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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

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

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