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Magsayo nails WBC Asia featherweight title in Bohol homecoming

Sep 01, 2019 - 12:12 AM

Bohol's pride Mark 'Magnifico' Magsayo keeps his record perfect at 20-0 after defeating Thai veteran Panya Uthok via unanimous decision

UNDEFEATED. Despite a boxing layoff, Mark Magsayo quickly returns to his winning ways. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Mark Magsayo vs Panya Uthok - WBC Asia Featherweight Championship

Aug 31, 2019 - 6:25 PM

Filipino fighter Mark Magsayo puts his unbeaten streak on the line against Thai veteran Panya Uthok at Pride of Bohol

WATCH: Mark Magsayo vs Panya Uthok weigh-in

Aug 30, 2019 - 11:48 AM

A confident Magsayo, who carries a perfect 19-0 record with 14 knockouts, heads into the weigh-in declaring he’s in great shape for the homecoming fight against Uthok

Argentine ex-boxing champ jailed for child abuse

Aug 01, 2019 - 9:29 AM

Carlos Baldomir – the former WBC welterweight champion who lost his title to Floyd Mayweather – gets sentenced to 18 years in prison for sexual abuse

DOWNFALL. Before his arrest, Carlos Baldomir (right) has been working as a trainer following his boxing retirement in 2014. File photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

WBC suspends Whyte's status as interim world heavyweight champion

Jul 31, 2019 - 8:07 PM

Dillian Whyte says he's 'disappointed with the rubbish' as the British boxer faces a potential career-ending ban after testing positive for banned substances

BIG BLOW. Britain's Dillian Whyte (left) Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Wilder announces Ortiz rematch

May 29, 2019 - 11:29 PM

Boxing fans may just have to wait a little longer for the much-anticipated unification bout between Deontay Wilder and rival Anthony Joshua

ROUND TWO. Expect another bruising encounter when Deontay Wilder defends his WBC heavyweight title against Luis Ortiz. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Mexico's Estrada dethrones Thai champion Srisaket

Apr 29, 2019 - 12:06 PM

Sor Rungvisai absorbs his first loss in 5 years and loses his WBC super flyweight belt

BELT GONE. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai falters in his fourth title defense for his WBC super flyweight belt. Photo from ONE Championship


Harrison tops Charlo in shocker for WBC super welterweight title

Dec 23, 2018 - 1:42 PM

Tony Harrison pulls off an upset on the previously unbeaten Jermell Charlo to steal the WBC super welterweight title

UPSET. Tony Harrison punches Jermell Charlo during their WBC Super Welterweight Championship bout at Barclays Center. Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP

WBC green lights Wilder-Fury 'direct rematch'

Dec 08, 2018 - 10:17 AM

Due to 'tremendous popular demand,' the World Boxing Council sanctions a rematch between heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury

BIG HIT. Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury clash in one of the best heavyweight fights in a long time. Photo from Showtime Boxing

Wilder wants Fury rematch 'ASAP'

Dec 05, 2018 - 11:39 AM

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder refutes Tyson Fury's claim that he's ducking a rematch 'at all cost'

PART TWO. Deontay Wilder says a rematch with Tyson Fury is inevitable. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Wilder retains heavyweight crown after Fury thriller ends in draw

Dec 02, 2018 - 2:55 PM

American Deontay Wilder knocks down Tyson Fury twice but the British fighter manages to clear his head and survive the epic bout

BLOCKBUSTER BOUT. After a spectacular heavyweight showdown, both Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury  immediately call for a rematch. Photo from Showtime Boxing

Wilder vows to knock out Fury at heavyweight title weigh-in

Dec 01, 2018 - 11:57 AM

Former boxing champions expect Deontay Wilder's punching power to be too much for Tyson Fury

EXPLOSIVE. Deontay Wilder (left) and Tyson Fury face off in a highly anticipated collision of unbeaten heavyweights. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

