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AIBA moves 2021 world boxing championships to Belgrade

Apr 29, 2020 - 3:07 PM

AIBA says it had terminated its contract with New Delhi after it did not pay an agreed host fee

DENIED. The AIBA was last year stripped by the International Olympic Committee of its right to run boxing at the Tokyo Games due to serious mismanagement. File photo from Shutterstock

Nesthy Petecio strikes gold in women's world boxing

Oct 13, 2019 - 7:38 PM

Featherweight boxer Nesthy Petecio rules in the Women's World Boxing Championships to become the second Filipina world titlist

ON TOP. Nesthy Petecio (back row, second from left) becomes the latest boxer to bring glory to the Philippines. Photo from AIBA

Marcial settles for silver in World Boxing Championships

Sep 22, 2019 - 12:45 AM

Eumir Marcial becomes only the third Filipino to win a silver in the Worlds

FILIPINO PRIDE. Eumir Marcial deliver another medal for the Philippines. Screengrab from Youtube/AIBA Boxing

Boxing governing body stripped of Olympic status

Jun 26, 2019 - 6:52 PM

Amid allegations of bout fixing, AIBA becomes the first sports federation to get stripped of its right to organize its own sport in the Olympics

KNOCKED OUT.  With AIBA still embroiled in a crisis, the IOC is set to oversee the boxing competition in the Tokyo 2020 Games. Photo by Jack Guez/AFP

Boxing body vote could see sport thrown out of Olympics

Nov 01, 2018 - 10:42 AM

Hit by allegations of bout-fixing, amateur boxing may be dropped in the 2020 Tokyo Games

BIG BLOW. Controversial decisions abound even during the recent Asian Games boxing competition. File photo from PSC

Boxing's Olympic future in jeopardy

Oct 04, 2018 - 11:23 AM

The International Olympic Committee has warned that boxing could be axed from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

CONTROVERSY. Boxing has never been free of controversy, even during the Asian Games where Filipino boxers like Eumir Marcial (left) fell victim to controversial decisions. File photo from Asian Games media pool

'Extremely worried' Olympics body threatens to expel boxing

Feb 04, 2018 - 10:06 PM

This comes as the IOC opens an investigation into the sport's controversial governing body and says concerns linger over possible match-fixing at Rio 2016

AMATEUR BOXING. In this file photo, Ankushita Boro (L) of India and Ekaterina Dynnik of Russia take part in the final bout of the Women’s Light Welterweight (64kg) category at the AIBA Youth Women's World Boxing Championship 2017 in Guwahati on November 26, 2017. / Biju Boro/AFP

Swiss court KOs amateur boxing takeover bid

Sep 26, 2017 - 1:15 PM

An AIBA statement announces that the Lausanne court's verdict confirmed Wu as amateur boxing's president.

OUTBOXED. Wu's rivals had claimed that AIBA had racked up debts worth $15 million in debt, but Wu has insisted the body is financially healthy, accusing his detractors of mounting 'a military coup'. File photo by Faisal Al-Tamimi/AFP

AIBA feud spills over to World Championships

Aug 31, 2017 - 1:43 PM

An attempt to take over the boxing world governing body and oust embattled president Wu Ching Kuo continue in Hamburg

INTERNAL STRIFE. Wu Ching-Kuo is clinging to power as opposition from within the governing body seeks to end his 11-year reign as AIBA president. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

PH boxer Dannel Maamo outpoints Botswanan in AIBA Worlds opener

Aug 26, 2017 - 9:19 PM

Maamo of Cagayan de Oro City wins a split decision over Mahomed Otukile of Botswana

FIRST HURDLE. PH flyweight Dannel Maamo will next face Cuba’s Yosvany Veitíal. Photo by Toby Roca/Rappler

After SEA Games fervor, PH boxers Maamo, Ladon out to conquer the world

Aug 25, 2017 - 7:56 PM

Filipino boxers Dannel Maamo and Rogen Ladon set out to grab medals at the biggest tournament outside of the Olympics

EYE ON THE PRIZE. Dannel Maamo is one of two Filipinos competing at this year's men's World Championships, where the Philippines has yet to win a gold medal. Photo by Toby Roca/Rappler

