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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

Prisoners turn to prizefighters at CPDRC

May 25, 2015 - 2:30 AM

Four prisoners at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center were the star attractions of a boxing card which featured prison amateurs against fighters from the outside world

Members of the CPDRC Supermax Boxer Team (L-R): Jimmy Berian, who is incarcerated for frustrated murder; Robert Marayan, the team's trainer who is locked up for rape; George Salugaol and Marvin Narte, who also locked up for murder. Photo by Mars Alison

Could the next Philippine boxing great be found in prison?

May 19, 2015 - 5:01 PM

Boxing promoters are hoping to find the next boxing star when Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center hosts its first pro show this Saturday

PRISON FIGHT. Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center is known more for its Dancing Inmates, but Saturday will feature its Fighting Inmates. Photo from Facebook/Cebu Provincial Government