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Gloves on, masks on: Guidelines for PH boxing put in place

Jun 19, 2020 - 6:40 PM

The Association of Boxing Alliances of the Philippines (ABAP) sets different guidelines for areas under different quarantine measures

Casimero, Plania train hard in Vegas as boxing returns

Jun 10, 2020 - 8:27 PM

Ready for action, Mike Plania gears up for his June 16 bout while Johnriel Casimero waits for his Japanese foe to arrive in the US

STILL GRINDING. Johnriel Casimero, who’s set to face unbeaten Naoya Inoue, continues to train in Las Vegas. Photo from Team Casimero

Stevenson dominates as boxing returns to Las Vegas

Jun 10, 2020 - 1:26 PM

'It's a different atmosphere,' says Shakur Stevenson after the unbeaten American won boxing's first major fight card since the start of the pandemic

PERFECT RUN. Shakur Stevenson (right) also stops Christopher Diaz in their featherweight fight last year. File photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao wants Crawford fight in 2020, says Arum

May 25, 2020 - 10:15 PM

Top Rank boss Bob Arum says Manny Pacquiao looks forward to fighting this year because he will supposedly be 'running for...the presidency' later on

ON A ROLL. Manny Pacquiao has been riding a three-fight winning streak, last defeating erstwhile unbeaten Keith Thurman. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Nevada officials mull return of boxing in Las Vegas

May 22, 2020 - 11:01 AM

Top Rank chief Bob Arum plans to stage a boxing fight card on June 9 at the MGM Grand

Manny Pacquiao (right) connects with a punch on Keith Thurman during their WBA welterweight title fight at MGM Grand in Las Vegas last July. Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

Fury would beat Joshua like he did Wilder – coach

May 09, 2020 - 10:07 PM

With boxing shows suspended due to coronavirus, speculation is rife that a domestic bout between Brits Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua could take place

CHAMP. Tyson Fury currently holds the WBC heavyweight title. File photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

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

Nicaragua, South Korea hold fights amid pandemic

Apr 26, 2020 - 10:04 PM

Two countries try to restore boxing normalcy by holding live fight cards under controlled setups

SAFETY. Nicaraguan boxers Robin Zamora and Ramiro Blanco wear face masks during the weigh-in. Photo from A la Vera del Ring Twitter (@alaveradelring)

Spence considers Pacquiao perfect comeback opponent

Apr 10, 2020 - 10:08 PM

Errol Spence Jr feels he is ready to unify the welterweight division by dangling his IBF and WBC belts against WBA champion Manny Pacquiao

TARGET. Manny Pacquiao also has Errol Spence in his crosshairs for his next fight. File photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

World champion boxer Saunders sorry for 'hit women' video

Mar 29, 2020 - 10:50 AM

'I would never condone domestic violence,' says British boxer Billy Joe Saunders

CHAMP. Billy Joe Saunders (left) and Marcelo Coceres exchange punches during the WBO super-middleweight championship fight won by the British fighter last November.  Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images/AFP

Fury won't lose world title over doping allegation, WBC chief says

Mar 16, 2020 - 3:14 PM

It was alleged in a report that a farmer was offered money to provide an alibi when heavyweight champion Tyson Fury failed a drug test in 2015

CHAMP. Tyson Fury currently holds the WBC, The Ring, and lineal heavyweight titles. File photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Hit by virus fears, North America box office near 20-year low

Mar 16, 2020 - 11:02 AM

Pixar/Disney's animated film 'Onward' remains number one, but saw estimated ticket sales for the Friday-to-Sunday period down from last week's $39 million to just $10.5 million

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 15: A pedestrian walks under the marquee at Balboa Theater that notes the theater is closed until further notice due to a statewide ordinance banning gatherings of more than 250 people on March 15, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Many movie theaters and other public venues have closed their doors as people around the country are staying away from from large gatherings in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Tokyo-bound Eumir Marcial nails gold in Olympic qualifiers

Mar 12, 2020 - 2:40 AM

Narrowly winning the first two rounds, Eumir Marcial puffs enough gas in the third and final round to beat Abilkhan Amankul of Kazakhstan

