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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

Petalcorin battles Shiro for world crown in Japan

Dec 23, 2019 - 1:22 PM

Randy Petalcorin hopes to make the most out of his 2nd chance in a Japan fight

2ND CHANCE. Randy Petalcorin battles Ken Shiro for the WBC Light flyweight title. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Martin, Mama, Petalcorin knock out Thai foes

Jun 09, 2019 - 8:29 PM

The 3 Filipino boxers all finish their bouts within 3 rounds

UNSCATHED. Carl Jammes Martin remains undefeated in 13 fights, with all but one of his victories ending in stoppage. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

PH boxer Randy Petalcorin soldiers on after Alvarado loss

Oct 30, 2018 - 6:14 PM

Randy Petalcorin fails to clinch the IBF light flyweight title over Felix Alvarado

WARRIOR. Randy Petalcorin did not back down without a fight against Nicaraguan Felix Alvarado. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Filipino Randy Petalcorin KOed by Nicaraguan in world title fight

Oct 29, 2018 - 9:04 PM

The home bet succumbs to Felix Alvarado in their bout for the International Boxing Federation light flyweight belt

SNAPPED. Randy Petalcorin sees his six-fight winning streak halted. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler.

KO artists Petalcorin, Alvarado collide for world title

Oct 27, 2018 - 8:01 PM

Filipino Randy Petalcorin and Nicaraguan Felix Alvarado clash for the vacant IBF light flyweight crown

ON A ROLL. Filipino figher Petalcorin has won his last 6 fights. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

ALA not interested in Pinoy vs Pinoy Melindo-Petalcorin title fight

May 24, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Petalcorin s promoter says he will petition the IBF to become the mandatory challenger if Melindo won t fight him

DOMESTIC RIVALRY. The camp of IBF junior flyweight champ Milan Melindo thinks Randy Petalcorin should fight for other belts, but Petalcorin's camp thinks Melindo wants "the easier path." File photos

Petalcorin wants winner of Yaegashi-Melindo title fight

May 20, 2017 - 11:11 AM

Pinoy contender Randy Petalcorin wants a shot at the IBF junior flyweight title even if it means fighting his countryman Milan Melindo

HE WANTS NEXT. Filipino fighter Randy Petalcorin figures to be in the pipeline for whoever walks out of Tokyo with the IBF junior flyweight title. File photo by Arvee Eco/Rappler

Boxing: Drian Francisco to end year-long layoff vs Mateo Handig

Feb 08, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Former interim WBA bantamweight titleholder Drian Francisco returns to the ring for the first time in over a year at the Makati Cinema Square

GINTONG KAMAO. Drian Francisco will prepare for another run at a world title after over a year out of the ring. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Boxing: Randy Petalcorin returns with eye on IBF belt

Jan 22, 2017 - 7:02 PM

Top junior flyweight contender Randy Petalcorin will face Mark Anthony Florida on February 25 at SM Convention Center in General Santos City

WAITING FOR HIS SHOT. Filipino boxing contender wants a shot at the IBF junior flyweight title, whoever ends up holding it. File photo by Arvee Eco/Rappler

Randy Petalcorin targets world title after winning in GenSan

Dec 04, 2016 - 11:14 PM

Randy Petalcorin wins a wide decision over Arnold Garde and now seeks a shot at IBF junior flyweight champ Akira Yaegashi

UNANIMOUS DECISION. Randy Petalcorin (R) has now won two straight since his dubious loss in Australia to Omari Kimweri earlier this year. Contributed photo

Top Pinoy talent takes the ring in free boxing shows this weekend

Dec 01, 2016 - 9:26 PM

Randy Petalcorin and Eden Sonsona return to action in Gensan on Sunday while Jack Tepora headlines in Mandaue City on Friday

RING RETURN. Top-rated fighter Randy Petalcorin returns to the ring in Gensan on one of two free shows this weekend. File photo courtesy of Peter Maniatis

WBC admits ref errors but Petalcorin-Kimweri decision stands

May 03, 2016 - 2:25 PM

The WBC admits there were actions considered as knockdowns but Randy Petalcorin s controversial decision loss will remain

DECISION STANDS. The split-decision loss will remain on Randy Petalcorin's record, despite the WBC admitting the referee had made mistakes in not calling knockdowns. File photo courtesy Peter Maniatis

WBC orders review of controversial Petalcorin-Kimweri fight

Apr 18, 2016 - 7:48 AM

Petalcorin s managers are requesting the decision be overturned as outrage grows over the fight s dubious officiating

Shady officiating robs Filipino boxer Randy Petalcorin in Australia

Apr 16, 2016 - 3:49 PM

Randy Petalcorin is denied 4 knockdown calls which would have swayed the decision in his favor against Omari Kimweri

