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Mon, 01 Jun 2020
Marlon Tapales was born on March 23, 1992 in Tubod, Lanao del Norte. He turned professional at age 16 without fighting a single amateur bout, knocking out Nestor Gamolo in the 1st round on July 18, 2008.
Then he won on points ov
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XLIII: MERLITO SABILLO, WBO WORLD MINIMUMWEIGHT CHAMPION
Sat, 30 May 2020
Merlito "Tiger" Sabillo, born on January 19, 1984 in Toboso, Negros Occidental had his professional debut, at age of 24, winning over Powell Balaba by unanimous decision on January 26, 2008.
He went o
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XLII: SONNY BOY JARO, SCORES THE RING UPSET OF THE YEAR 2012 TO WIN WORLD FLYWEIGHT TITLE
Wed, 27 May 2020
Sonny Boy Jaro was born on March 24, 1982 in Silay City Negros Occidental.
Like most boxers, Jaro lived in hardship and helped his father in making shoes. At age 12 years, he fought as an amateur boxer and had 59 fights befo
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XLI: RODEL MAYOL, WBC LIGHT FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION
Mon, 25 May 2020
Rodel Mayol, born August 9, 1981 in Mandaue City, started with his love of basketball. He never knew that he would become a boxer when he had a fight with a fellow player who had bullied and beaten him. So he trained at a neighbouring
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XL: MARVIN SONSONA, THE SECOND YOUNGEST FILIPINO TO WIN A WORLD TITLE
Sun, 24 May 2020
Marvin Sonsona, born on July 25, 1990 in General Santos City, is nicknamed "Marvelous" after his namesake former undisputed middleweight champion of the world Marvelous Marvin Hagler.
He began boxing at a tender age of sev
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXXIX: FLORANTE CONDES, THE K. O. ARTIST AND IBF WORLD MINIMUMWEIGHT CHAMPION
Thu, 21 May 2020
Florante Condes, Jr., born on May 20, 1980 in Looc, Romblon, was nicknamed "Little Pacquiao" after the eight-division world champion.
Condes had a very impressive professional debut on June 15, 2002 by kno
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXXVIII: BRIAN VILORIA, THE WBA, WBO, WBC AND IBF LIGHT FLYWEIGHT AND FLYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION
Sun, 17 May 2020
Brian "The Hawaiian Punch" Viloria won via unanimous decision against Colombia's Jose Garcia Bernal in his first fight at the super flyweight division at the Alameda Swap Meet in Los Angeles, California on January 4, 2008.
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXXVII: BRIAN VILORIA, THE TRUE-BLOODED FILIPINO WORLD CHAMPION
Sat, 16 May 2020
Brian Viloria was born in Waipahu, Hawaii on November 24, 1980 to Filipino parents Benjamin and Rosemarie. According to the Philippine Star, when he was six months old, his father brought him to their hometown in Narvacan, Iloco
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXXVI: JOMA GAMBOA, WBA MINIMUMWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION
Thu, 14 May 2020
Jomarie "Joma" Gamboa was born on April 25, 1973 in Bacolod City. The orthodox fighter turned pro on March 27, 1993 and made sudden impact when he knocked out Paul Abao in the first round.
He went on to sna
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXXV: MALCOLM TUÑACAO, THE FASTEST FILIPINO BOXER TO BECOME WORLD CHAMPION IN JUST ELEVEN FIGHTS
Thu, 14 May 2020
Malcolm "Eagle Eye" Tuñacao, born on December 8, 1977 in Mandaue City, was an amateur boxing standout and became national champion several times. Like most boxers, he turned professional to earn a living for