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Jayson Mama, Palaro star and unbeaten pro boxer, headlines in GenSan

Jan 11, 2018 - 7:22 PM

Jayson Mama will face Michael Camelion for the vacant WBO Asia Pacific youth flyweight title on January 21 at the Gaisano Mall Atrium in General Santos City

PROSPECT. Jayson Mama balances his life as a pro boxer and student at Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Colleges. Photo from Sanman Promotions

Romero Duno matched with 'perfect opponent' on Linares-Gesta card

Jan 07, 2018 - 5:41 PM

Yardley Suarez is known for coming to fight, and not having the best chin

NEXT UP. Romero Duno will face Mexican banger Yardley Suarez on January 27 at The Forum. File photo by Jhay Oh Otamias

John Vincent Moralde battered by Toka Kahn Clary in US debut, loses by 7th round TKO

Dec 02, 2017 - 12:07 PM

John Vincent Moralde suffers his first defeat as a professional as his corner keeps him on his stool after 7 rounds

FIRST LOSS. John Vincent Moralde will move up to 130 or 135 pounds after struggling to make featherweight, his promoter says. Screenshot from live stream

Romero Duno, Aston Palicte TKO foes in Philippine homecoming

Jun 11, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Romero Duno is headed back to the U S after scoring a quick knockout of Jason Tinampay in General Santos City

KNOCKOUT RETURN. Romero Duno found the sweet spot with body punching to finish Jason Tinampay in two rounds. Contributed photo

Boxers Duno, Palicte face GenSan tune-ups before US fights

Jun 09, 2017 - 8:13 PM

Romero Duno and Aston Palicte have plans in the US but first must handle business in General Santos City

HOME COMING. Romero Duno (R) returns to the Philippines for a tuneup fight before resuming his campaign in the United States. Contributed photo

Duno, Palicte to have 'homecoming' fights in Gensan

May 10, 2017 - 8:39 PM

Two of the best young fighters from the Philippines will fight on a free show June 10 in General Santos City

HOMECOMING. Romero Duno (L) will face Jovany Rota while Aston Palicte faces former title challenger John Mark Apolinario. File photos/Rappler

Philippine boxing culture must change to bring excitement back

May 08, 2017 - 8:22 PM

Some view Filipino vs Filipino fights as taboo but domestic competition is needed to revive the languishing boxing scene

CULTURE SHOCK. While domestic rivalries have set the Mexico and British boxing scenes on fire, quality Filipino vs Filipino fights are rare. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: PH boxing celebrated at the 17th Elorde Awards

Mar 27, 2017 - 9:45 AM

Champions from today tomorrow and yesterday are honored at the annual awards banquet held by the Elorde family

Johnny Elorde with former champs Ronnie Magramo, Rene Barrientos, Donnie Nietes and Rolando Navarrete.

Duno to receive 'hero's welcome' motorcade in GenSan on March 22

Mar 16, 2017 - 6:43 PM

Filipino boxer Romero Duno will be celebrated at home after knocking out previously unbeaten boxer Christian Gonzalez in two rounds

KNOCKOUT ARTIST. Romero Duno has become a hot property in the lightweight division after his destructive knockout win over "Chimpa" Gonzalez. Photo by Jhay Oh Otamias/Rappler

Boxing: Drian Francisco to end year-long layoff vs Mateo Handig

Feb 08, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Former interim WBA bantamweight titleholder Drian Francisco returns to the ring for the first time in over a year at the Makati Cinema Square

GINTONG KAMAO. Drian Francisco will prepare for another run at a world title after over a year out of the ring. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Boxing: Randy Petalcorin returns with eye on IBF belt

Jan 22, 2017 - 7:02 PM

Top junior flyweight contender Randy Petalcorin will face Mark Anthony Florida on February 25 at SM Convention Center in General Santos City

WAITING FOR HIS SHOT. Filipino boxing contender wants a shot at the IBF junior flyweight title, whoever ends up holding it. File photo by Arvee Eco/Rappler

Randy Petalcorin targets world title after winning in GenSan

Dec 04, 2016 - 11:14 PM

Randy Petalcorin wins a wide decision over Arnold Garde and now seeks a shot at IBF junior flyweight champ Akira Yaegashi

UNANIMOUS DECISION. Randy Petalcorin (R) has now won two straight since his dubious loss in Australia to Omari Kimweri earlier this year. Contributed photo

Boxing: Dela Torre wins US debut but fails to impress

May 28, 2016 - 1:59 PM

Harmonito Dela Torre wins a majority decision against Guillermo Sanchez but isn t likely to have won many fans with his performance

WIN IS A WIN. Harmonito Dela Torre (L) poses with ring announcer Dave Diamante (C) and trainer Osmiri "Moro" Fernandez (R) after his majority decision win over Guillermo Sanchez. Photo from Team Dela Torre

Moralde, Duno dominate foes in GenSan to remain unbeaten

Feb 14, 2016 - 1:32 AM

Filipino boxers John Vincent Moralde and Romero Duno overcome tough challenges en route to victory in General Santos City

STILL UNBEATEN. John Vincent Moralde (L) overcame a strong start from Cebu's Anthony Sabalde (R) but landed enough clean punches down the stretch to cruise to victory. Photo from Sanman Promotions

Filipino boxer Oliva to face ex-champ Tete in South Africa

Dec 03, 2015 - 5:46 PM

Filipino boxer Jether Oliva will get his last chance at pulling off a big win when he faces former IBF junior bantamweight champ Zolani Tete on December 18

ONE MORE SHOT. Jether Oliva, a veteran of two previous title fights, will face one of the uncrowned champions of 115 pounds. File photo by Ryan Songalia

The search for the next Pacquiao

Jun 24, 2015 - 2:11 PM

The punishing gym work has made many would be Pacquiaos quit before they can even register a couple of wins The success rate is very slim in the brutal world of boxing

GenSan based boxers from left to right: Lightweight Adam Diu Abdulhamid (6-2, 1 KO), junior flyweight Raymond Tabugon (16-3-1, 6 KOs), featherweight Romero Duno (6-0, 5 KOs), lightweight Harmonito Dela Torre (16-0, 11 KOs), junior bantamweight Michael Enriquez (11-3-1, 7 KOs), bantamweight Raymart Gaballo (9-0, 7 KOs), and featherweight John Vincent Moralde (12-0, 6 KOs). All but Enriquez train out of the Sanman Gym. Photo by Edwin Espejo

Boxer John Moralde continues to spar with opponent's death

Jun 16, 2015 - 1:41 AM

After the death of his last opponent Davao boxer John Vincent Moralde struggles to find peace in his violent sport

LIVING VICTIM. John Vincent Moralde is still fighting to overcome the death of his last opponent, 23-year-old law student Brayd Smith of Australia. Photo by Naoki Mengua/Rappler

Controversial stoppage mars Gensan boxing match

Jun 08, 2015 - 1:58 AM

A questionable referee decision to stop the fight with only 6 seconds left in the second round sent plenty of boxing fans fuming and disappointed

Daryl Basadre (R) won round one easily before being stopped late in round two. Photo by Edwin Espejo

Team Petalcorin calls out Melindo for All-Filipino title fight

Jun 02, 2015 - 4:17 AM

The promoter of WBA interim junior flyweight titleholder Randy Petalcorin is proposing a match with compatriot Milan Melindo for a rare Filipino vs Filipino title fight

Milan Melindo lands a right hand on Martin Tecuapetla during his bout in May 2014. File photo by Denmark Delores

WBA interim champ Randy Petalcorin to face Ming in Beijing

Mar 27, 2015 - 12:22 PM

WBA interim junior flyweight champion Randy Petalcorin will face Ma Yi Ming on April 24 at Capital Venue in Beijing

Randy Petalcorin will make the first defense of the WBA interim 108 pound title he won last year. Photo by Team Petalcorin

Medics in Australia demand ban on boxing after fighter’s death

Mar 17, 2015 - 7:32 PM

We believe that a so called sport where two people knock each other in the head as often as you possibly can to win a bout seems rather barbaric

BAN BOXING. Australian medics call for the ban of boxing in Australia following the death of 23-year-old fighter Braydon Smith.  Photo from Team Moralde

Australian boxer Smith dies following fight with Filipino

Mar 16, 2015 - 3:33 PM

Braydon Smith the Australian boxer who collapsed shortly after losing a ten round boxing match to Filipino fighter John Vincent Moralde has died

Despite his bruises, Brayd Smith (C) showed no signs of distress until well after his ten-round fight with John Vincent Moralde (L). Photo from Team Moralde

Filipino boxer Moralde beats Australian in battle of unbeatens

Mar 15, 2015 - 3:50 PM

Davao City native John Vincent Moralde travels to Australia and beats hometown favorite Brayd Smith to win the WBC Asian Boxing Council Continental featherweight title

John Vincent Moralde (C) celebrates with promoter Jim Claude Manangquil (L) and fellow pro boxer Benny Jade Slight (R). Photo courtesy Team Moralde

PH boxer Oliva faces unbeaten Nery in crossroads battle

Feb 27, 2015 - 3:39 AM

Jether Oliva of General Santos City is hoping a win over Luis Nery in Tijuana Mexico puts him back in the world title picture

Boxing promoter Jim Claude Manangquil (L) poses with world title contender Jether Oliva during a boxing event in 2014. File photo by Edwin Espejo

Harmonito Dela Torre signs with former boxing champ Judah

Feb 14, 2015 - 6:07 PM

The General Santos City based boxer will relocate to Las Vegas to train alongside former two division champion Zab Judah

COMING TO AMERICA. Junior lightweight boxer Harmonito Dela Torre will look to advance his career in the United States. File photo by Ryan Songalia

2014: The best of Philippine boxing

Dec 26, 2014 - 11:29 AM

Pacquiao s redemption Donaire s disaster Nietes signature win and Sonsona s highlight reel knockout make 2014 a year to remember for Philippine boxing

Filipino boxer Petalcorin to fight for first title against Tello

Aug 14, 2014 - 10:28 PM

Filipino contender Randy Petalcorin will get his first shot at a world title on August 26 when he faces Panamanian Walter Tello for the WBA interim junior flyweight belt

HOW SHARP IS RAZOR? Randy Petalcorin will be fighting for his first world title later this month. Photo from Team Petalcorin

A boxing revival blooms in Gensan

Jun 05, 2014 - 7:38 PM

General Santos City has produced many of the Philippines top boxers throughout history Thanks to a pair of youthful promoters the sport is seeing a resurgence in the Tuna Capital

A GENSAN TRADITION. Boxing promoter Jim Claude Manangquil (L) poses with world title contender Jether Oliva during a boxing event on May 24. Photo by Edwin Espejo

GenSan boxer Susada dies in motorcycle accident

May 26, 2014 - 11:52 PM

General Santos City boxer Jonathan Susada died in a motorcycle accident on Sunday leaving behind a sick mother four months after his father died

'I looked at his face earlier; it looks like he still is not ready to die and his facial reaction looks very sad,' said Susada's manager Jim Claude Manangquil

Boxer Jether Oliva hopes second chance at title is the charm

Mar 14, 2014 - 12:30 AM

Jether Oliva s trip to South Africa to face former champion Moruti Mthalane this weekend came with no fanfare He ll have more attention on him should he return with a championship belt

UNDERDOG. Jether Oliva shoots a look between rounds while sparring at the Sanman Gym in General Santos City. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Filipino boxer Dela Torre 'hungry' for victory in Macau

Feb 21, 2014 - 11:08 AM

Boxer Harmonito Dela Torre of General Santos City will look to turn heads when he fights Saturday in Macau

CAGAYAN TO MACAU. Junior lightweight boxer Harmonito Dela Torre flexes as he gets in a light workout ahead of his fight Saturday night in Macau. Photo by Ryan Songalia

Boxing: Petalcorin begins training for Australia fight

Feb 06, 2014 - 8:33 PM

Filipino junior flyweight contender Randy Petalcorin will travel to Australia on February 16 to begin training for his March 28 fight against former title challenger Lookrak Kiatmungmee at Town Hall in Malvern Australia

TRAINING DAY. Petalcorin, shown knocking out Samransak Singmanasak in November, will fight in Australia for the second consecutive time. Photo courtesy Peter Maniatis

Boxing: Unbeaten flyweights Enriquez, Bornea clash in GenSan

Jan 13, 2014 - 9:27 PM

Unbeaten flyweights Michael Enriquez and Jake Bornea will square off in a ten round bout in a battle of unbeaten Mindanao standouts

BATTLE OF MINDANAO. Unbeaten flyweights Michael Enriquez (left) and Jake Bornea (right) weighed in under the limit for Tuesday's fight. Photo courtesy JM Promotions