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Vargas: ABAP will respect Pacquiao’s call on qualifier

THE Association of Boxing Alliances of the Philippines (ABAP) will respect whatever decision Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao will arrive at as the deadline looms for the submission of entries to the last Olympic qualifier in Baku, Azerbaijan. “Sen. Pacquiao…

‘To fight or not to fight’

NEWLY-elected Philippine Senator Manny Pacquiao is seeking divine intervention and his compatriots’ blessings as he ponders the possibility of performing his swan song, not at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas but at Rio Centro Pavillion 6 in Barra, site…

PH pugs raring to train

THE Philippine boxing team is looking at either a U.S. or Cuban training as highlight of its preparation for the coming Rio De Janeiro Olympics. Coach Nolito ‘Boy’ Velasco said the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) is…

Donaire shows who’s boss

NONITO Donaire defeated Zsolt Bedak of Hungary via a third round technical knockout to retain his World Boxing Organization (WBO) title belt at Cebu City Sports Complex Saturday night. The Hungarian gamely rose from the canvas, but referee Russel Mora…

Epic finale

Vintage Pacquiao wins farewell fight against Bradley LAS VEGAS -- Manny Pacquiao crowned his 21-year professional career with an emphatic victory over Tim Bradley here Saturday, delivering a vintage performance before saying a farewell to boxing. Pacquiao -- fighting for…

Pacquiao, Bradley clash for 3rd time

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LAS VEGAS (AFP) - Manny Pacquiao promised to deliver an action-packed finale to his 21-year boxing career on Friday as he prepared to climb into the ring for the last time. The 37-year-old Filipino boxing superstar takes on long-time rival…

Pacquiao eyes legacy in farewell fight vs Bradley

LAS VEGAS -- Manny Pacquiao’ s 21-year boxing odyssey will draw to a close here Saturday with the Filipino icon aiming to cement his legacy as one of the greatest fighters in history with a decisive farewell victory over Tim…

Pac-Brad III

From $20 to $20 million, Pacquiao's journey to final payday LAS VEGAS -- Twenty-one years after clambering through the ropes for his first professional fight, Manny Pacquiao will make the long walk to the ring for what could well be…

Donaire fight on ABS CBN

THE Filipino Flash Nonito Donaire Jr. finally gets to tick off one item in his bucket list for his redemption tour: defend his title in his motherland. Donaire faces off with Hungarian challenger Zsolt Bedak in the exciting Top Rank…

Ladon qualifies to Rio

QIAN’An, Hebei Province, China -- Five months after narrowly losing his shot at qualifying to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics during the world championship in Doha, Filipino light flyweight Rogen Ladon again ended up in tears at the Tangshan Sports…

Suarez, Petecio in crucial wins

QIAN’An, Hebei Province, China – Veteran Charly Suarez scored the second Filipino victory Sunday afternoon and Nesthy Petecio followed suit late in the evening in the Asian-Oceanian Olympic Qualification event in this quiet city. A muscular lightweight from Davao, who…

3 PH pugs seeded in qualifiers

CHINA -- Three of the six ABAP boxers entered in the Asian-Oceiana Qualification Tournament here were seeded by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) at the start of competitions Friday. Seeded number one were Light Flyweight Rogen Ladon and Welterweight Eumir…

PH boxers eye Olympic qualifiers

THE Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) has laid out a simple battle plan for the six boxers seeing action in the Asia-Oceania Olympic qualifying tournament in Qian’an, China from March 25 to April 2. “Our boxers are…

High hopes for PH boxers

THE Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) yesterday announced the lineup of boxers that will compete in the Asia-Oceania Olympic Qualifying tournament in Qian’ An, China starting Wednesday, March 23. The national boxers who will vie for one…

Batangas ‘Bad Boy’ eyes good impression

ROBERTO Gonzales, the ‘Bad Boy’ from Batangas is hoping to make good this time . Gonzales is seeking the vacant Philippine lightweight crown agai nst the ewqually-talented Arjan Canillas of the popular ALA Boxing Stable on March 12 at theYnares…
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