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‘Olongapo Kid’ Cabanela

‘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 […]

First pinoz to captain Oz

PINOZ Bevan Calvert was only 18 when he scored five goals playing for Australia against mighty Croatia, past the world’s best goalkeeper, at the 2005 World Handball Championships in Tunisia. Australia went down, 38-18, but the young Australian’s speed and court savvy must have bedazzled Europe, undisputed capital of handball in the world: Here was […]

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