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Quest for gold: Paris is boxer Nesthy Petecio’s ‘final mission’

Nesthy Petecio made it abundantly clear—Paris 2024 is the last time she will compete on the Olympic stage. The lingering injuries she could once ignore, feel more serious now. The rest she used to sacrifice to get in more reps of training, feels as valuable as ever. Father Time is slowly catching up to her...


After clinching world title, Melvin Jerusalem eyes ‘every boxer’s dream’

Once again, Melvin Jerusalem restored boxing glory for the Philippines after capturing the World Boxing Council (WBC) minimumweight title on Easter Sunday. Jerusalem edged Yudai Shigeoka of Japan via a split decision in Nagoya, Japan, to reclaim his status as a world champion. “I could already feel that I’m winning. But when you’re inside the...


After KO win, Marcial sees action in Paris Olympics

Eumir Marcial decimated Thoedsak Sinam of Thailand in his homecoming bout on Saturday, March 23, at Ninoy Aquino Stadium in Malate, Manila.  Next stop, the 2024 Paris Olympics. Marcial’s thunderous left uppercut found Sinam’s chin, sending the Thai to the realm of ghosts and shadows. There was a delayed reaction when the blow connected, but...


A muddled recollection (or did Sonny Padilla really influence a title fight?)

It was an interview Carlos “Sonny” Padilla Jr. should not have engaged in. For the few unaware, the name Sonny Padilla is synonymous with boxing not only in the Philippines but also in the United States. Last Aug. 8, he was inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame (Class of 2020) along with Miguel...