By Teodoro Medina Reynoso Philippine boxing will start the new year, 2020 on a lower starting balance than it did in the year about to end. At the start of 2019, the country had seven world champions counting the two then reigning interim titleholders. … [Read more...] about Philippine Boxing in 2019: Losses and Gains
By Teodoro Medina Reynoso Two Filipino road warriors, Rey Loreto and Jhunriel Ramonal will try to end a roller coaster year for Philippine boxing on a winning note as they clash against separate top Japanese opponents on New Year's Eve in Japan. … [Read more...] about Filipino boxers Rey Loreto and Jhunriel Ramonal try to end 2019 on a winning note
Manny Pacquiao: 21 Decembers Later, Still in the Pinnacle of Boxing Success By Teodoro Medina Reynoso Manny Pacquiao and the late American boxing great Henry Armstrong have been favorably compared to each other. … [Read more...] about Manny Pacquiao: No Qualms About Fighting on His Birth Month
WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford successfully made his third world title defense with a ninth round technical knockout victory over Lithuanian mandatory challenger Egidijus Kavaliauskas in their scheduled 12 round main event bout at the Madison Square Garden in New York City. … [Read more...] about I’m Still Not Sold on Terence Crawford
By Teodoro Medina Reynoso WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford recently created a stir with a claim in an ESPN panel interview hosted by Teddy Atlas that Manny Pacquiao avoided a fight with him when he had the opportunity. … [Read more...] about Did Manny Pacquiao Run From A Fight With Terence Crawford?
The World Boxing Association (WBA) could throw a monkey wrench on any intermediate plan of WBA welterweight super champion Manny Pacquiao even as he still vacillates between Danny and Mikey Garcia ( no relations) as his first opponent for 2020. … [Read more...] about WBA Could Throw a Monkey Wrench on Manny Pacquiao’s Fight Plan for Early 2020
Patience is a virtue. I say amen to that, especially in boxing when patience is combined with proper timing and execution and application of power. It always delivers. … [Read more...] about John Riel Casimero’s Patience and Perseverance Pays Off
By Teodoro Medina Reynoso Deontay Wilder again lived up to his Bronze Bomber name by knocking out highly touted Cuban challenger Luis Ortiz in the seventh round in the defense of his WBC heavyweight title last weekend in Las Vegas. … [Read more...] about Deontay Wilder, A Rare Type of a Heavyweight Bomber
By Teodoro Medina Reynoso Filipino journeyman Jhon Gemino did it again as he scored a fifth round knockout of American erstwhile undefeated super featherweight prospect Arnold Alejandro in their 8 round lightweight bout in the undercard of the Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz WBC heavyweight title rematch, won by Wilder by 7th round knockout Saturday night (Sunday morning in … [Read more...] about Jhon Gemino Wins, Mark John Yap Loses on Wilder vs Ortiz II Undercard
By Teodoro Medina Reynoso By the time the Philippines is near to wrapping up its hosting assignments and campaigns for the overall championship in the forthcoming Manila South East Asian Games, two Filipinos will be fighting for world boxing honors, more than 2,500 miles apart on December 7, 2019 (December 8, in the Philippines, Immaculate Concepcion Day). … [Read more...] about Filipino boxers Jerwin Ancajas and Marlon Tapales fight for world titles on December 7
By Teodoro Medina Reynoso WBO interim bantamweight titlist John Riel Casimero will attempt to win his third official world boxing championship when he tangles with WBO regular champion Zolani Tete in a 12 round main event title bout to be held in Birmingham, UK on November 30, 2019. … [Read more...] about Against Zolani Tete will Johnriel Casimero buck odds, adversity anew?
In my long years following boxing, I must confess to having a hard time finding any fighter other than Nonito Donaire who came out with an even better image and credential after a major bout that he lost. Magnificently, I must add … [Read more...] about NONITO DONAIRE LOOMS LARGER IN LOSS
By Teodoro Medina Reynoso After going to hell and back in that fight of the year with Nonito Donaire recently, shall we see the same Monster Naoya Inoue again? … [Read more...] about Shall We See The Same Monster Naoya Inoue Again?
By Teodoro Medina Reynoso We often hear the phrase, "players win the game, coaches lose it" In basketball and perhaps most other team sports including soccer and baseball. … [Read more...] about The Crucial Role of Coaching in Boxing (or Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth)
By Teodoro Medina Reynoso LOST in the current squabble for the top post in the pound for pound ranking particularly of the Ring Magazine which started this tradition back in the fight sport's early years is its former long time holder who continues to hug the cellar in the latest Ring rating. … [Read more...] about Manny Pacquiao deserves a higher pound for pound ranking