Marlon Tapales

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Marlon Tapales

Name: Marlon Tapales
Alias: Maranding Nightmare
Birth Name: Marlon Tanan Tapales
Hometown: Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte, Philippines
Birthplace: Tubod, Lanao del Norte, Philippines
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 163cm
Reach: 165cm
Pro Boxer: Record

Trainers: Rey Paciones (former), Juanito Ablaca (former), Fernando Ocon (2015-2018), Rodel Mayol (2019-present)
Managers: Bobong Yap (former), Rex Wakee Salud (2010-present)
Promoter: RWS International (2010-present)

Amateur Career

  • Fought in more than 50 amateur fights before turning pro.

Professional Record

Tapales vs. Pungluang Sor Singyu
  • Has a record of 2-0 (2 KOs) in world title fights.
  • Has a record of 1-1 (1 KO) against former, current, and future world champions:
  • Has a record of 8-2 (6 KOs) in fights outside his native Philippines.

Regional & Minor Titles

  • Philippines Games & Amusement Board (GAB) Light Flyweight Title (April 2010; 1 defense)
  • WBO Asia Pacific Bantamweight Title (August 2013; 1 defense)

World Titles

  • WBO World Bantamweight Title (July 2016-April 2017; 0 defenses)


Preceded by:
Pungluang Sor Singyu
WBO Bantamweight Champion
2016 Jul 27 – 2017 Apr 22
Stripped (failed to make weight)
Succeeded by:
Zolani Tete