Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines

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Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines
Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines.png
SportAmateur Boxing
AffiliationInternational Boxing Association, Philippine Olympic Committee
HeadquartersRizal Memorial Sports Complex, P. Ocampo Sr. St., Malate, Manila, Metro Manila
PresidentVictorico P. Vargas
Chief ExecManny V. Pangilinan
SecretaryEd Picson
SponsorPLDT, Smart Communications, Maynilad, MVP Sports Foundation

The Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (formerly Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines until 2013), or ABAP, is the governing body for amateur boxing in the Philippines.


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.[1]

On August 9, 2016, ABAP President Victorio Vargas, who served as the head of the boxing NSA for 8 years, announced that he will step down from his position and called for an immediate election of the new set of officers, following the dismal performance of two boxers, Charly Suarez and Rogen Ladon in the boxing competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[2] However, it did not materialized. On March 4, 2017, Vargas and Manny Pangilinan were re-elected in their respective positions as President and Chairman of ABAP in their elections.[3]

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  1. ^ "ABAP holds elections as new boxing association". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 2014-02-08.
  2. ^ Ramos, Gerry (August 9, 2016). "Abap leadership change looms as Ricky Vargas calls for election after Rio letdown". Sports Interactive Network Philippines. Retrieved August 9, 2016.
  3. ^ "MVP, Vargas re-elected to ABAP positions". Rappler. March 6, 2017. Retrieved March 9, 2017.

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