Mark Ashley Fajardo was outclassed by Chinese Wang Xiangyang, 5-0, to advance in the Round of 16 of the men’s 63.5 kg at the Hangzhou gymnasium.
Carlo Paalam steered clear of the danger before sneaking in the precise hits that counted to defeat Jordan’s Mohammad Jajeh Abu in their opening bout at the 19th Asian Games.
The national men’s boxing team suffered its first casualty in Aaron Jude Bado, who lost his debut fight in the 19th Asian Games on Monday, September 25, at the Hangzhou gymnasium.
Nathaniel Balajadia spearheaded the winners in the arnis competition after ruling the men’s non-traditional single weapon event in the Air Force bracket of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Games Visayas Leg on Thursday, Aug. 17, at SM Iloilo.
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.