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End of the road, Jack

End of the road, Jack

THE man boxing aficionados called ‘The Assassin’ and who rose from the bottom of the pit to the top of his game is retiring.  Queensland-based International Boxing Organisation (IBO) world super-featherweight champion Jack Asis has announced his retirement from professional boxing. “This decision was not an easy one,” pinoz Asis said. “But in my heart […]

Bid for a second title

STEPPING up to lightweight division may be Jack Asis’ next move. Or as Asis’ trainer-manager Brendon Smith puts it: “We’re giving it serious consideration.” It will mean a bid by the IBO (World Boxing Organisation) super-featherweight champion to capture a second world title. And if Asis makes the move to lightweight he could return to the […]

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Maybe one last time

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Maybe one last time

BLACKTOWN-based Filipino boxing import Robert Lerio takes on Australia’s Andrew Maloney, of Victoria, in defence of his Australian bantamweight title on Friday, December 18. Maybe one last time in the bantamweight class. The match is scheduled for 10 rounds at Town Hall in Malvern, Victoria. Lerio is fighting for the title he captured by split […]

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Beauty and the beast

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Beauty and the beast

YOU could be easily disarmed by the beauty of this lady from Sydney, but you’d be a fool to test the beast within British Airways financial analyst Pia Castray, who has also played film roles in England. Castry is a 4th dan black belt in the Filipino martial arts of sikaran and arnis, a former Australian, […]

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‘Olongapo Kid’ Cabanela

THE FIRST Filipino boxer to gain international fame, Gaudencio (Dencio) Cabanela, spent the final five months of his remarkably short life in Australia. By JAIME K PIMENTEL _____________________ Dencio was born on August 30, 1900 in San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines, to a poor family that had moved from Daet, Camarines Norte. He died in the […]

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One more ring death

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One more ring death

IN THE split-second that Campbelltown’s Davey Browne jr took his eyes off the action for a quick look at his glove laces, a whistling right-cross from Filipino boxing import Carlo Magali barreled through his defence and put an end to the Australian’s life. By JAIME K PIMENTEL ____________________ The tragedy immediately sparked yet another outcry across […]

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April showers Asis

QUEENSLAND’S Sports Darling Downs named IBO super-featherweight Jack Asis its Sport Star for the month of April at its quarterly breakfast presentation on Friday, July 24, 2015. April this year was the month the Toowoomba-based Asis TKO’d previously undefeated champion Kye McKenzie in the eighth round to win the world title. The Filipino felt the […]

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In your face

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In your face

AT THE weight-in before their world boxing title match in Toowoomba, Queensland on Saturday, June 27, 2015, the challenger from Indonesia, Hero Tito, was in the face of IBO world super-featherweight champion Jack Asis. By JAIME K PIMENTEL _____________________ Asked to pose for a friendly photo with the champion, Tito marched straight into Asis’ face […]

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Bring it on, pare ko

WORLD super-featherweight boxing champion Jack Asis takes on Indonesia’s tough Hero Tito in Toowoomba, Queensland, on Saturday, June 27. By JAIME K PIMENTEL ________________________ It will be the PinOz’s first match since winning the International Boxing Organisation (IBO) world title earlier this year. “I believe it will be the first time a current world champion will […]

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Mum, son kata double

PINOZ mum Hazel Coloma Lim and her son Elijah completed a double at a martial arts competition early this year. By VIOLI CALVERT Ang Kalatas ____________________ Mrs Lim, 36, joined her sons Elijah, 6, and Caleb, 9 ~ and nephew Ethan, 7 ~ at the Black Belt Matrial Arts (BBMA) intramurals at the Central Coast […]

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