ROBBED. Four non-knockdown calls robbed Randy Petalcorin of a decision victoy in Australia. File photo courtesy Peter Maniatis

Pinoy contender Randy Petalcorin loses controversial fight in Australia

Apr 15, 2016 - 11:13 PM

Several missed knockdown calls cost Randy Petalcorin a split decision loss to Omari Kimweri in Australia

HOMETOWN DECISION. Randy Petalcorin appeared to score several knockdowns of Omari Kemwari but loses a split decision in Australia. Screenshot from livestream

Randy Petalcorin returns to the ring in Australia

Apr 14, 2016 - 10:57 AM

Top junior flyweight boxer Randy Petalcorin faces Tanzanian Omari Kimweri on Friday hoping to rekindle the momentum he lost during the last year and a half of limited activity

BACK IN THE RING. Randy Petalcorin is happy to be back in the ring after being plagued by inactivity. Photo by Arvee Eco/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: PH boxing's best at the 16th Elorde Awards

Mar 30, 2016 - 10:20 PM

The best of Philippine boxing s past and present are honored at Sofitel

YOUNG GUNS. From left: Jason Pagara, Arthur Villanueva, Mark Magsayo, Albert Pagara, Jonas Sultan, RING magazine junior flyweight champion Donnie Nietes, Jether Oliva, Rimar Metuda and WBA interim junior flyweight champion Randy Petalcorin at the 16th Elorde Awards. Photo by Arvee Eco/Rappler

Team Petalcorin calls out Melindo for All-Filipino title fight

Jun 02, 2015 - 4:17 AM

The promoter of WBA interim junior flyweight titleholder Randy Petalcorin is proposing a match with compatriot Milan Melindo for a rare Filipino vs Filipino title fight

Milan Melindo lands a right hand on Martin Tecuapetla during his bout in May 2014. File photo by Denmark Delores

After Pacquiao: 5 Filipino boxers 25-and-under to follow

May 12, 2015 - 5:28 PM

There will never be another Manny Pacquiao but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other fighters who can make names of their own

Petalcorin knocks out Ming in first round to retain WBA interim title

Apr 25, 2015 - 2:06 AM

Randy Petalcorin s power and speed overwhelms his Chinese opponent resulting in 3 quick knockdowns and an easy first title defense

AND STILL. Randy Petalcorin and team pose after their short night of work. Photo by Kash Ali

WBA interim champ Randy Petalcorin to face Ming in Beijing

Mar 27, 2015 - 12:22 PM

WBA interim junior flyweight champion Randy Petalcorin will face Ma Yi Ming on April 24 at Capital Venue in Beijing

Randy Petalcorin will make the first defense of the WBA interim 108 pound title he won last year. Photo by Team Petalcorin

Petalcorin KOs Tello in 7 to win WBA interim junior flyweight title

Aug 26, 2014 - 10:57 PM

Filipino boxer Randy Petalcorin knocked out Panamanian contender Walter Tello in 7 rounds to win the WBA interim junior flyweight title

CHAMPION. Randy Petalcorin is all smiles after KOing Walter Tello. Photo by Team Petalcorin

Randy Petalcorin's time to shine has come

Aug 21, 2014 - 4:55 PM

Boxer Randy Petalcorin of General Santos City will take a giant step in his career when he faces Walter Tello in Shanghai China for the WBA interim junior flyweight title

READY TO RUMBLE. Petalcorin, shown knocking out Samransak Singmanasak in November, will fight for his first world title. Photo courtesy Peter Maniatis

Filipino boxer Petalcorin to fight for first title against Tello

Aug 14, 2014 - 10:28 PM

Filipino contender Randy Petalcorin will get his first shot at a world title on August 26 when he faces Panamanian Walter Tello for the WBA interim junior flyweight belt

HOW SHARP IS RAZOR? Randy Petalcorin will be fighting for his first world title later this month. Photo from Team Petalcorin

A boxing revival blooms in Gensan

Jun 05, 2014 - 7:38 PM

General Santos City has produced many of the Philippines top boxers throughout history Thanks to a pair of youthful promoters the sport is seeing a resurgence in the Tuna Capital

A GENSAN TRADITION. Boxing promoter Jim Claude Manangquil (L) poses with world title contender Jether Oliva during a boxing event on May 24. Photo by Edwin Espejo

Boxing: Petalcorin begins training for Australia fight

Feb 06, 2014 - 8:33 PM

Filipino junior flyweight contender Randy Petalcorin will travel to Australia on February 16 to begin training for his March 28 fight against former title challenger Lookrak Kiatmungmee at Town Hall in Malvern Australia

TRAINING DAY. Petalcorin, shown knocking out Samransak Singmanasak in November, will fight in Australia for the second consecutive time. Photo courtesy Peter Maniatis