Wilder, Fury ready to rumble in LA showdown

Nov 30, 2018 - 3:16 PM

American Deontay Wilder – who still gets mistaken for NBA superstar LeBron James – clashes with trash-talking British Tyson Fury in a showdown of undefeated heavyweight fighters

HIGH-STAKE BOUT. Deontay Wilder (right) aims to defend his WBC heavyweight crown for the eighth time against Tyson Fury. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

5 Pinoy champion boxers to be feted in WBC Asian Summit

Nov 18, 2018 - 5:01 PM

Manny Pacquiao and Jerwin Ancajas lead the reigning Filipino world champions who will be honored in the 3rd WBC Women's Convention and Asian Summit

PINOY PRIDE. Jerwin Ancajas and Manny Pacquiao are among the Filipino fighters who made it a banner year for Philippine boxing. File photo

Milan Melindo loses world title bid vs Japanese foe

Oct 08, 2018 - 8:03 AM

Japan's Ken Shiro retains his WBC light flyweight crown after stopping former Filipino boxing champion Milan Melindo in the 7th round

IN CONTROL. Japanese champion Ken Shiro peppers Milan Melindo with punches to the face. Photo by AFP

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

Milan Melindo takes shot at world title vs Japanese champ

Oct 07, 2018 - 10:29 AM

After losing his IBF crown, Filipino boxer Milan Melindo eyes the WBC light flyweight title against Ken Shiro

NEW QUEST. Filipino boxer Milan Melindo (right) vies to return to the top after losing his bid to become a unified champion to Japanese Ryoichi Taguchi last year. Photo by Toru Yamanaka/AFP

Ramirez shows off improved jab to retain WBC title

Sep 15, 2018 - 3:31 PM

Unbeaten Jose Ramirez overpowers Mexican challenger Antonio Orozco to keep his WBC junior welterweight crown

SLUGFEST. American Jose Ramirez (right) knocks down Mexican Antonio Orozco twice in his first title defense in front of his home crowd. Photo from Top Rank Boxing

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

Thai boxer beats Pinoy, surpasses Mayweather record

Aug 30, 2018 - 12:48 PM

Wanheng Menayothin overwhelms Filipino challenger Pedro Taduran to eclipse Floyd Mayweather's 50-0 record

QUIRK. Wanheng Menayothin may have gained some buzz, but some shrug off his record as a statistical quirk. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Pinoy Taduran looks to stop 'Thai Mayweather'

Aug 29, 2018 - 1:32 AM

Filipino boxer Pedro Taduran tries to foil Thai Wanheng Menayothin's bid to surpass Floyd Mayweather's 50-0 mark

GREENHORN. The 21-year-old Pedro Taduran hopes to snatch the WBC minimum weight crown of Thai veteran Wanheng Menayothin. 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

Garcia overpowers Easter to unify lightweight titles

Jul 29, 2018 - 3:27 PM

American boxer Mikey Garcia keeps his WBC title and grabs Robert Easter's IBF belt via a unanimous decision victory

GUTSY. Mikey Garcia (right) dominates Robert Easter, in a battle of undefeated champions then boldly calls out Errol Spence. Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images/AFP

Ramirez title defense off as challenger O'Connor hospitalized

Jul 07, 2018 - 12:54 PM

WBC cancels the super lightweight world title bout as challenger Danny O'Connor suffers from severe dehydration

NO BOUT. American Jose Ramirez was supposed to defend his first world title. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

Ramirez defends WBC belt minus Roach

Jul 06, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The iconic boxing trainer won't be around when Jose Ramirez tries to retain his super lightweight world title

WORLD CHAMPION. Under Freddie Roach, Jose Ramirez (left) bagged a world title by beating fellow American Amir Imam in New York on March 17. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

Vargas battles through cuts to retain WBC super bantamweight belt

May 13, 2018 - 2:39 PM

Mexico's Rey Vargas wins by unanimous decision over Armenia's Azat Hovhannisyan, who has legendary trainer Freddie Roach in his corner

BLOODY. Rey Vargas defends his title despite fighting the last 4 rounds with blood streaming down his face. Photo by Deportes Televisa

