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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

Unbeaten Gaballo blasts out Guerrero in first US fight

Nov 17, 2017 - 2:30 AM

Reymart Gaballo shakes off some rust before scoring two knockdowns in Hawaii

US DEBUT. Reymart Gaballo scores two knockdowns against Ernesto Guerrero to score a second round knockout. Photo from Team Gaballo

Dynamite puncher Reymart Gaballo makes U.S. debut on November 15

Oct 18, 2017 - 4:58 PM

Gaballo will try to prove his punching power works overseas when he faces Mexico's Ernesto Guerrero in Honolulu, Hawaii

US DEBUT. Reymart Gaballo will face Mexican journyeman Ernesto Guerrero in a 10-round bantamweight bout. Photo from Sanman Promotions

Boxing: Jade Bornea faces tough Thai in Polomolok step-up

Aug 06, 2017 - 6:11 PM

Jade Bornea s promoter predicts he ll be a world champion in two years

STEP-UP FIGHT. Jade Bornea will face what looks to be his toughest test to date against once-beaten Jakkrawut Majoogoen of Thailand. Photo from Sanman Promotions

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

ALA not interested in Pinoy vs Pinoy Melindo-Petalcorin title fight

May 24, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Petalcorin s promoter says he will petition the IBF to become the mandatory challenger if Melindo won t fight him

DOMESTIC RIVALRY. The camp of IBF junior flyweight champ Milan Melindo thinks Randy Petalcorin should fight for other belts, but Petalcorin's camp thinks Melindo wants "the easier path." File photos

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

Pinoy boxer Romero Duno signs with Golden Boy Promotions

Mar 23, 2017 - 2:51 AM

The Filipino knockout puncher has been signed by Oscar de la Hoya s Golden Boy Promotions

KNOCKOUT DEAL. Romero Duno, who made a splash in the U.S. by knocking out previously unbeaten Christian "Chimpa" Gonzalez, has now signed with one of boxing's premier promotions. Photo by Jhay Oh Otamias

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: 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

Top Pinoy talent takes the ring in free boxing shows this weekend

Dec 01, 2016 - 9:26 PM

Randy Petalcorin and Eden Sonsona return to action in Gensan on Sunday while Jack Tepora headlines in Mandaue City on Friday

RING RETURN. Top-rated fighter Randy Petalcorin returns to the ring in Gensan on one of two free shows this weekend. File photo courtesy of Peter Maniatis

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

LIVE BOXING: Mike Plania vs Lorence Rosas, John Moralde vs Jimmy Aducal

May 17, 2016 - 8:18 PM

Rappler brings the boxing action from the ring to your screen with Magic Mike Plania vs Lorence Rosas John Vincent Moralde vs Jimmy Aducal and more

BRAWL AT THE MALL. 'Magic' Mike Plania (L) and Lorence Rosas (R) traded leather for 10 rounds in the main event. Someone's '0' had to go.

GenSan boxing prospects invade Manila for free show

Apr 26, 2016 - 7:38 PM

Unbeaten fighters Magic Mike Plania and Lorence Rosas clash in a 10 round bantamweight fight on a show free to the public this Saturday at Makati Square Arena

BRAWL AT THE MALL. 'Magic' Mike Plania (L) and Lorence Rosas (R) clash in a fight between two men who have yet to taste defeat as professionals

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

IN PHOTOS: Moralde, Sabalde make weight in GenSan

Feb 12, 2016 - 4:24 PM

John Vincent Moralde and Anthony Sabalde both weigh 126 pounds for their 10 round fight Saturday at Gaisano Mall in General Santos City

BRAWL AT THE MALL. John Vincent Moralde (L) and Anthony Sabalde (R) both weighed 126 pounds on Friday. All photos by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Boxing: Moralde, Sabalde to collide in GenSan

Feb 05, 2016 - 5:03 PM

John Vincent Moralde will face southpaw Anthony Sabalde in his next test on February 13

PROSPECTS. John Vincent Moralde (L), promoter Jim Claude Manangquil (C) and Romero Duno (R) pose at a press conference in General Santos City. Photo from press release

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

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

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