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Saludar seeks world title with Nietes

Nov 09, 2018 - 6:51 PM

Vic Saludar looks to stay sharp in his first title defense against Japanese Masataka Taniguchi on December 31

FAVORED. After snatching the title from Ryuka Yamanaka, Vic Saludar (left) stands as favorite to defend his WBO minimumweight crown against Masataka Taniguchi. Photo by AFP

Nietes all set to fight Ioka for fourth world title

Nov 03, 2018 - 5:36 PM

Filipino champion Donnie Nietes and Japanese Kazuto Ioka tangle for the WBO super flyweight belt

ALL SET. Donnie NIetes vies for a convincing win this time after settling for a split draw against compatriot Aston Palicte in their title fight last September. File photo by Jhay Oh Otamias

Ancajas sizes up potential Thai foe Rungvisai

Oct 07, 2018 - 11:55 AM

Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas eyes a unification bout against Thai star Srisaket Sor Rungvisai

REIGNING CHAMP. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (left) retains his WBC super flyweight title after a unanimous decision over Iran Diaz. Photo from ONE Championship

Jerwin Ancajas moving up in weight

Oct 01, 2018 - 11:30 PM

But first, the IBF super flyweight champion wants a shot at a career-defining fight against Thai superstar Srisaket Sor Rungvisai

After his sixth title defense ended in a draw, the Filipino boxer could be heading into the bantamweight division. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Ancajas says Barrios his toughest opponent

Sep 30, 2018 - 10:37 AM

After settling for a split draw, Jerwin Ancajas credits his Mexican foe's camp for dissecting his style

TOUGHEST YET. Jerwin Ancajas says his timing was off against Alejandro Santiago Barrios. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Draw verdict disappoints Jerwin Ancajas

Sep 29, 2018 - 10:32 PM

Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas admits to feeling low after failing to deliver a rousing victory against Mexican challenger Alejandro Santiago Barrios

LESSON LEARNED. Jerwin Ancajas vows to continue improving his craft after settling for a draw against Alejandro Santiago Barrios. Photo from Top Rank's Twitter account (@trboxing)

Ancajas gets tested to the hilt, barely keeps crown

Sep 29, 2018 - 4:44 PM

Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas admits that Mexican underdog Alejandro Santiago Barrios gave him a tough challenge

TACTICIANS. Mexican Alejandro Santiago Barrios (left) turned out to be a tactical fighter just like Filipino title holder Jerwin Ancajas. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Jerwin Ancajas retains IBF belt via split draw

Sep 29, 2018 - 11:40 AM

The Filipino boxing champion sees his 17-fight winning streak snapped as he absorbs his second draw in his professional career

AND STILL. Jerwin Ancajas keeps his IBF super flyweight belt in his sixth title defense despite figuring in a stalemate with Mexico's Alejandro Santiago Barrios. Photo from Top Rank's Twitter account (@trboxing)


Trainer Jimenez tells Ancajas to attack with caution

Sep 29, 2018 - 12:15 AM

Expect a more explosive performance from Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas, says trainer Joven Jimenez

Jerwin Ancajas Training. Photo by Alvin Brian Go

Ancajas all set for 6th title defense

Sep 28, 2018 - 7:31 PM

Jerwin Ancajas holds advantage but the Filipino champion thinks Mexican foe Alejandro Santiago Barrios may look better than his record

FAVORED. Jerwin Ancajas (left) remains heavily favored over Mexican challenger Alejandro Santiago Barrios. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Jerwin Ancajas vs Alejandro Santiago Barrios fight

Sep 28, 2018 - 11:20 AM

Filipino boxer Jerwin Ancajas puts his IBF super flyweight title on the line for the sixth time

TITLE DEFENSE. Filipino boxer Jerwin Ancajas seeks to defend his IBF super flyweight title against Mexico's Alejandro Santiago Barriors. File photo by Alvin S. Go


Ancajas makes weight ahead of Barrios fight

Sep 27, 2018 - 7:02 PM

Expect a more aggressive and explosive Jerwin Ancajas when the Filipino champion defends his super flyweight crown against Alejandro Santiago Barrios

ALL OUT. Alejandro Santiago Barrios (right) says 'winning means everything' as he tries to snatch Jerwin Ancajas' IBF belt. Photo credit: Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Barrios ready to snatch Ancajas' title

Sep 26, 2018 - 7:24 PM

Mexican Alejandro Santiago Barrios thinks he's done enough to wrest the IBF super flyweight crown from Filipino fighter Jerwin Ancajas

WELL WISHES. Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas (left) and Mexican challenger Alejandro Santiago Barrios exchange pleasantries just days before slugging it out for the IBF belt. Photo by Roy Luarca/Rappler

No weight issues for Jerwin Ancajas before Barrios fight

Sep 25, 2018 - 4:47 PM

The Filipino champion is right where he wants to weigh

Photo by Alvin Brian Go

Jerwin Ancajas skips break, keeps training for title fight

Sep 24, 2018 - 10:17 PM

Filipino champ Ancajas defends his IBF super flyweight title Saturday against Mexican Alejandro Santiago Barrios