Golovkin destroys Martirosyan to defend middleweight titles

May 06, 2018 - 2:05 PM

Unbeaten in 39 fights, Gennady Golovkin ties Bernard Hopkins for the division record of 20 successful title defenses

KNOCKOUT. Gennady Golovkin floors Vanes Martirosyan with a vicious series of right and left combinations. Photo from Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Ex-champ Tyson Fury to make boxing comeback in June

Apr 13, 2018 - 2:05 PM

'I can't wait to get in there and prove I am the best, even after all this time out,' says Fury

COMEBACK. Former British heavyweight world boxing champion Tyson Fury, (left), with promoter Frank Warren, speaks during a press conference to announce Fury's comeback, in central London on April 12, 2018. Photo by Ben Stansall /AFP

Anthony Joshua eager to face Deontay Wilder in heavyweight unification bout

Apr 11, 2018 - 3:28 PM

Joshua owns the WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles, while Wilder holds the WBC crown

Deontay Wilder 'will come to UK' to fight Anthony Joshua, insists manager

Apr 04, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Wilder's co-manager says: 'We are really glad that Anthony Joshua said for the first time 'I will fight Deontay next...' and we believe he is a man of his word. Deontay accepts the challenge.'

HUNGRY. In this file photo taken on March 03, 2018, heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder of the US fights contender Luis Ortiz of Cuba (out of frame) during their WBC heavyweight title fight in New York.  Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

WBC to probe Deontay Wilder desire to cause ring death

Apr 01, 2018 - 2:46 PM

'I want a body on my record. I want one. I really do,' says WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in a radio show

WILD. Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will be investigated by the WBC for his remarks of his desire to cause death in the ring. File photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP


Heavyweight Anthony Joshua has eyes only for opponent Joseph Parker

Mar 28, 2018 - 12:12 PM

Joshua says, 'it's 1,000 percent one fight at a time... My future stops on Saturday. One fight at a time. All this talk about Wilder. I'm looking at Parker, he's a champion for a reason'

STARE DOWN. Britain's Anthony Joshua (left) and New Zealand's Joseph Parker face off posing during a press conference in London on March 27, 2018 ahead of their world heavyweight title unification boxing bout. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Canelo Alvarez is a dope cheat, says middleweight king Gennady Golovkin

Mar 21, 2018 - 10:52 AM

In explosive comments at his secluded mountain training camp in Big Bear, Golovkin says Alvarez enjoys preferential treatment throughout his career by authorities in Nevada

ACCUSER. In this file photo, Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan shows his title belts following his WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight championship fight with Canelo Alvarez at the T-Mobile Arena on September 16, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

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


Canelo Alvarez to face Gennady Golovkin in middleweight title rematch

Jan 30, 2018 - 4:22 PM

The sensational sequel puts Golovkin's World Boxing Association, International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Council crowns up for grabs

REMATCH. In this file photo, Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan shows his title belts following his WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight championship fight with Canelo Alvarez at the T-Mobile Arena on September 16, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. John GURZINSKI / AFP

Charr ends Germany's 85-year wait for a boxing world heavyweight champion

Nov 27, 2017 - 12:53 PM

The Beirut-born Manuel Charr is Germany's first world heavyweight champion since Max Schmeling reigned from 1930-1932

CHAMP. Germany's Manuel Charr (center) raises his fist as Russia's Alexander Ustinov is on his knees during the eighth round of their WBA world heavyweight boxing title bout on November 25, 2017 in Oberhausen, western Germany. Photo by Guido Kirchner/dpa/AFP

Joshua taunts heavyweight boxing rivals on Twitter

Nov 10, 2017 - 4:31 PM

Anthony Joshua, the IBF and WBA heavyweight king, sends tweets to WBO champion Joseph Parker and WBC titleholder Deontay Wilder, as well as taunts fellow Briton Tyson Fury, who has not fought since November 2015

