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PH boxers Marvin, Marcial, Fernandez advance to SEA Games finals

Aug 22, 2017 - 6:07 PM

John Marvin Eumir Marcial and Mario Fernandez win while Charly Suarez and Ian Clark Bautista lose in the semifinals

ON TO THE FINAL. Philippine boxer John Marvin (R) is ecstatic after defeating a tough-as-nails Anavat Thongkrathok in the semifinal match. Screenshot from PTV4 livestream

PH boxers a smash hit as Fernandez, Suarez, Marvin advance to 2017 SEA Games semis

Aug 21, 2017 - 7:04 PM

John Marvin Mario Fernandez and Charly Suarez punch and jab their ways to the the semifinal round

DOMINANCE. John Marvin dominated his Cuban-born Cambodian foe Felix Merlin Martinez, scoring two official standing 8 counts and a dropping him a couple more times in the win. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

10 Filipino athletes to look out for in 2017 SEA Games

Aug 18, 2017 - 8:39 PM

Here s a short list of some of the outstanding Filipino athletes who will see action at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lack of training, injuries didn't stop Filipino Suarez from fighting Lomachenko

Aug 08, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Filipino boxer Charly Suarez says he was at 50 strength when he fought his heart out against pound for pound star Vasyl Lomachenko in 2012

FEARLESS. Charly Suarez demonstrated his fearlessness in a 2013 fight against Vasyl Lomachenko, fighting back against the boxing star with two injured shoulders after just 5 days of training. Photo by Toby Roca/Rappler

Boxer Charly Suarez makes SEA Games return with Tokyo 2020 in mind

Aug 07, 2017 - 5:00 PM

For Filipino boxer Charly Suarez the SEA Games is his first step toward his ultimate goal: a return to the Olympics

BACK TO THE SEA GAMES. Charly Suarez is making his return to the SEA Games after 6 years in a new weight category, seeking to show he's still one of the world's best fighters. Photo by Toby Roca/Rappler

SEA Games boxing matters little, but Philippines doesn't mind the medals

Jul 17, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Philippines will send a strong boxing squad to the 2017 SEA Games which gets more attention than the more important world championships

HEADING TO MALAYSIA. Eumir Marcial withdrew from the AIBA World Championships to compete at the SEA Games. The SEA Games is a lesser tournament, but it's the easiest gold medal they'll have a shot at all year. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

ABAP to overhaul leadership after boxing letdown at Rio Games

Aug 09, 2016 - 7:00 PM

After the Philippines two boxers lose their fights at the Olympics ABAP president Ricky Vargas calls for new elections

NEXT ERA. Charly Suarez (R) was one of two Filipino boxers to compete at the Rio Olympics. Both Filipinos were eliminated in their opening fights. File photo by Hotli Simanjuntak/EPA

Philippines looks to bounce back from sour Olympic start

Aug 07, 2016 - 4:05 PM

The first 3 Filipinos to compete fell short of reaching the next stage leaving 10 athletes in contention

A NEW HOPE. Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz will be among the next batch of Olympians looking to change the country's fortunes in Rio. File Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP

PH boxer Suarez loses split decision to Britain's Cordina in Rio

Aug 07, 2016 - 5:26 AM

Charly Suarez drops a decision to his taller foe leaving Rogen Ladon as the last Pinoy boxer standing in Rio

OUT OF RIO. Filipino boxer Charly Suarez (R) dropped a split decision in his first bout in Rio de Janeiro to Joe Cordina (L). Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Table tennis, boxing and swimming kick-off Philippine action at Olympics

Aug 06, 2016 - 5:15 PM

Ian Lariba Charly Suarez and Jessie Lacuna will start the Philippines off at the Rio Games

Charly Suarez (R) is one of 3 Filipinos who see action the day after the opening ceremony. File photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

Pinoy boxers skip Olympic opening to prepare for battle

Aug 06, 2016 - 4:28 PM

Filipino lightweight Charly Suarez studies his British opponent Joe Cordina on YouTube as he misses the opening ceremony to get in the zone

READY FOR WAR. Charly Suarez (L) will face Welsh boxer Joe Cordina in the early morning hours Manila time. File Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

Filipino Olympians await festive Olympic opening ceremony

Aug 05, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Before the Filipinos seek to end their 20 year medal drought they ll take part in the biggest party in Rio

