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Tue, 28 Apr 2020
Tacy Macalos was born Epitacio Agapay on October 28, 1965 at Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte.
He suffered his first loss in his professional debut one of the few world champions who failed in their first bout. Ariel Samson defeate
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXIV: ROLANDO BOHOL, IBF WORLD FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION AND ELORDE PROTÉGÉ
Tue, 28 Apr 2020
Rolando Bohol was born on Christmas Day December 25, 1965 in Himamaylan, Negros Occidental.
Bohol trained at the famed Elorde Boxing Gym, with no less than International Boxing Hall of Famer world junior lightweight champio
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXIII: DODIE BOY PEÑALOSA, THE FIRST FILIPINO TWO-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION
Mon, 27 Apr 2020
Considered by many Filipino boxing fans as the most popular fighter during his prime, Diosdado "Dodie Boy" Peñalosa, born November 19, 1962 in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, is the first Filipino to become dual w
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXII: BOBBY BERNA, THE FIRST IBF SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION
Sun, 26 Apr 2020
Bobby Berna was born Roberto Bernardez on May 19, 1961 in Quezon City. The southpaw boxer had his professional debut on August 13, 1979 beating Ben Juanta by 2nd round TKO.
In his 14th pro fight, he won the
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXI: FRANK CEDEÑO, WORLD WBC AND LINEAL FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION
Sat, 25 Apr 2020
Frank Cedeño, born on March 16, 1958 in Talisay City, Cebu, won the World Boxing Council world flyweight title.
He is one of the few world champions who lost in his professional debut. Ray de los Santos outsc
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XX: ROLANDO NAVARRETE, "THE BAD BOY FROM DADIANGAS" AND WBC WORLD SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION
Fri, 24 Apr 2020
Rolando Navarrete was known as the "Bad Boy from Dadiangas" was born on February 14, 1957 in General Santos City formerly named Dadiangas in South Cotabato.
The southpaw boxer had his successful professional debut in F
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XIX: JESUS SALUD, THE FILIPINO-HAWAIIAN WBA WORLD SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION
Wed, 22 Apr 2020
Jesus Salud, born in May 3, 1963 in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, and resides in Honolulu, Hawaii. Thus he was called "The Hawaiian Punch." He won the WBA super bantamweight title by disqualification on December 11, 1989, in a bout against J
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XVIII: BEN VILLAFLOR, TWO-TIME WBA WORLD JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION
Tue, 21 Apr 2020
After Ben Villaflor won WBA junior lightweight title from Alfredo Marcano of Venezuela via a fifteen-round unanimous decision, he fought several non-title bouts including a match with world title challenger Jimmy Robertson whom h
STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XVII: BEN VILLAFLOR, YOUNGEST WORLD CHAMPION IN 1972
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