Philippines, 25 Feb 2020
  Home >> News

 


BOXERS

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

NEWS           

FORUM        

FIGHT GALLERIES        

RING CARD GIRLS        




 
 
News  


2016 PHILIPPINE BOXING YEAREND REVIEW (PART I)


PhilBoxing.com




It was another year of ups and downs, triumphs and disappointments. 2016 will be remembered for notable deaths and boxing was no exception.

January 10 ? The Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) chooses boxing champions Nonito Donaire and Donnie Nietes, together with golfer Miguel Tabuena, as co-winners for the Athlete of the Year Award.

January 15 ? Hermie Rivera, one of the respected boxing minds in the Philippines, passed away at 77 years old, in the United States.

January 29 ? Thai boxer Chanachai CP Freshmart collapses and is hospitalized after the end of the eighth round in his fight against Filipino Dexter Alimento in Chiang Rai, Thailand for the WBC Youth minimumweight title.

February 12 ? Pungluang Sor Singyu (Thailand) W TD7 Jetro Pabustan, WBO world bantamweight title, Nakhon, Ratchasima, Thailand.

February 16 ? Manny Pacquiao?s statement against same-sex marriage ignites controversy and criticism on social media. He would later issue an apology.

February 17 ? Nike cuts commercial ties with Pacquiao after his comments about homosexuals and same-sex marriage

March 29 - The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in the Philippines decides not to stop the broadcast of senatorial candidate Manny Pacquiao?s April fight vs. Tim Bradley.

March 31 ? Rogen Ladon and Charly Suarez qualify for the Rio Olympics after winning their semi-final bouts in the Asia-Oceania qualifying tournament held in Qian?An, China.

April 9 ? Manny Pacquiao W UD12 Timothy Bradley (USA), MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao announces his ?retirement? from boxing after a 21 year career.

April 15 ? Randy Petalcorin L SD 12 Omari Kimweri at the Melbourne Pavilion in Flemington, Victoria, Australia. Petalcorin knocks down the Australia-based Tanzanian four times in the course of the fight but was not credited by the referee for any of the knockdowns in a WBC silver flyweight title bout. A protest was filed but did not reverse the outcome.

April 23 ? Nonito Donaire W TKO 3 Zsolt Bedak (Hungary), retains WBO super bantamweight world title, Cebu City Sports Complex, Cebu, Philippines. Fans estimated to exceed 20,000 cheer Donaire?s homecoming title defense.

April 23 ? Richie Mepranum LRTD8 Carlos Cuadras, WBC super flyweight title, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico.

April 26 - Philippine President Benigno Aquino III bares a plot by the Muslim extremist group Abu Sayyaf to kidnap Manny Pacquiao. The president's sister, Kris Aquino, was also named as a kidnapping target.

April 29 ? Jujeath Nagaowa L UD 10 Su-Yun Hong (South Korea), Women?s IBA world light flyweight title, Yesan Gun, South Korea. After the loss, Nagaowa announced her retirement from boxing and plans to concentrate on MMA.

May 19 ? The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) officially proclaims Manny Pacquiao as one of the twelve elected senators in the May 9 national elections.

May 25- Johnriel Casimero W KO4 Amnat Ruenroeng (Thailand), wins IBF world flyweight title, Diamond Court, Beijing, China.

May 27 ? Pacquiao declines offered slot to compete in Rio Olympics and concentrate on his duties as a Senator

May 28 ? Donnie Nietes WRTD 5 Raul Garcia (Mexico), retains WBO and Ring lineal world light flyweight titles, University of St. La Salle Coliseum, Bacolod City,Philippines.

June 3 ? Filipinos join the rest of the boxing world in mourning the passing of Muhammad Ali, who died at 74 due to septic shock secondary to a respiratory infection. Ali and Joe Frazier fought boxing?s greatest title fight- The Thrilla in Manila ? in October 1,1975 at the Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City in the Philippines.

June 6 ? Norj Guro LKO8 Yuko Kuroki (Japan), WBC world female minimumweight title, Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.

PHOTO ? top row left to right ? Donnie Nietes, Manny Pacquiao, Nonito Donaire, bottom row left to right ? Johnriel Casimero, Marlon Tapales, Jerwin Ancajas


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Rene Bonsubre, Jr..


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • Fajardo to face Tuolehazi on March 8 in Bangkok
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Tue, 25 Feb 2020
  • TOP PROSPECT KEITH HUNTER TO FACE SANJARBEK RAKHMANOV IN REMATCH ON SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION MAIN EVENT THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28
    , Tue, 25 Feb 2020
  • AZAT ‘CRAZY A’ HOVHANNIYSAN RE-SIGNS WITH GOLDEN BOY
    , Tue, 25 Feb 2020
  • Otto Wallin Wants Tyson Fury Rematch: Swedish Heavyweight Who Nearly Stopped Fury Last September Says He’ll Finish the Job in a Rematch
    , Tue, 25 Feb 2020
  • Undefeated Russian Heavyweight Apti Davtaev Continues March to Heavyweight Title with Two-Round Destruction of Formerly Undefeated John Napari in Moscow
    , Tue, 25 Feb 2020
  • Bob Arum, Biggest Winner in Fury-Wilder Rematch
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Mon, 24 Feb 2020
  • Almacen to fight Ishizawa on March 6 in Japan
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Mon, 24 Feb 2020
  • Will GM Mark Paragua's Niece to Become America's Next Sports Star?
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Mon, 24 Feb 2020
  • BRIEDIS: WBSS FINAL IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR A SMALL COUNTRY WITH BIG HEARTS
    , Mon, 24 Feb 2020
  • BIGGER AND HEAVIER FURY DETHRONES WILDER
    By Maloney L. Samaco, , Mon, 24 Feb 2020
  • Outgunned Pinoy loses by TKO
    By Joaquin Henson, , Mon, 24 Feb 2020
  • TYSON FURY STOPS DEONTAY WILDER IN ROUND SEVEN TO CAPTURE WBC HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE IN HISTORIC MEGA PPV EVENT
    , Mon, 24 Feb 2020
  • Fury Stops Wilder in 7th, Wins WBC title and Defends Lineal Heavyweight Title (Photos)
    By Ralph Rimpell, , Sun, 23 Feb 2020
  • NAVARRETE STOPS SANTISIMA IN 11
    By Dong Secuya, , Sun, 23 Feb 2020
  • WILDER-FURY II TV UNDERCARD RESULTS
    By Ralph Rimpell, , Sun, 23 Feb 2020
  • IT'S FIGHT DAY! #WilderFury2
    , Sun, 23 Feb 2020
  • Fight won’t go distance, says Aldeguer
    By Joaquin Henson, , Sun, 23 Feb 2020
  • Second Overtime: In the name of ALA
    By Homer D. Sayson, , Sun, 23 Feb 2020
  • SANTISIMA TRIES TO WREST NAVARRETE'S BELT TODAY (WEIGHIN PHOTOS)
    By Carlos Costa, , Sat, 22 Feb 2020
  • WILDER-FURY II FIGHT ANALYSIS
    By Ralph Rimpell, , Sat, 22 Feb 2020
  • National Master Elwin Retanal rules Riyadh Chess Championship
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Sat, 22 Feb 2020
  • WILDER AND FURY: TALE OF TWO FORMIDABLE HEAVYWEIGHTS
    By Maloney L. Samaco, , Sat, 22 Feb 2020
  • NAVARRETE AND SANTISIMA BOTH WEIGHED IN AT 122 LBS IN LAS VEGAS
    , Sat, 22 Feb 2020
  • PHILLY SPECIAL UNDERCARD SHAPING UP TO BE A CLASSIC MARCH 27 AT 2300 ARENA
    , Sat, 22 Feb 2020
  • Undefeated Featherweight Ruben Villa now Ranked Number-Nine by Ring Magazine
    , Sat, 22 Feb 2020




  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2020 philboxing.com.