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Wilder, Fury bulk up for heavyweight showdown

Feb 22, 2020 - 12:03 PM

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury continue to jaw at each other days after exchanging shoves during their final news conference

BAD BLOOD. American boxer Deontay Wilder (left) and British fighter Tyson Fury figure in an altercation during their press conference at the MGM Grand Las Vegas. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Wilder, Fury ready for Vegas rematch

Feb 21, 2020 - 5:17 PM

Unbeaten WBC champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury collide in the most-anticipated heavyweight showdown in two decades

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 01: Deontay Wilder punches Tyson Fury in the ninth round fighting to a draw during the WBC Heavyweight Champioinship at Staples Center on December 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Another Pinoy tries to upset 'Thai Mayweather'

Feb 19, 2020 - 4:32 PM

Cagayan de Oro boxer Marco John Rementizo hopes to stop Wanheng Menayothin’s epic win run

Santisima tries to do a Pacquiao in world title drive vs Navarrete

Feb 16, 2020 - 12:06 PM

Masbate pride Jeo Santisima vies to wrest the WBO super bantamweight crown from Emanuel Navarrete

HEAVY UNDERDOG. Some boxing sites predict Jeo Santisima only has an 8% chance of winning. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

WATCH: UP veterans relish UAAP Season 82 return

Feb 10, 2020 - 6:17 PM

Veterans Tots Carlos and Isa Molde are out to make the most of their final playing year in the UAAP

FINAL YEAR. Isa Molde grows to be one of the top players in the Philippines thanks to UP. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Maroons express support for Gomez de Liaño brothers' Gilas bid

Feb 07, 2020 - 3:18 PM

Despite losing two key cogs, the UP Maroons back up Juan and Javi Gomez de Liaño's decision to focus on their Gilas Pilipinas campaign

Juan GDL to sit out UAAP Season 83 for full-time Gilas stint

Feb 06, 2020 - 9:15 PM

UP hotshot Juan Gomez de Liaño decides to skip next UAAP season just days after his brother Javi announced the same

File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Maroons bolster team with new recruits Calimag, Eusebio

Feb 06, 2020 - 2:31 PM

(UPDATED) Former high school standout RC Calimag and 6-foot-5 slasher Anton Eusebio beef up the UP Maroons roster

NEW RECRUIT. RC Calimag has been a vital cog in the Philippine basketball youth team's campaign. Photo from FIBA

Casimero holds no fear of Inoue

Feb 05, 2020 - 7:55 PM

Filipino champion John Riel Casimero thinks he hits harder than unbeaten Japanese Naoya 'The Monster' Inoue

UP's Javi GDL to sit out Season 83, opens door for return

Feb 04, 2020 - 9:50 PM

Javi Gomez de Liaño makes a decision with Gilas Pilipinas and MPBL in mind

OWN DREAMS. Javi Gomez de Liaño prioritizes his career first as he sits out of UAAP Season 83. File photo by Josh Albelda

Pacio displays impressive ground game against Silva

Feb 01, 2020 - 2:33 PM

Known for his striking, Joshua Pacio manages to stand tall against BJJ champion Alex Silva at ONE: Fire and Fury

STILL THE CHAMP. Joshua Pacio takes down another former strawweight titlist in Alex Silva. Photo from ONE Championship

Pacio defends ONE strawweight title

Feb 01, 2020 - 12:39 AM

Joshua Pacio wraps up a near perfect night for Filipino fighters as he successfully defends his strawweight title against Alex Silva

Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Taduran guns for KO over Valladares by way of body blows

Jan 31, 2020 - 9:12 PM

Albay pride Pedro Taduran dangles his IBF minimumweight crown against Mexican challenger Daniel Valladares

NO LETUP. Pedro Taduran’s camp says the Filipino champion works hard like Manny Pacquiao. File photo

