IF not for the dreaded coronavirus, the country could have possibly produced a world flyweight boxing champion and a unified bantamweight titleholder four months ago. On April 4, hard-punching prospect Giemel 'Pistolero' Magramo was supposed to face Japanese Junto Nakatani in ...
Aug 15, 2020
TWENTY years ago, a Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr. showdown would have been intriguing and competitive. Unfortunately, one cannot turn back the hands of time and boxing fans will have to find ways to get excited with the idea of the two ...
Aug 8, 2020
CHICAGO - MMA superstar Conor McGregor isn't just the biggest draw of his sport, he is also a charismatic salesman who can convince Bill Gates into buying a used laptop.So when the Irish striker, notorious for his antics on and ...
Aug 2, 2020
FOR real or for show?That was the thought running through fight fans' minds after MMA star Conor McGregor spurred talk of a fight with Filipino great Manny Pacquiao with a 'Tinatanggap ko' teaser posted on Twitter on Saturday. ...
Aug 1, 2020
IT would have been a blockbuster fight had it been made during their primes.But legendary fighters Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr facing in an eight-round exhibition match will purely be for entertainment and some money on the side especially ...
Jul 24, 2020
AMATEUR boxing star Eumir Felix Marcial is headed to the pro ranks after inking a six-year deal with Manny Pacquiao Promotions. Marcial just signed the contract and has yet to throw a pro punch, but this early he is generating a ...
Jul 18, 2020
MANNY V. Pangilinan's involvement in basketball has been well-documented.The businessman has been at the forefront of the sport, not just as the chairman emeritus of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP), but as well as bankrolling teams in ...
Jul 15, 2020
CHICAGO - John Riel Casimero, the murderous punching WBO bantamweight king known as 'Quadro Alas,' has just been dealt a bad hand.After 120 days of training in the United States in a quest to unify the extremely loaded 118-pound ...
Jul 6, 2020
THE Games and Amusements Board (GAB) is hoping that professional boxing and other contact sports will be next in line as far as getting the go-signal from the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to at least resume training is concerned.GAB ...
Jul 4, 2020
GENERAL Santos City native 'Magic' Mike Plania was supposed to be just a 'warm-up' opponent for American Joshua 'Don't Blink' Greer Jr. Ranked No. 1 by the WBO in the bantamweight division, Greer was already on the precipice of a ...
Jun 18, 2020
THE Games and Amusement Board has submitted to the IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases) a 59-page document that it hopes serves as guide in finally allowing the reopening of professional sports in the country. ...
Jun 9, 2020
TAKING its cue from the successful return of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) last May 10, big-time professional boxing is all set to return to the US this month with a series of fight cards from Top Rank Promotions. However, do ...
Jun 7, 2020
CHICAGO - Although few have somehow managed to survive, the inability to keep pace with the speed that news is delivered these days has doomed the newspaper business into a slow, inevitable death.It's a daunting fight for existence as tomorrow&# ...
Jun 6, 2020
NOT since the days of Jane Fonda has a workout routine caught the attention of the world. The video of former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson hitting the mitts with explosive power has gone viral on social media and predictably fueled talks of ...
May 30, 2020
KEITH Thurman wants to reclaim his welterweight title and if it means going through a rematch with Manny Pacquiao, then so be it.The 31-year-old American has been busy calling out Pacquiao during this quarantine period in the hope of ...
May 29, 2020
FLOYD Mayweather believes ring adversary Manny Pacquiao will surpass his record of having beaten the most number of sitting world champions.Mayweather's record stands at 23, while Pacquiao is just a notch behind at 22.But unlike Mayweather, the Filipino boxing ...
May 26, 2020
ERIK Morales took a dig at Manny Pacquiao, accusing his rival turned pal of setting pre-conditions that gained him undue advantages in the final two showdowns that rounded up their boxing trilogy.The retired Mexican great said Pacquiao pushed him to ...
May 22, 2020
LAS VEGAS - Add boxing to the list of sports on the comeback trail.Promoter Bob Arum said Thursday (Friday, Manila time) he plans to stage a card of five fights on June 9 at the MGM Grand, the first of a series ...
May 22, 2020
STRANDED in Baguio for two months and counting, Filipina world class boxer Nesthy Petecio has no other choice but to continue training for a hoped-for a redemption match, as she still tries her luck for an Olympics slot.The 28-year- ...
May 18, 2020
TWO months ago, their parallel quests for an Olympic berth came to a shuddering halt.But for national athletes Hidilyn Diaz and Nesthy Petecio, the conditioning goes on under quarantine.Still, they admit, it's hard to keep in shape during a ...
May 16, 2020
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