WILL the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) still pursue seeing action in the Asian Elite Men and Women Boxing Championships after Dubai was named new host of the May 21 to June 1 meet on Wednesday?ABAP President Ricky ...
Apr 28, 2021
GENEBERT Basadre, a bemedalled member of the Philippine amateur boxing team, has died days after collapsing in a basketball pick-up game. He was 35.The bronze medalist of the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar collapsed at home after a pick- ...
Apr 25, 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
IT would have been a blockbuster fight had it been made during their primes.But legendary fighters Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr facing in an eight-round exhibition match will purely be for entertainment and some money on the side especially ...
Jul 24, 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
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 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
THERE'S no Christmas break for the Philippine national boxing team even after their successful campaign in the Southeast Asian Games.Social media posts by national boxers showed that members of the boxing team as well as their coaches continued on with ...
Dec 25, 2019
PHILIPPINE Olympic Committee (POC) president Ricky Vargas' top lieutenant lashed out at a group allied with former president Peping Cojuangco which he said is solely focused on a power grab rather than the country's preparations for the 2019 Southeast Asian ...
May 28, 2019
TOP officials of the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) left for Moscow on Monday to attend the AIBA Congress where the future of the sport ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be tackled.ABAP president Ricky Vargas and ...
Oct 30, 2018
AS their fellow Filipino boxers fight for gold medals in the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia, two others attempt to do the same in the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Hamburg, Germany.The duo of Olympian Rogen Ladon and Dannel Maamo ...
Aug 21, 2017
PUERTO PRINCESA - After its surprise two-gold medal haul, the Philippines settled for fourth place in the just-concluded 2017 ASBC Asian Junior Boxing Championships topped by regional power Kazakhstan.Karl De La Pena and John Vincent Pangga delivered the two gold ...
Aug 8, 2017
WHILE the country's elite boxers gear up for the Southeast Asian Games and the World Championships, the young guns are also primed to compete in the Asian Junior Boxing Championships from Aug. 1 to 8 in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.Boxers from ...
Jul 11, 2017
THE Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines has hit out at the meddling of Philippine Olympic Committee president Jose 'Peping' Cojuangco in its affairs during a Senate sports committee hearing on Tuesday.Abap executive director Ed Picson questioned Cojuangco's interference ...
Nov 29, 2016
SENSING a new leadership is needed in the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (Abap) following another disappointing showing in the Rio Olympics, Ricky Vargas said he is ready to step down as president as he called for an immediate election. ...
Aug 9, 2016
THE Amateur Boxing Alliances of the Philippines has been informed that Manny Pacquiao has decided to pass up on the chance to go for gold in the Rio Olympic Games to focus on 'legislative work,' Abap executive director Ed Picson ...
May 27, 2016
The Association of Boxing Alliances of the Philippines (ABAP) will respect whatever decision Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao will arrive at as the deadline looms for the submission of entries to the last Olympic qualifier in Baku, Azerbaijan."Sen. Pacquiao has already ...
May 25, 2016
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