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STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXX: MANNY MELCHOR, IBF WORLD MINIMUMWEIGHT CHAMPION
Mon, 04 May 2020

Manny Melchor was born on March 14, 1969 at Mansalay, Mindoro Oriental. He lost his first three fights and drew the fourth in 1987. He won his fifth fight over Obet Maamo by decision on April 20, 1988. During their rematch fo

STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXIX: ROLANDO PASCUA WINS WBC WORLD LIGHT FLYWEIGHT TITLE IN ONE OF THE BIGGEST UPSETS IN BOXING HISTORY
Sun, 03 May 2020

Rolando Pascua was born Rolando Tomongtong on November 19, 1965 in Cebu. He had his professional debut on August 3, 1986 and scored a unanimous decision win over Eddie Dulay in Pasay City. Pascua grabbed 14 straight wins with

STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXVIII: LUISITO ESPINOSA, THE DARLING OF PHILIPPINE BOXING IN THE 80'S AND 90'S
Sat, 02 May 2020

After winning six straight fights, Luisito Espinosa however lost to Mexican Alejandro Gonzalez for the WBC international featherweight title by 2nd round KO on August 13, 1993 in Guadalajara, Mexico. He chalked up four more wins o

STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXVII: LUISITO ESPINOSA, THE TWO-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION
Fri, 01 May 2020

Luisito "Lindol" Espinosa was born on June 26, 1967 in Tondo, Manila. He was also nicknamed "Golden Boy" and turned professional in May 25, 1984 by outpointing Vladimer Raffy. He followed it up with another decision win over Ric Santiag

STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXVI: ERIC CHAVEZ, IBF WORLD MINIMUMWEIGHT CHAMPION
Thu, 30 Apr 2020

Algerico Eric Chavez alias Kenta Sato was born on April 9, 1965 in Talisay City, Cebu. He started his pro career in 1985 and won three straight fights against Jun Gavero by split decision, Luis Pelamor by 3rd round TKO, and Dan

STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXV: TACY MACALOS, IBF WORLD LIGHT FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION
Tue, 28 Apr 2020

Tacy Macalos was born Epitacio Agapay on October 28, 1965 at Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte. He suffered his first loss in his professional debut one of the few world champions who failed in their first bout. Ariel Samson defeate

STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXIV: ROLANDO BOHOL, IBF WORLD FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION AND ELORDE PROTÉGÉ
Tue, 28 Apr 2020

Rolando Bohol was born on Christmas Day December 25, 1965 in Himamaylan, Negros Occidental. Bohol trained at the famed Elorde Boxing Gym, with no less than International Boxing Hall of Famer world junior lightweight champio

STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXIII: DODIE BOY PEÑALOSA, THE FIRST FILIPINO TWO-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION
Mon, 27 Apr 2020

Considered by many Filipino boxing fans as the most popular fighter during his prime, Diosdado "Dodie Boy" Peñalosa, born November 19, 1962 in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, is the first Filipino to become dual w

STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXII: BOBBY BERNA, THE FIRST IBF SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION
Sun, 26 Apr 2020

Bobby Berna. Bobby Berna was born Roberto Bernardez on May 19, 1961 in Quezon City. The southpaw boxer had his professional debut on August 13, 1979 beating Ben Juanta by 2nd round TKO. In his 14th pro fight, he won the

STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXI: FRANK CEDEÑO, WORLD WBC AND LINEAL FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION
Sat, 25 Apr 2020

Frank Cedeño. Frank Cedeño, born on March 16, 1958 in Talisay City, Cebu, won the World Boxing Council world flyweight title. He is one of the few world champions who lost in his professional debut. Ray de los Santos outsc



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