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Donaire Sr. promises Nonito will dance again

Nonito Donaire. AFP

We will bring back the old dance. That’s the promise of the father, trainer and namesake of three-division world champion Nonito Donaire Jr., as they plunge into the most critical phase of their training for his May 31 featherweight title fight.

Posted: April 28th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Professional | Read More »

Donaire junks Garcia as coach, taps father

Nonito Donaire Jr.

In more ways than one, Nonito Donaire Jr. is going back to his roots.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Professional | Read More »

Roach, Garcia patch things up


They may not like each other, but opposing trainers Freddie Roach and Robert Garcia respect what each has done for boxing.

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Pacquiao Files | Read More »

Manny foe a journeyman–Roach

FREDDIE Roach (left) faces reporters during a rountable interview. ROY LUARCA

“He’s a journeyman at best. Certainly, he’s no (Juan Manuel) Marquez.” This was how Manny Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach described Brandon Rios during the round table discussion here Friday afternoon.

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Rios targets bigger Pacquiao weakness


Other than the brittle chin, there’s a more vulnerable spot in Manny Pacquiao which Brandon Rios can try and strike when they duel around noon at the Cotai Arena here tomorrow.

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

Donaire KO punch awes trainer


As a former world champion and now rising trainer, Robert Garcia doesn’t easily dish out superlatives.

Posted: December 17th, 2012 in Boxing / MMA,Headlines,Professional | Read More »

Garcia confident his ward will score knockout


It could be long, it could be short. But one thing is sure, the knockout will come and Nonito Donaire will deliver it. Not Jorge Arce. This was the bold declaration of Robert Garcia, Donaire’s chief trainer, Friday at PlazAmericas here.

Posted: December 16th, 2012 in Boxing / MMA,Headlines,Professional,Section | Read More »

Nonito Donaire wins dull fight over Omar Narvaez

CHAMPION. Nonito Donaire retained his twin world bantamweight titles. Photo by Top Rank Boxing, Chris Farina

Bright lights. Big City. Dull fight.

Nonito Donaire Jr. chased an all-too-protective Omar Narvaez for 12 rounds to retain his twin world bantamweight titles with an unexciting unanimous decision victory Saturday night (Sunday Manila time) before a packed but highly disappointed crowd at Madison Square Garden’s The Theatre.

Posted: October 23rd, 2011 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Nonito Donaire Jr. trainer sees Omar Narvaez end in 8th

Photo by Marc Anthony Reyes

It will take from five to seven rounds to break down Omar Narvaez then Nonito Donaire Jr. will likely finish the job in the eighth.

Posted: October 19th, 2011 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Professional | Read More »

No mercy from Cole, Margarito trainer

Manny Pacquiao once again put on a magnificent display of boxing skill, incredible hand speed, cat-quick movement, remarkable power and indomitable courage in pulverizing a hapless Antonio Margarito in 12 rounds on Sunday.

Posted: November 16th, 2010 in Inside Sports | Read More »

Pacman notches eighth world title

Manny Pacquiao quashed all weight concerns as he underscored his tag as the world’s best pound-for-pound fighter with the total demolition of Antonio Margarito.

Posted: November 14th, 2010 in Boxing / MMA | Read More »

Pacquiao: Razor-sharp or too light?

MANNY PACQUIAO missed his target poundage in yesterday’s weigh-in but the world’s pound-for-pound boxing king readily shrugged off the discrepancy in his mega bout against Antonio Margarito, who was perfect on the scales. Pacquiao, trumpeted to check in at 148 pounds, was only 144.6 during the official weight check.

Posted: November 13th, 2010 in Bare Eye | Read More »

No one’s betting against ‘light’ Manny

VETERAN colleague Ronnie Nathanielsz got flustered when he learned that Manny Pacquiao, on the eve of his fight against Antonio Margarito, tipped the scales at a low 144.6 pounds during the weigh-in at East Plaza of the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Posted: November 13th, 2010 in In Huddle | Read More »



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