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Ancajas retains world crown by 6th round TKO in Mexico

Dec 08, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Jerwin Ancajas defends his IBF super flyweight title for the eighth time with a stoppage win over Miguel Gonzalez

AND STILL. Jerwin Ancajas stretches his run as IBF super flyweight champion. Photo by Alvin Brian S. Go/Rappler


MISLEADING: P185 total cost of processing land titles in DENR

Mar 08, 2019 - 8:15 PM

The misleading post was originally circulated in July 2018 and had already been called out by the DENR as 'incomplete, misleading, and erroneous'

Hail centurion: 'Special, magical' Federer reaches 100-title landmark

Mar 03, 2019 - 10:12 AM

Roger Federer joins Jimmy Connors as the only other man to have won 100 titles

LEGEND. Tennis great Roger Federer makes history yet again. Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP

Davis destroys Ruiz to retain WBA super featherweight title

Feb 10, 2019 - 3:38 PM

Gervonta Davis knocks out former world champion Hugo Ruiz in the 1st round

BIG BLOW. Gervonta Davis (left) sends Hugo Ruiz dropping to his knee to score his 12th straight knockout. Photo from Showtime Boxing

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

Porter overpowers Garcia to claim vacant WBC world title

Sep 09, 2018 - 3:14 PM

American Shawn Porter solidifies his position as one of the best welterweights in boxing's deepest division

UNANIMOUS. Shawn Porter beats Danny Garcia by unanimous decision. Photo from Showtime Boxing

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


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

Lucas Matthysse retires after TKO loss to Pacquiao

Aug 02, 2018 - 5:23 PM

The Argentinian boxing star says he's already proud to have fulfilled his dream of being a world champion

RETIRED. Lucas Matthysse decides to hang up his gloves less than 3 weeks after losing his WBA regular welterweight title to Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Can a shorthanded Ceres Negros capture the ASEAN Zonal title?

Jul 30, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Minus Bienve Marañon – and possibly Stephan Schröck – the PFL champs face a two-legged challenge against Singapore's Home United

Ceres midfielder Manny Ott. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Senate commends Pacquiao's WBA welterweight title romp

Jul 24, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Manny Pacquiao steals the WBA welterweight title from Argentine Lucas Matthysse

HAIL PACMAN. Senate President Vicente Sotto III (right) hands Senate Resolution No. 788 to Senator Manny Pacquiao,  congratulating him for winning the WBA welterweight title. Also in photo is Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto.

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Jul 22, 2018 - 10:51 AM

Watch the 'Give Up Tomorrow' documentary, highlights of the Trump-Putin summit, and the report on Pacquiao's heart ailment

SUMMIT. In this file photo taken on July 7, 2017 US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. Photo by  Saul Loeb/AFP

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Jul 20, 2018 - 3:03 PM

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Pacquiao fought Matthysse despite secret heart ailment

Jul 19, 2018 - 7:39 PM

The Filipino boxing legend got diagnosed with an 'inborn heart ailment' just a week before his bout with Lucas Matthysse

SECRET. Manny Pacquiao kept his heart condition and defied doctors' orders. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Pacquiao provides blueprint to athletic excellence

Jul 19, 2018 - 3:30 PM

The Filipino athletes set to compete in the Asiad only need to look at the boxing icon to know the true meaning of focus and discipline

FOCUSED. Manny Pacquiao showcases his athletic excellence yet again in his systematic demolition of Argentine Lucas Matthysse. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

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Jul 16, 2018 - 10:07 PM

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LOOK: Jeff Horn calls for Pacquiao rematch after Matthysse TKO

Jul 15, 2018 - 10:34 PM

The Australian boxer issued a rematch challenge over Twitter and Instagram

UPSET. Jeff Horn stunned Manny Pacquiao to become the new WBO welterweight champion in their 2017 bout in Brisbane. Photo by AFP

Matthysse got scared, says Pacquiao

Jul 15, 2018 - 10:06 PM

The Filipino champion didn’t expect the power-punching Matthysse to become his first knockout victim in 9 years

STRATEGY. Manny Pacquiao says he needed to be focused and patient against Argentina's Lucas Matthysse. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Pacquiao sparmate Kambosos stops Filipino Magboo

Jul 15, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Australian George Kambosos makes short work of Batangas native Jay Ar Magboo in the Pacquiao-Matthysse undercard

STILL PERFECT. Lightweight prospect George Kambosos stretches his unbeaten run to 15. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Punch stats back up Pacquiao dominance

Jul 15, 2018 - 7:27 PM

Manny Pacquiao lands 79 of 181 power punches, more than twice as many as Lucas Matthysse's record

Pacquiao on new trainer Buboy: ‘He’s effective’

Jul 15, 2018 - 5:12 PM

Freddie Roach may no longer be in his corner, but Manny Pacquiao manages to debunk notions that he’s a washout

SUPERIOR. Manny Pacquiao caps his dominant performance with a left uppercut that sends Lucas Matthysse to his knees. Photo by Mohd Rafsan/AFP

Philippines erupts in joy after Pacquiao win

Jul 15, 2018 - 3:41 PM

Manny Pacquiao is the 'hottest property in boxing again' after his TKO win over Argentine Lucas Matthysse

JUBILANT. Manny Pacquiao's rags-to-riches story remains a huge source of pride for Filipinos. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