The worst controversies so far of 2017 SEA Games boxing

Aug 24, 2017 - 12:21 PM

As the late Teddy Brenner would say only the ring was square

CONTROVERSY. Kazakhstan's Bazarbaev Dulat gave the Malaysian middleweight an extra 20 seconds to recover after he was knocked down by Eumir Marcial. Screenshot from PTV4 livestream

AIBA president's rivals take legal action to seize control of boxing body

Aug 02, 2017 - 10:02 AM

Wu Ching Kuo s rivals have contacted a court seeking to have AIBA handed over to an interim executive committee

OUTBOXED. AIBA president Ching-Kuo Wu has been on the ropes since a no confidence vote taken against him last week. File photo by Faisal Al-Tamimi/AFP

AIBA president set to be ousted after no-confidence vote

Jul 27, 2017 - 1:17 PM

Employees of the amateur boxing governing body have been locked out of their offices with president Wu Ching Kuo set to be ousted from his role

OUTBOXED. AIBA, under president Ching-Kuo Wu, has struggled with instability and financial difficulties. File photo by Faisal Al-Tamimi/AFP

PH boxers start strong at Asian Championships

May 01, 2017 - 3:35 PM

James Palicte Mario Bautista and Joel Bacho all score decision wins in their opening fights in Uzbekistan

INTERNATIONAL DUTY. Joel Bacho had to dig deep to defeat Elmer Sakenov of Kyrgyzstan in his first round match. Photo from Bacho's Facebook

Boxing on brink after Rio Olympics judging controversies

Aug 22, 2016 - 2:35 PM

The Games would not be complete without boxing controversy of one kind or another

CONTROVERSY. Evgeny Tishchenko of Russia (red) is declared winner against Vassiliy Levit of Kazakhstan during the men's heavyweight 91kg final bout of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The result sparked controversy as the Russian is booed by the crowd. EPA/VALDRIN XHEMAJ

Canada boxing pressures AIBA to protect 'integrity' after questionable judging

Aug 20, 2016 - 12:43 PM

The boxing competition at the Rio Olympics has been hit by a number of judging controversies which have caused international outrage

QUESTIONABLE JUDGING. Arthur Biyarslanov is one of the boxers who feels he was cheated in Brazil. YURI CORTEZ / AFP

Irish boxer Conlan blasts 'corrupt' judging after controversial loss

Aug 17, 2016 - 8:23 AM

They ve robbed me of my Olympic dream says reigning bantamweight world champ Michael Conlan claims which AIBA dismisses

IRATE. Michael Conlan tore his shirt off and voiced his disgust after the decision went against him in his quarterfinal match. Photo by Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

PH boxer Eumir Marcial crashes out of Olympic qualifiers

Jun 18, 2016 - 7:28 PM

The Philippines will send just two boxers to the Rio Games after the number one seeded welterweight loses to his German foe

OUT. Eumir Marcial exits from the Olympic qualifier after losing a split decision to a German foe. Photo by Rafael Bandayrel/Rappler

PH boxer Bautista eliminated at Olympic qualifier

Jun 17, 2016 - 6:35 PM

Eumir Marcial is the Philippines only boxer left at the World Olympic qualifier after Ian Clark Bautista loses in the first round to a Spanish boxer

Flyweight Ian Clark Bautista dropped a decision to his Spanish opponent in Azerbaijan. File photo by Rafael Bandayrel/Rappler

Kiwi boxer Milnes brings Filipino flavor to Olympic qualifiers

Jun 17, 2016 - 1:09 PM

Chad Milnes may be representing New Zealand but the half Filipino boxer will be cheering on his kumpares from the Philippine team

FILIPINO KIWI. Chad Milnes, who is half Filipino on his mother's side, has been getting closer to his "motherland" in preparation for the AIBA World Olympic qualification event. Photo by Exxon Ruebe/Rappler

Marcial draws bye at Olympic qualifier, Bautista faces two-time Olympian

Jun 16, 2016 - 10:02 PM

Filipino boxers Eumir Marcial and Ian Clark Bautista are in Azerbaijan seeking to qualify for the Rio Olympics

QUALIFYING HOPES. Ian Clark Bautista (L) and Eumir Marcial (R) have one final shot at making it to the Rio Olympics. Photos by Rafael Bandayrel

PH boxers Marcial, Bautista fight for Olympic dream

Jun 16, 2016 - 12:19 PM

For Eumir Marcial and Ian Clark Bautista their Olympic dreams come down to one final qualifying tournament in Azerbaijan

