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Pacquiao lauds SBP decision

By Nick Giongco Manny Pacquiao welcomed the decision of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) to give in to the call for the inclusion of the men’s basketball team to the 2018 Asian Games that gets going in Indonesia in less than two weeks. “Very good decision for all of us to have (a basketball) […]

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Mexican eyed  to challenge  Pinoy champ

Alejandro Santiago Barrios of Mexico is being eyed to challenge International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-flyweight king Jerwin Ancajas on Sept. 29 in Temecula, California. Barrios, who hails from the border town of Tijuana, has a 16-2-4 win-loss-draw record with seven KOs. To be promoted by Bob Arum’s Top Rank Inc., the Ancajas headliner will mark […]

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ESPN extends ties with Arum

Top Rank Boxing will air on ESPN for at least seven more years. The network and the promoter announced Thursday that they had agreed to a contract that will run through August 2025. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The contract replaces a four-year pact the two signed last summer. It calls for ESPN […]

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Marcial leads PH boxing team to Asiad

By Nick Giongco Fast-rising Carlo Paalam and Eumir Felix Marcial will banner the men’s team while Nesthy Petecio will form the tip of the two-member women’s squad in the Indonesia Asian Games that begins Aug. 16. Paalam will campaign in the 49 kg. (light-flyweight) class while Marcial will compete in the 75 kg. (middleweight) and […]

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After KO loss to Pacquiao, Matthysse  says ‘no mas’

By Nick Giongco The guy who was supposed to retire the ‘retirable’ wound up signing his own retirement papers. Former world champion Lucas Matthysse, almost three weeks after being beaten badly by Manny Pacquiao in Malaysia, announced his retirement from the fight game on his social media account yesterday. “Thanks to boxing for changing my […]

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Pinoy loses to Japanese

By Nick Giongco Defending champion Sho Kimura of Japan denied Froilan Saludar from making history Fridaynight in their World Boxing Organization (WBO) flyweight title fight in Qingdao, China. Making the first defense of the WBO 112-lb crown, Kimura knocked out Saludar in the sixth round after falling behind in the first two rounds. Kimura floored […]

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