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Boxers should be aware of the risks, not just the potential glory, each time they step into the ring.
Boxing is a national obsession in the Philippines. Next to basketball, it’s undoubtedly the country’s most popular sport. Our most celebrated sportsman is so famous he was elected to the Senate and may possibly even make a run for the presidency. Of ...
 
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Paalam defeated the Olympic champion.
Filipino flyweight boxer Carlo Paalam has secured the Philippines’ fourth medal after beating Uzbekistan’s Shakhobidin Zoiroc in the men’s fly (48-52kg) quarterfinals.Paalam won the match by a split decision 4-0 after beating the world’s Olympic flyweight champion. Paalam is now assured a ...
 
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Pancho Villa was the Pacquiao before Pacquiao.
"Viva Villa!" On June 18, 1923, the cheers of over 20,000 fans echoed through the New York Polo Grounds Stadium. “Viva Villa! Viva Villa!” A 22-year-old rising star from the Philippines, Pancho Villa competed for the World Flyweight Championship against Jimmy Wilde. ...
 
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A historical look at Pac-Man's fight earnings.
Manny Pacquiao faces off with American boxer Adrien Broner in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday. It is Pacquiao's 70th professional boxing match. The Philippine senator, TV actor, and startup investor last entered the boxing ring on July 2018, when ...
 
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If Mayweather doesn't rise to the MMA fighter's challenge, Pacquiao might.
If his potential 'Super Fight' with Floyd Mayweather falls through then Conor McGregor has a fresh challenger in the form of Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao—but there's a catch."If McGregor will fight me in boxing, why not? But not in MMA. MMA is ...
 
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Meet Donnie Nietes, Merlito Sabillo, and Milan Melindo.
This article originally appeared in our February 2014 issue.The ALA Boxing Gym in Mandaue City is an unusual facility. Constructed in 1985, the compound seems more like an army barracks than a training ground. About 30 professional boxers—from prospects to contenders to ...
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