ASSOCIATION of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) President Ricky Vargas admitted he'll be totally disappointed if ever the Tokyo Olympics will be totally scrapped later this year.While he stressed the safety and welfare of athletes remain the primary concern, ...
Feb 22, 2021
WORLD boxing champion Nesthy Petecio is mourning the loss of good friend and former national teammate Alexcel Dargantes.The 28-year-old Petecio, winner of the featherweight gold during the 2019 AIBA World Championship, posted a heartfelt video expressing grief and sorrow ...
Feb 16, 2021
THE cancellation of the World Qualifiers for the Tokyo Olympics could be a blessing in disguise for Philippine boxing.With two Filipino fighters ranked high in their respective divisions, prospect of qualifying more boxers to the Summer Games are looking good.The ...
Feb 16, 2021
ONE of the country's Olympic heroes is currently confined in a hospital due to serious illnesses.Boxer Leopoldo Serantes, who won a bronze medal in the 1988 Seoul Olympics, is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Philippine Veterans Hospital ...
Jan 20, 2021
CHICAGO - Eumir Marcial is a middleweight who campaigns in the 160-pound class. But nobody really knows exactly how much weight in hype and expectations the 25-year old from Zamboanga Del Sur carries.The only thing clear is that Marcial is ...
Dec 21, 2020
THERE'S a high chance that Eumir Marcial will rejoin the Philippine men's boxing team as early as next month in a planned training camp in Thailand.The 25-year-old native of Zamboanga said the plan has already been ...
Dec 21, 2020
THE country's top amateur boxer is linking up with the country's top boxing promotions.Olympic-bound Eumir Felix Marcial finally signed up with Manny Pacquiao (MP) Promotions on Thursday, setting the stage for the professional debut of one of the ...
Jul 16, 2020
BOXING officials are hoping for five Pinoys competing in the Tokyo Olympics even after its postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (Abap) president Ricky Vargas said he is optimistic more boxers can qualify for ...
Jun 30, 2020
PHILIPPINE legend Manny Pacquiao came so close to donning the Philippine colors during the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics in the advent of open boxing. Officials of the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) admitted having serious talks with Pacquiao ...
Jun 30, 2020
IS a crack showing in the long partnership between Olympic-bound Eumir Felix Marcial and the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP)?Marcial doesn't think so, maintaining that he has the highest regard for the officials of the boxing ...
May 27, 2020
ASSOCIATION of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) president Ricky Vargas finally talked face-to-face with Olympic bet Eumir Marcial, who is torn between pursuing his bid for a gold medal in the Tokyo Games and a potentially lucrative pro career. ...
Apr 24, 2020
CHICAGO - Eumir Marcial is on rarefied air these days. He is hot as a lit firecracker, a glowing boxing gem that could hopefully, finally deliver the Philippines' first-ever Olympic gold medal.So when rumors flew that interested parties from both ...
Apr 15, 2020
THE Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) urged outside parties to better let Eumir Marcial concentrate first on his training and stint in the Tokyo Olympics before offering him options on the path he'd take as far as his ...
Apr 9, 2020
THE Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) has no other recourse but to comply and move forward if and when the Tokyo Olympics is postponed and held in 2021 instead.ABAP secretary-general Ed Picson said the boxing federation understands ...
Mar 24, 2020
ASSOCIATION of Boxing Alliances of the Philippines (ABAP) president Ricky Vargas says the outbreak of the coronavirus has hampered the Philippine boxing team's preparations for the Tokyo Olympics."Nalulungkot lang ako sa nangyayari kasi ang ganda na ng momentum, tapos ganito ...
Mar 19, 2020
NESTHY Petecio's bid to clinch a berth in the Tokyo Olympics has also been put on hold.Ihe International Olympic Committee (IOC) Boxing Task Force on Tuesday announced the suspension of the European qualifier in London and all remaining events ...
Mar 17, 2020
THE Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) punched its way to the honor roll list of the SMC-PSA (Philippine Sportswriters Association) Annual Awards Night, claiming the title National Sports Association of the Year.Led by Nesthy Petecio, the Filipino ...
Feb 20, 2020
THE Philippine boxing team shrugged off the threats of the novel coronavirus and is now in Thailand for its two-week training camp as it gears for the coming Asia-Oceania Olympic qualification three weeks from now in Amman, Jordan.The seven- ...
Feb 14, 2020
THE top honcho of the country's boxing association expressed utter disappointment in the Philippines' failed bid to bring here the Asia-Oceania Boxing Qualifying Tournament for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Manny V. Pangilinan, chairman of the Association of Boxing Alliances in ...
Jan 25, 2020
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A wire report came out about the supposed cancellation of the Asia Oceania Boxing Qualifying event in Wuhan, China due to the outbreak of a new Coronavirus.Tokyo-based Kyodo News reported the development Wednesday, saying organizers decided to move the event ...
Jan 22, 2020
THE Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines is closely monitoring the situation in Wuhan, China following an outbreak of pneumonia just weeks before hosting the Asia and Oceania boxing qualifier for this year's Tokyo Olympics.Ed Picson, secretary-general of ...
Jan 14, 2020
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