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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


Ancajas stakes crown vs Gonzalez in Mexico

Dec 07, 2019 - 6:28 PM

After a postponement a month ago, the Filipino champ finally defends his IBF super flyweight against Chilean Miguel Gonzalez

HIGHLIGHTS: Palicte vs Ioka fight – WBO Super Flyweight Championship

Jun 19, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Filipino Aston Palicte and Japanese Kazuto Ioka tangle for the vacant WBO super flyweight title in Chiba City, Japan on Wednesday, June 19


Out late, Jerwin Ancajas still hits training early

Feb 27, 2019 - 5:33 PM

After getting honored as one of the country’s top boxers, Jerwin Ancajas quickly gets back to training for his seventh defense of the IBF super flyweight crown

TOP GUN. Jerwin Ancajas, who’s gearing up for Japanese challenger Ryuichi Funai, receives the major award for boxing in the 2019 PSA Awards. Photo release

Before year ends, Nietes captures 4th world title

Dec 31, 2018 - 10:52 PM

The 36-year-old remains unbeaten in his last 35 fights spanning 14 years

ELITE. Donnie Nietes joins Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire as the only Filipinos to have titles in 4 weight classes. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Nietes in elite company by clinching WBO super flyweight title

Dec 31, 2018 - 8:26 PM

'Ahas' pulls off a split decision win over Japan's Kazuto Ioka to become the third Filipino with a title in 4 weight classes

PILING IT UP. Donnie Nietes notches his 42nd win in his professional career. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP


New Year’s Eve bout: Nietes targets 4th world title vs Ioka

Dec 30, 2018 - 5:14 PM

Filipino champion Donnie Nietes and Japanese Kazuto Ioka dispute the WBO super flyweight crown on December 31 in Macau

FIREWORKS. Expect an explosive duel as both Donnie Nietes (left) and Kazuto Ioka vow to return to their countries as champions. Photo by Alvin S. Go

Saludar seeks world title with Nietes

Nov 09, 2018 - 6:51 PM

Vic Saludar looks to stay sharp in his first title defense against Japanese Masataka Taniguchi on December 31

FAVORED. After snatching the title from Ryuka Yamanaka, Vic Saludar (left) stands as favorite to defend his WBO minimumweight crown against Masataka Taniguchi. Photo by AFP

Nietes all set to fight Ioka for fourth world title

Nov 03, 2018 - 5:36 PM

Filipino champion Donnie Nietes and Japanese Kazuto Ioka tangle for the WBO super flyweight belt

ALL SET. Donnie NIetes vies for a convincing win this time after settling for a split draw against compatriot Aston Palicte in their title fight last September. File photo by Jhay Oh Otamias

PH boxer Randy Petalcorin soldiers on after Alvarado loss

Oct 30, 2018 - 6:14 PM

Randy Petalcorin fails to clinch the IBF light flyweight title over Felix Alvarado

WARRIOR. Randy Petalcorin did not back down without a fight against Nicaraguan Felix Alvarado. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Filipino Randy Petalcorin KOed by Nicaraguan in world title fight

Oct 29, 2018 - 9:04 PM

The home bet succumbs to Felix Alvarado in their bout for the International Boxing Federation light flyweight belt

SNAPPED. Randy Petalcorin sees his six-fight winning streak halted. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler.


KO artists Petalcorin, Alvarado collide for world title

Oct 27, 2018 - 8:01 PM

Filipino Randy Petalcorin and Nicaraguan Felix Alvarado clash for the vacant IBF light flyweight crown

ON A ROLL. Filipino figher Petalcorin has won his last 6 fights. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Milan Melindo loses world title bid vs Japanese foe

Oct 08, 2018 - 8:03 AM

Japan's Ken Shiro retains his WBC light flyweight crown after stopping former Filipino boxing champion Milan Melindo in the 7th round

IN CONTROL. Japanese champion Ken Shiro peppers Milan Melindo with punches to the face. Photo by AFP

Ancajas sizes up potential Thai foe Rungvisai

Oct 07, 2018 - 11:55 AM

Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas eyes a unification bout against Thai star Srisaket Sor Rungvisai

REIGNING CHAMP. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (left) retains his WBC super flyweight title after a unanimous decision over Iran Diaz. Photo from ONE Championship

Milan Melindo takes shot at world title vs Japanese champ

Oct 07, 2018 - 10:29 AM

After losing his IBF crown, Filipino boxer Milan Melindo eyes the WBC light flyweight title against Ken Shiro

NEW QUEST. Filipino boxer Milan Melindo (right) vies to return to the top after losing his bid to become a unified champion to Japanese Ryoichi Taguchi last year. Photo by Toru Yamanaka/AFP

Jerwin Ancajas moving up in weight

Oct 01, 2018 - 11:30 PM

But first, the IBF super flyweight champion wants a shot at a career-defining fight against Thai superstar Srisaket Sor Rungvisai

After his sixth title defense ended in a draw, the Filipino boxer could be heading into the bantamweight division. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Ancajas says Barrios his toughest opponent

Sep 30, 2018 - 10:37 AM

After settling for a split draw, Jerwin Ancajas credits his Mexican foe's camp for dissecting his style

TOUGHEST YET. Jerwin Ancajas says his timing was off against Alejandro Santiago Barrios. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Draw verdict disappoints Jerwin Ancajas

Sep 29, 2018 - 10:32 PM

Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas admits to feeling low after failing to deliver a rousing victory against Mexican challenger Alejandro Santiago Barrios

LESSON LEARNED. Jerwin Ancajas vows to continue improving his craft after settling for a draw against Alejandro Santiago Barrios. Photo from Top Rank's Twitter account (@trboxing)

Ancajas gets tested to the hilt, barely keeps crown

Sep 29, 2018 - 4:44 PM

Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas admits that Mexican underdog Alejandro Santiago Barrios gave him a tough challenge

TACTICIANS. Mexican Alejandro Santiago Barrios (left) turned out to be a tactical fighter just like Filipino title holder Jerwin Ancajas. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Jerwin Ancajas retains IBF belt via split draw

Sep 29, 2018 - 11:40 AM

The Filipino boxing champion sees his 17-fight winning streak snapped as he absorbs his second draw in his professional career

AND STILL. Jerwin Ancajas keeps his IBF super flyweight belt in his sixth title defense despite figuring in a stalemate with Mexico's Alejandro Santiago Barrios. Photo from Top Rank's Twitter account (@trboxing)


Trainer Jimenez tells Ancajas to attack with caution

Sep 29, 2018 - 12:15 AM

Expect a more explosive performance from Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas, says trainer Joven Jimenez

Jerwin Ancajas Training. Photo by Alvin Brian Go

Ancajas all set for 6th title defense

Sep 28, 2018 - 7:31 PM

Jerwin Ancajas holds advantage but the Filipino champion thinks Mexican foe Alejandro Santiago Barrios may look better than his record

FAVORED. Jerwin Ancajas (left) remains heavily favored over Mexican challenger Alejandro Santiago Barrios. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Jerwin Ancajas vs Alejandro Santiago Barrios fight

Sep 28, 2018 - 11:20 AM

Filipino boxer Jerwin Ancajas puts his IBF super flyweight title on the line for the sixth time

TITLE DEFENSE. Filipino boxer Jerwin Ancajas seeks to defend his IBF super flyweight title against Mexico's Alejandro Santiago Barriors. File photo by Alvin S. Go


Ancajas makes weight ahead of Barrios fight

Sep 27, 2018 - 7:02 PM

Expect a more aggressive and explosive Jerwin Ancajas when the Filipino champion defends his super flyweight crown against Alejandro Santiago Barrios

ALL OUT. Alejandro Santiago Barrios (right) says 'winning means everything' as he tries to snatch Jerwin Ancajas' IBF belt. Photo credit: Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Barrios ready to snatch Ancajas' title

Sep 26, 2018 - 7:24 PM

Mexican Alejandro Santiago Barrios thinks he's done enough to wrest the IBF super flyweight crown from Filipino fighter Jerwin Ancajas

WELL WISHES. Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas (left) and Mexican challenger Alejandro Santiago Barrios exchange pleasantries just days before slugging it out for the IBF belt. Photo by Roy Luarca/Rappler

No weight issues for Jerwin Ancajas before Barrios fight

Sep 25, 2018 - 4:47 PM

The Filipino champion is right where he wants to weigh

Photo by Alvin Brian Go

Jerwin Ancajas skips break, keeps training for title fight

Sep 24, 2018 - 10:17 PM

Filipino champ Ancajas defends his IBF super flyweight title Saturday against Mexican Alejandro Santiago Barrios

Jerwin Ancajas Day 1 training in Oakland. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Jerwin Ancajas ripped, ready at 120 lbs

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:46 PM

Unable to dazzle in his last fight, the Filipino boxer aims to leave a lasting impression on his third straight title defense in the United States

DEFENSE. Filipino Jerwin Ancajas will make his sixth title defense for this IBF super flyweight belt against Mexico's Alejandro Santiago Barrios. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


New father Kingad seeks victory in ONE Championship

Sep 21, 2018 - 10:55 PM

Team Lakay flyweight Danny Kingad faces Japanese striker Yuya Wakamatsu in Jakarta

ALL SET. Danny Kingad wants the match to be decided on the mat. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Rematch in order for Nietes, Palicte

Sep 09, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Boxing pundits thought the older, craftier Donnie Nietes got the better of fellow Filipino Aston Palicte

SURPRISE DRAW. The scores in the Donnie Nietes-Aston Palicte bout turned out to be perplexing. Photo from HBO Boxing's official Twitter account (@HBOboxing)

Dubious draw denies Donnie Nietes fourth division title

Sep 09, 2018 - 12:42 PM

A victory for Nietes would have put him alongside Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire as the only Filipino fighters with world titles in four weight classes

STALEMATE. Compatriots Donnie Nietes (left) and Aston Palicte figure in a draw. Photo from HBO Boxing's official Twitter account (@HBOboxing)


Filipino superfly Donnie Nietes risks 14-year unbeaten streak

Sep 07, 2018 - 10:02 AM

Donnie Nietes and Aston Palicte battle for the vacant WBO super flyweight title in an all-Filipino bout

ALL-FILIPINO. Donnie Nietes battles Aston Palicte for the vacant WBO super flyweight title. File photo by Jhay Oh Otamias

Ancajas nears top shape in title defense vs Barrios

Sep 03, 2018 - 5:21 PM

The Filipino boxing star wants to leave a mark in his third appearance in the US

KEEPING HIS BELT. Jerwin Ancajas will try to defend his IBF title for the 6th time. File photo from Alvin S. Go


Rogen Ladon punches in 2nd PH silver

Sep 01, 2018 - 3:23 PM

The Filipino flyweight delivers Philippine boxing’s third medal in the 2018 Asian Games

Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Carlo Paalam settles for bronze in Asiad light flyweight

Aug 31, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Light flyweight fighter Carlo Paalam bows to his Indian foe in the semifinal of the 2018 Asian Games boxing competition

SPLIT DECISION. Carlo Paalam drops a close fight. Photo from Asian Games media pool

PH boxer Rogen Ladon advances to gold-medal round

Aug 31, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Filipino flyweight Rogen Ladon overpowers Thailand's Yuttapong Tongdee in the boxing semifinal of the 2018 Asian Games

CONVINCING WIN. Rogen Ladon (right) pulls off a masterful performance over his Thai foe. Photo from Asian Games media pool

