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Spence keeps title with quick KO of Ocampo

Jun 17, 2018 - 2:06 PM

The American boxer decks Mexican challenger Carlos Ocampo right in the first round

POWER PUNCH. Errol Spence sends previously unbeaten challenger Carlos Ocampo to the canvas to score his 21st career knockout. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP

Gutted by Grenfell fire, boxing gym comes off the ropes

Jun 17, 2018 - 1:00 PM

The Dale Youth boxing club, which has produced two world champions in George Groves and James DeGale, is operating temporarily out of a multi-story car park in west London near the site of the blaze.

BOXING HOPEFUL. Young boxer Sulayman looks on during a training session at the Box Clever Sports club in Ladbroke Grove, west London on June 8, 2018. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Alvarez-Golovkin rematch back on for September

Jun 14, 2018 - 10:53 AM

The highly anticipated middleweight bout finally gets going on September 15 in Las Vegas

FACE OFF. Canelo Alvarez (left) and Gennady Golovkin go at it again after a controversial draw in their first meeting last year. File photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

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

Former heavyweight champion Fury wins comeback fight

Jun 10, 2018 - 10:09 AM

The Briton returns to the ring after suffering from drug, alcohol and mental health issues

COMEBACK. Britain's Tyson Fury (left) exchanges blows with Albania's Sefer Seferi during their heavyweight contest at the Manchester Arena. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Three-division champion Lomachenko undergoes shoulder surgery

May 31, 2018 - 11:13 AM

The WBA lightweight world champion won't return for a slated August 25 fight

RECOVERY. Doctors expect Vasyl Lomachenko to return to his 'previous level of performance.' Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images/AFP

Ancajas’ potential unification fight foe Yafai wants to be division ‘top man’

May 27, 2018 - 5:09 PM

WBA king Khalid Yafai may be in line for Jerwin Ancajas as the Filipino champion successfully defends his IBF super flyweight belt against compatriot Jonas Sultan

IBF super flyweight king Jerwin Ancajas extends his winning streak to 17 fights with his unanimous decision win over Jonas Sultan. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Ancajas defends IBF belt, bests Sultan with UD win in historic All-Filipino clash

May 27, 2018 - 11:36 AM

The titleholder from Panabo City retains his super flyweight crown for the 5th time and extends his winning streak to 17 fights

CHAMP. Jerwin Ancajas retains his world title for the 5th time in two years. Photo by Alvin S. Go


HIGHLIGHTS: Jerwin Ancajas vs Jonas Sultan fight for IBF world title

May 27, 2018 - 9:58 AM

Follow live updates of the Jerwin Ancajas vs Jonas Sultan IBF super flyweight title fight on Saturday, May 26 at 9:30 pm ET (Sunday, May 27, 9:30 am Philippine time) in Fresno, California

Locked and weighed in: Ancajas, Sultan slug it out for world title

May 26, 2018 - 8:44 PM

The two Filipino boxers square off tomorrow, May 27 (Philippine time), for the IBF world super flyweight belt

SLUGFEST. IBF super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas and challenger Jonas Sultan square off in the first all-Filipino world title in nearly a century. Photo by Alvin S. Go

Sultan vows not to waste world champion chance vs Ancajas

May 25, 2018 - 8:57 PM

The 26-year-old Sultan is a win away from realizing his dream of wearing a world title belt

COLLISION COURSE. IBF champion Jerwin Ancajas and challenger Jonas Sultan square off in the first all-Filipino world title in 93 years. Photo by Alvin S. Go


Major TV network rivals agree on joint telecast of Pacquiao-Matthysse

May 24, 2018 - 4:50 PM

ABS-CBN, GMA, TV5, Cignal and Sky Cable team up to broadcast what may be the fighting senator’s farewell bout

FREE TV. More Filipinos will get to watch the July 15 bout between Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

SC cancels retrieval of Iloilo City ballot boxes in VP recount

May 22, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo's legal consultant says the Presidential Electoral Tribunal's representatives in Iloilo province received a verbal order to stop retrieving ballot boxes from Iloilo City