Lady Luck shines on, scorns Pinoy boxers in Olympic draw

Aug 05, 2016 - 6:26 PM

Filipino boxers Charly Suarez and Rogen Ladon will have to swim through shark infested waters at the Olympic boxing tournament in Rio de Janeiro

LUCK OF THE DRAW. Like Bon Jovi said, 'Luck ain't even lucky' for the Pinoy Olympic boxers. Photo from Suarez's Facebook

Olympic boxing enters new era with pro fighters, no headgear for men

Aug 05, 2016 - 4:48 PM

A new points system no headgear for men and pro boxers are some of the changes that will be seen at the Rio Olympics

CHARLY HUSTLE. Filipino boxer Charly Suarez (L) will compete at lightweight, one of two Filipinos in the tournament. File photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

PH boxer Suarez draws Great Britain's Cordina, Ladon receives bye

Aug 05, 2016 - 12:31 AM

Charly Suarez will face the 2015 European Championships gold medalist in the first round while Rogen Ladon awaits his first opponent

LUCK OF THE DRAW. Filipino light flyweight Rogen Ladon (L) gets an automatic pass to the second round while Charly Suarez (R) will face Great Britain in the first round. Photo from Suarez's Facebook

13 Olympians, 13 Filipino superheroes

Aug 03, 2016 - 12:14 PM

UPDATED Every 4 years Filipino athletes dare to dream big even in the direst of circumstances In 2016 there will be 13 of them

Australia coaches agree to help short-handed Pinoy boxers in Rio

Aug 01, 2016 - 11:50 AM

Australia head coach Kevin Smith and assistant Don Abnett will help Nolito Velasco in the corner while Velasco will work as a cutman in their corner

HELP IS HERE. Charly Suarez (L), coach Nolito Velasco (C) and Rogen Ladon (R) will receive help in the corner from Kevin Smith, the British-born Australia head coach who assisted Filipino boxer Mark Anthony Barriga in 2012. Photo from Ladon's Facebook

Filipino boxers bank on luck of the draw at Rio Olympics

Jul 31, 2016 - 3:07 PM

Light flyweight Rogen Ladon and lightweight Charly Squarez first time Olympians will get the chance to end the medal drought for the Philippines

SPARRING. Charly Squarez (R) does some light sparring with Rogen Ladon.

Pinoy boxers Suarez, Ladon now in Rio

Jul 29, 2016 - 2:54 PM

After training in the United States for a month the two boxers representing the Philippines at the 2016 Olympics have arrived in Brazil

GO FOR GOLD. Boxers Charly Suarez (L) and Rogen Ladon (C), seen with PH chef de mission Joey Romasanta (R), arrived in Rio with medal hopes in tow. Contributed photo

PH boxers will be short-handed on trainers at Rio Olympics

Jul 26, 2016 - 10:55 PM

Filipino boxers Charly Suarez and Rogen Ladon will have just one trainer between them as they seek to end a 20 year medal drought at the Rio Games

SHORT-HANDED. Filipino boxers Rogen Ladon (L) and Charly Suarez (R) will have to rely on assistance from their Australian friends after only one trainer was accredited for the Philippines. Suarez file photo by AFP

WATCH: PH boxers Suarez, Ladon want to end 20-year Olympic medal drought

Jul 25, 2016 - 6:10 PM

Twenty years have passed since a Philippine Olympian has put a medal around his neck Boxers Rogen Ladon and Charly Suarez hope to end that streak in Rio

A NEW HOPE. Rogen Ladon, a light flyweight boxer, is one of two boxers who will represent the Philippines at the Rio Olympics.