Taduran leaves for world title defense in Mexico

Jan 25, 2020 - 4:11 PM

Filipino champion Pedro Taduran will dangle his IBF mini flyweight title against Mexican challenger Daniel Valladares

CHAMPION. Pedro Taduran hopes to stay king among small fighters and spark this year's title defenses of fellow Filipino world champions Manny Pacquiao, Jerwin Ancajas, and Johnriel Casimero. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Brutal slugfest between Casimero, Inoue in offing

Jan 23, 2020 - 11:45 PM

Brace for relentless action when Ormoc pride Johnriel Casimero clashes with unbeaten Japanese Naoya Inoue

NEXT UP. Johnriel Casimero looks to avenge the loss of  Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire to Naoya Inoue. Photo by Alvin S. Go

Bornea battles unscathed Mexican in UFC Fight Pass headliner

Jan 21, 2020 - 7:33 PM

Jade Bornea is given an opportunity to headline the UFC Fight Pass for his unbeaten 14-0 record

PRIME PROSPECT. Jade Bornea is set for his first bout in the US against Mexican Ernesto Delgadillo. Photo from Sanman Promotions

McGregor demolishes Cerrone in 40-second return to UFC octagon

Jan 19, 2020 - 3:03 PM

'Etch my name in the history books one more time,' says Conor McGregor after pummeling Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds

STILL NOTORIOUS. Conor McGregor throws a right against Donald Cerrone in the first round of their welterweight bout in UFC246. Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: U.P. athletes show teamwork in packing Taal eruption relief goods

Jan 16, 2020 - 6:08 PM

Past and present UP Fighting Maroons work tirelessly to pack relief goods for the victims of the Taal Volcano eruption

HELPING HAND. Paul Desiderio (right) dishes out a much needed assist to Nowhere to Go but UP’s relief efforts. Photo from Renan Dalisay’s Facebook account

Garcia eyes Pacquiao, Spence in bid to regain crown

Jan 16, 2020 - 10:03 AM

'I feel like my style is dangerous for both Spence and Pacquiao,' says former world welterweight champion Danny Garcia

LOCKED IN. American boxer Danny Garcia (left) says he’s focused on taking down Ukrainian Ivan Redkach first. Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images/AFP

La Salle's Cagulangan set for transfer to UP

Jan 13, 2020 - 4:10 PM

Former NCAA juniors MVP Joel Cagulangan will serve a one-year residency before seeing action for the UP Fighting Maroons in the UAAP

NEW HOME. Joel Cagulangan leaves the La Salle lair. Photo from Chooks-to-Go

Rodriguez gets another crack at Ancajas crown in February

Jan 09, 2020 - 9:18 PM

Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas dangles his super flyweight title against Mexican Jonathan Javier Rodriguez months after their fight got scrapped

ALL SET. Jerwin Ancajas vies to defend his title for the ninth time next month in Las Vegas. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

UP, La Salle banner PBA D-League field

Jan 06, 2020 - 10:19 PM

The UP Fighting Maroons return to the PBA D-League for the first time since 2016

BIG NAME. Kobe Paras is expected to debut in the PBA D-League. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Wilder-Fury rematch set for Las Vegas

Dec 28, 2019 - 11:06 AM

After fighting to a split decision draw last year, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury go at it again for the heavyweight world title

MUCH AWAITED. Heavyweight stars Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury vow to put on a show in the anticipated rematch. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Petalcorin stopped by Shiro, falls short anew in world title bid

Dec 24, 2019 - 12:17 AM

Randy Petalcorin suffers a technical knockout loss to WBC light flyweight champion Ken Shiro of Japan

BOUNCE BACK. Randy Petalcorin fails to add to the list of Filipino boxing champions. Photo by Alvin Brian S. Go/Rappler

Filipino Tepora suffers first-round KO to Colombian foe

Dec 22, 2019 - 5:06 PM

The loss puts serious doubts on Jhack Tepora's ability to become a world champion as his foe was inactive for 15 months prior to their bout

