The Affiliation of Boxing Alliances within the Philippines (ABAP) has been working double time to ship Olympic hopefuls and qualifiers to a coaching camp in Thailand within the midst of the pandemic.
ABAP secretary common Ed Picson mentioned if issues fall into place, choose Filipino boxers together with Olympic-bound Irish Magno would practice for 2 months at a facility in Muaklek, a two-hour drive from Bangkok beginning in February.
“Our counterparts there are working feverishly to make this occur,” Picson advised Manila Bulletin, including that they obtained a proposal from the Thailand Boxing Federation final November.
He mentioned the unique plan was to ship the PH squad final December, however they have been confronted with challenges in engaged on Thailand’s stringent necessities on journey protocols as a result of pandemic.
Regardless of the delay, each the Thailand and PH boxing associations are teaming as much as push by way of with the camp in time for the Olympic qualifier.
The boxers are solely taking a look at competing within the World Olympic Qualifying Match in June in Paris, France the place three to 5 slots are at stake relying on the burden division.
The 2021 Tokyo Olympics is scheduled July 23 to Aug eight.
For the time being, the Philippine Sports activities Fee (PSC) is arranging a coaching bubble for 3 fight sports activities together with boxing on the Encourage Sports activities Academy in Calamba, Laguna early this 12 months.
“They (PSC) are concentrating on Jan. 9 or 10 because the dates for them to be again in Manila from their provinces,” Picson mentioned.
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