Ed Picson - updates

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PH boxing targets 20 events in 2019 SEA Games

Sep 19, 2018 - 10:45 AM

This may be the first time the Southeast Asian Games will include junior events in the boxing tournament

20 EVENTS. 20 gold medals are set to be up for grabs in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games boxing tournament. Photo courtesy of Asian Games PH media pool

Dismayed PH boxing team slams 'atrocious' Asiad shenanigans

Sep 01, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Philippine boxing official Ed Picson says a lot of 'strange things' happened in the 2018 Asian Games boxing competitions

HEAD BUTT. Filipino boxer Rogen Ladon ends up as a wounded silver medalist. Photo from Asian Games media pool

Fernandez suffers KO after controversial Petecio loss

Aug 25, 2018 - 11:16 PM

Philippine boxing absorbs another blow in the 2018 Asian Games

CONTROVERSIAL. Filipina featherweight Nesthy Petecio loses to China’s Yin Jun Hua in a contentious decision. Photo by Asian Games media pool

Fil-British boxer John Marvin ready to 'smash up' foes at SEA Games

Aug 03, 2017 - 11:46 AM

Light heavyweight boxers are a rarity in the Philippines but John Marvin hopes to prove he s worth keeping around when he competes at the 2017 SEA Games

INTERNATIONAL DUTY. Light heavyweight John Marvin hopes to become a permanent fixture of the national boxing team, but understands it all comes down to his first shot at the 2017 SEA Games. Photo by Toby Roca/Rappler

MVP, Vargas re-elected to ABAP positions

Mar 06, 2017 - 2:59 PM

Ricky Vargas pledges to initiate more local tournaments in the countryside expand grassroots development of boxers

RE-ELECTED. Members of the ABAP Board of Trustees pose after their elections Saturday afternoon. Among the officers in photo are: Rep. Raul Daza, vice-chairman; Ricky Vargas, president; Patrick Gregorio, vice-president, Atty Oscar Moreno Jr., treasurer and Ed Picson, secretary-general/executive director. Also in photo are POC Secretary-General Stephen Hontiveros and PSC Commissioner Ramon Fernandez. Contributed photo

Rio 2016: Charly Suarez

Jul 22, 2016 - 2:00 AM

Lightweight boxer Charly Suarez brings punching power and a decade of international experience as he represents the Philippines at the 2016 Olympics

Charly Suarez (R) is making his Olympic debut 20 years after he first started boxing. File photo from AFP

PH boxer Eumir Marcial crashes out of Olympic qualifiers

Jun 18, 2016 - 7:28 PM

The Philippines will send just two boxers to the Rio Games after the number one seeded welterweight loses to his German foe

OUT. Eumir Marcial exits from the Olympic qualifier after losing a split decision to a German foe. Photo by Rafael Bandayrel/Rappler

PH boxer Bautista eliminated at Olympic qualifier

Jun 17, 2016 - 6:35 PM

Eumir Marcial is the Philippines only boxer left at the World Olympic qualifier after Ian Clark Bautista loses in the first round to a Spanish boxer

Flyweight Ian Clark Bautista dropped a decision to his Spanish opponent in Azerbaijan. File photo by Rafael Bandayrel/Rappler

Kiwi boxer Milnes brings Filipino flavor to Olympic qualifiers

Jun 17, 2016 - 1:09 PM

Chad Milnes may be representing New Zealand but the half Filipino boxer will be cheering on his kumpares from the Philippine team

FILIPINO KIWI. Chad Milnes, who is half Filipino on his mother's side, has been getting closer to his "motherland" in preparation for the AIBA World Olympic qualification event. Photo by Exxon Ruebe/Rappler

PH boxers Marcial, Bautista fight for Olympic dream

Jun 16, 2016 - 12:19 PM

For Eumir Marcial and Ian Clark Bautista their Olympic dreams come down to one final qualifying tournament in Azerbaijan

GOLDEN DREAMS. Eumir Marcial (pictured) and Ian Clark Bautista will try to add to the Philippines' boxing delegation at the Rio Olympics

PH boxer Fernandez withdraws from Olympic qualifier due to cataracts

Jun 14, 2016 - 3:21 PM

The Philippines will field just two boxers to the final Olympic qualifier after Mario Fernandez withdraws with an eye injury

