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Donaire faces  rough sailing vs African foe

Donaire and Tete had earned berths to the semifinals after downing separate rivals: Tete defeated Russian Mikhail Aloyan and Donaire stopped Ryan Burnett.

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Suarez stops foe in 2nd round

By Nick Giongco The fast-tracking of Charly Suarez’s world title shot took another step forward after the 2016 Rio Olympics campaigner racked up his second straight win Tuesday night in Davao del Norte. Suarez, 30, who fought current toast Vasyl Lomachenko in the amateurs, stopped Justin Cabarles in two rounds of their lightweight clash for […]

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Nietes left out in the cold

By Nick Giongco Donnie Nietes, one of the most accomplished Filipino fighters of all time, won’t be returning to the ring anytime soon. The former world minimumweight, light-fly, fly and super-fly champion, recently vacated the World Boxing Organization 115-lb throne to pursue career-defining fights rather than face Aston Palicte in a rematch. “We’re going to […]

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Nietes gives up throne

By Nick Giongco Four-division champion Donnie Nietes made one of the most difficult decisions of his life Friday when he opted to vacate the World Boxing Organization (WBO) super-flyweight throne so he can pursue a career-defining fight. Mandated by the Puerto Rico-based WBO to face fellow Filipino Aston Palicte, Nietes informed the boxing body in […]

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Ancajas  fights in  Stockton

World super-flyweight champions, International Boxing Federation kingpin Jerwin Ancajas and World Boxing Organization ruler Donnie Nietes are headed different directions. Attending Tuesday night’s Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Awards Night at the Manila Hotel, Ancajas and Nietes greeted each other as though they were long-lost buddies reliving the good old days. As per requests from those […]

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Saludar keeps WBO title

By Nick Giongco Fighting on enemy territory, Vic Saludar easily posted a 12-round unanimous decision over Japanese challenger Masataka Taniguchi on Tuesday to retain his World Boxing Organization (WBO) miniflyweight crown at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. Saludar, making the first defense of the WBO 105-lb throne he had won last year in the port […]

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