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STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XX: ROLANDO NAVARRETE, "THE BAD BOY FROM DADIANGAS" AND WBC WORLD SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION
Fri, 24 Apr 2020
Rolando Navarrete was known as the "Bad Boy from Dadiangas" was born on February 14, 1957 in General Santos City formerly named Dadiangas in South Cotabato.
The southpaw boxer had his successful professional debut in F
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XIX: JESUS SALUD, THE FILIPINO-HAWAIIAN WBA WORLD SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION
Wed, 22 Apr 2020
Jesus Salud, born in May 3, 1963 in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, and resides in Honolulu, Hawaii. Thus he was called "The Hawaiian Punch." He won the WBA super bantamweight title by disqualification on December 11, 1989, in a bout against J
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XVIII: BEN VILLAFLOR, TWO-TIME WBA WORLD JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION
Tue, 21 Apr 2020
After Ben Villaflor won WBA junior lightweight title from Alfredo Marcano of Venezuela via a fifteen-round unanimous decision, he fought several non-title bouts including a match with world title challenger Jimmy Robertson whom h
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XVII: BEN VILLAFLOR, YOUNGEST WORLD CHAMPION IN 1972
Mon, 20 Apr 2020
Benjamin "Ben" Villaflor was born on November 10, 1952 in Zamboanga City and became the WBA and lineal junior lightweight champion during the 1970s.
According to records, Villaflor began his career as a professional boxer w
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XVI: ERBITO SALAVARRIA, THE WBA, WBC AND LINEAL WORLD FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION
Sat, 18 Apr 2020
Erbito Salavarria was the WBC, WBA and lineal flyweight champion of the world. He won the WBC and lineal title in 1970 and the WBA title in 1975.
The concept of a lineal champion was developed b
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XV: BERNABE VILLACAMPO, WORLD FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION 1969-70
Fri, 17 Apr 2020
Bernabe Villacampo won the WBA world flyweight championship in in 1969. His business manager was the popular Lope Sarreal Jr., brother-in-law of the great Flash Elorde.
Villacampo, born on June 11,
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XIV: RENE BARRIENTOS, ANOTHER FILIPINO WORLD JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION
Wed, 15 Apr 2020
Ireneo "Rene" Barrientos was born on July 25, 1943 in Balete, Aklan, the fourth of 10 children whose father was a policeman. Their father died when Barrientos was 12 years old. At a tender age of 15, he joined his brothers w
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XIII: PEDRO ADIGUE, ANOTHER FILIPINO WORLD LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION
Tue, 14 Apr 2020
Pedro Adigue Jr. was born on November 16, 1943 in Bontod, Palanas, Masbate. He became the WBC world light welterweight champion in 1968.
He fought 64 total fights as a professional, winning 37 with 15 KO victories, losing 21 w
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XII: ROBERTO CRUZ, THE FIRST FILIPINO WORLD LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION
Mon, 13 Apr 2020
Roberto Cruz, born November 21, 1941 in Baguio City, won the WBA world light welterweight title. He has 44 total fights as a professional garnering 29 wins with 12 KO victories, 12 losses with 3 defeats by KO and 3 draws per Boxre
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XI: DADO MARINO, THE FILIPINO-HAWAIIAN WORLD FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION
Sun, 12 Apr 2020
Salvador "Dado" Marino was a flyweight boxer born to Filipino parents on October 15, 1915 in Honolulu, Hawaii, who became world flyweight champion in 1950. He also fought in the bantamweight division, but failed to annex the