Nerves, excitement as PH athletes leave for Rio

Jul 24, 2016 - 12:59 PM

Members of the 12 strong PH athlete delegation depart from Manila as first timers and veterans alike approach the 2016 Olympics with nervous anticipation

PH STRONG. From left: Jessie Lacuna, Ian Lariba, Marestella Torres, Nestor Colonia and Hidilyn Diaz at NAIA Terminal 3 on Saturday night. They departed for Dubai before catching a connecting flight to Brazil. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rio 2016: Charly Suarez

Jul 22, 2016 - 2:00 AM

Lightweight boxer Charly Suarez brings punching power and a decade of international experience as he represents the Philippines at the 2016 Olympics

Charly Suarez (R) is making his Olympic debut 20 years after he first started boxing. File photo from AFP

Ex-Olympian Barriga likes Ladon, Suarez medal chances in Rio

Jul 20, 2016 - 8:38 AM

Mark Anthony Barriga who boxed for the Philippines at the 2012 Olympics thinks Rogen Ladon and Charly Suarez stand a real chance of ending the country s 20 year medal drought

OLYMPIC STRETCH. Filipino light flyweight Rogen Ladon practices punching with cables with conditioning coach Kevin Brandes at the Champion Boxing and Fitness Gym in Maryland as lightweight Charly Suarez and head trainer Nolito Velasco watch on. Contributed photo

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

Donaire Sr brings 'flash' to PH boxing team as consultant

May 23, 2016 - 2:56 PM

Nonito Donaire Sr is observing the Philippine boxing team s preparations for the final Olympic qualifier but clarifies that he is not their head coach

CONSULTANT LANG. Nonito Donaire Sr (L) wraps his champion son's hands during a 2014 training session at Elorde Boxing Gym. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Philippine Olympic delegation taking shape

Apr 03, 2016 - 1:11 PM

Other potential athletes who may make the Philippine delegation include swimmers Jessie Lacuna and Jasmine Alkhaldi and weightlifters Hidilyn Diaz and Nestor Colonia

OLYMPICS-BOUND. With boxers Charly Suarez (L) and Rogen Ladon qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics, the Philippine contingent is now up to 5. Suarez file Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP, Ladon photo a screenshot from AIBA livestream

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

Charly Suarez went for broke to earn Olympic slot

Apr 01, 2016 - 12:18 PM

The partisan cheers from the Chinese crowd only motivated Charly Suarez to become the second Filipino boxer to qualify for the Rio Olympics

Charly Suarez stops Chinese foe, qualifies for Rio Olympics

Mar 31, 2016 - 7:27 PM

Charly Suarez stops Shan Jun in two rounds to join Rogen Ladon as the first two Filipino boxers to qualify for the 2016 Olympics

RIO BOUND. Long-time amateur standout Charly Suarez, seen in the 2014 Asian Games against Mongolia's Otgondalai Dorjnyambuu, will make his Olympic debut in Brazil. File photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

4 Pinoy boxers advance to Olympics Qualifying semis; Petecio out

Mar 30, 2016 - 1:12 PM

Rogen Ladon Mario Fernandez Charly Suarez and Eumir Marcial move one win away from qualifying for the Rio Olympics

ONE WIN AWAY. From left. flyweight Rogen Ladon, bantamweight Mario Fernandez, lightweight Charly Suarez and welterweight Eumir Felix Marcial during light training on Wednesday.Photo from ABAP

5 Filipino boxers advance to Olympic Qualifier quarterfinals

Mar 29, 2016 - 10:49 AM

Eumir Felix Marcial Rogen Ladon Mario Fernandez Charly Suarez and Nesthy Petecio move one step closer to a spot in the 2016 Olympics

ON TO THE QUARTERS. Eumir Marcial, seen during the 2015 SEA Games, is one of 5 Filipino boxers in the Asian-Oceanian qualifiers. File photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Pinoy boxers Suarez, Petecio earn 1-2 wins in Olympic Qualifiers

Mar 28, 2016 - 11:06 AM

Charly Suarez and Nesthy Petecio are 4 wins away from earning a spot in the 2016 Olympics

NEXT ROUND. Charly Suarez (L) and Nesthy Petecio (R) kept the Philippines unbeaten at the Asian-Oceania qualifiers. File photos/Rappler

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.

