ALMOST nine decades removed from the first time the Philippines ever bagged a medal in the Olympic boxing competitions, the country's hunt for its first ever gold medal in the sport continues.Team Philippines had two legitimate chances in the ...
Aug 8, 2021
FOR Nesthy Petecio to capture the Philippines' first-ever Olympic gold medal in boxing, she can't just be good -- she has to be great.And being great means accomplishing what every boxer aspire for whenever they step inside the ...
Aug 2, 2021
FIFTY-seven years ago, the Philippines won its first-ever silver medal in the Summer Olympics when Anthony Villanueva finished runner-up in boxing's featherweight division of the 1964 Tokyo Games.It was unquestionably the high point for the 47- ...
Jul 18, 2021
TOKYO has been good to Filipino athletes. History will bear this out.The 1964 Summer Olympics saw the Philippines bring 47 athletes - the third-biggest delegation the country has ever sent to the quadrennial showpiece, next only to the 53 in 1972 ...
Jul 13, 2021
ONE of the country's Olympic heroes is currently confined in a hospital due to serious illnesses.Boxer Leopoldo Serantes, who won a bronze medal in the 1988 Seoul Olympics, is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Philippine Veterans Hospital ...
Jan 20, 2021
I MUST admit it was tough to hold back the tears when I was asked to relate the story of the late Anthony Villanueva at the 'Gabi ng Pagpupugay' last June 12 at Resorts World Manila.It was not so ...
Jun 17, 2014
BOXING's long-time charitable venture that once played a part in the careers of ring superstars Manny Pacquiao and Gabriel `Flash' Elorde, world champion Pedro Adigue and Ervito Salavarria, and Olympic silver medalist Anthony Villanueva is set for a grand comeback. ...
Jun 9, 2014
LONG before Mansueto 'Onyok' Velasco was 'robbed' of the gold medal in the 1996 Atlanta Games, Anthony Villanueva had himself already been deprived of Olympic glory.It happened on the night of October 23, 1964 during the featherweight final of ...
May 17, 2014
ETO ay isang kawikaan na orihinal na Pilipino na akmang-akma sa kinahinatnan ng unang nagbigay sa ating bansa ng silver medal noong 1964 Tokyo Olympics.Nakakatabang puso ang mga nababasa nating mga papuri sa nagawa ni Anthony Villanueva limampung taon na ...
May 15, 2014
THE country lost one of its finest boxers of all time following the death of Olympic hero Anthony Villanueva on Tuesday morning.He was 69.Villanueva won for the country its first silver medal in the Olympics after he advanced to the ...
May 13, 2014
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