RIC RIC MARATA PASSES AWAY
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Mon, 19 Apr 2010
Ric-Ric Marata who was picked by Alaska along with Bong Alvarez and Elmer “Boy” Cabahug in what was considered the richest Annual Draft in PBA history in 1989 and was always an attraction on the court has passed away in New York. He was 56.
Aside from Alaska Milk, Marata also saw action for Sta Lucia Realty, Shell, Sunkist and Pop Cola and was one of the quickest guards in the pro league.
Marata played for none seasons in the PBA from 1989 to 1997 and averaged 6.8 points a game in a total of 397 games.
Former PBA superstar Abe King who is chairman of the PBA Legends USA Foundation informed us Saturday that Marata played the last two games of his life in Novemner 2009 wuth the PGA Legends in New Jersey and Maryland in a project to help raise funds for the victims of typhoon Ondoy and to provide education grants to deserving poor students in the Philippines.
Marata is survived by his wife Chato and his children Jr, Danica and Nico.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|CANELO ÁLVAREZ & JULIO CÉSAR CHÁVEZ, JR. NEW YORK CITY PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES|
By , Wed, 22 Feb 2017BUTE vs ALVAREZ PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
By , Wed, 22 Feb 2017Caleb Plant Training Camp Quotes
By , Wed, 22 Feb 2017Rey Vargas battles Gavin McDonnell for WBC Super Bantamweight title Live THIS SATURDAY on Klowdtv.com
By , Wed, 22 Feb 2017NBA All-Star Game 2017 -- Davis star shines the brightest
By Absalon Inocian, Jr., Wed, 22 Feb 2017Did the Old Fox get outfoxed?
By Recah Trinidad, Tue, 21 Feb 2017YU, PORRAS, TESORIO, ROTA ARRIVE IN GENSAN FEB 24
By , Tue, 21 Feb 2017CANELO ÁLVAREZ & JULIO CÉSAR CHÁVEZ, JR. MEXICO CITY PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES & PHOTOS
By , Tue, 21 Feb 2017The Past Week In Action 20 February 2017
By Eric Armit, Tue, 21 Feb 2017Boxer Yusaf Mack Beats Down Twitter Troll In Barber Shop ... After Gay Attacks (VIDEO)
By , Tue, 21 Feb 2017Dat Nguyen vs Miguel Flores this Tuesday on PBC Toe-To-Toe Tuesdays on FS1 and Fox Deportes
By , Tue, 21 Feb 2017Internationally-flavored Full Card Announced for "BUTE VS. ALVAREZ
By , Tue, 21 Feb 2017Jr.Middleweight prospect Daquan Arnett partners with AC Sports Management
By , Tue, 21 Feb 2017CANELO ÁLVAREZ VS. JULIO CÉSAR CHÁVEZ, JR. TICKETS ON SALE TODAY, FEBRUARY 20
By , Tue, 21 Feb 2017SUPER WELTERWEIGHTS CHRIS PEARSON AND JUSTIN DELOACH HEADLINE SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION TRIPLEHEADER FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24
By , Tue, 21 Feb 2017Rashid Yusupov defeats Stephen Puetz To retrain M-1 Challenge light heavyweight crown
By , Mon, 20 Feb 2017DAFABET WORLD POOL MASTERS: ALCAIDE IS THE MASTER!
By , Mon, 20 Feb 2017CASIMERO AND ANCAJAS ARE BOXERS OF THE YEAR IN 2017 ELORDE BOXING AWARDS
By , Sun, 19 Feb 2017VILORIA TAKES ON MONTOYA IN JAPAN FOR COMEBACK FIGHT (PHOTOS)
By Dong Secuya, Sun, 19 Feb 2017ELORDE GRANDSONS STAKE CROWNS IN BOXING KONTRA DROGA FEB 25
By , Sun, 19 Feb 2017Artur Beterbiev vs. Sullivan Barrera IBF Light Heavyweight Elimination Bout April 21 in Miami
By , Sun, 19 Feb 2017NBA Al-Star 2017: Porzingis tops Taco Bell Skills Challenge
By Absalon Inocian, Jr., Sun, 19 Feb 20172017 NBA All-Star Weekend in full mode (PHOTOS)
By Absalon Inocian, Jr., Sun, 19 Feb 2017MEXICAN WARRIOR ROBERTO MANZANAREZ CONQUERS GAMALIEL DIAZ IN U.S. DEBUT AT LA FIGHT CLUB
By , Sun, 19 Feb 2017