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Thank you, ALA

“After 35 years, ALA Boxing (ALA Promotions and ALA Gym) would like to say Farewell and Thank you to our supporters from all over the world,” read the opening line of the letter disseminated to the media last Tuesday. The two-combination punches of COVID-19 and ABS-CBN’s closure have knocked-out ALA Boxing. But like many KOs… Continue reading Thank you, ALA

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ALA: From Cebu to the world

Thirty years since the inception of the ALA Boxing Gym in Alang-Alang, Mandaue City by its founder Antonio Lopez Aldeguer, whose initials bear the company’s name, it has staged promotion after promotion on Philippine soil, produced world champions like Gerry Peñalosa and Malcolm Tuñacao, became the pride of Cebu with “Pinoy Pride,” as it traveled… Continue reading ALA: From Cebu to the world

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Michael Aldeguer: ALA invades USA

(Michael Aldeguer with California State Athletic Commission Executive Officer Andy Foster) No promotional boxing outfit from Asia had ever secured a U.S. license before. Many have tried but all have failed. Until now. It took Michael P. Aldeguer years and years of shuttling back and forth California and Cebu; thousands of dollars of phone bills and… Continue reading Michael Aldeguer: ALA invades USA

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MMA vs. Boxing

Last Thursday, I posed a query: Is Mixed Martial Arts more brutal than boxing? Fellow sportswriter (of The Freeman) and amateur MMA fighter Lemuel Maglinte admits his bias for his sport: “MMA is safer. Though it can be seen as more violent and barbaric, MMA is three to five minutes per round, while boxing has… Continue reading MMA vs. Boxing

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When will Cebu host the Palaro again?

It’s been two decades and one year since Cebu City last hosted the Palarong Pambansa. The nation’s premier sports meet that gathers the top elementary and high school athletes under one tournament, the Palaro was last hosted by Cebu 21 summers ago. Joy Augustus Young was the architect of the 1994 Palaro. Here’s an article… Continue reading When will Cebu host the Palaro again?

Michael Aldeguer: ALA flies to Dubai

Over 450,000 Filipinos reside in Dubai. Working in the fields of construction, retail, I.T., tourism, medicine, architecture and more, our fellow Filipinos comprise a huge population in Dubai. With this backdrop, the Antonio Lopez Aldeguer Promotions has decided to launch its first-ever international event at the most populous city of the United Arab Emirates. “The… Continue reading Michael Aldeguer: ALA flies to Dubai

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Should DepEd scrap boxing?

Jonas is dead. Only 16, he is forever gone. Not by accident. Not by disease. Not by Yolanda or some type of calamity or 7.2 earthquake — but because of this cruel sport that may not be for kids. Jonas Joshua Garcia wasn’t supposed to box. It was his twin brother Ralph Raven who was… Continue reading Should DepEd scrap boxing?

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