Rising Filipino pugilist Carl Jammes Martin stayed undefeated on Saturday after successfully defending his WBA Asia super bantamweight title against Tanzanian Charles Tondo at the “Battle of Manila” card in front of a partisan SM City San Lazaro cinema crowd in Manila, Philippines.
Filipino boxing legend Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao will return to the boxing ring on December 11, 2022 to face Korean martial arts master DK Yoo in a fight billed as a charity exhibition match to be held in Seoul, South Korea.
At 39 years of age, Nonito Donaire is one of the two current oldest reigning world boxing champions, with the other being Gennady Golovkin. People might have to ask at what point will he stop. But after Sunday’s bout, the answer to that will have to wait.
In recognition of his pioneering efforts, Abraham “Baham” Mitra was also elected as a permanent member of the WBC Board of Governors.
Brave Combat Federation, the fastest-growing mixed martial arts promotion in the world today with global presence in five continents, is paying tribute to Filipino boxing icon Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao.
I met one last Saturday and his name is Rene Barrientos. Around Cagayan de Oro City, he is known as Champ. Champ was one of my guests on my program, Sports For All, together with Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar “Oca” Moreno, former professional boxing promoter Carlo Almirante, one of Cagayan de Oro’s finest sports journalists, Mike Banos and, Rappler and Mindanao Gold Star Daily sportswriter, Lynde Salgados. We discussed Cagayan de Oro as a rising power in Philippine boxing, but that’s for another conversation.
1988 Seoul Olympics Bronze medal winner Leopoldo Serantes, the lone bronze medalist in the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, is appealing for help with his medical expenses.
THE mushrooming of self-styled experts after Gilas Pilipinas Olympic qualifier campaign in far but picturesque Serbia pains me. I’ve been reading a lot of stories from the social media regarding the tremendous improvement of the national team to the point that the write-ups tend to bury that glaring fact that we didn’t win a single game in our group, thus kissing our Olympic hopes goodbye for the nth time.
By this time, Eumir Felix Marcial must have learned a lesson or two about humility. What transpired in Dubai’s Asian Seniors Boxing Championships, isn’t the scenario that we’ve envisioned it to be.
Chairman Baham Mitra defended the Games and Amusements Board on its alleged failure to give pension to retired boxers as stated in its Memorandum of Agreement with the Singwangcha Foundation headed by Thai philantrophist and boxing guru Naris Singangcha.