BALLOT RETRIEVAL. Two men stack ballot boxes from Guimbal, Iloilo as they arrive at the Supreme Court's staging area for the ballot retrieval process. Photo from Robredo's legal team

Ancajas not thinking of KO win in world title clash vs compatriot Sultan

May 21, 2018 - 9:24 PM

In his 16-fight winning streak starting in 2012, Ancajas has not gone the distance in all but one bout

GEARING UP. IBF super flyweight champion is still trying to lose weight for his May 27 bout against compatriot Jonas Sultan. Photo by Alvin S. Go

LOOK: Jerwin Ancajas gears up for first all-Filipino world title bout in 93 years

May 20, 2018 - 7:41 PM

The Filipino champion puts his IBF super flyweight title on the line for the 5th time against compatriot Jonas Sultan

DEFENDING THE THRONE. Jerwin Ancajas eyes to defeat compatriot Jonas Sultan in his 5th title defense for his IBF super flyweight title. Photo from Alvin Brian Go


Paras falls prey to Japanese champ in world title bout

May 20, 2018 - 5:22 PM

The 19-year-old Filipino scores a knockdown but fails to finish the job as Hiroto Kyoguchi defends his IBF minimumweight belt

FALLING SHORT. A win for Vince Paras could have resulted in another all-Filipino world title fight. Photo from Paras' Facebook account


Police 'foil' robbery but Tuguegarao bank's depositors lose millions

May 18, 2018 - 10:49 PM

Two victims are asking why EastWest Bank reported to police that burglars took nothing

ROBBED. The safety deposit boxes of the EastWest Bank Tuguegarao are situated outside the bank's vault. Photo by Eric Lim

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)


Pacquiao says Matthysse bout to be 'basis' for retirement call

May 18, 2018 - 11:45 AM

'I am trying my best and doing our best training for this fight to show if I can still do it or not,' says the Filipino ring icon

READY FOR BATTLE. Manny Pacquiao started training earlier than usual to bring himself up to peak fighting condition against Lucas Matthysse. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

LOOK: Basketball, boxing banner 30 sports initially approved for 2019 SEA Games

May 17, 2018 - 5:45 PM

The SEA Games Federation looks to add more sports upon the recommendation of the 11 participating countries

DYNASTY. With the inclusion of basketball again in the SEA Games, Philippines is out there to nab its 19th men's basketball gold medal. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

Golovkin-Alvarez September rematch almost final, says De La Hoya

May 17, 2018 - 1:08 PM

Golden Boy Promotions owner Oscar De La Hoya insists a new deal for the highly anticipated boxing rematch is '75% certain'

ANIMOSITY. Canelo Alvarez (left) is out to prove he's a clean fighter to satisfy a critical Gennady Golovkin camp that has publicly called the Mexican boxer a cheat. File photo from AFP

On Mother's Day, Mark Barriga dismantles his foe for ailing mama

May 14, 2018 - 8:08 PM

The 24-year-old's mother last watched her son fight back when he was still an amateur representing the Philippines in the 2012 London Olympics

MORE THAN BOXING. Mark Barriga shares his win that propelled him to a world title shot with his mother Melita. Photo by Delfin Dioquino


Barriga to challenge for IBF title after UD win over Colombian

May 14, 2018 - 12:57 AM

The London Olympian keeps his record spotless with 9 wins

ROAD TO SUPREMACY. Mark Barriga is a win away from the IBF minimumweight title. Photo by Delfin Dioquino


AJ Banal keeps 5-year undefeated streak alive with UD win

May 13, 2018 - 11:27 PM

The Filipino boxer wins his 8th consecutive professional fight vs Indonesian Master Suro

RACKING IT UP. AJ Banal improves his professional boxing record to 36 wins. Photo by Delfin Dioquino


Genesis Servania floors Indonesian foe in first PH bout since 2015

May 13, 2018 - 9:34 PM

The 26-year-old pummels Indonesia's Jason Butar Butar from the get-go before delivering the finishing blow in the 5th round

STOPPAGE. Genesis Servania improves his record to 31 wins against one loss. Photo by Delfin Dioquino


