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Displaying articles 21 to 30.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
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXXIV: ERIC JAMILI, THE FIRST FILIPINO WBO WORLD CHAMPION
Sun, 10 May 2020
Eric Jamili was born on May 20, 1977 in Silay, Negros Occidental. He and his younger brother former world title challenger Reynante Jamili trained at the famous Elorde Boxing stable in Paranaque City.
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXXIII: GERRY PEÑALOSA, THE WBC AND LINEAL SUPER FLYWEIGHT AND WBO BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION
Sat, 09 May 2020
After his semi-retirement, Gerry Peñalosa returned to boxing two years later. He defeated Bangsaen Sithpraprom for the World Boxing Foundation super flyweight title on November 27, 2004 at the PAGCOR Grand Theater, Airport Casi
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXXII: GERRY PEÑALOSA, THE TWO-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION
Fri, 08 May 2020
Gerónimo Gerry Peñalosa, nicknamed "Fearless" was born on August 7, 1972, now age 47, in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.
A southpaw, Peñalosa turned professional and fought his debut against Fidel Jubay on May 20, 1
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXXI: MORRIS EAST, THE YOUNGEST FILIPINO WORLD BOXING CHAMPION EVER
Tue, 05 May 2020
Morris East was born August 8, 1973 in Olongapo City to a Filipina mother and a black American U.S. Navyman. He turned professional in 1989 and won his first three fights, against Jessie Miranda by 6th round TKO, Fer Guevarr
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXX: MANNY MELCHOR, IBF WORLD MINIMUMWEIGHT CHAMPION
Mon, 04 May 2020
Manny Melchor was born on March 14, 1969 at Mansalay, Mindoro Oriental. He lost his first three fights and drew the fourth in 1987.
He won his fifth fight over Obet Maamo by decision on April 20, 1988. During their rematch fo
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXIX: ROLANDO PASCUA WINS WBC WORLD LIGHT FLYWEIGHT TITLE IN ONE OF THE BIGGEST UPSETS IN BOXING HISTORY
Sun, 03 May 2020
Rolando Pascua was born Rolando Tomongtong on November 19, 1965 in Cebu. He had his professional debut on August 3, 1986 and scored a unanimous decision win over Eddie Dulay in Pasay City.
Pascua grabbed 14 straight wins with
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXVIII: LUISITO ESPINOSA, THE DARLING OF PHILIPPINE BOXING IN THE 80'S AND 90'S
Sat, 02 May 2020
After winning six straight fights, Luisito Espinosa however lost to Mexican Alejandro Gonzalez for the WBC international featherweight title by 2nd round KO on August 13, 1993 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
He chalked up four more wins o