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‘Pacquiao a great ambassador for basketball’

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PBA Media Bureau head Willie Marcial said his office has been receiving calls and e-mails trying to confirm the veracity of a report that came out recently announcing that “People’s Champ” Manny Pacquiao will suit up for Columbia Autocar Corporation (Kia), one of the three new teams accepted by the league for the incoming season.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Basketball,Boxing / MMA,Commentary,Featured Columns,Headlines,In Huddle,Pacquiao Files,PBA,Professional,Section | Read More »

Donaire can’t go on winning like this

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NONITO Donaire Jr., boxing fat and flat, scored a stunning stoppage late in his rematch with Victor Darchinyan, but the Filipino Flash surpassed himself by blurting out the name of two-time Olympic gold medalist Guillermo Rigondeaux after scoring the uneven come-from behind victory.

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in Bare Eye,Commentary,Editors' Picks | Read More »

Donaire offers win to supertyphoon victims

Nonito Donaire celebrates his win over Vic Darchinyan during round 9 of their featherweight rematch, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Even in the glow of victory, the Filipino boxing star’s first thoughts were about his compatriots caught by a deadly supertyphoon in the Philippines.  AP FILE PHOTO/ERIC GAY

Even in the glow of victory, Filipino boxing star Nonito Donaire Jr.’s first thoughts were about his compatriots caught by a deadly supertyphoon in the Philippines.

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Professional | Read More »

Vaunted left saves Donaire

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ON THE brink of defeat, Filipino four-division world champion Nonito Donaire Jr. turned to his signature punch to stop a rampaging foe and help lift the spirits of a grieving nation yesterday.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Donaire stops Darchinyan in 9th round

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Nonito Donaire, left, steps back after knocking Vic Darchinyan to the mat during round 9 of their featherweight rematch, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Corpus Christi, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Six years ago, it was Nonito Donaire’s left hand that sent down Vic Darchinyan and catapulted the Filipino to boxing stardom.

Fast forward to Sunday, it was no different as Donaire landed the same left hook that led to a ninth round stoppage of Darchinyan in their 10-round non-title featherweight rematch at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Donaire-Darchinyan rematch up

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NONITO DONAIRE and VIC DARCHINYAN   CHRIS FARINA/INQUIRER

NONITO Donaire Jr., traces the steps he took to the world championship by fighting an old foe aching to settle a score today.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

Donaire, Darchinyan make weight ahead of rematch

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Nonito Donaire (left) and Vic Darchinyan strike a pose during their weigh in Saturday morning (Manila time). Donaire won via TKO in their first duel back in 2007. Chris Farina/Top Rank

Fierce competitors Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. and Armenian Vic “The Raging Bull” Darchinyan officially tipped the scales ahead of their awaited rematch Sunday (Manila time) at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Professional | Read More »

‘Hate fuels Nonito foe’

WHAT makes Vic Darchinyan very dangerous is his hatred for Nonito Donaire Jr.

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Donaire wants featherweight king Salido next

Filipino four-division champion Nonito Donaire Jr. will seek a fight with WBO featherweight champion Orlando Salido of Mexico once he gets past Vic Darchinyan.

Posted: November 7th, 2013 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

Donaires reunite for Darchinyan rematch

NONITO Donaire Jr. is bringing back his old team in his return fight against Vic Darchinyan on Nov. 9 in Texas.

Posted: September 30th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Why Darchinyan, instead of Rigondeaux?

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IT’S HARD to tell if Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has indeed lost faith in Nonito Donaire Jr. after the “Filipino Flash” was soundly beaten over 12 rounds by two-time Olympic gold medalist Guillermo Rigondeaux last April. Arum could just as well be challenging the fallen fighter by pricking his pride.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Commentary,In Huddle | Read More »

Donaire-D’chinyan rematch set Nov. 9

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Nonito Donaire Jr., has vowed to destroy Vic Darchin-yan once more with feeling.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

‘Idol’ provides aspiring pugs venue to shine

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Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao’s humble beginnings went unnoticed until he won the biggest fights of his scintillating career.

Posted: September 11th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

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