Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines

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Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines
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Sport Amateur Boxing
Founded 1977
Affiliation International Boxing Association, Philippine Olympic Committee
Headquarters Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, P. Ocampo Sr. St., Malate, Manila, Metro Manila
Location Philippines
President Victorio P. Vargas
Chief Exec Manny V. Pangilinan
Secretary Patrick Gregorio
Sponsor PLDT, Smart Communications, Maynilad, MVP Sports Foundation

The Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (formerly Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines) (ABAP) is the governing body of amateur boxing in the Philippines.


The ABAP's current goal is for the country to win its first ever Olympic gold medal in boxing, to be recognized as one of the world's boxing powers as well as to improve the image of the Philippines abroad. With this purpose, it has been conducting information campaigns among local government units who are interested in amateur boxing and wish to organize boxing tournaments. The organization also has an ongoing accreditation campaign for young referees, with workshops and examinations being administered countrywide.[1]


Former ABAP logo (1977-2013)

On May 30, 2013, ABAP held its first general assembly and organizational elections at the Quezon City Sports Club. ABAP also renamed itself and became the "Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines". The name change was mandated by the International Boxing Association, which dropped the word "amateur" in all organizations under its aegis.[2]



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  1. ^ "About ABAP". Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  2. ^ "ABAP holds elections as new boxing association". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 

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