DETROIT - The Tigers are turning to Francisco Rodriguez in their latest attempt to shore up the back end of their bullpen.Detroit acquired the right-hander in a trade with Milwaukee on Wednesday (Thursday, sending minor league infielder Javier Betancourt and a ...
Nov 19, 2015
CEBU CITY - Donnie Nietes' reign as world champion lives on.The Filipino pride hacked out a unanimous decision win over tough Mexican challenger Francisco Rodriguez to retain his World Boxing Organization (WBO) light-flyweight title on Saturday night at the Waterfront Cebu ...
Jul 12, 2015
CEBU CITY - Even though they have yet to enter the ring, Donnie Nietes is well aware he has already scored one over Francisco Rodriguez.The Filipino champion watched the Mexican challenger struggle to make the weight just 24 hours before they clash ...
Jul 10, 2015
FRANCISCO Rodriguez drove his point home to anyone who cared to listen during the official press conference for his World Boxing Organization (WBO) light-flyweight title fight against champion Donnie Nietes."Long live the new king," said the 21-year-old Rodriguez ...
Jul 9, 2015
DONNIE 'Ahas' Nietes hopes to reverse the fortunes of Filipino boxers as he stakes his World Boxing Organization (WBO) light-flyweight title against mandatory challenger Francisco Rodriguez of Mexico this Saturday at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino.Nietes' seventh defense ...
Jul 7, 2015
OTHER than defending his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior flyweight title, Donnie 'Ahas' Nietes has one other motivation when he goes up against Francisco Rodriguez of Mexico in their 12-round showdown at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino a month ...
Jun 5, 2015
GILBERTO Parra is just a stepping stone for Donnie Nietes.A mandatory title defense is up next for the reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior flyweight champion against world titlist Francisco Rodriguez of Mexico on July 4 in Cebu City.ALA Promotions ...
Mar 29, 2015
FACING an adversary who had been stopped just five months before, Merlito 'Tiger' Sabillo was supposed to breeze past Mexican Francisco Rodriguez, Jr. with the ease of a cannonball running over hapless bowling pins. Sabillo, the defending World Boxing Organization ( ...
Mar 27, 2014
PHILIPPINE boxing got off on the wrong foot for 2014 as the country loses one of its reigning world champions following the defeat of Merlito Sabillo to Mexican Francisco Rodriguez Jr. on Sunday (Manila time).Sabillo's reign as World Boxing Organization ( ...
Mar 23, 2014
REIGNING champion Merlito Sabillo stakes his World Boxing Organization (WBO) minimumweight title on Sunday (Manila time) when he faces challenger Francisco Rodriguez at Arena Monterrey in Mexico.The pride of Toboso, Negro Occidental showed he's prepared for the 12-round match ...
Mar 22, 2014
UNBEATEN Merlito Sabillo fights in enemy territory when he stakes his World Boxing Organization (WBO) minimumweight title against Francisco Rodriguez in Mexico on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time).The 30-year-old Filipino and his small entourage composed of trainer Edito Villamor and ...
Mar 20, 2014
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