ABAP: Quality not quantity for Rio boxing qualifiers

Mar 21, 2016 - 3:53 PM

Six Filipino boxers will try to punch their tickets to the Rio Olympics at the Asia Oceania qualifying tournament this week in China

CHINA BOUND. Rogen Ladon (L) and Mario Fernandez (R) are among the boxers who will try to qualify for the 2016 Olympics this year. Ladon photo from his Facebook, Fernandez photo from Reuters

PH boxers go 3-0 as Gabuco, Bautista advance

Jun 06, 2015 - 8:29 PM

Female boxers Josie Gabuco and Irish Magno plus male bantamweight Ian Clark Bautista kicked off SEA Games boxing with dominant victories

PUNCHING PRINCESS. Josie Gabuco, shown here after winning the women’s light flyweight gold at the AIBA boxing championships in 2012, has been unbeatable in SEA Games history. File photo by Diego Azubel/EPA

Charly Suarez drops decision to Mongolian, settles for Asiad silver

Oct 03, 2014 - 3:39 PM

Charly Suarez settled for silver after losing a split decision to his Mongolian opponent as the Philippines fails to win boxing gold for the first time since 2002

RUNNER-UP. Charly Suarez of the Philippines lands a left jab on his Mongolian opponent. Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

PH boxing head infuriated by 'hometown decisions' at Asian Games

Oct 03, 2014 - 4:06 AM

ABAP president Ricky Vargas slammed hometown decisions at the Asian Games after three of his team s fighters lost debatable verdicts in the semifinals

Mark Anthony Barriga, seen during an Asian Games preliminary match against a Japanese foe, lost a highly debated decision to a hometown fighter in the semifinals. File photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Charly Suarez emerges as lone PH boxing gold hope at Asian Games

Oct 02, 2014 - 6:48 PM

Lightweight Charly Suarez will be the lone Filipino to compete for boxing gold after his 3 teammates dropped decisions in the semifinals

Charly Suarez (R) lands a right jab on Jordan's Alkasbeh Obada Mohammad Mustafa during the semifinals. Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

Four PH boxers headed to Asian Games semis after perfect Tuesday

Sep 30, 2014 - 10:17 PM

With the Philippines sputtering in other events at the Asian Games four Filipino boxers are guaranteed at least a bronze medal after a perfect 3 for 3 Tuesday

ON TO THE NEXT. Wilfredo Lopez (L) dumps his Mongolian opponent on the canvas during their semifinal match. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

PH boxers Suarez, Lopez defeat Iraqis to advance at Asiad

Sep 29, 2014 - 9:14 PM

Charly Suarez is guaranteed a medal after making it to the lightweight semis while Wilfredo Lopez advanced to the middleweight quarters

HEAVY MEDAL. Charly Suarez (R) is already assured of a medal after qualifying for the Asian Games boxing lightweight semis. File photo from AFP

PH boxers march through Asian Games opening round

Sep 25, 2014 - 8:40 PM

Five of the first six boxers from the Philippine team advanced to the next round with victories in the Asian Games boxing tournament

Filipino boxer Charly Suarez lands a left hand on Uzekistan’s Elnur Abduraimov during Wednesday's lightweight bout. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Saclag takes wushu sanda silver for PH at Asiad; boxer Fernandez advances

Sep 24, 2014 - 3:48 PM

Jean Claude Saclag of the Philippines fell short of the country s first Asian Games gold medal losing to China s Kong Hongxing in the men s wushu sanda 60 kg final

Jean Claude Saclag lost to his Chinese foe but still earned the Philippines its third medal at the Asian Games. Photo from Saclag's Facebook

Philippine boxers receive favorable draw at Asian Games

Sep 23, 2014 - 11:38 PM

The Philippine national team received what it feels to be a favorable draw as boxing action begins at the Incheon Asian Games

Charly Suarez (L) will face Alnur Abdurimov of Uzbekistan in the first round of Asian Games boxing. File photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

Cash incentives, pride fuel PH boxers at Asian Games

Sep 18, 2014 - 7:53 PM

With a P3 million reward for a gold medal and respect from the international boxing community at stake the Philippine team looks to make its mark in Incheon

Charly Suarez (L) is one of the Philippines’ most experienced bets in the Asian Games boxing competition. Photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

No Olympics for Pinoy boxer Suarez

Apr 12, 2012 - 8:23 PM

Filipino fighter Charly Suarez loses to China s Quiang Liu in the finals of the Asian Olympic qualifiers

Pinoy boxer still in the running for the Olympics

Apr 10, 2012 - 2:02 PM

Charly Suarez is the lone Filipino boxer who still has a shot at the Olympics

OLYMPIC HOPEFUL. Filipno boxer Charley Suarez still has a chance at the Olympics. April 10, 2012.