List of Articles by Rico Navarro
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Displaying articles 1 to 10.Bleacher Talk: What’s up Cebu Boxing?
07 Apr 2019
Or should our question be: What’s happening to Cebu Boxing? I hate to say this but 2019 isn’t looking like an active year for Cebu Boxing. So far, only two boxing events were held, and these were of the small kind. Don’t get me w
Bleacher Report: Jhack Tepora
04 Feb 2019
You want to scold him but you also feel sorry for him. You want to criticize him but also say it’s all fine, “bawi lang.” It’s Jhack Tepora at the crossroads so early in his career, a major test that will either make o
Bleacher Talk: A Quiet 2018 for Cebu Boxing?
11 Nov 2018
What’s up Cebu Boxing? Are we still the hotbed of boxing in the country? For a place to be recognized as a hotbed of boxing, two major indicators should stand out. We must have a good number of world class boxers, and we must
Bleacher Talk: Milan is It, Jonas Stuns, Jason Bombs Out
19 Sep 2017
Like a box-office hit of a movie, Pinoy Pride 42 generated post-fight chatter and talk from social media to conversations among boxing aficionados who all went home fully satisfied and content with what they saw. And fo
Bleacher Talk: Marlon Tapales, Our Newest World Champion
31 Jul 2016
Little did sports fans notice that the Philippines has a brand new world champion in boxing. Presenting Marlon Tapales, the WBO bantamweight champion of the world. He knocked out erstwhile Thai world champion Pungluang S
Bleacher Talk: Dreams come true: ALA Generations
21 Jul 2013
When Merlito “Tiger’ Sabillo knocked out Jorle Estrada to defend his WBO minimumweight world title last Saturday in the main event of Pinoy Pride 21, it dawned upon us that this was like a dream come true for Cebu Boxing
Bleacher Talk: Pinoy Pride Goes to Manila
21 May 2012
We have good news and some bad news. The good news: Pinoy Pride is indeed shifting into high gear with a world title fight featuring Donnie Nietes on June 2. And that’s not it. Pinoy Pride will also have two big events featur
Bleacher Talk: Arigato Rocky!
12 Sep 2010
Japan has been rocked by Cebu Boxing!
No, we’re not talking about Donnie Nietes who can proudly claim to “own” Mexico with all his wins there. Neither are we talking about Boom Boom Bautista who is a crowd favorite in
RECOGNITION LONG OVERDUE
23 Aug 2010
Donnie Nietes. Have you heard of him? Or his nickname “Ahas”? If you haven’t heard of him until now, then I guess he isn’t that popular just yet. But if you’ve heard of him even before, then thanks for being a real sport
21 Aug 2010
WBO minimumweight champion Donnie ”Ahas” Nietes has set his sights on something bigger: Elorde’s seven-year reign as a world champion. This was Nietes’s confident goal of an answer when asked what he wanted to do after