GOLD HAUL. Eumir Felix Marcial follows up his gold-medal winning run in the Southeast Asian Games with another top prize. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

PH's Irish Magno punches way to Olympics

Mar 11, 2020 - 6:21 PM

Irish Magno becomes the fourth Filipino to clinch a ticket to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

MAIDEN. Irish Magno will see action in her first Olympics. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Eumir Marcial punches Olympic qualifiers finals ticket

Mar 11, 2020 - 11:52 AM

After clinching a Tokyo 2020 Olympics berth, Eumir Marcial goes for gold in the men's middleweight final

FINALS-BOUND. Eumir Marcial aims for the gold to fulfill his expectations of being the tournament No. 1 seed in the men's middleweight. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Olympic qualifier heartbreak more painful than breakup, says Petecio

Mar 09, 2020 - 11:31 PM

Nesthy Petecio succumbs to her Japanese foe as she falls short of nailing a slot in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

FALL SHORT. Nesthy Petecio could not carry her winning ways from her gold-medal triumph in the Southeast Asian Games to the Olympic qualifiers. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Petecio fails first shot at Olympics

Mar 09, 2020 - 8:55 PM

World boxing champion Nesthy Petecio bows to her Japanese foe in the Olympic qualifiers as she misses her first try at securing a Tokyo 2020 ticket

ONE MORE CHANCE. Nesthy Petecio can still qualify for the Olympics through the World Olympic Qualifying Tournament. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Eumir Felix Marcial books Tokyo 2020 Olympics slot

Mar 09, 2020 - 1:04 AM

(UPDATED) Filipino boxer Eumir Felix Marcial secures his maiden Olympic berth as he advances to the semifinals of the qualifiers

ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED. Eumir Felix Marcial qualifies for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the men's middleweight category.Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Boxers Magno, Paalam make quarters as Bautista crashes out

Mar 08, 2020 - 6:05 PM

Irish Magno and Carlo Paalam are one win away from a Tokyo 2020 Olympics berth

OLYMPICS CHANCE. Irish Magno will go up against Indian legend Mary Kom in the 2020 Asia & Oceania Olympic boxing qualifiers quarterfinals. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Marcial books quarterfinals slot, nears Olympics berth

Mar 05, 2020 - 11:49 PM

Eumir Felix Marcial moves one win away from qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

OLYMPIC DREAM. Eumir Felix Marcial nears his dream of qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Petecio one win away from maiden Olympics berth

Mar 04, 2020 - 10:20 PM

Nesthy Petecio eases into the Olympic qualifiers quarterfinals, putting her a win away from qualifying for the quadrennial meet

FAVORITE. Nesthy Petecio proves that she is one of the favorites for a Tokyo 2020 Olympics berth. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Ian Clark Bautista stuns former youth world champion in Olympic qualifiers

Mar 04, 2020 - 8:26 AM

The Philippines opens its campaign with Ian Clark Bautista upsetting Japanese Hayato Tsutsumi in the 2020 Asia and Oceania Olympic boxing qualifiers

REVENGE WIN. Ian Clark Bautista is set to face his Thai rival Chatchai Butdee in the next round of the 2020 Asia & Oceania Olympic boxing qualifiers. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

PH boxers begin Tokyo 2020 Olympics quest in Jordan

Mar 01, 2020 - 9:23 PM

The Philippines sends a 10-pug delegation to the 2020 Asia and Oceania boxing Olympic qualifying tournament

CHAMPION. Nesthy Petecio vies for a maiden Olympic berth in the upcoming continental qualifiers. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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Feb 22, 2020 - 7:33 PM

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Pacquiao camp to get 'best deal available' for next fight

Feb 18, 2020 - 10:55 PM

Paradigm Sports Management and Premier Boxing Champions vie to deliver Manny Pacquiao his first fight in 2020

STILL GOT IT. Manny Pacquiao last fought in July 2019, dominating erstwhile unbeaten Keith Thurman. File photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Magramo faces unbeaten Nakatani for title in Tokyo

