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 ...
5 days ago
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
WAS it really a draw?Sixteen years ago yet the riveting outcome of the first-ever Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez world featherweight title bout remains one of the most contentious, highly-debated decisions in boxing history, an endless discussion that has ...
May 8, 2020
TWO-TIME Olympian Harry Tanamor has long retired from boxing.But his current job still allows him to do what he does best.The 42-year-old technical sargeant now serves as an instructor and course director of physical development at the ...
May 4, 2020
THE grand matriarch of Philippine boxing passed away on Sunday.Local sports is in a state of mourning anew following the loss of the well-beloved Laura Elorde, widow of Filipino ring great Gabriel 'Flash' Elorde, who died due to a lingering ...
May 3, 2020
Well, it looks like the coronavirus-induced lockdown is doing boxing legend Mike Tyson good.The former undisputed world heavyweight champion - now 53 years old - trended on Twitter Saturday after he shared a snippet of him working the mitts with the caption, " ...
May 2, 2020
MIKEY Garcia believes he has the style and what it takes to upend Manny Pacquiao if he gets the chance to face in the ring one of the greatest fighters ever.If and when, Garcia sees it as a 'legacy' fight for ...
May 2, 2020
CHICAGO - Morton's The Steakhouse on 435 south La Cienega Boulevard in the heart of Beverly Hills, California is a go-to place where the rich and famous pamper their palates with high-end culinary delight.One September evening in 2006, ...
Apr 12, 2020
AMONG those hit by the no-work, no-pay policies in the middle of enhanced community quarantine are the ranks of professional boxers and other practitioners of combat sports, as well as their trainers.This was outlined in a letter sent on ...
Apr 2, 2020
CHICAGO - He's got most of the tools that could unlock the doors to stardom.The catchy name. The sparkly, white toothpaste smile. The movie star good looks. And a left hook that could knock out an elephant.But if his ...
Mar 22, 2020
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