SIDELINED. Filipino boxer Mario Fernandez (L), seen during the 2013 SEA Games, has begged from the Olympic qualifiers due to cataracts. File photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Pacquiao given thumbs down on Olympics in Rappler poll

May 26, 2016 - 8:06 PM

The people had their say and they re saying Manny Pacquiao shouldn t compete at the 2016 Olympics

SENATOR PACMAN. Most respondents were just fine with Manny Pacquiao not fighting at the 2016 Olympics. File photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

Pacquiao would have to drop to junior welterweight for Olympics

May 22, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Manny Pacquiao would have to move from his usual welterweight class to junior welterweight if he accepts a wild card entry to the 2016 Olympics

GOLD HUNT. Manny Pacquiao, seen during his Senate proclamation on May 19, could bring star power to the Philippines' Olympic delegation. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Nesthy Petecio holds her head high despite Olympic Qualifying loss

Mar 30, 2016 - 5:09 PM

The Davao del Sur native may not have qualified for the 2016 Olympics but she has made lots of progress for women s boxing in the Philippines

Nesthy Petecio, seen during the 2015 SEA Games, wants to continue winning medals for the Philippines despite falling short in the Asian-Oceanian qualifiers. File photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Filipino boxers Ladon, Marcial, Suarez seeded at Olympic Qualifiers

Mar 26, 2016 - 1:36 PM

Rogen Ladon and Eumir Marcial are the number one seeds in China while Charly Suarez is seeded number two

OLYMPIC DREAMS. Eumir Marcial, Charly Suarez and Rogen Ladon are among the Filipinos aiming for an Olympic berth in China.

Rizal Memorial Coliseum may soon be just a memory

Sep 16, 2015 - 1:50 PM

Many of the legendary sporting events of Philippine history took place at the complex on Vito Cruz St but years of indifference have left its future in doubt

Olympics still a distant dream for Philippines SEA Games medalists

Jun 18, 2015 - 6:52 PM

The Philippines has the dubious distinction of being the country with the most Olympic medals without a single gold

Eumir Marcial lands a straight left on Jia Wey Tay of Singapore en route to winning the welterweight title at this year's SEA Games. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Can the PH boxing team win 8 gold medals? 'It's very possible'

Jun 09, 2015 - 3:38 PM

The Philippines will compete in 8 of the 11 SEA Games boxing gold medal matches on Wednesday June 10 with a chance to equal their gold medal haul from the 2005 Games

Nesthy Petecio of Davao del Sur will be one of 8 Filipinos to compete in the SEA Games boxing finals. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

PH boxer Gabuco on track for SEA Games 4-peat

Jun 08, 2015 - 5:33 PM

Josie Gabuco who has won a gold medal at every SEA Games since 2009 is one win away from a fourth title at the biennial event

GOLDEN GIRL. Josie Gabuco (L) has ruled women's boxing at the SEA Games since 2009. Photo by Mohd Fyrol/AFP

PH boxers march through Asian Games opening round

Sep 25, 2014 - 8:40 PM

Five of the first six boxers from the Philippine team advanced to the next round with victories in the Asian Games boxing tournament

Filipino boxer Charly Suarez lands a left hand on Uzekistan’s Elnur Abduraimov during Wednesday's lightweight bout. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Philippine boxers receive favorable draw at Asian Games

Sep 23, 2014 - 11:38 PM

The Philippine national team received what it feels to be a favorable draw as boxing action begins at the Incheon Asian Games

Charly Suarez (L) will face Alnur Abdurimov of Uzbekistan in the first round of Asian Games boxing. File photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

Cash incentives, pride fuel PH boxers at Asian Games

Sep 18, 2014 - 7:53 PM

With a P3 million reward for a gold medal and respect from the international boxing community at stake the Philippine team looks to make its mark in Incheon

Charly Suarez (L) is one of the Philippines’ most experienced bets in the Asian Games boxing competition. Photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

Malaysia pulls out of PH boxing meet

Mar 10, 2013 - 8:13 PM

A Malaysian youth boxing team cancelled a trip to Subic due to the armed conflict in Sabah an official said

MALAYSIA-PH CONFLICT. The conflict in Sabah is spilling over into youth sports like boxing. Graphic by Bobert Elyas