Feb 17, 2020 - 11:57 PM

Top contender Giemel Magramo will vie for the vacant WBO flyweight crown against Junto Nakatani

ON A ROLL. Giemel Magramo has emerged as the No. 1 contender for a world title after stopping his last 7 opponents. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

No TRO for now vs ABS-CBN's movie channel KBO

Feb 11, 2020 - 1:12 PM

The Supreme Court settles with a procedural act to require ABS-CBN to submit its comment within 10 days

ABS-CBN CASE. Members of the media stage a rally at the Boy Scout Circle in Quezon City on February 10, 2020, to condemn the move of Solicitor General Jose Calida to ask the Supreme Court for a revocation of ABS CBN's broadcasting franchise. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

'Birds of Prey' tops North America box office but fails to soar

Feb 11, 2020 - 10:13 AM

The R-rated superhero movie, which reportedly cost just under $100 million to produce, rakes in $33 million at the box office

Calida wants to suspend ABS-CBN's movie channel KBO

Feb 10, 2020 - 4:46 PM

ABS-CBN insists that the Kapamilya Box Office (KBO) channel has all 'the necessary government and regulatory approvals'

The ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center in Quezon City. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Taduran retains world title with draw vs Mexican

Feb 02, 2020 - 5:36 PM

Pedro Taduran settles for a majority draw with Daniel Valladares to keep his IBF mini flyweight belt

AND STILL. Pedro Taduran remains a world champion. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Boxing chair Pangilinan 'disappointed' in failed bid to host Olympic qualifiers

Jan 25, 2020 - 5:54 PM

Manny Pangilinan says he was disappointed the IOC Boxing Task Force rejected the Philippine offer to host the Olympic qualifiers

FAILED BID. Nesthy Petecio and other Filipino boxers are set to participate in the Olympic qualifiers that was moved to Jordan. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Boxing Olympic qualifiers in Wuhan cancelled as PH offers hosting

Jan 23, 2020 - 5:14 PM

Wuhan, the center of the coronavirus outbreak, cancels several events including the 2020 Asia and Oceania Boxing Olympic qualifying tournament

PREPARATIONS. Eumir Marcial is one of the Pinoy pugs who are vying for a Tokyo 2020 Olympics berth. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Amid China pneumonia outbreak, PH boxers prepare for Olympic qualifiers

Jan 14, 2020 - 7:00 PM

The 2020 Asia & Oceania Boxing Olympic qualifying tournament in Wuhan, China is still scheduled to push through

OLYMPIC HOPEFUL. World women's boxing champion Nesthy Petecio vies for a maiden Olympic berth in the upcoming continental qualifiers. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Global box office has biggest year ever thanks to Disney hits

Jan 11, 2020 - 9:50 AM

Theaters around the world take in an all-time record of $42.5 billion in 2019, thanks to Disney's mega-hits 'Avengers: Endgame,' 'Frozen 2,' and 'The Lion King,' among others

Petalcorin stopped by Shiro, falls short anew in world title bid

Dec 24, 2019 - 12:17 AM

Randy Petalcorin suffers a technical knockout loss to WBC light flyweight champion Ken Shiro of Japan

BOUNCE BACK. Randy Petalcorin fails to add to the list of Filipino boxing champions. Photo by Alvin Brian S. Go/Rappler

Filipino Tepora suffers first-round KO to Colombian foe

Dec 22, 2019 - 5:06 PM

The loss puts serious doubts on Jhack Tepora's ability to become a world champion as his foe was inactive for 15 months prior to their bout

MAIDEN DEFEAT. Jhack Tepora absorbs his first professional career loss. File photo by Alvin Brian S. Go/Rappler

Charlo stops Harrison to reclaim super welterweight title

Dec 22, 2019 - 1:19 PM

'I got that belt back,' says Charlo after winning the bout in 11 rounds

REDEMPTION. Jermell Charlo takes back the world title with no judges needed. Photo from Instagram (@twincharlo)