'Nothing is impossible': Senators congratulate colleague Pacquiao

Jul 15, 2018 - 3:35 PM

Senator Manny Pacquiao is hailed as the nation's 'pride and joy' as he emerges victorious in the ring against Argentine fighter Lucas Matthysse

Philippines' Manny Pacquiao (R) fights Argentina's Lucas Matthysse during their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFAN

With TKO of Matthysse, Pacquiao reclaims adulation of Filipinos

Jul 15, 2018 - 3:01 PM

Manny Pacquiao also heaps praises on President Duterte who flew to Malaysia to watch him fight

Philippines' Manny Pacquiao (C) celebrates his victory against Argentina's Lucas Matthysse after their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFAN

Pacquiao vows to keep fighting: 'Do I look 39?'

Jul 15, 2018 - 2:42 PM

The Filipino boxing great plans to defend the WBA regular welterweight belt after snatching it from Argentine Lucas Matthysse

DEADLY FORM. Manny Pacquiao claims his first stoppage win in almost a decade with a technical knockout triumph over Argentina's Lucas Matthysse. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions


Duterte hails Pacquiao after watching bout beside Mahathir

Jul 15, 2018 - 1:48 PM

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad joins President Rodrigo Duterte in doing the Philippine leader's trademark fist pump for Senator Manny Pacquiao

WATCHING PACQUIAO. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (5th from left), beside Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (4th), watches the boxing match of Senator Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse on July 15, 2018. Malacañang photo

Pacquiao TKOs Matthysse to steal WBA title

Jul 15, 2018 - 12:01 PM

(UPDATED) The Filipino boxing legend hikes his number of wins to 60 against 7 losses and two draws

REDEMPTION. Manny Pacquiao proves he can still slug it out. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Filipino Tepora stops Mexican foe to claim featherweight world crown

Jul 15, 2018 - 11:23 AM

Waiting for his opening throughout, the pride of Cebu City pounced in the 9th round and forced the referee to stop the bout

SPOTLESS. Filipino Jhack Tepora (left) keeps his record unscathed at 22-0 with a technical knockout win of Mexican Edivaldo Ortega. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Manny Pacquiao vs Lucas Matthysse fight

Jul 15, 2018 - 8:51 AM

The Filipino boxing legend and the Argentine champion duke it out at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sunday, July 15

Tepora guns for world title, 5 other Filipinos see action

Jul 15, 2018 - 8:08 AM

Cebuano pride Jhack Tepora takes on Mexican Edivaldo Ortega for the WBA featherweight title

CONFIDENT. Filipino Jhack Tepora (left) believes he holds advantage over Mexican foe Edivaldo Ortega. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Ex-world champs give Pacquiao 50-50 chance vs Matthysse

Jul 14, 2018 - 9:33 PM

Former world champions Rodel Mayol and Marlon Tapales think Lucas Matthysse is a solid fighter

FAVORED. Manny Pacquiao is a 2-1 favorite to dethrone Lucas Matthysse. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Brace for secret Pacquiao punch

Jul 14, 2018 - 6:22 PM

Chief Pacquiao trainer Buboy Fernandez hints at strategies that may just stop Lucas Matthysse in his tracks

FLURRY. Expect Manny Pacquiao to throw a lot of punches. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao wants early KO as Matthysse aims to hurt

Jul 14, 2018 - 4:27 PM

Manny Pacquiao boasts he feels like in his 20s again but Lucas Matthysse also looks poised to end the Filipino's 23-year career in a flicker

QUICK END. Both Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse vow to finish the fight early. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Pacquiao-Matthysse: No weight problems

Jul 14, 2018 - 10:45 AM

The Filipino boxing legend and the Argentine champion slug it out for the WBA regular welterweight title in Kuala Lumpur on July 15

LOCKED AND LOADED. Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse tip the scales in the official weigh-in ahead of their bout for the WBA regular welterweight championship. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP


Pacquiao right on target, chips Fernandez's tooth

Jul 13, 2018 - 8:45 PM

In a burst of adrenaline rush during training, Pacquiao flicks his fist a bit too fast and hits trainer Buboy Fernandez

LAST DAY. Manny Pacquiao wraps up training and chief trainer Buboy Fernandez thinks his ward is all set for Lucas Matthysse. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Cancer survivor conjures up 'the old Pacquiao'

Jul 13, 2018 - 10:43 AM

Trainer Justin Fortune, the Australian trainer who has had chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery, and is now in remission, says the 39-year-old went through a 'shorter, faster and more intense' training

Photos by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Matthysse out to cement ring legacy vs Pacquiao

Jul 13, 2018 - 8:44 AM

The trainer of the Argentine boxer predicts Lucas Matthysse will stop Manny Pacquiao in the 6th or 7th round

ALL SET. Lucas Matthysse believes he’s primed to defend his welterweight crown. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

De La Hoya calls Pacquiao best fighter ever

Jul 12, 2018 - 10:45 PM

The former poster boy of boxing admits, though, that Pacquiao has lost a step or two due to his age

TOPNOTCH. Oscar De La Hoya, chief executive officer of Golden Boy Promotions, describes the Manny Pacquiao-Lucas Matthysse bout as the best against the best. File photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images/AFP