MAIDEN DEFEAT. Jhack Tepora absorbs his first professional career loss. File photo by Alvin Brian S. Go/Rappler

'Nowhere to Go But UP': Book on Fighting Maroons launched

Dec 16, 2019 - 7:18 PM

Authored by Rappler sports correspondent Naveen Ganglani, the book chronicles the rise of the UP Fighting Maroons from UAAP cellar-dwellers to Final Four contenders

Crawford crushes Kavaliauskas in 9th round to retain WBO title

Dec 15, 2019 - 4:36 PM

In a tougher than expected tussle, Terence Crawford survives an early scare before knocking out Olympian Egidijus Kavaliauskas

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 14: Terence Crawford punches Egidijus Kavaliauskas during their bout for Crawford's WBO welterweight title at Madison Square Garden on December 14, 2019 in New York City. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Filipino Tapales' bid for world title crack shattered by Japanese foe

Dec 09, 2019 - 7:00 AM

Marlon Tapales surrenders an 11th-round TKO loss to Ryosuke Iwasa in their battle for the IBF international super bantamweight belt

STREAK OVER. Marlon Tapales sees his 12-fight winning streak snapped against Japan's Ryosuke Iwasa. Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images/AFP

Ruiz rues three-month party as Joshua avenges loss

Dec 08, 2019 - 3:46 PM

Andy Ruiz weighs in 15 pounds heavier than his fighting weight 6 months ago as he fails to defend his heavyweight titles

REGRET. Andy Ruiz admits he trained too late for his title-retention bout against Anthony Joshua. Photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Ancajas retains world crown by 6th round TKO in Mexico

Dec 08, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Jerwin Ancajas defends his IBF super flyweight title for the eighth time with a stoppage win over Miguel Gonzalez

AND STILL. Jerwin Ancajas stretches his run as IBF super flyweight champion. Photo by Alvin Brian S. Go/Rappler

Joshua defeats Ruiz to reclaim heavyweight crowns

Dec 08, 2019 - 2:01 PM

Anthony Joshua takes back his IBF, WBA, and WBO titles with a masterclass over Andy Ruiz in their rematch

REDEMPTION. Joshua Anthony exacts revenge on Andy Ruiz, the only man to beat him in the professional ranks. File photo Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Casimero calls on Inoue after demolition of Tete

Dec 01, 2019 - 1:48 PM

Filipino fighter Johnriel Casimero snatches the WBO bantamweight crown after stopping South African Zolani Tete

File photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Ancajas, Jimenez give more focus on technique, timing

Nov 25, 2019 - 11:35 PM

Jerwin Ancajas concentrates less on power and more on accuracy as his eighth title defense for his IBF super flyweight belt nears

PREPARED. Jerwin Ancajas is fit and ready for battle. Photo from Twitter/trboxing

Winning and misery: 7 takeaways from the UST-UP battle

Nov 15, 2019 - 5:31 PM

Renzo Subido turns into a UST legend, the Aldin Ayo effect continues, rumors of a potential UP exodus swirl, plus all the hot buzz in the classic showdown

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

After painful exit, Manzo wants UP to keep winning mindset

Nov 15, 2019 - 12:05 PM

Cebuano standout Jun Manzo says he’s just glad to witness the Maroons’ transformation from a perpetual cellar-dweller to a Final Four contender

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Tigers target bigger upset: 'This is not our main goal'

Nov 14, 2019 - 10:35 PM

After stunning the UP Fighting Maroons, UST coach Aldin Ayo reminds his Tigers that their job is far from done

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Kobe Paras embraces changed mindset in UAAP debut season

Nov 14, 2019 - 11:02 AM

After a stellar run ended in a heartbreak, UP stalwart Kobe Paras just wants to 'take a break and enjoy life'

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

GDLs future with UP in doubt after heartbreak exit vs UST

Nov 13, 2019 - 9:41 PM

'We couldn’t prove the haters wrong,' says UP stalwart Juan Gomez de Liaño

TRAGIC. Juan Gomez de Liaño gets consoled by temmates Ricci Rivero and Kobe Paras after UP's heartbreaking loss to UST. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Tears and thrills as UST takes fight out of UP

Nov 13, 2019 - 8:37 PM

The UST Growling Tigers prove too strong for the UP Fighting Maroons yet again to advance to a title showdown against the Ateneo Blue Eagles

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UST Tigers roar back to shock favored UP Maroons

Nov 13, 2019 - 6:35 PM

(UPDATED) The UST Growling Tigers overcame the twice-to-beat advantage of the UP Fighting Maroons to arrange a championship showdown against Ateneo

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

MVP Chabi Yo tips hat to ex-MVP Akhuetie for 'tough matchup'

Nov 11, 2019 - 7:52 PM

Soulemane Chabi Yo and UST have a chance to sweep UP and set up a UAAP finals date with Ateneo

CUT ABOVE THE REST. UAAP MVP Soulemane Chabi Yo continues to provide a steady presence for UST. Photo from UAAP

Juan GDL not focusing on UST win streak heading into do-or-die

Nov 11, 2019 - 2:51 PM

UST has swept UP in their 3 matches in UAAP Season 82, but the Fighting Maroons can get back at the Growling Tigers in the most important duel between them

BATTLE OF WILL. Juan Gomez de Liaño says the UP Fighting Maroons need to "want it more" in their do-or-die match against the UST Growling Tigers. Photo from UAAP

Rivero downplays LED punching incident in lopsided loss

Nov 10, 2019 - 10:57 PM

A frustrated Ricci Rivero injures his shooting hand after punching an LED screen

DISAPPOINTED. Ricci Rivero ends up hurting his right hand during the Maroons’ blowout loss to the Tigers. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Kobe Paras mum on subpar outing in UP blowout loss

Nov 10, 2019 - 9:35 PM

After a stellar run all season, UP star Kobe Paras winds up with just 9 points in his first UAAP playoff game

IN PHOTOS: UST vs UP – UAAP Season 82, semifinals

Nov 10, 2019 - 8:33 PM

UST forces a do-or-die game for the last UAAP Finals berth as the UP Maroons plunge to another loss against the Tigers

EARLY DOWNFALL. Rhenz Abando – who delivers 17 points, 7 boards and 3 blocks – fuels a hot UST start as Ricci Rivero and the Maroons dive into a double-digit hole early. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Staying alive: UST forces knockout semis duel vs UP

Nov 10, 2019 - 6:38 PM

UST proves too puzzling for UP yet again as the Growling Tigers force a winner-take-all match for the last UAAP Finals berth

Friends and foes: Ricci, Brent face off in UP-UST semis duel

Nov 10, 2019 - 10:52 AM

Even if their La Salle departure led them to different parts of the UAAP map, UP’s Ricci Rivero and UST’s Brent Paraiso remain tight

Sports wRap: Missing Wesley So, bracing for UP-UST

Nov 09, 2019 - 5:46 PM

Rappler Sports hosts Agatha Uvero and Naveen Ganglani talk about chess whiz Wesley So and the blockbuster UP and UST semifinal showdown in the UAAP

Not subjudice: UST-UP ribbing reaches Supreme Court

Nov 08, 2019 - 3:08 PM

UP alum Justice Marvic Leonen comes to the defense of the Fighting Maroons as Thomasian Chief Justice Peralta says, 'Walang laban ang UP'

Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta (left) and Associate Justice Marvic Leonen (right)

Donaire falls short vs 'Monster' Inoue in Japan

Nov 07, 2019 - 10:47 PM

Nonito Donaire may be in the twilight of his career but 'The Filipino Flash' pushes unbeaten Japanese Naoya Inoue to the limit

BLOODY. Nonito Donaire rocks Naoya Inoue several times. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP