in 15 years, with more than 1.6 million viewers to date

'IT Chapter Two' creeps to top of box office

Sep 10, 2019 - 12:36 PM

The 'IT' sequel takes in $91.1 million at the North America box office on its opening weekend

'Angel Has Fallen' rises to top of box office

Aug 27, 2019 - 1:19 PM

The 3rd film of the franchise starring Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman debuts at the box office with $21.4 million in sales

'Hello, Love, Goodbye' makes over P800 million worldwide

Aug 24, 2019 - 12:55 PM

The film stars Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards

BOX OFFICE HIT. Alden Richards and Kathryn Bernardo, seen here at a press conference for 'Hello, Love, Goodbye' play two Filipinos who fall in love in Hong Kong. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

'Hobbs & Shaw' loses speed but still leads box office

Aug 13, 2019 - 12:26 PM

The latest 'Fast and Furious' film still finishes in first place on its second weekend at the North American box office

'Hobbs & Shaw' dethrones 'Lion King' to top box office

Aug 06, 2019 - 9:35 AM

The latest 'Fast and Furious' installment smashes into the North American box office, debuting as number one

Canelo loses IBF belt after title defense deal collapses

Aug 02, 2019 - 10:31 PM

Middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez has been forced to relinquish his IBF belt after negotiations with Sergiy Derevyanchenko fell through

FURIOUS. The camp of Canelo Alvarez (left) – who won the IBF belt after beating Daniel Jacobs – calls the incident as an 'insult' to boxing. Photo from DAZN

'Hello, Love, Goodbye' rakes in over P34 million on opening day

Aug 01, 2019 - 2:03 PM

The film stars two of showbiz's biggest stars, Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards

TEAM UP. Alden Richards and Kathryn Bernardo talk about working together for the first time in 'Hello, Love, Goodbye.' Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

WBC suspends Whyte's status as interim world heavyweight champion

Jul 31, 2019 - 8:07 PM

Dillian Whyte says he's 'disappointed with the rubbish' as the British boxer faces a potential career-ending ban after testing positive for banned substances

BIG BLOW. Britain's Dillian Whyte (left) Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Hometown hero Davis dismantles Nunez with a 2nd-round TKO

Jul 28, 2019 - 3:23 PM

Gervonta Davis defends his World Boxing Association title against Ricardo Nunez, claiming his 21st stoppage victory out of 22 fights

UNSTOPPABLE. Gervonta Davis remains unbeaten. Photo from Twitter/@Gervontaa


With 'Pacquiao' by her side, Chieng goes for another shot at boxing

Jul 28, 2019 - 1:49 PM

Jennifer Dugwen Chieng, a Filipino-Micronesian boxer, hopes to punch a return ticket to the Olympics

BACK AT IT. Jennifer Dugwen Chieng, who runs with her dog Pacquiao in training, hopes to do better in her second Olympic bid. Contributed photo by Wufei Yu

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

Mayweather made 'special advisor' to China boxing team

Jul 24, 2019 - 11:12 AM

China hopes to boost its boxing medal count at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with retired superstar Floyd Mayweather

NEW CHALLENGE. Floyd Mayweather, whose perfect 50-0 record includes a conquest of Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao, reportedly plans to 'go all-out' with the Chinese team. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

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

'Spider-Man' sticks to top spot at North American box office

Jul 16, 2019 - 3:38 PM

'Spider-Man: Far From Home' beats the competition yet again on its second weekend at the box office

'Spider-Man' flies again, leading North America box office

Jul 08, 2019 - 10:37 AM

'Spider-Man: Far From Home' takes in an impressive $93.6 million in North America during the US holiday weekend

'Toy Story 4' once again tops North America box office

Jul 02, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Already on its second weekend, 'Toy Story 4' still leads the box office, bringing in an additional $59.7 million

Villanueva targets world bantam crown in Kazakhstan

Jun 30, 2019 - 1:02 PM

Arthur Villanueva tangles with Frenchman Nordine Ooubali for the WBC bantamweight crown

POSSIBLY HIS LAST Arthur Villanueva hopes a third time will be a charm after his last two unsuccessful world title bids. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Boxing governing body stripped of Olympic status

Jun 26, 2019 - 6:52 PM

Amid allegations of bout fixing, AIBA becomes the first sports federation to get stripped of its right to organize its own sport in the Olympics

KNOCKED OUT.  With AIBA still embroiled in a crisis, the IOC is set to oversee the boxing competition in the Tokyo 2020 Games. Photo by Jack Guez/AFP

'Toy Story 4' climbs to top of North America box office

Jun 25, 2019 - 2:15 PM

'Toy Story 4' brings in $120.9 million on its opening weekend, making it the 4th-highest opening ever for an animated film in domestic markets

Thurman looks past Pacquiao, says he wants to fight Spence

Jun 24, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Keith Thurman claims he will 'crucify' Manny Pacquiao in their welterweight unification bout

WORD WAR. Keith Thurman proclaims he will make 'easy work' of Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Darnell Ellerbe/Mayweather Promotions


