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Quijano: An entertaining heavyweight clash
The heavyweight division is traditionally pro-boxing’s most glamorous.Through the years, it has spawned some of the biggest legends in the sport—from halcyon days of greats like Jack Dempsey, Rocky Marciano to Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, the Klitschko brothers ...
From 2 days ago
It seems like the much awaited donnybrook between John Riel Casimero (31-4, 21KOs) and Nonito Donaire (41-6, 27 KOs) is back on track.In a videoconference brokered and hosted by some online boxing personalities, both fighters went face-to-face and hashed out ...
From 5 days ago
Quijano: Simmons, a pariah in today’s NBA
When Ben Simmons arrived in the league in 2016, a plethora of superlatives were all you could hear.And why not? He was pegged as the next big superstar, a 6’11’’ phenom with great court vision who could handle the ball ...
From 19 days ago
Quijano: The Golden Boy out with Covid-19
Those of you who have been following this column through the years probably know that Oscar de la Hoya is one of my favorite fighters. He never ducked anybody and always gave it his all. There was never a dull ...
From 23 days ago
Quijano: A lot of old, squeaky, moving parts
With news coming in that Rajon Rondo will officially be back with the Los Angeles Lakers, I can almost hear the movie theme from “The Expendables” in the background.Six of their players are 35 or older and their current average ...
From 25 days ago
Quijano: Magnificent Magsayo
Buried in the hoopla that came with Manny Pacquiao’s unexpected loss was a bright spot for Philippine boxing that night in Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo, who rallied in the last quarter of the fight to stop Julio Ceja in the 10th ...
From 30 days ago
Quijano: It’s different this time around
In June 23, 2001, a young, scrappy, bright-eyed Manny Pacquiao happened to be at the right place at the right time. He had just moved to the US to train and was still a newbie at the Wild Card Gym ...
From 33 days ago
Quijano: Manny still a physical marvel at 43
Yesterday, the Dean of Sporswriters Quinito Henson (my idol) posted in his Twitter account a picture of Manny’s post weigh-in meal.I could make out vegetable soup, beef kebabs, ginisang ampalaya, boiled eggs and a plateful of rice in front of ...
From 37 days ago
Quijano: Timid Rigo didn’t deserve to win
Congratulations to John Riel Casimero who emerged victorious over Guillermo Rigondeaux, and successfully defended his WBO bantamweight crown via split decision.Almost everyone unanimously agrees that it was an ugly, unwatchable fight, which is typical when Rigo is one of the ...
From 40 days ago
Quijano: My cards read Quadro Alas
Today is the day of reckoning for both John Riel Casimero and Guillermo Rigondeaux. To recall, Casimero was supposed to face compatriot Nonito Donaire, but that bout fell through because of some tension and bad blood that developed between the ...
From 44 days ago