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World champ survives ordeal
Fri, 05 Aug 2022

It was a monster challenge that newly-crowned IBO flyweight champion Dave Apolinario hurdled in claiming the vacant throne via a first round knockout of Gideon Buthelezi in East London, South Africa, last Friday. Fir

Why Villaflor retired at 23
Wed, 03 Aug 2022

Ben Villaflor. It’s not widely known why former WBA superfeatherweight or junior lightweight champion Ben Villaflor retired from the ring at 23. In a recent week-long visit to Manila after a 30-year absence, Villaflor di

It’s not over for Nietes
Sat, 16 Jul 2022

Former four-division world champion Donnie Nietes isn’t hanging up his gloves after losing a unanimous 12-round decision to defending WBO superflyweight champion Kazuto Ioka in Tokyo last Wednesday. Nietes, 40, is coming home

Future not bleak for boxing
Tue, 12 Jul 2022

While there is no reigning Filipino world boxing champion today, MP Promotions head Sean Gibbons isn’t worried about the future. “It’s a cycle,” said Gibbons. “We’re in a lull at the moment. But it won’t be long.

Magsayo vows to bounce back
Mon, 11 Jul 2022

Magsayo knocks down Vargas. A dark chapter in the history of Philippine boxing has sadly opened as for the first time in a long time, no Filipino reigns as world champion today. The last to fall was Mark Magsayo w

Magsayo ready for Vargas
Sun, 10 Jul 2022

WBC featherweight champion Mark Magsayo shrugged off Mexican challenger Rey Vargas’ boast of wresting the crown when they meet in a scheduled 12-round bout at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, this morning (Manila ti

Magsayo aims to cut down Vargas
Tue, 05 Jul 2022

WBC featherweight champion Mark Magsayo is the only Filipino world titlist standing and he’s determined to turn back Mexican challenger Rey Vargas at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday night (Sunday m

Robbery in Monterrey
Tue, 05 Jul 2022

Zamboanga del Norte's Rene Mark Cuarto would’ve retained the IBF minimumweight title instead of losing it to hometowner Daniel Valladares on a disputed split 12-round decision in Monterrey, Mexico, last Friday night (

Cuarto cries foul
Sun, 03 Jul 2022

Cuarto. Rene Mark Cuarto lost his IBF minimumweight crown to Mexico’s Daniel Valladares on a split 12-round decision in Monterrey yesterday morning (Manila time) but insisted he was victimized by dubious

Barriga mulls retirement
Sun, 03 Jul 2022

Mark Anthony Barriga. Mark Anthony Barriga may hang up his gloves after losing a unanimous 12-round decision to defending WBO lightflyweight champion Jonathan (Bomba) Gonzalez of Puerto Rico in Kissimmee, Fl

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