Yanong suffers crushing 1st round KO loss in Vegas

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 04:28:29 +0000

BY NICK GIONGCO   Reymond Yanong of the Philippines suffered a first-round knockout to American rival Genaro Gamez in their scheduled eight-round welterweight bout on Tuesday night (Wednesday morning in Manila) in Las Vegas. Trapped on the ropes, Yanong fell after taking a vicious right to the jaw from Gamez. The referee reached the count […]

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‘Robocop’ from Negros on a mission

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 07:41:09 +0000

    By Nick Giongco   Unheralded Filipino fighter Reymond Yanong returns to the ring just 12 days after his successful debut in the coronavirus era as the puncher nicknamed Robocop takes on Genaro ‘El Conde’ Gamez in an eight-round welterweight bout at The Bubble inside the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. During the official […]

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Pro boxing still on hold

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 04 Jul 2020 07:03:37 +0000

By NICK GIONGCO       Amid the celebration over the decision to allow basketball and football to allow their athletes to resume training, the Games and Amusements Board (GAB) is awaiting answers from the Inter-Agency Task Force whether professional boxing can also follow suit. GAB chairman Baham Mitra was expecting pro boxing to be […]

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Boxing legend Duran leaves hospital after COVID-19 scare

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 03 Jul 2020 05:44:33 +0000

PANAMA CITY (AFP) – Panamanian Roberto “Hands of Stone” Duran was released from hospital Thursday after being treated for coronavirus, the six-time boxing world champion announced via social media. “Today, with the blessing of God, I returned home after battling the COVID-19 virus. It was a World Championship fight,” Duran wrote on his Instagram account. […]

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Plania returns to the country after landmark US win

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 04:15:22 +0000

  By NICK GIONGCO     Mike Plania, the first Filipino fighter to return to the ring during the coronavirus era, is scheduled to arrive in the country on Friday, according to the hard-hitting prospect’s chief handler. Two weeks ago in Las Vegas, Plania upset world No. 1 Joshua Greer via split decision during a […]

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‘Pacman’ the dog dies in freak accident in GenSan

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2020 06:20:03 +0000

By NICK GIONGCO “Pacman” the dog, who served as Manny Pacquiao’s sidekick and running mate for over a decade, died after accidentally being ran over by a car driven by the boxing champion’s close aide in General Santos City the other day. The incident took place when the Mazda sedan of David Sisson struck Pacman […]

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Nietes ventures into kimchi business

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2020 01:49:35 +0000

    By NICK GIONGCO   These extraordinary times have certainly made a lot of boxers do what had been previously thought as undoable. Tokyo Olympics qualifier Eumir Marcial tried his hand into farming and tuyo making while International Boxing Federation super-flyweight titlist Jerwin Ancajas ventured into poultry and piggery using free-range chickens and wild boars. […]

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Boxing legend Duran tests COVID positive

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 01:30:50 +0000

By NICK GIONGCO       Boxing great Roberto Duran has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Panamanian four-division champion’s daughter said in her social media post. “We received the results of COVID-19 that were done to my dad and tested positive. My dad is well, Hospitalized for observation. We’ll be sharing information with you […]

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