THE camp of Manny Pacquiao has defended the boxer-politician's casting as the main star of a historical movie about revolutionary general Miguel Malvar that is set for an international release next year.Pacquiao's starring role has been drawing flak ...
Oct 13, 2019
You can understand the penchant of Jhack 'El Capitan' Tepora to keep the World Boxing Association (WBA) 'interim' featherweight championship belt close to his chest.The belt emits prestige, in stark contrast to the buckets of trash Tepora used to collect to ...
Jul 31, 2018
JAKE LaMotta, an iron-fisted battler who brawled his way to a middleweight title and was later memorialized by Robert De Niro in the film "Raging Bull," has died. He was 95.The former middleweight champion died Tuesday at a Miami-area ...
Sep 21, 2017
RIO DE JANEIRO - The country's best hope for an Olympic gold was gone too soon.Light-flyweight Rogen Ladon found himself outpunched and outworked by Yurbejen Herney Martinez of Colombia in an action-packed fight in the 48-kg class of ...
Aug 8, 2016
NEWCOMER Manny Pacquiao is set to deliver his first privilege speech in the 17th Congress on Monday where he will lay down his legislative agenda in his first term as senator.According to his aides, the country's most successful and popular ...
Aug 7, 2016
BRISBANE, Australia - A 23-year-old Australian boxer died on Monday, two days after losing consciousness following a loss to a Filipino boxer in a 10-round featherweight bout.Family spokesman James O'Shea confirmed Braydon Smith, who was in the ...
Mar 16, 2015
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - A family spokesman for Muhammad Ali says the boxing great has been released from a hospital after recovering from a severe urinary tract infection.Ali spokesman Bob Gunnell says the three-time world heavyweight champion is back home after being ...
Jan 7, 2015
PBA
IS Manny Pacquiao the greatest thing that ever happened to the PBA over the past 40 years?That will surely be answered tomorrow when the world's former pound-for-pound king marks his debut in Asia's first play- ...
Oct 18, 2014
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
MMA
CAN Ana Julaton give glory to the country through her foray into mixed martial arts (MMA) and score victories in spectacular fashion similar to what Manny Pacquiao is doing now in boxing?MMA fans will get the answer on May 2 when ...
Apr 25, 2014
LAS VEGAS - Manny Pacquiao the politician is taking his career to a higher level.The boxing hero and two-term congressman said on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) that he's "80 percent" sure of running for a seat in the Philippine ...
Apr 10, 2014
THREE years after, another Filipino has been extolled as the best fighter of the world.Nonito Donaire Jr. was awarded the Sugar Ray Robinson trophy as the 2012 Fighter of the Year for a remarkable campaign that saw him win all four ...
Apr 12, 2013
INTERNATIONAL Boxing Federation (IBF) light-flyweight champion Johnriel Casimero is unfazed by the hostile crowd he expects to encounter again when he defends his title belt against Luis Alberto Rios this Sunday.The 23-year-old Filipino is staking his 108-lb. ...
Mar 14, 2013
THE fight lived up to its hype. And Brian Viloria lived up to his promise.Viloria knocked down Hernan `Tyson' Marquez three times, the last one courtesy of a smashing left hook that finally took the fight out of the game Mexican ...
Nov 18, 2012
REGARDLESS of his vow to knock out Manny Pacquiao this time, Freddie Roach believes Juan Manuel Marquez will do the contrary come fight night.The 52-year-old trainer of the eight-division world champion said on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) he ...
Nov 10, 2012
MEXICAN Jorge Arce may yet be the most aggressive, but not necessarily the toughest opponent Nonito Donaire Jr. will be facing inside the ring."In terms of sheer aggressor, si Arce siguro `yung toughest kasi alam ninyo naman `yung mga Mexicano, they' ...
Oct 31, 2012
NONITO Donaire Jr. the reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) super-bantamweight champion, hopes Mexican slugger Jorge Arce won't price himself out again of a projected December 15 showdown.The boxer considered the best in the 122-lb. division said money issues ...
Oct 23, 2012
REIGNING World Boxing Organization (WBO) super-bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire Jr. said he is honored to be tagged as the boxer likely to track Manny Pacquiao's path to greatness and has vowed to live up to the billing.No less ...
Oct 21, 2012
HE has held the nation's attention while competing in the Olympics, fought in the world championships, and won gold in the Asian Games.Yet Mansueto 'Onyok' Velasco swore the tension he felt while watching his son play for ...
Oct 16, 2012
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