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Pierce Egan, Sr. In Memoriam, 1772-1849
Thu, 18 Apr 2024

• Pierce Egan, Sr. • BIRTH 1772 • Greater London, England • DEATH 3 Aug 1849 (aged 76-77) • Pentonville, London Borough of Islington, Greater London, England • BURIAL Highgate Cemetery W

William Eli Miller: The Bard who Illuminated Philippine Boxing in Print
Mon, 15 Apr 2024

If you’ve ever come across the colorful monikers of past Filipino boxing legends like Little Pancho, Small Montana, Speedy Dado, Young Tommy, or Star Frisco, chances are you've been enthralled by the work of a master publi

Gaudencio Cabanela, Sr.: The Premier Filipino Boxing Superstar
Fri, 05 Apr 2024

Gaudencio Cabanela, Sr. lived a brief yet remarkable life. His rapid ascent and subsequent decline in the boxing world continue to elicit feelings of pride and sorrow among those who recall his journey. According to the foundi

Inocencio Moldez: The Clever One
Thu, 04 Apr 2024

He had the makings of a world champion— marquee looks, and clever moves. ‘Tis why Bill Miller branded him as Clever Sencio. Inocencio Moldez was the next in line to the world flyweight crown, the one his stablemate Franci

Antonio Lopez Aldeguer: The Godfather of Philippine Boxing
Mon, 01 Apr 2024

"No book about the history of Philippine boxing is complete without the story of Tony Aldeguer—he epitomizes a great humanitarian, a patron of sports, especially The Sweet Science, and one who uplifts Filipino boxers during

Silvino Jamito: The First Filipino International Boxing Star
Thu, 22 Feb 2024

Silvino Jamito, the first Filipino boxer to journey to Australia, lived his mantra to the fullest: "Have gloves, can fight, will travel." Born on February 2, 1894, in Talisay, Camarines Norte, he possessed moxie and delivere

Unveiling the Legacy of Francisco Labra: A Pioneer in Philippine Boxing
Mon, 19 Feb 2024

Francisco Labra emerged as a pivotal figure in the rise of Filipino boxers during the 1910s and 1920s. Joe Waterman, the renowned matchmaker, booster, and promoter, once hailed Labra as the first Filipino gloved fighter, ama

Eustaquio Duarte: The First Professional Boxer from the Philippines
Wed, 14 Feb 2024

(As told by Rocque Sanchez Yballa, Circa 1989, to his friend Hermie Rivera and one aspiring writer) In the seaside town of Daanbantayan, nestled on the northern tip of Cebu province, a legend was born on July 4, 1889

Jack Fiske, Reporter, 1917-2006
Sat, 27 Jan 2024

Jack Fiske, widely recognized as the Dean of Boxing Writers in the United States and beyond, epitomizes the essence of what a sportswriter should be. “Jack has a style akin to Pierce Egan’s—stinging, swift, sufficient

Joe Waterman and his pioneering influence on Philippine Boxing
Thu, 25 Jan 2024

If not for astute promoters, we would not have the great sport of boxing. Envisioning an event, organizing the card, and making the fights happen required a specific skill set, and no one did it better than Joe Waterman.

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