Mario Fernandez - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Mario Fernandez


Fernandez suffers KO after controversial Petecio loss

Aug 25, 2018 - 11:16 PM

Philippine boxing absorbs another blow in the 2018 Asian Games

CONTROVERSIAL. Filipina featherweight Nesthy Petecio loses to China’s Yin Jun Hua in a contentious decision. Photo by Asian Games media pool

Rappler Talk Sports: SEA Games boxers John Marvin, Eumir Marcial and Mario Fernandez

Sep 01, 2017 - 6:06 PM

The SEA Games medalists drop by the Rappler office to talk about life in and out of the ring

Marcial wins middleweight boxing gold at 2017 SEA Games, Fernandez settles for silver

Aug 24, 2017 - 4:44 PM

Eumir Marcial is too fast and too strong for Pathomsak Kuttiya of Thailand winning the middleweight gold by decision

BACK TO BACK. Eumir Marcial of Zamboanga City uses his combination of power and speed to earn the middleweight gold at the 2017 SEA Games. Photo by PSC-POC Media

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

PH boxers Bautista, Fernandez, Marcial cruise at 2017 SEA Games

Aug 20, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Filipino boxers Ian Clark Bautista Mario Fernandez and Eumir Marcial have little difficulty in their opening bouts

EARLY NIGHT. Bantamweight Mario Fernandez walked through Myanmar veteran Maung Nge in his opening bout. Screenshot from PTV4 livestream

After eye injury scare, boxer Mario Fernandez promises 3rd SEAG gold

Aug 10, 2017 - 4:05 PM

Mario Fernandez thought he d fought his last fight when he was diagnosed with a cataract in his left eye He s since been cleared to compete and will look for a 3rd straight SEA Games gold

EYE OF THE TIGER. Mario Fernandez thought his boxing career was over last year due to an eye injury, but a second chance at the sport has him hungry to win gold in Malaysia. 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

PH boxer Fernandez withdraws from Olympic qualifier due to cataracts

Jun 14, 2016 - 3:21 PM

The Philippines will field just two boxers to the final Olympic qualifier after Mario Fernandez withdraws with an eye injury

SIDELINED. Filipino boxer Mario Fernandez (L), seen during the 2013 SEA Games, has begged from the Olympic qualifiers due to cataracts. File photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Chilean president's chief of staff quits

Jun 09, 2016 - 12:50 AM

The government says Burgos quit for personal reasons and names Chile s current ambassador to Uruguay Mario Fernandez Baeza as his replacement

Jorge Burgos speaks during a press conference at the Chilean embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, February 2, 2016. File photo by David Fernandez/EPA

PH boxer Mario Fernandez falls short in Olympic qualifier

Apr 01, 2016 - 3:37 PM

Mario Fernandez loses a decision in the bantamweight box off while Rogen Ladon settles for silver in the light flyweight final

NO TICKET. Filipino boxer Mario Fernandez (L), seen during the 2013 SEA Games, fell short of qualifying for the Rio Olympics. File photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Filipino boxer Rogen Ladon qualifies for Rio Olympics

Mar 31, 2016 - 3:59 PM

Light flyweight Rogen Ladon becomes the first Filipino boxer to qualify for the 2016 Olympics while bantamweight Mario Fernandez is relegated to a box off to qualify

RIO BOUND. Rogen Ladon, seen at the 2015 World Amateur Boxing Championships, will represent the Philippines in the 2016 Olympics. Screenshot from AIBA livestream

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

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

Philippines finishes 2015 SEA Games in sixth place

Jun 16, 2015 - 6:29 PM

PH officials had predicted 50 gold medals and a top 5 finish but end up with the same tally as 2013

The Philippines topped the men's basketball event once again. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Fernandez, Marcial score devastating KOs as PH boxers win 5 gold medals

Jun 10, 2015 - 6:21 PM

The boxing team gives the country s medal count a serious boost as Mario Fernandez and Josie Gabuco repeat as SEA Games champions

SUPER MARIO. Mario Fernandez wins his second straight SEA Games gold medal. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Can the PH boxing team win 8 gold medals? 'It's very possible'

Jun 09, 2015 - 3:38 PM

The Philippines will compete in 8 of the 11 SEA Games boxing gold medal matches on Wednesday June 10 with a chance to equal their gold medal haul from the 2005 Games

Nesthy Petecio of Davao del Sur will be one of 8 Filipinos to compete in the SEA Games boxing finals. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

PH boxer Bautista urges fair SEA Games judging after Asiad robbery

Jun 08, 2015 - 10:51 PM

Ian Clark Bautista who is one of 8 Philippine boxers who made it to the Southeast Asian Games finals is asking for fair judging in the gold medal round

KO KID. Ian Clark Bautista of Bacolod will get a shot at a SEA Games gold after putting his opponent on the canvas for the count. Screenshot from YouTube

IN PHOTOS: All Philippine gold medal wins at 2015 SEA Games

Jun 07, 2015 - 10:10 PM

View photos of all 29 of the Philippines gold medal wins at the 28th Southeast Asian Games

Gilas Cadets celebrate their 17th SEA Games basketball gold medal. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via 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

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

Gabuco wins women's boxing gold at Philippine National Games

May 22, 2014 - 10:28 PM

Women’s boxing world champion Josie Gabuco stamped her class against her opponents in the flyweight division as national team mainstays remained in top form

PUNCHING PRINCESS. Josie Gabuco, shown here after winning the women’s light flyweight gold at the AIBA boxing championships in 2012, has continued her dominance on the national level as well. Photo by Diego Azubel/EPA