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ALA Boxing draws curtain call

Donnie Nietes is one of the main men of ALA Boxing recently. HBO (file photo)
By Mark Mañez

MANILA - ALA Boxing finally drew its curtains down after more than three decades of producing world-caliber pugilists and bringing them closer to Filipino fight fans all over.

In their official statement on Tuesday night, the pandemic, along with the closure of longtime broadcast partner ABS-CBN, has affected their operations and its future.

Also stated is the release of all its boxers currently in their stable, to further widen up their search for greener pastures outside ALA.

ALA Boxing has been responsible for honing up and maintaining the careers of Donnie "Ahas" Nietes, AJ "Bazooka" Banal, Z "The Dream" Gorres, and Rey "Boomboom" Bautista.

Their main event "Pinoy Pride" also went into leaps and bounds, even as far as staging their fight cards to Dubai, UAE and the United States.

They have also created partnerships with more prestigious boxing promoters in their title fights such as Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank Boxing.

The statement also thanked all their staff, particularly their boxers and trainers who have selflessly invested their time and energy during the past 35 years.

They also thanked the fans, boxing organizations, as well as the media in promoting further their brand.

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