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By Joaquin Henson | Updated January 23, 2018 - 12:22am

IBF flyweight champion Donnie Nietes will likely spar with former IBF/WBC lightflyweight and WBA/WBO flyweight titlist Brian Viloria at the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles as they prepare to face tough opponents on the same HBO Boxing After Dark card at the Forum in Inglewood, California, on Feb. 24.

By Joaquin Henson | Updated January 14, 2018 - 12:38am

Nonito Donaire Jr. said yesterday he’s considering putting up a training camp in Cebu to prepare for his April 21 must-win duel with former IBF superbantamweight and WBA featherweight champion Carl (The Jackal) Frampton at the SSE Arena in Belfast, adding that Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Tokyo are other options.

By Joaquin Henson | Updated January 11, 2018 - 12:32am

Integrated Cycling Federation of the Philippines president Rep. Bambol Tolentino is cleared to run for POC chairman in the polls recently ordered by the Pasig Regional Trial Court to take place on Feb. 23 and according to a lawyer who requested anonymity, no other NSA official will be permitted to seek the same position, assuring his election as an unopposed candidate.

By Joaquin Henson | Updated January 9, 2018 - 11:52pm

If Sen. Manny Pacquiao is shopping for an opponent in a tune-up preparatory to a big fight, former WBC superflyweight and WBO bantamweight champion Gerry Peñalosa said 2004 Olympic silver medalist Amir Khan is the perfect choice.

By Joaquin Henson | Updated January 8, 2018 - 11:43pm

A highly-placed POC official said yesterday the recent Pasig Regional Trial Court order to nullify the 2016 POC election for president means the position is now vacant, leaving the secretary-general Steve Hontiveros no choice but to call for a General Assembly meeting to set the mandated polls on Feb. 23.

By Joaquin Henson | Updated January 8, 2018 - 12:32am

Newly-designated La Salle men’s basketball coach Louie Gonzalez said yesterday next season will be a defining moment for the Green Archers who face an uphill climb in the UAAP without two-time MVP Ben Mbala and power forward Abu Tratter.

By Joaquin Henson | Updated January 7, 2018 - 12:01am

PBA OIC commissioner Willie Marcial said yesterday he wants referees to be decisive in making calls and hold to a minimum the option of turning to the video replay machine in confirming whether a foul is regular, deliberate or flagrant.

By Joaquin Henson | Updated January 5, 2018 - 11:28pm

Gilas’ naturalized import Andray Blatche is unsure about his health condition and may sit out the second home-and-away window of the FIBA Asia/Pacific qualifiers for the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

By Joaquin Henson | Updated January 5, 2018 - 12:38am

Former world boxing champion Nonito Donaire, Jr. quietly slipped into town the other day to join English philanthropist Greg Secker in turning over more than 100 homes to typhoon victims in Capinahan, Lemery, Iloilo and said it’s a personal mission to encourage athletes to make a difference with a social conscience.

By Joaquin Henson | Updated January 4, 2018 - 12:10am

Filipinos figured in only 16 world title fights in 2017, winning seven and losing nine in a drop from an 8-4 count the previous year but the silver lining is four are ranked No. 1 with a mandatory championship shot in the horizon and seven are No. 2 contenders as the year ended.