Limpag: Spotlight down South

I spent my early years in Polomolok, South Cotabato, a sleepy town down south whose claim to sporting fame in the early ‘90s was of having produced a PBA player in Bruce Dacia, a University of the Visayas alum who also saw action in the MBA for San Juan Knights. Before that, our claim to […]

Azarcon fight KO’d by Covid-19

WORLD-RATED minimumweight Clyde Azarcon may have to wait a little bit longer for his ring return after his World Boxing Foundation (WBF) minimumweight title fight with Thembelani Okolo in South Africa was cancelled. The fight won’t push through on Oct. 3, 2021 because of the current Covid-19 situation in South Africa. “The fight is cancelled […]

Laurente to face Sanchez in Gensan

UNBEATEN prospect Criztian Pitt Laurente takes on tough journeyman Ernie Sanchez on Oct. 23, 2021 in General Santos City in a crucial fight that will determine his career path in the next few years. Two-division world champion Gerry Peñalosa, who handles Laurente’s career, believes that this fight should be a good measuring stick on where […]

Mendoza: Fearful for Holyfield

Looking at Evander Holyfield’s physique during the weigh-in for his fight with Vitor Belfort made me green with envy. At 58 years, “The Real Deal” still looked to be in phenomenal condition for a man of his age, looking relatively jacked with bulging muscles and rock hard abdominals. Belfort at 44 wasn’t too shabby either. […]

Magsayo eyes KO vs Ceja

MARK Magsayo is brimming with confidence that he’ll end former world champion Julio Ceja’s night early in one of the main featured fights of the Pacquiao vs. Ugas show Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021 (PH time) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. “If I win this fight – I’m sure I’m going to win […]

Duno to fight Esperanza in US

HARD-HITTING Romero Duno makes his US return Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021 (PH time) in a six-round activity fight against experienced Ramon Esperanza at the Hilton Miami Airport in Miami, Florida. Duno made a name for himself in the US boxing scene after a second round knockout upset of then unbeaten Christian Gonzalez, who was one […]

Duno faces Esperanza in Miami

ROMERO Duno makes his US return in a six-round bout against veteran club fighter Ramon Elizer Esperanza in the undercard of an M&R Promotions event on Aug. 20, 2021 at the Airport Hilton in Miami, Florida, USA. Duno’s last fight in the US was heart-breaking. He got knocked out by unbeaten Ryan Garcia via a […]

Limpag: Timely message

Manny Pacquiao’s statements in politics may irk some but in boxing his are a breath of fresh air. Take his remarks in the press conference for his fight with the fearsome Errol Spence, who is undefeated in 27 fights. The fight itself, in case some miss it, is a message. Manny could have taken on […]