Sonsona returns from 3-year boxing hiatus with UD win vs Indonesian

May 13, 2018 - 6:55 PM

Admitting to be a party boy, the former Filipino world champion regrets taking the sport for granted

COMEBACK. Marvin Sonsona (second to the right) says his boxing career is back on track. Photo by Delfin Dioquino


Vargas battles through cuts to retain WBC super bantamweight belt

May 13, 2018 - 2:39 PM

Mexico's Rey Vargas wins by unanimous decision over Armenia's Azat Hovhannisyan, who has legendary trainer Freddie Roach in his corner

BLOODY. Rey Vargas defends his title despite fighting the last 4 rounds with blood streaming down his face. Photo by Deportes Televisa

Lomachenko stops Linares for historic 3rd world title

May 13, 2018 - 11:11 AM

(UPDATED) Ukraine's Vasyl Lomachenko survives a 6th-round knockdown against Venezuela's Jorge Linares to claim the WBA lightweight world title

SENSATIONAL. Vasyl Lomachenko improves his record to 11-1 with 9 knockouts. Photo from Bleacher Report MMA (@BR_MMA)

LOOK: Floyd Mayweather wraps up PH tour reminiscing beach days

May 12, 2018 - 9:56 PM

The retired American boxer pampers himself in the natural wonders of El Nido and Samal Island

MORE FUN IN THE PH. Floyd Mayweather chills by the poolside of El Nido's eco-luxury resort Pangulasian Island. Photo from Instagram (@floydmayweather)

Ancajas has mixed feelings in bout vs compatriot Sultan: 'Paano ka magsasaya?'

May 12, 2018 - 9:36 PM

The two fighters make history as they face in the first all-Filipino world title bout since 1925

RISING. Jerwin Ancajas says his upcoming world title fight against fellow Filipino Jonas Sultan is a testament of the Philippine's level in the international boxing scene. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler


Barriga on bout vs veteran foe: 'Hindi lahat ng nakalaban niya, kagaya ko'

May 12, 2018 - 6:15 PM

A win over Gabriel Mendoza would put the Filipino boxer next in line to contend for the IBF world minimumweight title

UNSCATHED. Mark Barriga (right) looks to extend his winning fight streak to 9 bouts against Gabriel Mendoza. Photo from PublicityAsia


LOOK: Mayweather buys designer shoes for his dog

May 11, 2018 - 10:27 PM

The American boxing icon and The Money Team head for another shopping jaunt

Lomachenko targets 3rd weight division title vs Linares

May 11, 2018 - 12:47 PM

The Ukrainian sensation's recent victims quit mid-bout, including previously unbeaten Guillermo Rigondeaux

CHALLENGER. Vasyl Lomachenko vies to wrest the WBA lightweight title from Venezuelan Jorge Linares. Photo bySteven Ryan/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Mayweather gets on the phone with Pacquiao

May 09, 2018 - 8:27 PM

The retired American boxer finds time to chat with his Filipino rival

FIGHT OF THE CENTURY. Floyd Mayweather (left) and Manny Pacquiao faced each other once last 2015. File photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

LOOK: Floyd Mayweather jets off to Palawan in style

May 08, 2018 - 8:58 PM

The retired American boxer explores El Nido on his first day in the Philippines

BEACH LOVIN. Floyd Mayweather explores El Nido's pristine waters and limestone cliff-filled islands. Photo from Instagram (@floydmayweather)

LOOK: Floyd Mayweather coming to Manila

May 07, 2018 - 1:25 PM

'The Philippines, I love you. I'm on my way,' says the retired American boxer

MONEY. Floyd Mayweather will spend a day of his vacation in the Philippines. File photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images North America/AFP


Golovkin destroys Martirosyan to defend middleweight titles

May 06, 2018 - 2:05 PM

Unbeaten in 39 fights, Gennady Golovkin ties Bernard Hopkins for the division record of 20 successful title defenses

KNOCKOUT. Gennady Golovkin floors Vanes Martirosyan with a vicious series of right and left combinations. Photo from Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Gennady Golovkin eyes history against Canelo Alvarez stand-in

