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STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XL: MARVIN SONSONA, THE SECOND YOUNGEST FILIPINO TO WIN A WORLD TITLE
Sun, 24 May 2020
Marvin Sonsona, born on July 25, 1990 in General Santos City, is nicknamed "Marvelous" after his namesake former undisputed middleweight champion of the world Marvelous Marvin Hagler.
He began boxing at a tender age of sev
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXXIX: FLORANTE CONDES, THE K. O. ARTIST AND IBF WORLD MINIMUMWEIGHT CHAMPION
Thu, 21 May 2020
Florante Condes, Jr., born on May 20, 1980 in Looc, Romblon, was nicknamed "Little Pacquiao" after the eight-division world champion.
Condes had a very impressive professional debut on June 15, 2002 by kno
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXXVIII: BRIAN VILORIA, THE WBA, WBO, WBC AND IBF LIGHT FLYWEIGHT AND FLYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION
Sun, 17 May 2020
Brian "The Hawaiian Punch" Viloria won via unanimous decision against Colombia's Jose Garcia Bernal in his first fight at the super flyweight division at the Alameda Swap Meet in Los Angeles, California on January 4, 2008.
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXXVII: BRIAN VILORIA, THE TRUE-BLOODED FILIPINO WORLD CHAMPION
Sat, 16 May 2020
Brian Viloria was born in Waipahu, Hawaii on November 24, 1980 to Filipino parents Benjamin and Rosemarie. According to the Philippine Star, when he was six months old, his father brought him to their hometown in Narvacan, Iloco
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXXVI: JOMA GAMBOA, WBA MINIMUMWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION
Thu, 14 May 2020
Jomarie "Joma" Gamboa was born on April 25, 1973 in Bacolod City. The orthodox fighter turned pro on March 27, 1993 and made sudden impact when he knocked out Paul Abao in the first round.
He went on to sna
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXXV: MALCOLM TUÑACAO, THE FASTEST FILIPINO BOXER TO BECOME WORLD CHAMPION IN JUST ELEVEN FIGHTS
Thu, 14 May 2020
Malcolm "Eagle Eye" Tuñacao, born on December 8, 1977 in Mandaue City, was an amateur boxing standout and became national champion several times. Like most boxers, he turned professional to earn a living for
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXXIV: ERIC JAMILI, THE FIRST FILIPINO WBO WORLD CHAMPION
Sun, 10 May 2020
Eric Jamili was born on May 20, 1977 in Silay, Negros Occidental. He and his younger brother former world title challenger Reynante Jamili trained at the famous Elorde Boxing stable in Paranaque City.
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXXIII: GERRY PEÑALOSA, THE WBC AND LINEAL SUPER FLYWEIGHT AND WBO BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION
Sat, 09 May 2020
After his semi-retirement, Gerry Peñalosa returned to boxing two years later. He defeated Bangsaen Sithpraprom for the World Boxing Foundation super flyweight title on November 27, 2004 at the PAGCOR Grand Theater, Airport Casi
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXXII: GERRY PEÑALOSA, THE TWO-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION
Fri, 08 May 2020
Gerónimo Gerry Peñalosa, nicknamed "Fearless" was born on August 7, 1972, now age 47, in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.
A southpaw, Peñalosa turned professional and fought his debut against Fidel Jubay on May 20, 1
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXXI: MORRIS EAST, THE YOUNGEST FILIPINO WORLD BOXING CHAMPION EVER
Tue, 05 May 2020
Morris East was born August 8, 1973 in Olongapo City to a Filipina mother and a black American U.S. Navyman. He turned professional in 1989 and won his first three fights, against Jessie Miranda by 6th round TKO, Fer Guevarr