Retrieved 28 January The first golden age of Philippine boxing emerge as Pancho Asian boy boxing won the universal world flyweight championship from Welshman Jimmy Wilde to become the first ever Asian and Filipino world champion. In the Philippines, boxing is considered a famous sport together with basketballdespite of the glories and honors it brought to the country, having produced Olympic standouts, professional world champions and some of the greatest fighters in the history of the sport.
History of boxing in the Philippines
World Boxing Organization Inter-Continental. On his title defense, Pacquiao lost his title on the scale and was knocked out in the fight by Medgoen Singsurat of Thailand. Juan Miguel Elorde . Archived from the original on May 18,
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Before the Spaniards and Americans came to the Philippines, Filipinos have their own kind of boxing known as Suntukanwhich means "bare-hand fighting" in Tagalog, generally believed to have evolved from a Filipino knife fighting technique called " Kali ". On June 23,Pacquiao dethroned Ledwaba to win his second world title in two different weight divisions. Asian girl vs guy mixed wrestling. Sports in the Philippines. Ready To Do More?