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STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART L: DONNIE NIETES, FOUR-WEIGHT DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION
Wed, 17 Jun 2020

After breaking Flash Elorde's record, Donnie Nietes continued his reign and successfully defended his WBO light flyweight title four more times. He scored a technical knockout win at the end of the 9th round over anoth

STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XLIX: DONNIE NIETES SURPASSES FLASH ELORDE’S RECORD AS LONGEST REIGNING FILIPINO WORLD CHAMPION
Mon, 15 Jun 2020

Negotiations for Donnie Nietes to defend his WBO minimumweight title against different fighters have failed three times because of unknown reasons. So Nietes was in danger of being stripped off his title per WBO rules which mand

STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XLVIII: DONNIE NIETES, THE SNAKE CARETAKER WHO BECOMES WBO WORLD MINIMUMWEIGHT CHAMPION
Sat, 13 Jun 2020

Donnie "Ahas" Nietes was born on May 12, 1982 (now aged 38) in Murcia, Negros Occidental. At an early age, like his father and uncle, he took up boxing originally just for fun. But he eventually got obsessed wit

STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XLVII: VIC SALUDAR, WBO WORLD MINIMUMWEIGHT CHAMPION
Tue, 09 Jun 2020

Victorio "Vic" Saludar was born November 3, 1990 in Polomolok, South Cotabato. Nicknamed "Vicious" Vic Saludar was successful as an amateur fighter. He won six times as a national amateur champion in the flyweight di

STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XLVI: MILAN MELINDO, IBF WORLD LIGHT FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION
Sat, 06 Jun 2020

Milan Melindo successfully defended his WBO International flyweight title by winning against Venezuelan Jean Piero Perez via majority decision on September 22, 2012 at the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu City. Then he stopped Tommy

STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XLV: MILAN MELINDO, MULTI-TITLED CHAMPION FROM CDO
Fri, 05 Jun 2020

Milan "El Metodico" Melindo was born on February 29, 1988 in Cagayan de Oro City. His father influenced his love for boxing when he bought him a pair of boxing gloves. It was his father who trained Melindo at a very young age

STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XLIV: MARLON TAPALES, WBO WORLD BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION
Mon, 01 Jun 2020

Marlon Tapales was born on March 23, 1992 in Tubod, Lanao del Norte. He turned professional at age 16 without fighting a single amateur bout, knocking out Nestor Gamolo in the 1st round on July 18, 2008. Then he won on points ov

STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XLIII: MERLITO SABILLO, WBO WORLD MINIMUMWEIGHT CHAMPION
Sat, 30 May 2020

Merlito Sabillo. Merlito "Tiger" Sabillo, born on January 19, 1984 in Toboso, Negros Occidental had his professional debut, at age of 24, winning over Powell Balaba by unanimous decision on January 26, 2008. He went o

STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XLII: SONNY BOY JARO, SCORES THE RING UPSET OF THE YEAR 2012 TO WIN WORLD FLYWEIGHT TITLE
Wed, 27 May 2020

Sonny Boy Jaro was born on March 24, 1982 in Silay City Negros Occidental. Like most boxers, Jaro lived in hardship and helped his father in making shoes. At age 12 years, he fought as an amateur boxer and had 59 fights befo

STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XLI: RODEL MAYOL, WBC LIGHT FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION
Mon, 25 May 2020

Rodel Mayol, born August 9, 1981 in Mandaue City, started with his love of basketball. He never knew that he would become a boxer when he had a fight with a fellow player who had bullied and beaten him. So he trained at a neighbouring



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