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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

Tapales taking taller Japanese foe seriously

Dec 07, 2019 - 7:24 PM

Marlon Tapales promises to be careful when he fights Japan's Ryosuke Iwasa, who has a 3-inch height advantage over him

Tapales, Tepora move closer toward title shot

Jun 02, 2019 - 4:47 PM

Proving they deserve their second chance, former champions Marlon Tapales and Jhack Tepora flash their punching prowess in separate wins in California

DEBUT. Jhack Tepora (left) claims a unanimous decision win over American Jose Luis Gallegos in his first fight in the US. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Tapales, Tepora pursue quest back to world title

Jun 02, 2019 - 7:34 AM

Former world champions Marlon Tapales and Jhack Tepora vie for redemption after losing their titles to the scales

LESSON LEARNED. Jhack Tepora hopes to make the most out of his second chance. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Tapales returns in line for world title crack

Feb 17, 2019 - 8:10 PM

Former world champion Marlon Tapales impresses with a fifth-round knockout of Mexican Fernando Vargas Parra

BACK ON TRACK. Marlon Tapales shows no rust despite fighting only once a year since 2016. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Tapales ready to make another world title run

Feb 16, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Having learned his lesson, former world champion Marlon Tapales goes under the featherweight limit and vows to beat Mexican Fernando Vargas Parra

SECOND CHANCE. A solid performance against Fernando Vargas Parra in California may just give Filipino fighter Marlon Tapales a chance at redemption. File photo by Mike Miguel/Rappler

Peñalosa cousins, two other Filipino boxers KO Tanzanian foes

Oct 01, 2018 - 8:19 PM

The 4 Filipinos barely broke sweat as they never went beyond the third round

UNSCATHED. Dave Peñalosa remained unbeaten in 14 bouts with a second-round stoppage win against Twalib Tuwa. Photo by Mike Miguel/Rappler

Marlon Tapales makes ring return in March, may sign with ALA

Dec 30, 2017 - 8:51 PM

Tapales will face a Thai opponent in Australia on March 17

UNDER CONSIDERATION. The management of Marlon Tapales reveals they're considering an offer to sign with ALA Promotions. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Tapales knocks out Omori again, but title remains vacant

Apr 23, 2017 - 6:55 PM

Marlon Tapales drops Omori in the tenth round and finishes him 16 seconds into the eleventh

VICTORY. Marlon Tapales wins by knockout in Japan but was ineligible to retain the championship after missing weight. Screenshot from livestream

Tete outclasses Villanueva, wins interim WBO bantamweight title

Apr 23, 2017 - 2:35 AM

Filipino boxer Arthur Villanueva suffers his second career defeat losing a decision to former champion Zolani Tete in England

SECOND DEFEAT. Arthur Villanueva (L) was dropped in the eleventh round en route to a unanimous decision loss to Zolani Tete (R) in England. Photo from ALA Promotions

Tapales misses weight for title defense, loses WBO belt on scale

Apr 22, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Marlon Tapales weighs in at 119 75 and weighs the same on the second attempt before his rematch against Shohei Omori

STRIPPED. The title will only be on the line for Shohei Omori after Marlon Tapales loses his WBO bantamweight title on the scales. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Overlooked champ Marlon Tapales continues to fight for respect

Apr 20, 2017 - 10:00 AM

WBO bantamweight champion Marlon Tapales could be one of the best Filipino boxers ever his manager feels But he s still struggling for attention in his home country

UNDERRATED. Filipino boxer Marlon Tapales has delivered exciting performances on his way to the championship, but a lack of TV support means few Filipinos have seen his recent wins. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Boxing champ Tapales isn't afraid to fight anyone, not even his compatriots

Apr 06, 2017 - 3:18 AM

Marlon Tapales says an all Filipino title fight against Arthur Villanueva would be good history for the Philippines

CHAMP. WBO bantamweight champ Marlon Tapales has been out of the ring since July but will return to action against Japan's Shohei Omori in a rematch of their 2015 fight won by Tapales. 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.

2016: The best of Philippine boxing

Dec 28, 2016 - 9:13 PM

From Pacquiao to Casimero to Donaire look back at the year that was in Philippine boxing

Bantamweight champ Marlon Tapales considers offers in England, Japan

Aug 26, 2016 - 3:08 PM

Filipino boxer Marlon Tapales has received several offers from around the world for his first world title defense

FIRST DEFENSE. Marlon Tapales is in demand after winning the WBO bantamweight title. Screenshot from livestream

Pinoy boxer Tapales upsets Thai Sor Singyu to win bantamweight crown

Jul 27, 2016 - 4:37 PM

Marlon Tapales rises up from two knockdowns in round 5 to knock out Pungluang Sor Singyu in Thailand and win the WBO bantamweight championship

NEW CHAMPION. Make that 4 current boxing champions from the Philippines after Marlon Tapales knocked out Pungluang Sor Singyu on the Thai's hometurf. Screenshot from livestream

WATCH: Filipino boxer Marlon Tapales KOs Japanese foe to earn world title shot

Dec 16, 2015 - 8:28 PM

The Lanao del Norte native KOs undefeated Shohei Omori to become the mandatory challenger for WBO bantamweight champ Pungluang Sor Singyu

KO KID. Marlon Tapales has earned a world title shot after a devastating knockout of a previously unbeaten Japanese fighter. Photo from Tapales' Facebook

Randy Petalcorin's time to shine has come

Aug 21, 2014 - 4:55 PM

Boxer Randy Petalcorin of General Santos City will take a giant step in his career when he faces Walter Tello in Shanghai China for the WBA interim junior flyweight title

READY TO RUMBLE. Petalcorin, shown knocking out Samransak Singmanasak in November, will fight for his first world title. Photo courtesy Peter Maniatis