John Marvin shock exit lit Marcial fire to capture SEA Games boxing gold

Dec 16, 2019 - 4:41 PM

With friend and teammate John Marvin in mind, Eumir Marcial barely breaks a sweat as he clinches his third straight SEA Games gold medal

DOMINANT. Eumir Marcial makes short work of his Vietnamese foe in the middleweight finals of the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Ancajas’ next fight in March vs Japanese or Mexican

Dec 13, 2019 - 7:20 PM

Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas gears up for another busy year with 3 fights likely in the calendar

READY. Jerwin Ancajas immediately returns to training after the Christmas break. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Arnis, 3 other sports account for quarter of PH SEA Games gold haul

Dec 12, 2019 - 7:07 PM

Filipino athletes put on a dominant SEA Games show in arnis, dancesport, athletics, and boxing

GOLDEN. Philippine bet Villardo Cunamay (left) captures the gold after overpowering Mengly Yong of Cambodia in the SEA Games arnis men's lightweight finals. Photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA-EFE

'Frozen 2' still leads North American box office

Dec 10, 2019 - 5:28 PM

Disney's 'Frozen' sequel continues to ice out the box office competition, staying at number one

Marcial, Suarez bolster PH boxing gold haul

Dec 09, 2019 - 9:42 PM

Eumir Marcial stops his opponent in 71 seconds as 5 Filipino boxers wrap up the country’s ring campaign in resounding fashion

LETHAL. Eumir Marcial rocks Vietnamese foe Nguyen Manh Cuong to the core. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Pinay boxers Gabuco, Petecio strike SEA Games golds

Dec 09, 2019 - 8:21 PM

Josie Gabuco and Nesthy Petecio enthrall the crowd as the Filipina boxers ace their final assignments

Josie Gabuco of the Philippines brings home the gold during the finals of the Women’s light Welter (64kg) boxing event of the 30th SEA Games at the PICC Forum on December 9, 2019.

Palicte, Suarez banner PH boxing semis sweep

Dec 08, 2019 - 8:14 PM

Charly Suarez, James Palicte and 3 other Filipino boxers reach the gold medal match in their respective divisions

GOLD QUEST. Charly Suarez will have a chance to win his third SEA Games gold medal. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Ruiz rues three-month party as Joshua avenges loss

Dec 08, 2019 - 3:46 PM

Andy Ruiz weighs in 15 pounds heavier than his fighting weight 6 months ago as he fails to defend his heavyweight titles

REGRET. Andy Ruiz admits he trained too late for his title-retention bout against Anthony Joshua. Photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Ancajas retains world crown by 6th round TKO in Mexico

Dec 08, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Jerwin Ancajas defends his IBF super flyweight title for the eighth time with a stoppage win over Miguel Gonzalez

AND STILL. Jerwin Ancajas stretches his run as IBF super flyweight champion. Photo by Alvin Brian S. Go/Rappler

Joshua defeats Ruiz to reclaim heavyweight crowns

Dec 08, 2019 - 2:01 PM

Anthony Joshua takes back his IBF, WBA, and WBO titles with a masterclass over Andy Ruiz in their rematch

REDEMPTION. Joshua Anthony exacts revenge on Andy Ruiz, the only man to beat him in the professional ranks. File photo Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Tapales taking taller Japanese foe seriously

Dec 07, 2019 - 7:24 PM

Marlon Tapales promises to be careful when he fights Japan's Ryosuke Iwasa, who has a 3-inch height advantage over him

Ancajas stakes crown vs Gonzalez in Mexico

Dec 07, 2019 - 6:28 PM

After a postponement a month ago, the Filipino champ finally defends his IBF super flyweight against Chilean Miguel Gonzalez

Fil-Brit boxer John Marvin after shock loss: 'I’ll be back'

Dec 07, 2019 - 5:26 PM

John Marvin admits he’s 'gutted, heartbroken' after failing to defend his SEA Games light heavyweight title

Filipino boxer Marvin John Nobel loses to Truong Dinh Hoang of Vietnam in the men's light heavyweight boxing of the 30th SEA Games on December 5, 2019 at the PICC Forum. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler