History Of Gym
Founded in 1986 by businessman, philanthropist and Godfather of Philippine boxing Mr. Antonio Lopez Aldeguer, the ALA Boxing Gym started out as a small time gym training kids from below average families to become amateur fighters. Decades later, ALA Boxing has evolved into the Philippines’ biggest boxing stable producing the country’s best amateur and professional champions in the ring. What started out as a training ground for a handful of young, aspiring boxers now houses more than fifty fighters and trains more than a hundred local and foreign amateur and professional fighters.
To ensure that each fighter will perform their best and reach their maximum potential, ALA Boxing has nothing less than the finest facilities and support system. The Gym includes two (2) full-size boxing rings, state-of-the-art boxing training gear and equipment, a basketball court and a track oval, and of course, decent airconditioned and non-airconditioned living quarters for all their fighters. Together with Mr. Aldeguer, or ALA as he is known, the Gym is run by Gym Manager Edito Villamor and Boxing Chief Trainer Edmundo Villamor. There are also a team of doctors and coaches on call to make sure that each fighter is in top shape before and after every match.
ALA Boxing Gym has truly become one of the world’s most prestigious boxing organizations and the biggest in the Philippines for two reasons: PASSION and DEDICATION. In their quest for boxing glory and worldwide recognition for Filipino pugilists, ALA is dedicated to the discovery and development of future boxing standouts to accomplish their lifelong dream of having multiple world championships that Filipinos can be proud of.
World Champions Who Trained With ALA
For years, ALA Gym has nurtured some of the Philippines’ boxing greats. The stable has produced Filipino boxing world champions like Gerry Penalosa, Malcom “Eagle Eye” Tunacao, current WBO Minimum Weight World Champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes, IBO champion Noel “The Eel” Tunacao, and WBC Light Flyweight Champion Rodel “Batang Mandaue” Mayol, to name a few.
To this day, ALA Boxing remains steadfast in the search, recruitment and development of the future Filipino boxing champions. The Gym’s amateur grassroots program aims to explore the potential of promising Filipino fighters from all provinces of the country. Since the program’s inception, ALA Gym has already reached out and toured a great number of cities and towns in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, producing numerous amateur champions. Most of these boxers have already moved on to the professional category. The organization will continue to support these young, aspiring fighters who will represent the country someday and become the next Filipino world champions.
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