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FilAm Donaire vows to win bigger fights


January 1, 2016
MANILA – Now back as reigning world champion, Filipino American Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. of the San Francisco Bay Area and the Philippines is readying to defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) super bantamweight belt. Continue reading

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FilAm Ana Julaton to fight at MOA in December


December 1, 2015
PASAY CITY – Filipina-American champion boxer and now Mixed Martial Artist Ana Julaton of San Fracisco, California is eager to meet Irina Mazepa in the ONE: Spirit of Champions Dec. 11 at the Mall of Asia Arena. Continue reading

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Gilas Pilipinas upsets Iran, 87-73, in FIBA Asia championship


October 1, 2015
MANILA – The road to 2016 Rio Olympics grew brighter for the Gilas Pilipinas after they upset mighty Iran, 87-73, last Sept. 28, in the ongoing FIBA Asia Championship second round elimination in Changsha City, China. Continue reading

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LeBron James praises Filipinos’ love for basketball; NBA MVP Stephen Curry due in Manila next month


September 1, 2015
PASAY CITY – National Basketball Association (NBA) superstar LeBron James made a rousing return to the basketball-crazy Philippines on August 19 as he was greeted by thousands of Filipino fans who wanted to see a glimpse of him. Continue reading

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FilAm Brian Viloria stops Soto in just one round


August 1, 2015
LOS ANGELES, California — Filipino American former world champion Brian “The Hawaiian Punch” Viloria needed just one round to put away his out-gunned opponent, Omar Soto, during their rematch in Florentine Gardens in California. Continue reading

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Pacquiao recovering fast from shoulder operation


July 1, 2015
GENERAL SANTOS CITY – A little less than two months after going under knife for his shoulder injury that was aggravated during his losing fight with undefeated American Floyd Mayweather Jr., eight-division world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao looked fast recovering under the rehabilitation program prescribed by his physician. Continue reading

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PHL, Gensan, Sarangani set hero’s welcome for Pacquiao


May 16, 2015
MANILA/GENERAL SANTOS CITY — The local governments of Sarangani and this city are all set for the hero’s welcome and homecoming festivities for world boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao who arrived early Wednesday in Manila from Los Angeles. Continue reading

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Pacquiao says he’s ready for the win


April 16, 2015
LOS ANGELES, California — Win to be the (undisputed welterweight) champion, then we’ll be gratified!
This was what Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao said will happen after his super-fight with American Floyd Mayweather is over.
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Pacquiao now ready to rumble vs Mayweather, says American champion can run but can’t hide


March 16, 2015
LOS ANGELES, California (via PhilAm Press) – “He can run, but he can’t hide.”
This was how eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao most likely what will happen when he and undefeated American World Boxing Council (WBC) champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. meet head-on in the much-awaited multi-million welterweight unification encounter a little less than two months from now in Las Vegas.
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Pacquiao starts training for mega bout with Mayweather, flying to US in March


March 1, 2015
MANILA (via PhilAmPress) – World welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao started trekking the long, topsy-turvey road to history last week, the day he plunged into deep training for his mega-million 147-pound unification date with undefeated American champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. Continue reading

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