Jerwin Ancajas Day 1 training in Oakland. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Jerwin Ancajas ripped, ready at 120 lbs

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:46 PM

Unable to dazzle in his last fight, the Filipino boxer aims to leave a lasting impression on his third straight title defense in the United States

DEFENSE. Filipino Jerwin Ancajas will make his sixth title defense for this IBF super flyweight belt against Mexico's Alejandro Santiago Barrios. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Rematch in order for Nietes, Palicte

Sep 09, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Boxing pundits thought the older, craftier Donnie Nietes got the better of fellow Filipino Aston Palicte

SURPRISE DRAW. The scores in the Donnie Nietes-Aston Palicte bout turned out to be perplexing. Photo from HBO Boxing's official Twitter account (@HBOboxing)

Dubious draw denies Donnie Nietes fourth division title

Sep 09, 2018 - 12:42 PM

A victory for Nietes would have put him alongside Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire as the only Filipino fighters with world titles in four weight classes

STALEMATE. Compatriots Donnie Nietes (left) and Aston Palicte figure in a draw. Photo from HBO Boxing's official Twitter account (@HBOboxing)


Filipino superfly Donnie Nietes risks 14-year unbeaten streak

Sep 07, 2018 - 10:02 AM

Donnie Nietes and Aston Palicte battle for the vacant WBO super flyweight title in an all-Filipino bout

ALL-FILIPINO. Donnie Nietes battles Aston Palicte for the vacant WBO super flyweight title. File photo by Jhay Oh Otamias

Ancajas nears top shape in title defense vs Barrios

Sep 03, 2018 - 5:21 PM

The Filipino boxing star wants to leave a mark in his third appearance in the US

KEEPING HIS BELT. Jerwin Ancajas will try to defend his IBF title for the 6th time. File photo from Alvin S. Go


Jerwin Ancajas to face Mexican Santiago in September

Aug 12, 2018 - 9:47 AM

The rising Filipino ring star puts his IBF super flyweight title on the line for the 6th time

PILING IT UP. Jerwin Ancajas looks to stretch his winning streak to 18 fights. File photo by Alvin S. Go


Another all-Filipino bout penciled this August in Cebu

Jun 06, 2018 - 2:29 PM

Undefeated for almost 14 years, Donnie Nietes may put his winning streak on the line against compatriot Aston Palicte on August 18 in Cebu City

ALL-FILIPINO. Filipinos Donnie Nietes (left) and Aston Palicte are slated to square off for the vacant WBO world super flyweight title on August 18. Nietes photo by Jhay Oh Otamis and Palicte photo by Ryan Songalia


HIGHLIGHTS: Jerwin Ancajas vs Jonas Sultan fight for IBF world title

May 27, 2018 - 9:58 AM

Follow live updates of the Jerwin Ancajas vs Jonas Sultan IBF super flyweight title fight on Saturday, May 26 at 9:30 pm ET (Sunday, May 27, 9:30 am Philippine time) in Fresno, California

Ancajas not thinking of KO win in world title clash vs compatriot Sultan

May 21, 2018 - 9:24 PM

In his 16-fight winning streak starting in 2012, Ancajas has not gone the distance in all but one bout

GEARING UP. IBF super flyweight champion is still trying to lose weight for his May 27 bout against compatriot Jonas Sultan. Photo by Alvin S. Go

Ancajas has mixed feelings in bout vs compatriot Sultan: 'Paano ka magsasaya?'

May 12, 2018 - 9:36 PM

The two fighters make history as they face in the first all-Filipino world title bout since 1925

RISING. Jerwin Ancajas says his upcoming world title fight against fellow Filipino Jonas Sultan is a testament of the Philippine's level in the international boxing scene. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler


Donnie Nietes climbs to super flyweight, drops IBF flyweight belt

Apr 11, 2018 - 5:08 PM

'To go up in weight is never easy but this is my dream, to become a 4th division world champion and to fight all the big names at super flyweight,' says Nietes

UP A NOTCH. Donnie Nietes moves up to the super flyweight division. Contributed photo


Nietes on moving up to super flyweight: 'Desididong desidido na talaga'

Mar 14, 2018 - 7:45 PM

Donnie 'Ahas' Nietes eyes a fight against Roman 'Chocolatito' Gonzales for the vacant WBO super flyweight belt

NEXT LEVEL. Donnie Nietes wants to take his career up a notch by moving from flyweight to super flyweight. Contributed photo


Ancajas scores punishing TKO of Kinoshita to retain IBF title

Jul 02, 2017 - 11:29 AM

Jerwin Ancajas makes the most of the spotlight stopping Teiru Kinoshita in the 7th round to retain the IBF junior bantamweight title

AND STILL. Jerwin Ancajas breaks down Teiru Kinoshita to retain his IBF junior bantamweight title. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler