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The discipline and fearlessness of Gerry Peñalosa

Jun 21, 2020 - 5:45 PM

Gerry Peñalosa fought professionally for more than two decades and carved out a successful career that saw him win world titles in two divisions

WINNER. Gerry Peñalosa (middle) won 55 of his 65 fights during his professional career. Photo by Jay Director/AFP

Pacquiao still fearless as before – Peñalosa

Jan 21, 2019 - 4:20 PM

Peñalosa says that had Adrien Broner engaged with the Filipino boxing legend, he would have suffered his first knockout

LIKE FINE WINE. Although already 40, Manny Pacquiao delivers another rousing win. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

'There's only one Gerry Peñalosa': On winning titles and sparring Pacquiao

Apr 03, 2017 - 10:35 PM

Freddie Roach says Gerry Peñalosa is the best skilled Filipino boxer and the two time world champion doesn t disagree

LIVING LEGEND. Gerry Peñalosa and brother Dodie Boy Peñalosa, both two-time world champions, get their fists casted in plaster at the 17th Elorde Awards. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: PH boxing celebrated at the 17th Elorde Awards

Mar 27, 2017 - 9:45 AM

Champions from today tomorrow and yesterday are honored at the annual awards banquet held by the Elorde family

Johnny Elorde with former champs Ronnie Magramo, Rene Barrientos, Donnie Nietes and Rolando Navarrete.

Philippine Catholic church defends Pacquiao on gay marriage stance

Feb 21, 2016 - 2:50 PM

Father Jerome Secillano defends Pacquiao s opposition to gay marriage but says Pacquiao should respect homosexuals and not condemn them

BUSINESS AS USUAL. Manny Pacquiao continues training despite the backlash over his comments on same-sex marriage. Photo by Wendell Alinea

Could the next Philippine boxing great be found in prison?

May 19, 2015 - 5:01 PM

Boxing promoters are hoping to find the next boxing star when Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center hosts its first pro show this Saturday

PRISON FIGHT. Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center is known more for its Dancing Inmates, but Saturday will feature its Fighting Inmates. Photo from Facebook/Cebu Provincial Government

'Pacquiao will kick Mayweather’s ass,' says Penalosa

Feb 24, 2015 - 6:03 AM

Deep down inside Floyd is scared says two time world champion Gerry Penalosa who is backing Pacquiao to win by a late knockout on May 2

The last time Manny Pacquiao was a significant underdog was his 2008 win against Oscar de la Hoya. Gerry Penalosa thinks we'll see a similar situation in Pacquiao's next outing as an underdog. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Michael Farenas loses title eliminator to Pedraza

Nov 15, 2014 - 1:33 PM

Michael Farenas world title hopes took a major hit as he was outboxed by Jose Pedraza en route to a unanimous decision loss in Puerto Rico

Filipino junior lightweight contender Michael Farenas dropped a decision to Jose Pedraza in Puerto Rico. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Farenas ordered to face Magdaleno in another IBF title eliminator

Aug 06, 2014 - 4:11 PM

Fernando Saucedo is out and Diego Magdaleno is in for Filipino boxer Michael Farenas

Filipino junior lightweight contender Michael Farenas will have to fight in another title eliminator before getting a championship fight. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Michael Farenas to face Argentinian Saucedo for mandatory title shot

Jul 28, 2014 - 12:24 AM

Perennial contender Michael Farenas has been ordered to face third rated contender Fernando Saucedo with the winner to earn a mandatory shot at the IBF 130 pound belt

ELIMINATOR. Michael Farenas (R), seen with trainer Carl Peñalosa Jr, will fight Argentina's Fernando Saucedo for the mandatory challenger spot for IBF junior lightweight champ Rances Barthelemy. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Concepcion-Sonsona ends in technical draw; Peñalosa brothers remain unbeaten

Jul 27, 2014 - 2:33 AM

Bernabe Concepcion and Eden Sonsona battled to a disappointing technical draw while the Peñalosa brothers scored KOs

FAMILY TRADITION. Dave Peñalosa (L) and Dodie Boy Peñalosa pose together after scoring knockout wins. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Boxing is a family tradition for the Peñalosa brothers

Jul 24, 2014 - 10:09 PM

Boxing prospects Dodie Boy Penalosa Jr and Dave Penalosa return to action on Saturday with uncle Gerry Penalosa hoping to see their significant potential rise to the surface

NEXT GENERATION. Dave Penalosa (L) and Dodie Boy Penalosa Jr (R) carry the weight of a strong family legacy to the ring. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

'Pacquiao will play with Algieri,' says Penalosa

Jul 23, 2014 - 8:12 PM

Gerry Peñalosa feels that the unbeaten New Yorker is out of his league against Manny Pacquiao

Former two-time boxing champ Gerry Penalosa, seen after knocking out Ratanachai Sor Vorapin in 2008, doesn't feel Chris Algieri can give Pacquiao a real fight. Photo by Mike F. Alquinto/EPA

Farenas scores controversial TKO win vs Velazquez

Mar 22, 2014 - 12:40 AM

Michael Farenas scored a controversial second round technical knockout TKO win over Mexican Hector Velazquez in a junior lightweight bout

HEADSTRONG. Filipino contender Michael Farenas defeated Hector Velazquez by second-round technical knockout, but it wasn't without controversy. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Drama surrounds Michael Farenas-Hector Velazquez weigh-in

Mar 20, 2014 - 7:20 PM

Drama surrounded the routine pre fight weigh in between Michael Farenas and Hector Velazquez when Velazquez missed weight by five pounds on his first try Velazquez made weight on his fourth and final attempt two hours later

CRISIS AVERTED. Filipino junior lightweight contender Michael Farenas made the 130 pound limit on his first try. His opponent Hector Velazquez needed four attempts and two hours to make the contracted weight. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Former Pacquiao foe Velazquez chases last shot against Farenas

Mar 19, 2014 - 7:48 PM

Hector Velazquez has been one of the sport s most durable journeymen for two decades In his last year as a fighter he brings his road show to Manila to face Filipino contender Michael Farenas

ONE LAST SHOT. Hector Velazquez, a veteran of 80 pro fights, is giving himself until the end of 2014 to fulfill his dream of winning a world title. His next stop is Michael Farenas in the Philippines. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Pacquiao-Bradley rematch looks likely for April 12

Jan 08, 2014 - 2:34 AM

Manny Pacquiao s options for an April 12 bout have been narrowed down to Timothy Bradley or Ruslan Provodnikov but Bradley appears to be the more likely candidate

BRADLEY OR PROVODNIKOV? The Pacman's options for his next fight are down to two, though one option appears to be more likely. Photo by Ryan Songalia.

Pacquiao's money man

Dec 28, 2013 - 2:25 PM

A drifter in LA who hung around the Wild Card Gym Michael Koncz gets to manage the boxing champ s finances Today tax officials are after Pacquiao