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Boxing: Olympian Mark Barriga faces tough fight in world-title eliminator

Mark Barriga sweats it out in sparring at Survival Camp in Magallanes, Cavite. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News MAGALLANES, Cavite — The road to a world title shot is not going to be easy for former Olympian Mark Barriga. Barriga said ...

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Boxing: Why Ancajas’ coach is letting the champ train with air conditioner onnew

Jerwin Ancajas’ coach has taken extra measures to make sure the world junior bantamweight champion will be 100% healthy during his US debut against Israel Gonzalez next month. In his fight in Belfast, Northern Ireland, last November, the Filipino champion ...

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Boxing: Pinoy title challenger gets master-class training at Ancajas’ backyard

Ernesto Saulong wants to become a world champion like Jerwin Ancajas. Dennis Gasgonia, ABS-CBN News Besides Jerwin Ancajas, another Pinoy fighter is busy preparing for a world title bout in a secluded part of Magallanes, Cavite. In the same backyard ...

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China boxing star Zou fights to save eyesight and career

China’s two-time Olympic boxing champion Zou Shiming on Friday came out fighting from severe eye problems that look likely to end his career, declaring defiantly: “I’m still me.” The 36-year-old, who lost the first defense of his WBO flyweight world ...

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Boxing: Michael Dasmarinas to fight for IBO title in April

Michael Dasmarinas. Handout Filipino boxer Michael Dasmarinas gets the biggest break of his career, as he goes for the IBO bantamweight title at Singapore Indoor Stadium on April 20. Dasmarinas, promoted by Ringstar Boxing, will battle France’s Karim Guerfi, currently ...

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Boxing: Did Milan Melindo rush himself into fighting on New Year’s Eve?

Milan Melindo appears to have taken a big risk challenging fellow world champion Ryoichi Taguchi of Japan, losing his own light-flyweight belt despite a brave effort. According to boxing analyst Ed Tolentino, Melindo came in as a replacement, less than ...

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Boxing: Milan Melindo loses world title in bloody bout

Milan Melindo lost his world light-flyweight belt to Ryoichi Taguchi of Japan in a title-unification bout in Tokyo, Japan Sunday night. Taguchi won via unanimous decision. (More details to come.) For more sports coverage, visit the ABS-CBN Sports website. Let’s ...

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Boxing: Milan Melindo ready for fireworks in New Year’s Eve title bout

Thankfully, there was no issue with his weight this time. When Milan Melindo hit the scales on Saturday for his title unification bout against Ryoichi Taguchi of Japan, he registered 107.5 pounds, clearing the junior-flyweight limit of 108 pounds. Which ...

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Boxing: Win by bloodied Milan Melindo over Hekkie Budler, PH fight of the year

This is the one fight that showed Milan Melindo’s true heart as a champion.  With a bout so close and a pair of cuts blurring his vision, “El Metodico” summoned every ounce of strength in him to hack out a ...

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Boxing: No weight issues this time for Milan Melindo, coach promises

Just because he already has a world title in his name doesn’t mean Milan Melindo isn’t hungry for another one. Boxing coach Edito Villamor said the reigning IBF junior flyweight champion has been a beast in training while preparing for ...

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