Palicte surprised by ref stoppage in world title loss to Ioka

Jun 20, 2019 - 10:44 PM

The defeat marks the second time Aston Palicte fell short of his bid to become a world champion

FAILED BID. Aston Palicte falls prey to Kazuto Ioka. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


'Men in Black' tops forgettable box office weekend

Jun 18, 2019 - 12:04 PM

'Men in Black: International' failed to meet box office expectations in North America on its opening weekend

Palicte braces for world title battle vs Ioka

Jun 17, 2019 - 10:40 PM

Aston Palicte has his sights set on the WBO super flyweight belt vacated by fellow countryman Donnie Nietes

RACKING IT UP. Aston Palicte seeks his 26th win in his professional career. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler


'Secret Life of Pets 2' defeats 'X-Men' at box office

Jun 11, 2019 - 1:52 PM

Claiming top box office spot in North America is 'The Secret Life of Pets 2', earning up to $47.1 million on its opening weekend

WATCH: Golovkin vs Rolls fight highlights

Jun 09, 2019 - 3:33 PM

Gennady Golovkin displays the knockout power he has been known for by stopping the erstwhile unbeaten Steve Rolls

THIRD TIME'S THE CHARM. Gennady Golovkin may have set himself up for a 3rd fight against rival Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP

Golovkin brutally KOs Rolls, calls for 3rd Canelo fight

Jun 09, 2019 - 1:32 PM

Fighting for the first time in 9 months and coming off the first loss of his career, Golovkin displays his power with a fourth-round knockout

DEMOLITION. Gennady Golovkin makes quick work of Steve Rolls. Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP


'Godzilla' stomps its way to North American box office domination

Jun 04, 2019 - 10:27 AM

'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' makes it to the top of the box office on its opening weekend

Wilder announces Ortiz rematch

May 29, 2019 - 11:29 PM

Boxing fans may just have to wait a little longer for the much-anticipated unification bout between Deontay Wilder and rival Anthony Joshua

ROUND TWO. Expect another bruising encounter when Deontay Wilder defends his WBC heavyweight title against Luis Ortiz. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Disney's live-action 'Aladdin' casts a powerful box office spell

May 28, 2019 - 11:31 AM

The 'Aladdin' magic lives on, taking in an estimated $86.1 million on its box office opening weekend

Search for next Filipino ring superstar intensifies in Ultimate Boxing Series

May 19, 2019 - 6:46 PM

Most of them unbeaten, 10 flyweights and 10 bantamweights will see action in the reality series

NEXT BOXING STAR. Gerry Pens Promotions and ESPN5 team up for the Ultimate Boxing Series. Photo by Roy Luarca/Rappler


Donaire agrees he'll be up against a monster in Inoue

May 19, 2019 - 4:54 PM

The two champions will vie for supremacy as they meet in the World Boxing Super Series final

SLUGGERS. Nonito Donaire looks to include Naoya Inoue in his list of victims. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

'Detective Pikachu' bolts through strong on opening weekend in PH

May 16, 2019 - 9:56 AM

In just 4 days, the cute and fuzzy Pikachu brings in over P56.7 million in Philippine cinemas on its debut weekend

IBF gives Jerwin Ancajas highest honor

May 09, 2019 - 6:27 PM

The pride of Panabo City remains as the longest reigning 115-pound champion among boxing’s major governing bodies.

TOP MAN. After a systematic demolition of Japanese Ryuichi Funai, Jerwin Ancajas gets the Jersey Joe Walcott plum from IBF. File photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

'Avengers: Endgame’ is now the highest grossing film in Philippine box office history

May 06, 2019 - 5:44 PM

'Avengers: Endgame' earns P1,302,454,613 (US$24.6 million) over 9 days

Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: ENDGAME..L to R: Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), and War Machine/James Rhodes (Don Cheadle)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2019

'Avengers: Endgame' sails past 'Titanic,' now 2nd highest-grossing movie ever

May 06, 2019 - 8:06 AM

Only one movie surpasses 'Endgame's' numbers – 'Avatar'

RECORD BREAKING. 'Endgame' dislodges 'Titanic' to be the 2nd highest-grossing movie of all time. Still courtesy of Marvel Studios

Ancajas stops Funai in 7th title defense

May 05, 2019 - 2:38 PM

The Filipino champion rediscovers his deadly form after settling for a split draw in his previous title defense

FINE FORM. Jerwin Ancajas proves too powerful and skillful for Ryuichi Funai. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Ancajas to weigh at least 128 on fight vs Funai

May 04, 2019 - 3:39 PM

The Filipino boxer breezes through the scales in the official weigh-in for the seventh title defense of his IBF super flyweight crown

ASIAN CLASH. Filipino Jerwin Ancajas (left) and Japanese Ryuichi Funai tangle for the IBF super flyweight belt. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Mexico's Estrada dethrones Thai champion Srisaket

Apr 29, 2019 - 12:06 PM

Sor Rungvisai absorbs his first loss in 5 years and loses his WBC super flyweight belt

BELT GONE. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai falters in his fourth title defense for his WBC super flyweight belt. Photo from ONE Championship