GOLDEN DREAMS. Eumir Marcial (pictured) and Ian Clark Bautista will try to add to the Philippines' boxing delegation at the Rio Olympics

Professional boxers can compete at Rio Olympics

Jun 01, 2016 - 6:50 PM

It is still unlikely however that boxing s biggest names will enter the Olympic ring in Rio

Pacquiao given thumbs down on Olympics in Rappler poll

May 26, 2016 - 8:06 PM

The people had their say and they re saying Manny Pacquiao shouldn t compete at the 2016 Olympics

SENATOR PACMAN. Most respondents were just fine with Manny Pacquiao not fighting at the 2016 Olympics. File photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

Pacquiao would have to drop to junior welterweight for Olympics

May 22, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Manny Pacquiao would have to move from his usual welterweight class to junior welterweight if he accepts a wild card entry to the 2016 Olympics

GOLD HUNT. Manny Pacquiao, seen during his Senate proclamation on May 19, could bring star power to the Philippines' Olympic delegation. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

No Filipina Olympic boxers as Petecio loses decision at AIBA Worlds

May 21, 2016 - 8:21 PM

Nesthy Petecio loses a split decision to Morocco s Zohra Ez Zahraoui meaning that there will be no Filipina boxers at the Rio Olympics

SPLIT DECISION. Flyweight Nesthy Petecio shut out her Morrocan foe on one scorecard but loses on the other two at the AIBA Women's World Championships. Photo from Petecio's Twitter account

Nonito Donaire not interested in fighting 'kids' at Rio Olympics

Apr 21, 2016 - 7:00 PM

WBO junior featherweight champ Nonito Donaire Jr thinks it s unfair for pro champions to fight amateurs with less experience

FILIPINO FLASH. Nonito Donaire Jr isn't overly concerned with competing at the 2016 Olympics. File photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

AIBA continues to woo Pacquiao for Olympics

Apr 06, 2016 - 2:57 AM

Amateur boxing body AIBA reiterates its offer to have Manny Pacquiao fight at the Rio Olympics

RIO DREAMS. Manny Pacquiao could come out of retirement on an even bigger stage in boxing. File photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

Eumir Marcial loses Olympic qualifier box-off to Mongolian foe

Apr 01, 2016 - 6:57 PM

Filipino welterweight boxer Eumir Marcial falls short in his bid to qualify for the 2016 Olympics after losing a unanimous decision to Mongolia s Tuvshinbat Byamba

NO TICKET. Eumir Marcial misses out on an opportunity to join teammates Rogen Ladon and Charly Suarez at the Rio Olympics. File photo from ABAP

Roach offers to train Pacquiao's Olympic bid for free

Mar 31, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Freddie Roach wants to help Manny Pacquiao win the Philippines first Olympic gold

ROAD TO RIO. Manny Pacquiao is headed for retirement - but still has dreams of competing in the Olympics. File photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Filipino boxers Ladon, Marcial, Suarez seeded at Olympic Qualifiers

Mar 26, 2016 - 1:36 PM

Rogen Ladon and Eumir Marcial are the number one seeds in China while Charly Suarez is seeded number two

OLYMPIC DREAMS. Eumir Marcial, Charly Suarez and Rogen Ladon are among the Filipinos aiming for an Olympic berth in China.

Floyd Mayweather on joining the Olympics: ‘Absolutely not’

Mar 03, 2016 - 2:37 PM

Floyd Mayweather Jr says he isn’t interested in coming out of retirement not even for a chance to win Olympic gold

'ABSOLUTELY NOT.' Floyd Mayweather isn't interested in improving off his bronze medal finish at the 1996 Olympics. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Top pro boxers could become eligible for 2016 Olympics

Feb 25, 2016 - 4:14 AM

Proposals have been set forward to remove the distinction between pros and amateurs opening the possibility of having the best boxers in the world compete at the Olympics

OPEN SEASON. The best boxers in the world - pro or amateur - could become eligible to represent their country in the Olympics, meaning fighters like Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr may one day bring star power to the Olympics. File photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank

Ladon falls to Russian in World Amateur Boxing semis

Oct 12, 2015 - 1:34 AM

The last Filipino remaining in the 2015 World Amateur Boxing Championships loses a decision to Vasilii Egorov falling one win short of qualifying for the 2016 Olympics

SPEED BUMP. Rogen Ladon lost a decision in Qatar, but may still have opportunities to qualify for the Rio Olympics. Screenshot from AIBA livestream

Filipino boxer Ladon dominates Polish foe, Marcial loses in AIBA quarters

Oct 10, 2015 - 11:13 PM

Rogen Ladon of Bago City defeats Dawid Jagodzinski by a 3 0 shutout to inch closer to a spot at the 2016 Rio Olympics

NEXT ROUND. Rogen Ladon defeated his Polish foe in dominant fashion as he enters the 108-pound semifinals. Screenshot from AIBA livestream

Filipino boxer Marcial survives brawl to enter AIBA Worlds quarterfinals

Oct 09, 2015 - 10:14 PM

Welterweight Eumir Marcial outslugs Spain s Youba Ndiaye Sissokho to join the final 8 at the 2015 AIBA World Amateur Boxing Championships

SLUGGER. Eumir Marcial of the Philippines showed heart and guts in outlasting Spain's Youba Ndiaye Sissokho to enter the quarterfinals. Screenshot from YouTube

Filipino Ladon upsets top seed at World Amateur Boxing Championships

Oct 08, 2015 - 11:05 PM

Rogen Ladon pitches a shutout against the top junior flyweight in the competition in their second round showdown

Pacquiao to attend AIBA World Championships in Qatar

Oct 06, 2015 - 11:01 PM

The 36 year old Pacquiao is expected to watch the afternoon session of fights on Thursday

AMATEUR BOXING. Manny Pacquiao is expected to attend the AIBA World Championships in Qatar. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Bautista, Marcial fight for Asian Boxing Championships semis berths

Sep 01, 2015 - 10:33 PM

Bautista and Marcial both gold medal winners in the last Southeast Asian Games in Singapore will also clinch slots to the AIBA World Championships with wins

KO KID. Ian Clark Bautista, seen at the 2015 SEA Games, looks to qualify for the AIBA World Championships with a win in the quarterfinals. Screenshot from YouTube

Pacquiao's Olympic dream dashed after being ruled ineligible

Apr 24, 2015 - 12:00 AM

Manny Pacquiao won t be able to fulfill his dream of competing at the Olympics after AIBA rules he has competed in too many pro fights to do so

Indian boxer Sarita Devi suspended by AIBA for Asian Games medal snub

Oct 22, 2014 - 8:02 PM

Indian boxer Sarita Devi was provisionally suspended by the sport s world governing body after refusing to accept her bronze medal at the Asian Games in a protest against judging

Sarita Devi refuses her bronze medal on the podium. File photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

Indian boxer Devi apologizes for Asian Games medal snub

Oct 03, 2014 - 5:09 PM

Indian boxer Sarita Devi has made an unconditional apology for her refusal to accept her Asian Games bronze medal in protest at judging decisions AIBA says

Sarita Devi refuses her bronze medal on the podium. File photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

Boxer snubs bronze, places medal on opponent after controversial Asiad loss

Oct 02, 2014 - 5:56 AM

I said This is for you and all Korea because you only deserve a bronze Indian boxer Sarita Devi told her Korean foe after losing a controversial decision

Sarita Devi of India celebrates her victory during the Asian Women Boxing Championship in September of 2008. She lost a controversial decision in the 2014 Asian Games semifinals to home country fighter Park Ji-Na. Photo by EPA/STR

Kazakhs loom large in Asian Games boxing

Sep 23, 2014 - 3:31 PM

Kazakhstan looks to have a leg up in the Asian Games boxing competition as powerhouses China India send depleted rosters

This file photo taken on August 6, 2012 shows Ivan Dychko of Kazakhstan (in red) fighting against Simon Kean of Canada (in blue) during the super heavyweight boxing quarterfinals during the 2012 London Olympic Games. File photo by Jack Guez/AFP

Olympic boxing to look more like pro boxing

Mar 24, 2013 - 12:00 AM

The AIBA made waves by implementing a series of drastic rule changes in Olympic competition with two changes moving amateur boxing closer to its professional counterpart

[UPDATED] Barriga protest rejected

Aug 04, 2012 - 11:35 PM

The Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines filed a protest shortly after Mark Barriga s loss contesting penalty on Barriga