Asian Boxing Council

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Asian Boxing Council
AbbreviationABCO
Formation1985
TypeFederation of national professional boxing commissions
HeadquartersThailand
Location
Region served
Asia
Membership
20 national members
Official language
English
President
Pol.Gen.Kovid Bhakdibhumi
AffiliationsWorld Boxing Council
Websitehttp://www.asianboxingcouncil.com/

Asian Boxing Council (ABCO) is a professional boxing organization that sanctions title fights in the Greater Asian region.

History[edit]

At the 1985 World Boxing Council (WBC) annual convention in Bangkok, Thailand, the late Sahasombhop Srisomvongse and representatives from Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Qatar, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Jordan, Malaysia and Kuwait launched the Asian Boxing Council (ABCO) as a confederation affiliated with WBC.

After Sahasombhop’s death in 2000, Pol. Gen. Kovid Bhakdibhumi, became President of the WBC Asian Boxing Council.

Purpose[edit]

1. To promote the boxing activities throughout Asia.

2. To organize top rated championship bouts for the great Asian fighters.

3. To supervise the safe competition in Asian region.

Members[edit]

20 national members.

Key Persons[edit]

Position: Name: Nationality:
President Pol.Gen.Kovid Bhakdibhumi Thailand
Vice President Col. Damrong Simakajornboon Thailand
Secretary General Kevin P. Noone Republic of Ireland

Current ABCO title holders[edit]

Weight class: Greater Asian Champion: Asian Continental Champion: Female Champion:
Atomweight (for female boxing only) (for female boxing only) Japan Momoko Kanda
Strawweight Thailand Satanmuanglek CP Freshmart vacant vacant
Junior flyweight Thailand Pongsaklek Nakornluang Hong Kong Raymond Poon vacant
Flyweight vacant Philippines Ardin Diale Thailand vacant
Super flyweight Hong Kong Rex Tso Thailand Nawaphon Nakornluang China
Bantamweight Thailand saenganan Nakornluang Philippines vacant
Super bantamweight vacant Indonesia Sonny Manakane vacant
Featherweight vacant vacant vacant
Junior lightweight Thailand Pharanpetch Tor Buamas Philippines Michael Farenas Hong Kong Wong Ka Man
Lightweight Japan Tosho Makoto Aoki vacant vacant
Junior welterweight Thailand Ekapol Singwancha vacant vacant
Welterweight Kazakhstan Roman Zhailauov Thailand Sirimongkol Singwangcha vacant
Junior middleweight Philippines Dennis Laurente Australia Tim Tszyu vacant
Middleweight Australia Les Sherrington vacant vacant
Super middleweight vacant Australia Zac Dunn vacant
Light heavyweight Russia Dmitry Sukhotsky vacant vacant
Cruiserweight Russia Maxim Maslov Australia Adam Lovelock vacant
Heavyweight United States Billy Wright Russia Evgeny Orlov vacant

ABCO Awards[edit]

Year: Boxer of the year: Promoter of the year:
2005 Thailand Saenghiran Lookbanyai Thailand Virat Vachararattanawongsi
2006 Thailand David Nakornluang Thailand Pariyakorn Ratanasuban
2007 Thailand Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo Kazakhstan Yerik Jailauov
2008 Kazakhstan Beibut Shumenov Russia German Titov
2009 Thailand Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo Thailand Surachart Pisitwutthinan
2010 Thailand Terdsak Kokietgym Thailand Surachart Pisitwutthinan
2011 Thailand Kompayak Porpramook Thailand Surachart Pisitwutthinan
2012 China Xiong Zhao Zhong Thailand Kokiet Panichyarom
2013 Thailand Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Thailand Surachart Pisitwutthinan
2014 Thailand Suriyan Sor Rungvisai Thailand Surachart Pisitwutthinan
2015 Thailand Nawaphon Por Chokchai Thailand Kokiet Panichyarom

Other regional WBC federations[edit]

External links[edit]