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Petalcorin, Alvarado dispute IBF diadem

Filipino Randy Petalcorin and Nicaraguan power-puncher Felix Alvarado dispute the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) light-flyweight crown Monday night at the Midas Hotel and Casino.

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Pacquiao starts prep next month

By Nick Giongco Training camp proper for Manny Pacquiao’s clash with Adrien Broner kicks off in the middle of next month. Pacquiao defends his World Boxing Association welterweight crown for the first time on Jan. 19 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and the Filipino legend still has to fulfill some commitments such as […]

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Bound for greatness?

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Bound for greatness?

By Nick Giongco A photo taken about 15 years ago that was posted online yesterday, featuring world champion Jerwin Ancajas and childhood friend Mark Anthony Barriga, seemed to have foretold the future that awaited them. Ancajas and Barriga (seen here as marked) posed with teammates of the Panabo boxing squad when they were nine or […]

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PH boxer gets big break

By Nick Giongco Mark Anthony Barriga takes a huge step in competition when he vies for the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) minimumweight title on Dec. 1 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Barriga faces Mexican-American Carlos Licona in a battle of unbeaten 105-pounders underneath the world heavyweight title showdown between Deontay Wilder of […]

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Pacquiao  joins forces  with Haymon

By Nick Giongco World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight king Manny Pacquiao wants to ride into the sunset with a bang. Formally declaring his alliance with Al Haymon, the influential adviser of Floyd Mayweather, Pacquiao expressed his desire to close out his career under the same outfit that handles Mayweather. “I’m very excited about this new […]

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Broner to Pacquiao: Come and get me

Adrien Broner, the handpicked foe of Manny Pacquiao on Jan. 19, has responded to the Filipino star’s revelation that they are bound to square off in Las Vegas. “Come get what you looking for,” Broner wrote on his social media account following Pacquiao’s announcement that he is returning to the ring next year. The MGM […]

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