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Mon, 20 Apr 2020
Benjamin "Ben" Villaflor was born on November 10, 1952 in Zamboanga City and became the WBA and lineal junior lightweight champion during the 1970s.
According to records, Villaflor began his career as a professional boxer w
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XVI: ERBITO SALAVARRIA, THE WBA, WBC AND LINEAL WORLD FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION
Sat, 18 Apr 2020
Erbito Salavarria was the WBC, WBA and lineal flyweight champion of the world. He won the WBC and lineal title in 1970 and the WBA title in 1975.
The concept of a lineal champion was developed b
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XV: BERNABE VILLACAMPO, WORLD FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION 1969-70
Fri, 17 Apr 2020
Bernabe Villacampo won the WBA world flyweight championship in in 1969. His business manager was the popular Lope Sarreal Jr., brother-in-law of the great Flash Elorde.
Villacampo, born on June 11,
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XIV: RENE BARRIENTOS, ANOTHER FILIPINO WORLD JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION
Wed, 15 Apr 2020
Ireneo "Rene" Barrientos was born on July 25, 1943 in Balete, Aklan, the fourth of 10 children whose father was a policeman. Their father died when Barrientos was 12 years old. At a tender age of 15, he joined his brothers w
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XIII: PEDRO ADIGUE, ANOTHER FILIPINO WORLD LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION
Tue, 14 Apr 2020
Pedro Adigue Jr. was born on November 16, 1943 in Bontod, Palanas, Masbate. He became the WBC world light welterweight champion in 1968.
He fought 64 total fights as a professional, winning 37 with 15 KO victories, losing 21 w
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XII: ROBERTO CRUZ, THE FIRST FILIPINO WORLD LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION
Mon, 13 Apr 2020
Roberto Cruz, born November 21, 1941 in Baguio City, won the WBA world light welterweight title. He has 44 total fights as a professional garnering 29 wins with 12 KO victories, 12 losses with 3 defeats by KO and 3 draws per Boxre
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XI: DADO MARINO, THE FILIPINO-HAWAIIAN WORLD FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION
Sun, 12 Apr 2020
Salvador "Dado" Marino was a flyweight boxer born to Filipino parents on October 15, 1915 in Honolulu, Hawaii, who became world flyweight champion in 1950. He also fought in the bantamweight division, but failed to annex the
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART X: FLASH ELORDE, THE FIRST ASIAN INTERNATIONAL BOXING HALL OF FAMER
Sat, 11 Apr 2020
There were no world title bouts for Elorde after the loss to Sandy Saddler. But he was able to maintain his ranking as a world contender and won the Philippine and Orient Pacific Boxing Federation lightweight titles.
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART IX: FLASH ELORDE VS. SANDY SADDLER
Thu, 09 Apr 2020
Gabriel "Flash" Elorde surprised the boxing globe when in July 20, 1955 he outpointed world featherweight champion Sandy Saddler over 10 rounds in a non-title fight in Manila. The unexpected victory catapulted Elorde to the wo
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART VIII: FLASH ELORDE, THE LONGEST REIGNING WORLD SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION
Wed, 08 Apr 2020
Gabriel "Flash" Elorde won the lineal super featherweight title in 1960. In 1963, he won the first WBC and WBA super featherweight titles. He holds the record at super featherweight division for the longest reigning title holder,