TOKYO - Carlo Paalam said he used to be a member of the 'Avengers.'By that, he meant scavengers. Avengers was what those kids in his hometown of Carmen, Cagayan de Oro playfully call themselves while digging up anything of value ...
Aug 8, 2021
TOKYO - The Philippines' Carlo Paalam, stung by blurring combination from Briton Galal Yafai that put him down in the first round, lost a 4-1 split decision in the battle for the flyweight gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on ...
Aug 7, 2021
TOKYO - Filipino flyweight Carlo Paalam remained in good spirits the morning of the biggest fight of his life at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.The Bukidnon-born easily made the weight for the 48-52-kilogram final against Britain's Galal ...
Aug 7, 2021
TOKYO - There's so much at stake in Carlo Paalam's match against Briton Galal Yafai on Saturday (1 p.m., Manila time), so Team Philippines is leaving no stone unturned to make sure the Filipino fighter is in the ...
Aug 6, 2021
CARLO Paalam easily dominated his Japanese foe to move on to the gold medal rounds of the Olympic men's flyweight event.Ryomei Tanaka stood no chance against Paalam's assault, departing the arena on the losing end of a 5-0 ...
Aug 5, 2021
TOKYO - Carlo Paalam was asked if he knew Shakhobidin Zoirov, the reigning Olympic, world, and Asian champion who happened to be his opponent in boxing's flyweight quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics. Of course, he responded."Pinapanood ko po yung mga ...
Aug 3, 2021
TOKYO - Just over a decade ago, Carlo Paalam was roaming the streets and a landfill in Carmen town in Cagayan de Oro, looking to salvage anything that may be of worth from other people's garbage.Now he's on ...
Aug 1, 2021
TOKYO - Flyweight Irish Magno's campaign in the Tokyo Olympics ended at the round-of-16 stage on Thursday after after getting outclassed by longtime Thailand rival Jutamas Jitpong at the Kokugikan Arena. Magno, 30, beat Jitpong the last time they ...
Jul 29, 2021
TOKYO - Believe it or not, Carlo Paalam almost bid the Tokyo Olympics goodbye because of a bad case of miscommunication.The 23-year old Olympic debutant breezed through the first round of his round-of-32 match against Ireland's Brendan ...
Jul 27, 2021
TOKYO - Flyweight Carlo Paalam opened his Tokyo Olympic campaign with both fists blazing, dominating Ireland's Brendan Irvine on Monday to advance to the Round of 16 of the boxing competitions at the Kokugikan Arena.The 23-year old Bukidnon native ...
Jul 26, 2021
MMA
DANNY "The King" Kingad's finally gets to face Kairat "The Kazakh" Akhmetov in a match of top flyweight contenders in One: Big Bang on Dec. 4 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Team Lakay's Kingad, ranked second in the division, jumps ...
Nov 23, 2020
MMA
LAS VEGAS - Deiveson Figueiredo stopped Alex Perez with a guillotine choke in the first round at UFC 255 on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time), defending his men's flyweight championship for the first time.Valentina Shevchenko defended the UFC women' ...
Nov 22, 2020
MMA
RENE Catalan scored a stunning first round TKO win over former strawweight champion Yoshitaka Naito at ONE: Reign of Valor on Friday at Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar.It was a convincing win for the 40-year-old strawweight contender, unleashing ...
Mar 9, 2019
MMA
ASK and you shall receive.Danny Kingad will get his wish to meet the division's bests as he puts himself in line for the big fights in the upcoming Flyweight Grand Prix.The 23-year-old sensation turned back Tatsumitsu ...
Jan 26, 2019
MMA
ADRIANO Moraes wrested the ONE flyweight championship as he ended his trilogy against Geje Eustaquio with a stunning victory in the main event of ONE: Hero's Ascent on Friday night at Mall of Asia Arena.The Igorot warrior displayed his ...
Jan 25, 2019
MMA
LAS VEGAS - The UFC is creating a new division for 125-pound women, and its first champion will be crowned during the upcoming season of the promotion's long-running reality television show.The UFC announced plans for a women' ...
May 4, 2017
FEARSOME as Roman Gonzales may be, the team of Donnie Nietes has long held the notion the Nicaraguan warrior is always beatable.And Srisaket Sor Rungvisai proved them right after scoring a stunning majority decision against Gonzales to wrest the World Boxing ...
Mar 25, 2017
DONNIE Nietes felt at home right away as a flyweight and indicated he'll likely stay in the division despite the recent decision of Juan Estrada to relinquish his International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Association (WBA) titles.The 34-year- ...
Sep 26, 2016
DONNIE Nietes hardly showed trouble moving up in weight as he easily dispatched former world champion Edgar Sosa in his flyweight debut Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.Nietes was dominant throughout the 12-round match, gamely ...
Sep 25, 2016
DONNIE 'Ahas' Nietes is set to leave for the U.S. Saturday for the second part of his training as he formally begins his foray in the flyweight division.Nietes will be accompanied by trainers Edito and Edmund Villamor along with fellow ...
Aug 18, 2016
BACOLOD CITY - World Boxing Organization (WBO) light-flyweight champion Donnie Nietes contends he's ready to go up in weight and face flyweight king Juan Francisco Estrada right away.The 34-year-old Filipino believes he can give the WBO flyweight title ...
May 29, 2016
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