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Asian Boxing Council

Asian Boxing Council
Abbreviation ABCO
Formation 1985
Type Federation of national professional boxing commissions
Headquarters Thailand
Location
Region served Asia
Membership 20 national members
Official language English
President Pol.Gen.Kovid Bhakdibhumi
Affiliations World Boxing Council
Website http://www.asianboxingcouncil.com/

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

History

At the 1985 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 attended the historic meeting which all of they earned the distinction of launching the Asian Boxing Council (ABCO) as a confederation affiliated with World Boxing Council. It promoted and created many world champions throughout the region and it also played a major role in spreading the sport.

After Sahasombhop’s demise in 2000 the duty fell on Pol. Gen. Kovid Bhakdibhumi, the current ABCO President.

Purpose

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

20 national members.

Key Persons

Position: Name: Nationality:
President Pol.Gen.Kovid Bhakdibhumi
Vice President Zhao Shu Ging
Vice President Edward Tangarajah
Vice President Gen.Chira Navisthrira
Vice President Altynbek Nurdauletov
Secretary General Patrick Cusick
Executive Secretary Col.Damrong Simakajornboon

Current ABCO title holders

Weight class: Greater Asian Champion: Asian Continental Champion: Female Champion:
Atomweight (for female boxing only) (for female boxing only) Momoko Kanda
Strawweight vacant vacant vacant
Junior flyweight Richard Claveras vacant Rika Matsumoto
Flyweight Nawaphon Sor Rungvisai Raymond Tabugon Buakaew Onesongchaigym
Super flyweight Myung-goo Yuh Rex Tso Tamami Tor Buamas
Bantamweight Suriyan Sor Rungvisai Tepparith Singwancha vacant
Super bantamweight Arjie Toquero Qiu Xiao Jun vacant
Featherweight vacant vacant vacant
Junior lightweight Pharanpetch Tor Buamas Michael Farenas Wong Ka Man
Lightweight Tosho Makoto Aoki vacant vacant
Junior welterweight Ekapol Singwancha vacant vacant
Welterweight Roman Zhailauov Sirimongkol Singwangcha vacant
Junior middleweight Dennis Laurente Ben Capps vacant
Middleweight Les Sherrington vacant vacant
Super middleweight vacant Zac Dunn vacant
Light heavyweight Dmitry Sukhotsky vacant vacant
Cruiserweight Maxim Maslov Adam Lovelock vacant
Heavyweight Billy Wright Evgeny Orlov vacant

ABCO Awards

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

Other regional WBC federations

External links

  • Official site
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