DAVAO CITY – Filipino Aston Palicte lost by a technical knockout in the 10th round to Kazuto Ioka of Japan in their vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) World super flyweight title on Wednesday at the Makuhan Messe in Chiba City, Japan.
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MANILA -- Undefeated Dave Penalosa scored a technical knockout win against Mexican Marcos Cardenas to capture the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Oriental featherweight title on Saturday at the SM City North EDSA Skydome in Quezon City.
The year 2018 ended on a big bang for Philippine sports as local icon Donnie Nietes became a world champion anew.
Three-division world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko is eager to notch another career first on Saturday as he attempts to unify two belts when he fights Jose Pedraza.
Donnie Nietes still hasn't lost a fight in 14 years, but a controversial draw Saturday with Filipino compatriot Aston Palicte denied his dream of a world title in a fourth different weight class.
Donnie Nietes, who hasn't lost a fight in 14 years, tries to become a world champion in his fourth different weight class Saturday when he faces fellow Filipino Aston Palicte.
Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao, who won back the welterweight world title in stunning fashion on Sunday, is idolised by tens of millions in the poverty-afflicted Philippines after rising from the streets to the pinnacle of boxing.
Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao hopes to unearth the next Chinese world champion and help grow the sport with an academy in the largely untapped country.