CHAMP. In this file photo, Cameroon-born Carlos Takam (left) recoils from a straight right from Britain's Anthony Joshua during their world heavyweight title fight at The Principality Stadium in Cardiff on October 28, 2017. Joshua stopped Takam in 10th round to retain his championship belts. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Wilder willing to fight Joshua in UK for a heavyweight boxing mega-fight

Nov 08, 2017 - 9:34 PM

American Wilder, 32, defended his WBC title with a first-round knockout of Bermane Stiverne last weekend and now wants a crack at Joshua's WBA and IBF belts

WBC CHAMP. Deontay Wilder celebrates after knocking down Bermane Stiverne in the first round during their rematch for Wilder's WBC heavyweight title at the Barclays Center on November 4, 2017 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

GAB named top commission at WBC convention

Oct 06, 2017 - 10:22 PM

The regulatory body for pro boxing in the Philippines is named the top commission by the Mexico-based World Boxing Council

TOP COMMISSION. The Games and Amusements Board, which oversees boxing in the Philippines, was praised for its work in ensuring free medical exams for pro boxers. Photo from GAB

Golovkin puts titles on the line in Vegas debut

Aug 29, 2017 - 11:11 AM

Gennady Golovkin says It is the biggest fight of my career

UNBEATEN Gennady Golovkin overcame the toughest challenge of his career to retain his middleweight belts. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Unbeaten Thurman wins welterweight unification bout

Mar 05, 2017 - 2:24 PM

Keith Thurman successfully defends his title for the third time winning a tactical defensive struggle against Danny Garcia

Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia exchange punches during their WBA/WBC Welterweight unification Championship bout at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on March 4, 2017 in New York City. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Pinoy boxer Warren Manbuanag vies for WBC Youth title in Mexico

May 27, 2016 - 5:09 PM

Warren Manbuanag is entering enemy territory to vie for the vacant WBC Youth super featherweight championship

Heavyweight title fight in doubt after Povetkin tests positive for meldonium

May 14, 2016 - 6:45 AM

A decision on whether the WBC heavyweight title fight between Deontay Wilder and Alexander Povetkin will proceed has not been made

CAUGHT. Former heavyweight titleholder Alexander Povetkin is the latest in a growing line of Russian athletes to test positive for meldonium. File photo by Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

WBC admits ref errors but Petalcorin-Kimweri decision stands

May 03, 2016 - 2:25 PM

The WBC admits there were actions considered as knockdowns but Randy Petalcorin s controversial decision loss will remain

DECISION STANDS. The split-decision loss will remain on Randy Petalcorin's record, despite the WBC admitting the referee had made mistakes in not calling knockdowns. File photo courtesy Peter Maniatis

WBC orders review of controversial Petalcorin-Kimweri fight

Apr 18, 2016 - 7:48 AM

Petalcorin s managers are requesting the decision be overturned as outrage grows over the fight s dubious officiating

WBC strips Cotto of middleweight title

Nov 18, 2015 - 2:38 PM

The WBC says Miguel Cotto failed to comply with WBC regulations ahead of his weekend fight against Saul Alvarez

STRIPPED. Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto (L) is stripped of his middleweight world title ahead of his bout with Mexican challenger Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez (R). Photo by Jose Mendez/EPA

Golovkin visits Pacquiao in training camp

Mar 19, 2015 - 1:16 PM

On his fifteenth day in training camp Manny Pacquiao received a surprise visit from world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin

Manny Pacquiao met the middleweight champion of the world in training. File photo by Joe Klamar/AFP

Pacquiao Watch: Do numbers lie?

Mar 19, 2015 - 6:31 AM

Columnist Edwin Espejo takes a look at the punch stats in anticipation of Pacquiao vs Mayweather

Marquez coach: Fans want to watch Pacquiao

Mar 19, 2015 - 12:49 AM

Juan Manuel Marquez trainer Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain says The People s Champ is the reason why people will want to watch Pacquiao vs Mayweather

WBC to award emerald belt to Pacquiao vs Mayweather winner

Mar 18, 2015 - 11:35 PM

The exquisite memento is worth 1 million and comes as a bonus to the winner of the mega fight