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Boxers, golfer to be feted

TWO battle-scarred warriors and a young, promising golfer whose exemplary exploits in the world stage gave Philippine sports something to cheer about in 2015. Boxing champions Donnie Nietes and Nonito Donaire Jr. along with Asia Tour winner Miguel Tabuena carved…

Pacquiao to retire after Bradley bout

MANNY Pacquiao said he would end his legendary career after fighting Timothy Bradley in April to concentrate on his political career, dousing hopes for a rematch with Floyd Mayweather. The winner of an unprecedented eight world titles, who has flirted…

Gabriel calls for travel ban

SORT of calling a travel ban, boxing manager Ryan Gabriel urged fellow handlers to avoid bringing fighters to South Africa, a country becoming notorious for all sorts of maltreatment to Filipino boxers. “Dapat talaga itigil muna ang pagpunta doon ng…

‘Flash’ reigns anew

THE “Filipino Flash” Nonito Donaire once more reigns atop the World Boxing Organization’s (WBO) Superbantamweight class after disposing off Mexican Cesar Juarez in their title fight held in Puerto Rico aired in ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN Sports + Action. Donaire became…

2 Pinoy fighters to be feted

TWO members of the Philippine National Boxing team under the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) will be awarded by the Asian Boxing Confederation (ASBC), the continental federation for boxing, for their achievements in the year 2015. ASBC…

Donaire regains title

MIAMI -- Filipino star Nonito Donaire reclaimed the World Boxing Organization (WBO) super bantamweight world title on Friday with a gutsy unanimous decision over Mexico's Cesar Juarez in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Donaire was in control early, knocking Juarez down…

Donaire fight vs Juarez on ABS CBN

THE “Filipino Flash” Nonito Donaire is out to reclaim lost glory when he tangles with Mexico’s Cesar Juarez in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) Superbantamweight belt. The fight promoted by Top Rank Boxing will…

TV5 to launch Pacquiao’s Blow by Blow

THE program where a then rising Manny Pacquiao made himself a name in Philippine boxing is back. “Blow by Blow is where Manny Pacquiao was born,” said former governor and now sportsman Manny Piñol in yesterday's press launch at the…

Heartbreaker for Ladon

DOHA, Qatar – “We aimed for gold, would have settled for silver but a bronze medal in a world championship is still nothing to sneeze at.”Thus did ABAP executive director Ed Picson sum up the performance of the two-man Philippine…

1975 ‘Thrilla in Manila’ remembered

WITH President Marcos watching, Muhammad Ali again grabbed the opportunity to resume his seemingly endless tirades against Joe Frazier. Said Ali: “I don’t know Frazier was comin’. It surprised me. I can’t stand trouble here. You see, Mr. President, everywhere…

‘Thrilla in Manila’ remembered

FORTY years ago -- Oct. 1 1975 to be exact -- the Philippines was the focus of attention of the whole world. The Philippines was host of the third and final chapter of the historic Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier trilogy. Billed…

2 Pinoys vying in Doha

DOHA, Qatar- -- The 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships and Olympic qualifiers got underway Monday night in impressive opening ceremonies at the state of the art Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena in this cosmopolitan Middle Eastern city. No less…

I’m vindicated, says Pacquiao

Filipino boxing great Manny Pacquiao declared he was vindicated over previous drugs allegations from Floyd Mayweather after his American rival was accused of violating anti-doping rules before their mega-fight. Pacquiao said the “truth finally came out” after it emerged Mayweather…

Pinoy pug outpoints Viet foe

BANGKOK -- Flyweight Ian Clark Bautista marched into the quarterfinals of the ASBC Asian Boxing Championships with an impressive 3-0 win over Trong Thai Bui of Vietnam Monday at the Thammasat University Gymnasium here. All three judges from Latvia, Kazakhstan…

PH pug falters in ASBC tilt

BANGKOK -- Bantamweight Mario Fernandez gave his all against his top-seeded foe from Kazakhstan but fell short Sunday, bowing out of contention in the ASBC Asian Boxing Championships here. Fernandez put up a decent fight and did well with his…
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