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Boxing Insight: Should Nonito Donaire Jr. Retire?
Mon, 11 Nov 2019

The legs are the first to go -- I remember reading this in a Bernard Hopkins interview some years ago, while on his way to become the oldest boxer to win a world championship, when prizefighters are over the hill. I thou

Manny Pacquiao, Beyond Boxing
Wed, 11 Jul 2018

It is now fight week of Manny Pacquiao vs Lucas Mathysse. I see crowded restaurants, customers carousing in packed bars, others still entreating to be let in only to stand on doorways and are immediately infected

Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather: Tough Ain?t Enough In Boxing
Tue, 29 Aug 2017

Conor McGregor?s boxing skills may have been a big mystery to many, but it doesn?t take one to be an expert of the sport to know that he?d lost his fight against Floyd Mayweather the very day he brutally undermined the discipline

Poor Manny Pacquiao
Tue, 04 Jul 2017

Days leading up to the fight Australia?s Jeff Horn spoke about the need to control the distance against Manny Pacquiao and did the exact opposite of that when they fought. Whatever space there was between themselves he ha

Boxing Insight: Andre Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev Rematch Controversy
Tue, 20 Jun 2017

The best stories are not immune to controversy. It may even be said that controversy is the seed that grows and makes up the best of them, germinating into branches that reach out and pique the elements of human interest, wh

Three Stories of Irvin Magno vs. Ali Wyatt
Wed, 22 Mar 2017

Unlike in most boxing matches, the fight between Irvin Magno and Ali Wyatt had one more major story to tell other than their own. Running on nervous energy, Wyatt's story immediately took a circuitous route by moving away from i

Roman Gonzalez vs. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai: Chocolatito Wins in Loss
Wed, 22 Mar 2017

Nicaraguan pro boxer Roman Gonzalez and Srisaket Sor Rungvisai of Thailand aligned themselves in the middle of the ring, setting themselves up like cowboys in the wild wild west for a draw. The crowd had already seen t

Wed, 20 Apr 2016

The luncheon at the Waterfront Hotel with Nonito Donaire Jr. and his team was delayed and ended at around 3pm, and the rest of our evening was spent with his Hungarian opponent Zsolt Bedak at the Parklane, where the brief

Manny Pacquiao: The Last Dance
Mon, 11 Apr 2016

They both led off turning clockwise for a while, hands to a timepiece in melodic movements, returning to a time in my mind when Manny Pacquiao was just starting to make it big in boxing. I watched his fight with Antonio Ba

Who's Next? That Is The Question
Thu, 10 Mar 2016

Cebu City - Gathered at ringside the VP of Omega Pro Sports International Mr. Chad Canares spoke to us with utmost gratitude for the support, of its sponsors, and how they have barely slept days prior to the event. Earli

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