May 04, 2018 - 1:24 PM

The Kazakh can equal Bernard Hopkin's record of 20 middleweight title defenses

TITLE DEFENSE. Gennady Golovkin will put his WBA and WBC middleweight belts on the line against Vanes Martirosyan. File photo by John Gurzinski/AFP


Thai 'dwarf giant' Wanheng equals Mayweather's 50-0 record

May 02, 2018 - 6:59 PM

The 32-year-old boxer stops Panamanian challenger Leroy Estrada to tie the boxing great's perfect mark

UNDEFEATED. Thai boxer Wanheng Menayothin (left) lands a blow against Panamanian challenger Leroy Estrada to retain his WBC minimumweight title. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Mayweather legacy faces challenge from Thai 'dwarf giant'

May 01, 2018 - 2:12 PM

If Wanheng triumphs on Wednesday afternoon, May 2, he will equal Mayweather's feat of winning 50 successive fights

'EQUALLING FLOYD'. Unsung outside the boxing world, the Thai fighter nicknamed the "dwarf giant" is quietly closing in on Floyd Mayweather's undefeated 50 fight record. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Golovkin seeks record-tying win against Canelo fill-in

May 01, 2018 - 8:58 AM

The Kazakh puncher targets Bernard Hopkins record for longest title run in middleweight history

PERFECT RECORD. Gennady Golovkin vies to stay undefeated versus Vanes Martirosyan, who took the fight ‘on short notice’ after Canelo Alvarez tested positive for a banned substance. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

'Avengers' assemble — atop the box office

May 01, 2018 - 8:40 AM

Globally, 'Avengers' — also broke records, clinching the highest worldwide opening of all time with a dizzying $641 million

AVENGERS. As expected, the movie breaks box office records. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios

Unheralded Thai boxer primed for Mayweather record fight

Apr 28, 2018 - 8:40 AM

WBC minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin targets a 50th win on May 2

DWARF GIANT. ‘I want to win, because it's an important fight, to equal Floyd,’ says Wanheng Menayothin, the Thai boxer nicknamed as the ‘dwarf giant.’ Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/ AFP

2 Filipino boxers qualify in World Youth Championships

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:50 PM

Brothers Criz Russu and Christian Pitt Laurente secure berths after advancing to the Asian Youth Championships semi-finals

YOUNG STANDOUT. Light flyweight Criz Russu Laurente outclasses Indian Shagolshem Barun Singh. Contributed photo

Mark Barriga gears up for 'biggest' pro fight of his life

Apr 24, 2018 - 3:47 PM

The 2012 Olympian will square off against Gabriel Mendoza in an IBF minimumweight world title eliminator on May 13

PRIME POSITION. A win by Mark Barriga against Gabriel Mendoza will make him the top contender for the IBF minimumweight  title. Photo from PUBLICITYASIA

Filipino pugs advance to Asian Youth Boxing Championships quarterfinals

Apr 23, 2018 - 8:57 PM

The regional tournament serves as the qualifying event for the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina in October

FLEXING THEIR MUSCLES. All 3 boxers sent by the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines defeat their respective opponents in the second round of preliminaries. Photo by Shutterstock


Donaire suffers unanimous decision loss to Frampton

Apr 22, 2018 - 8:41 AM

‘The Filipino Flash’ looks far from his best form in battle of former champions

UNCERTAIN. Hard to say where Nonito Donaire goes next after losing make-or-break fight. Photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler file photo

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


Michael Dasmariñas scores knockout to claim IBO world title

Apr 21, 2018 - 1:10 AM

The underdog Filipino southpaw sends Frenchman Karim Guerfi down hard on the canvas

RISING STAR. Michael Dasmariñas celebrates after winning his biggest fight yet. Photo by Nicholas Yeo/AFP

Manny Pacquiao says age no barrier in bout vs Lucas Matthysse

Apr 20, 2018 - 2:42 PM

‘It's not about a number, it depends on discipline,’ says the Filipino boxing superstar

READY FOR MORE. Manny Pacquiao says there’s more fight in him even after his July 15 bout versus Luca Matthyse.Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP