light flyweight - updates

Rappler's latest stories on light flyweight


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

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

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

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

PH boxer Rogen Ladon on Olympic loss: 'I was too excited'

Aug 09, 2016 - 1:45 PM

Even in our dreams we didn t think he d lose said coach Nolito Velasco after Ladon s surprise loss to Colombia s Yuberjen Martinez

OVERWHELMED. The Olympic spotlight was too much for Rogen Ladon to handle in his bout against Colombia's Yuberjen Martinez. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Rio 2016: Rogen Ladon

Jul 22, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Bago City native Rogen Ladon rose from obscurity in 2015 to become the surprise of Asian boxing Now the light flyweight boxer will represent the Philippines at the 2016 Olympics

Renren Tesorio’s handler eyes match vs Richard Claveras

Aug 04, 2015 - 2:32 PM

Tesorio’s manager Ryan Gabriel is working on pitting the 23 year old native of Puerto Princesa City against Claveras in a winner takes all bout this year

Milan Melindo gets another shot at world title – report

Jan 06, 2015 - 8:37 PM

Melindo will face IBF light flyweight title holder Javier Mendoza of Mexico

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

48-year-old Hopkins wins world title

Mar 10, 2013 - 4:27 PM

Bernard Hopkins broke his own record beating Tavoris Cloud via unanimous decision to win the IBF light heavyweight title at 48 years old

Olympics Day 8: Image of the day

Aug 05, 2012 - 1:03 PM

Mark Barriga of the Philippines and Birzhan Zhakypov of Kazakhstan embrace following their round of 16 Light Flyweight match

Pinoy boxer Barriga wins first fight, keeps Olympic dream alive

Jul 31, 2012 - 9:29 PM

Filipino boxer Mark Barriga defeated his opponent Manuel Cappai of Italy 17 7 in the first round for the light flyweight elimination round to advance to the round of 16