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Luisito Espinosa: They called him “The Earthquake”
Sat, 23 Oct 2021

San Francisco, California - It was late in the evening of October 17, 1989, when I got the call from Al S. Mendoza of the Philippine Daily Inquirer. “I hope you and the family are ok. I’ve been trying to call Bangkok,

Mi Vida Loca: The legacy of Johnny Tapia
Mon, 18 Oct 2021

Courtesy of West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame (Painting by Jun Aquino). Fremont, California - Johnny Tapia was a trailblazer, a shooting star. His misadventures outside the ring often overshadowed his brilliant ach

Jeff Fenech: The Mauler from Down Under
Mon, 04 Oct 2021

“Jeff Fenech is the mauler from down under. From what I’ve seen and heard, he is one of the stags in this George Bellows painting,” the late Filipino matchmaker Pol Tiglao said to the equally late boxing mana

Rubén Olivares: Señor Knockout
Wed, 29 Sep 2021

Boxing fans, friends and foes dubbed him El Púas. ‘Tis because of his pin-point accuracy, ala barbs of a porcupine, in the roped square. For boxing aficionados, north and south of the border, however, he will a

Terry McGovern: The Terror of Brooklyn
Sat, 25 Sep 2021

He was small but terrible. In the boxing world, that is a good thing. He packed 118-126-130 pounds of power in his 5’4” frame and possessed dynamite knuckles that propelled him into fistic greatness. In his day, he was

George Dixon: Professor of the Sweet Science of Bruising (Part 1 of 7, Undiluted Champions Series)
Thu, 16 Sep 2021

September 16, 2021 Fremont, California They called him “Little Chocolate” due to his sweet moves atop the roped square. George Dixon was the progenitor of scientific boxing and whose s

Destino Cares Foundation: The Journey Continues
Thu, 02 Sep 2021

September 1, 2021 San Leandro, California “Find your bliss in family, friendship and service to others,” she used to say and fervently believed, “Life is too short. Enjoy the time we have together.”

A man of his word: Farewell, Aquiles Z. Zonio
Mon, 23 Aug 2021

“My integrity and reputation are my legacy to my family and children —something money can’t buy,” the late Aquiles Z. Zonio once opined. For his friends, colleagues and the

The art and soul of Carl "The Rev" Roberts
Tue, 17 Aug 2021

August 17, 2021 San Leandro, California “He may just be the most interesting man in Hollywood and the Hills of Beverly,” the late Hermie Rivera once said of his friend Carl Roberts,”
Mark Anthony Lontayao: The man with the Silver Voice
Sat, 14 Aug 2021

August 14, 2021 San Leandro, California Boxing has a long list of engaging characters in and out of the ring. Mark Anthony Lontayao of the Philippines is definitely one of them. But don’t mistake him for just being Team Casim

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