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Oubaali wants to unify bantam division after beating Villanueva

Jul 07, 2019 - 10:11 PM

As French fighter Nordine Oubaali sizes up his next potential foes, Filipino Arthur Villanueva ponders on his future

Photo from World Boxing Council

Villanueva targets world bantam crown in Kazakhstan

Jun 30, 2019 - 1:02 PM

Arthur Villanueva tangles with Frenchman Nordine Ooubali for the WBC bantamweight crown

POSSIBLY HIS LAST Arthur Villanueva hopes a third time will be a charm after his last two unsuccessful world title bids. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Arthur Villanueva to face bantamweight champ Luis Nery in non-title fight

Oct 18, 2017 - 4:14 PM

The Filipino boxer will face WBC bantamweight champ-in-limbo Luis Nery on November 4 in Tijuana, Mexico

OVERSEAS. Bago City's Arthur Villanueva will face one of the top bantamweights in the world in a non-title fight. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Tete outclasses Villanueva, wins interim WBO bantamweight title

Apr 23, 2017 - 2:35 AM

Filipino boxer Arthur Villanueva suffers his second career defeat losing a decision to former champion Zolani Tete in England

SECOND DEFEAT. Arthur Villanueva (L) was dropped in the eleventh round en route to a unanimous decision loss to Zolani Tete (R) in England. Photo from ALA Promotions

Boxing champ Tapales isn't afraid to fight anyone, not even his compatriots

Apr 06, 2017 - 3:18 AM

Marlon Tapales says an all Filipino title fight against Arthur Villanueva would be good history for the Philippines

CHAMP. WBO bantamweight champ Marlon Tapales has been out of the ring since July but will return to action against Japan's Shohei Omori in a rematch of their 2015 fight won by Tapales. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Villanueva faces Tete with world title shot at stake

Feb 10, 2017 - 8:43 PM

Arthur Villanueva will face Zolani Tete this April in Manchester with the winner to fight for the WBO bantamweight championship

KING ARTHUR. Arthur Villanueva will face a "complete fighter" in Zolani Tete with a world title shot at stake. File photo by Denmark Dolores/Rappler

2016: The best of Philippine boxing

Dec 28, 2016 - 9:13 PM

From Pacquiao to Casimero to Donaire look back at the year that was in Philippine boxing

'King’ Arthur Villanueva demolishes Mexican rival in Round 2

Sep 25, 2016 - 11:37 AM

Arthur Villanueva settles the score with Juan Jimenez with a solid right cross for the knockout in the second round

KO. 'King' Arthur Villanueva knocks out Mexican rival Juan Jimenez at Pinoy Pride 38. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: Donnie Nietes vs Raul Garcia - WBO jr flyweight title fight

May 28, 2016 - 8:57 AM

Live coverage of Donnie Nietes vs Raul Garcia from ringside at University of St La Salle Coliseum in Bacolod City Philippines

Filipino boxer Oliva to face ex-champ Tete in South Africa

Dec 03, 2015 - 5:46 PM

Filipino boxer Jether Oliva will get his last chance at pulling off a big win when he faces former IBF junior bantamweight champ Zolani Tete on December 18

ONE MORE SHOT. Jether Oliva, a veteran of two previous title fights, will face one of the uncrowned champions of 115 pounds. File photo by Ryan Songalia

Villanueva, Melindo heal title fight woes with split-decision wins

Nov 29, 2015 - 5:17 AM

Filipino contenders Arthur Villanueva and Milan Melindo rebounded from their losses in recent title fights with decision wins at Pinoy Pride 34 in Cebu

KING'S GAMBIT. "King" Arthur Villanueva lands a right hand on Victor "Spock" Mendez in a split-decision victory. Photo by Rappler

Villanueva outworks Arroyo in title fight but loses technical decision

Jul 19, 2015 - 12:29 PM

Filipino boxer Arthur Villanueva threw 216 more punches than Puerto Rico s McJoe Arroyo but loses a decision in his first world title opportunity

Arthur Villanueva loses his first fight in a battle of unbeatens. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Donnie Nietes suffers minor tear in right hand

Jul 14, 2015 - 5:52 PM

Junior flyweight champion Donnie Nietes had his right hand examined after hurting it during his victory over Francisco Rodriguez Jr

Donnie Nietes plans to fight November in his hometown of Bacolod City, but a hand injury could put a wrench in that plan. Photo by Ryan Songalia

Jason Pagara blows out Mexican foe Chavez in Davao

Feb 08, 2015 - 5:29 AM

Jason Pagara sets his eyes on the world stage next after knocking out Cesar Chavez in two rounds at the USEP Gym in Davao City

HEAVY HANDS. Jason Pagara's face remained unmarked after a one-sided KO of Cesar Chavez in Davao

IN PHOTOS: Servania, Pagara make weight in Davao

Feb 06, 2015 - 2:52 PM

The combatants for Pinoy Pride 29 will save the drama for the ring after all parties made weight successfully for Saturday night’s fights at the USEP Gym in Davao City

NOT PLAYING AROUND. Genesis Servania (L) will look to preserve his unbeaten record against Juan Luis Hernandez (R). Photo by Ryan Songalia

The next generation of Filipino boxers make their case

Feb 05, 2015 - 9:46 PM

Jason Pagara Genesis Servania and Arthur Villanueva will audition for the role of next Filipino champion this Saturday at Pinoy Pride 29 in Davao City

Arthur Villanueva (right) is one of three members of the ALA Boxing stable who will be put to the test in Davao this weekend. A passing grade could mean a title shot. File photo by Denmark Dolores

Genesis Servania knocks out former champ Munoz in 12

Mar 02, 2014 - 2:12 AM

Junior featherweight contender Genesis Servania scored a 12th round knockout of two time world champion Alexander Munoz in the headlining bout of Pinoy Pride XXIV

SERVANIA STRONG. Filipino junior featherweight contender Genesis Servania knocks former two-time champion Alexander Munoz down for the third and final time. Photo by Denmark Dolores/Rappler

Boxing: Servania gains mental edge over Munoz at weigh-in

Mar 01, 2014 - 7:41 AM

Genesis Servania won the early mental battle against former world champion Alexander Munoz before Saturday night s fight at Solaire Resort

READY TO FIGHT. Genesis Servania (left) and Alexander Munoz (right) pose at Thursday's press conference. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

For Arthur Villanueva, boxing is a chess match

Feb 28, 2014 - 2:24 AM

Arthur Villanueva is one of the brightest junior bantamweight contenders in boxing today Before that his battlefield was a chess board

KING ARTHUR. Filipino junior bantamweight contender Arthur Villanueva at Thursday's press conference to announce ALA Promotions' Pinoy Pride XXIV card at Solaire Resort. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler