Olympic veteran Petecio falls, but Bascon, Villegas impressive

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2023 07:40:31 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Paul Julyfer Bascon and Aira Villegas made their title campaigns felt while Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Nesthy Petecio suffered a stunning defeat at the start of the 74th Strandja International Boxing Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria Monday, Feb. 20. Bascon, a 25-year-old pride of Davao Del Norte, started aggressively on the way to a […]

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WBC okays Donaire-Santiago fight for vacant WBC bantam title

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2023 10:18:38 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Nonito Donaire Jr. got a shot at redemption after the World Boxing Council (WBC) approved his fight with Mexico’s Alejandro Santiago for the vacant bantamweight belt. This was disclosed during a recent interview with WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman with ESPN Knockout, although vital details such as the date and venue have yet […]

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Paalam, Petecio banner PH boxing team to Bulgarian tilt

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2023 04:45:37 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Tokyo Olympic silver medalists Carlo Paalam and Nesthy Petecio spearhead the promising Philippine team that left for Sofia, Bulgaria Friday night, Feb. 17 to compete in the 74th Strandja International Boxing Tournament. The event, considered as the oldest boxing competition in Europe, is expected to gather some 470 athletes from 42 nations to […]

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Eumir Marcial TKOs Argentine foe in second round

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2023 04:41:19 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Eumir Marcial is getting stronger and meaner each fight. The Zamboanga pride showed this by stopping Argentine Ricardo Villalba in the second round to remain undefeated as a pro on Saturday, Feb. 11 (Sunday in Manila) at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist went to work early, […]

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Elorde Awards Night set March 25 at Okada

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2023 05:29:49 +0000

The Gabriel “Flash” Elorde Boxing Awards Banquet of Champions will be returning on March 25 with a trilogy for its 23rd anniversary at the Okada Manila Grand Ballroom in Parañaque City.   After three years of absence because of Covid-19 pandemic, the annual awards night will resume to honor the country’s top performing boxers from the […]

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Rising star from Mindanao captures gold in Asian U22 slugfest

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2023 02:55:57 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Aaron Jude Bado, the rising star from Mindanao, made his maiden international stint more memorable. Attacking like a whirlwind machine in the last two rounds, Bado stunned World Championship bronze medalist Thanarat Saengphet of Thailand to capture the men’s flyweight (51kg) gold medal in the ASBC Asian U22 Boxing Championships in Bangkok, […]

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2 Pinoy boxers gain finals at Asian U22 meet

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2023 09:16:02 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Aaron Jude Bado and Flint Jara scored contrasting victories Monday, Jan. 23, to barge into the gold-medal round of their respective weight categories in the ASBC Asian U22 Boxing Championships in Bangkok, Thailand. A 2019 Palarong Pambansa standout from Mindanao, Bado displayed his aggressive stance to dominate Qaiyum Ariffin of Malaysia, 5-0, […]

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Melindo tries again versus dangerous Thai fighter

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2023 12:35:55 +0000

By CALVIN CORDOVA CEBU CITY — Fights have been sporadic and even at 34 years old, Milan “El Metodico” Melindo wants to prove that he’s not yet over the hill. Melindo’s bid to return to prominence begins Wednesday, Jan. 11, when he takes on a Thai opponent for the main event of the Prime Stags […]

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Jerusalem restores PH pride, clinches WBO title

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2023 23:52:17 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA The Philippines is back on the world boxing map – thanks to Melvin Jesuralem. Jerusalem, armed with a tornado-like right hand, stopped Japanese Masataka Taniguchi in the second round to capture the WBO Minimumweight title Friday night, Jan. 6, at the EDION Arena in Osaka, Japan. The defending champion was aggressive early […]

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After Korea, Manny Pacquiao tries to invade Japan

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 01 Jan 2023 06:33:52 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Manny Pacquiao is taking his act to Japan. The retired boxing legend made the announcement Saturday, Dec. 31, that he has inked a deal, presumably a big one with Rizin, a Japanese mixed martial arts league, sometime this year. “A few months ago, I was here as a guest and today I […]

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