CEBU CITY, Philippines – In an effort to professionalize and to make the boxing officiating in Cebu and Central Visayas, the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) is holding a 3-day boxing officiating seminar for Referee and Judges on April 17-19, 2020 at the Hotel Fortuna.
The event is organized by ABAP-Central Visayas Regional Director Lorenzo “Chao” Sy in coordination with ABAP National and the Philippine Sports Commission, in order to upgrade and refresh the knowledge of the participants or the rules and regulations of amateur boxing.
“Our number one purpose is mainly to upgrade the officiating capabilities of our boxing officials. Beginners are also welcome since we lacked boxing officials who are competent and adept with the boxing rules. There are revisions to the rules that needed to be learned,” Sy announced during the SCOOP-Cebu Forum held at Hotel Fortuna Function Room.
Sy noted that no Cebuano amateur boxing referee/judge that were currently in the ranks of ABAP National Officials, who officiated in National or Regional Batang Pinoy tournaments and the Philippine National Games.
“We hope that through this seminar we can have new officiating officials from Cebu who can officiate in national events. However, one of the objectives of this seminar is to professionalize the ranks of our officiating. We wanted to promote the safety of our boxers by having competent and knowledgeable officials,” added Sy.
Tapped as resource persons in this 3-day seminar were Ludy Therese Ceriales, who is a 3-Star AIBA Referee/Judge and the first and only International Female R/J, and Alvin Azucena who is a nationally accredited referee/judge.
The registration fee is P1,000.00 per person. For out-of-town participants, Sy is offering a P6,000 package inclusive of hotel accommodation, for 3-days, meals and registration fees.
For more details and inquiry visit the ABAP Central Visayas Facebook page. /RCM