Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao won’t be showcasing his legendary ring savvy to the Paris Olympics primarily because the former eight-division world professional champion is overaged.
On February 15, 1978, a 24-year-old heavyweight boxer named Leon Spinks shocked the world when he pulled off an upset over Muhammad Ali in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Pedro “Kid Pedro Heneral” Taduran is now closer to becoming world champion once again after dominating Jake “El Bambino” Amparo in their International Boxing Federation (IBF) minimumweight title eliminator last December 28.
The Philippine Army boxers continued to dominate the 2023 ROTC Games National Championships on Tuesday, Oct. 24, after seven fighters advanced to the semifinals of their respective weight classes at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila.
Filipino boxer Eumir Marcial fell short of handing the Philippines its third gold medal, losing to Tanglatihan Tuohetaerbieke of China, 5-0 in the men’s 80 kilograms division finals on Thursday, October 5, at the Hangzhou gymnasium in the 2023 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.
The Filipino southpaw made it to the gold medal round of the men’s 80kg class after demolishing Ahmad Ghousoon of Syria and earned an outright berth in the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Eumir Marcial guns for a seat in the finals and an outright berth in the Olympics when he climbs the ring Wednesday (Oct. 4) night in the semifinals of men’s boxing in the 2023 Asian Games.
The Pacquiaos made the 16th birthday celebration of their daughter, Mary Divine Grace, sweeter by having South Korean rapper, Eunhyuk. A video showing the rapper singing at the Pacquiao residence in Makati spread like wildfire on social media with Pacquiao spotted in the video as well.
Carlo Paalam joined Eumir Marcial in the quarterfinals of the 19th Asian Games boxing competitions, beating Uulu Munarbek Seiitbek of Kyrgyzstan in a back-and-forth fight at the Hangzhou gymnasium on Saturday, Sept. 30.
Nesthy Petecio of the Philippines faces top seed Lin Yu Ting of Chinese Taipei in an early clash between the top contenders in the women’s 57 kg class at the 2023 Asian Games on Friday, Sept. 29.