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Cebu boxers dominate Abap tilt

Cebu boxers shone in the quarterfinal round of the 2014 PLDT-Abap Visayas Area boxing tournament at the Maasin City gym here Friday.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Amateur,Boxing / MMA,Headlines,Section | Read More »

Philippines pulls out of Thai boxing tournament

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The Philippines pulled out of the Asian Youth Championships set in Bangkok, Thailand due to the political tension there, the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) announced Friday.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Asian boxing federation honors Abap, pug Marcial

Philippine amateur boxing received twin recognition from the Asian Boxing Confederation recently as boxer Eumir Felix Marcial won the Best Asian Youth Boxer of the Year award and the Subic-Asian Youth Championships in March took the plum for Best Asian Competition for 2013.

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

No US scholarship for young Paras

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THEY expected only three to four gold medals from the ongoing Burma (Myanmar) Southeast Asian Games, said Abap (Association of Boxing Alliances of the Philippines) secretary general Pato Gregorio. So when the Philippine boxers brought home three, they were not really that disappointed, although Abap president Ricky Vargas said we could have won double that number if not for hometown decisions.

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in Basketball,Commentary,Featured Columns,Headlines,In Huddle,Section | Read More »

Petecio wins gold; Cantancio, Gabuco settle for silver in China Open

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Nesthy Petecio (left) and Josie Gabuco show off their medals

Lightweight Nesthy Petecio did not let her huge height disadvantage get in the way of her goal.

Posted: June 22nd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Abap still on a ‘learning curve’

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BUSINESS tycoon Manny V. Pangilinan has not exactly showered local amateur boxers with an embarrassment of riches.

Posted: June 2nd, 2013 in Commentary,Featured Columns,Headlines,Section,Southpaw | Read More »

High hopes for PH youth ring bets

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FORMER world junior champion Eumir Felix Marcial headlines the formidable PLDT Abap national youth team seeing action in the 2013 ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championship starting tomorrow at the Subic gym in Zambales.

Posted: March 9th, 2013 in Amateur,Boxing / MMA,Headlines,Section | Read More »

Saludar, Davao Del Norte rule Abap tilt

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Asian Games standout Victorio Saludar III moved on the threshold of regaining his Philippine team slot Friday night as he helped Davao del Norte rule the PLDT-Abap National Open Boxing Championships at Maasin City Gym.

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Amateur,Boxing / MMA,Headlines,Section | Read More »

Barriga gets advice from Manny V. Pangilinan, father

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Mark Anthony Barriga takes the next step to his Olympic dream on Saturday armed with advice from two of his biggest supporters.

Posted: August 4th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Boxing’s our best Olympic medal hope, and boy does it look dim now

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What was that again? All you need to hit the jackpot is one ticket? Well that may work in lottery, even against million-to-one odds. But in sports? Even with a generous financial backer helping tilt supposedly better odds toward you? I’m not quite sure. I’m not discounting come-from-behind dramas or fairy-tale endings but from where [...]

Posted: April 13th, 2012 in Beat Box Corner,Blog,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

MisOr pugs rule National Amateur tilt

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Prime prospect Juniel Lacar and Jenniver Flores trounced their respective rivals in Wednesday night’s finals to complete Misamis Oriental’s romp in the 2012 PLDT-Abap National Open Boxing Championships at the Cogon Gymnasium here.

Posted: March 8th, 2012 in Amateur,Boxing / MMA,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

MisOr fighters dominate, bag 5 gold medals

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isamis Oriental flaunted its might Wednesday, grabbing five of the first 17 gold medals disputed in the 2012 PLDT-Abap National Amateur Boxing Championships at the Cogon Gymnasium here.

Posted: March 8th, 2012 in Amateur,Boxing / MMA,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Davao del Norte boxers grab 11 gold medals

Egged on by the hometown crowd, boxers from Davao del Norte bagged 11 gold medals in the PLDT-Abap Mindanao tournament at the New Pandan covered court here.

Posted: December 16th, 2011 in Amateur,Boxing / MMA,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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