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Olympics: Barriga reaches final 16, keeps PHL medal hopes alive

By Renee Fopalan, GMA NEWS – Filipino boxer Mark Barriga capitalized on a strong first round to emerge victorious against Italian foe Manuel Cappai of Italy, 17-7, to advance to the final 16 of Men’s Light Fly 49 kgs in the 2012 London Olympic games, Tuesday. Barriga was effective Read more »

2012 Olympic Profile: Mark Anthony Barriga

Mark Anthony Barriga Event: Boxing (light-flyweight division) Born: June 11, 1993 Career The Philippines has an impressive record in professional boxing, with world champions like Manny Pacquaio and Nonito Donaire. However, the Philippines has never captured a gold medal since making its Olympic debut in 1924. Mark Anthony Barriga Read more »

Juvic makes it to Open weekend

The Philippine Star – Reigning Asian Tour No. 1 Juvic Pagunsan endured a nervous wait before celebrating a breakthrough weekend appearance in his maiden Open Championship at the Royal Lytham St. Annes in the UK Friday. The sweet-swinging Filipino thought he had blown his chances of making the cut Read more »

WBO panel says Pacquiao won by unanimous decision

Five judges convened by the World Boxing Organization (WBO) unanimously scored in favor of Filipino ring icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao after reviewing his controversial split decision loss to American Timothy Bradley, which took place in Las Vegas June 9. RingTV reported that the five judges, commissioned by WBO President Francisco Read more »

Athletes outraged over Pacquiao’s defeat

Athletes from various sports were stunned and outraged after Filipino boxing icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao suffered a shock defeat at the hands of undefeated boxer Timothy Bradley Jr. Despite outlanding Bradley throughout their 12 round encounter, Pacquiao lost via split decision with scores of 115-113, 113-115, and 115-113. Immediately, athletes Read more »

Mayweather Sr: ‘I felt Pacquiao won’

inquirer.net – Even one of the staunchest critics of Manny Pacquiao thought the Filipino boxing hero won the fight against Timothy Bradley Jr. Floyd Mayweather Sr. told ESPN Saturday (Sunday in Manila) that to him Pacquiao was “well in control” of the fight. “I thought Tim Bradley put up Read more »