Rogen Ladon win assures PH boxing at least a bronze

Aug 28, 2018 - 10:41 PM

Olympian Rogen Ladon advances to the men's flyweight semifinal of the 2018 Asian Games

TIGHT BOUT. Filipino boxer Rogen Ladon (right) trade blows with Kazakhstan's Azat Mahmetov in their men's flyweight quarterfinal bout. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Araneta to challenge for world crown after Tomogdan KO

Aug 19, 2018 - 12:46 PM

Cebuano power puncher Christian Araneta may just be another world champion in the making

UNDEFEATED. Christian Araneta scores a 16th straight victory. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Araneta battles Tomogdan for WBC Asia silver crown

Aug 17, 2018 - 7:32 PM

Cebuano Christian Araneta vies to keep his record unblemished against fellow southpaw Jerry Tomogdan

MAIN EVENT. Unbeaten Christian Araneta (right) stands as favorite over the more experienced Jerry Tomogdan. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Jerwin Ancajas to face Mexican Santiago in September

Aug 12, 2018 - 9:47 AM

The rising Filipino ring star puts his IBF super flyweight title on the line for the 6th time

PILING IT UP. Jerwin Ancajas looks to stretch his winning streak to 18 fights. File photo by Alvin S. Go


Another all-Filipino bout penciled this August in Cebu

Jun 06, 2018 - 2:29 PM

Undefeated for almost 14 years, Donnie Nietes may put his winning streak on the line against compatriot Aston Palicte on August 18 in Cebu City

ALL-FILIPINO. Filipinos Donnie Nietes (left) and Aston Palicte are slated to square off for the vacant WBO world super flyweight title on August 18. Nietes photo by Jhay Oh Otamis and Palicte photo by Ryan Songalia


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

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

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


Donnie Nietes climbs to super flyweight, drops IBF flyweight belt

Apr 11, 2018 - 5:08 PM

'To go up in weight is never easy but this is my dream, to become a 4th division world champion and to fight all the big names at super flyweight,' says Nietes

UP A NOTCH. Donnie Nietes moves up to the super flyweight division. Contributed photo


Nietes on moving up to super flyweight: 'Desididong desidido na talaga'

Mar 14, 2018 - 7:45 PM

Donnie 'Ahas' Nietes eyes a fight against Roman 'Chocolatito' Gonzales for the vacant WBO super flyweight belt

NEXT LEVEL. Donnie Nietes wants to take his career up a notch by moving from flyweight to super flyweight. Contributed photo


Team Lakay's Danny Kingad faces new opponent in ONE championship

Mar 02, 2018 - 2:23 PM

'King' Kingad battles Sotir Kichukov of Bulgaria next week in the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur

TEAM LAKAY. Baguio boy

Cebu City welcomes home Filipino boxing champ Donnie Nietes

Mar 02, 2018 - 11:21 AM

Fans and media in Cebu City open their arms to welcome back to the country Nietes, the longest reigning Filipino world boxing champion

CHAMP. The Philippine's longest reigning boxing world champion Donnie "Ahas" Nietes shows his IBF flyweight belt to the crowd gathered for his homecoming and thanksgiving dinner in Cebu City. Photo by PJ Estan

Nietes KOs Reveco in 7th to retain IBF Flyweight title

Feb 25, 2018 - 11:30 AM

(UPDATED) Nietes continues his 14-year undefeated run

ROUND 7. Donnie Nietes improves his record to 23 KOs after his knockout punch in the 2:30 mark of Round 7. Photo by Jhay Oh Otamias

Artem Dalakian dominates Brian Viloria, nabs vacant WBA flyweight title

Feb 25, 2018 - 10:46 AM

All 3 judges favor the undefeated Dalakian

LOSS. The Brian "The Hawaiian Punch" Viloria loses the chance to claim the vacant WBA flyweight title. Photo by Jhay Oh Otamias