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Filipino APB talent Mark Barriga: “Boxing is my life!”

Lausanne, Switzerland, 15 June 2013 – Another AIBA Pro Boxing (APB) “Boxer of the Week” campaign week was wrapped up with an exclusive fan-generated interview. This time the attention was on the young Filipino boxer Mark Barriga, the country’s main hope for a first ever Olympic gold, which the Philippines people hope will finally come in Rio.

Barriga hopes to secure his place at the next Games whilst competing in the revolutionary pro-style boxing competition, APB.

The 20-year old Light Flyweight (46-49kg) managed to find a few minutes in his tight training schedule ahead of the APB competition launch to answer his fans’ questions, which were posted this week on the AIBA Pro Boxing facebook account (

In his interview, the Filipino APB hopeful speaks about his passion for boxing. “Boxing is my entire life”, he said, admitting that he even left his university studies to dedicate himself completely to his beloved sport.

Barriga will soon be exciting boxing fans across the globe in his APB bouts, to get to know him better read the text of the full interview at the AIBA website:

AIBA will continue to unveil its APB boxers through the AIBA Pro Boxing (APB) “Boxer of the Week” campaign on facebook and Twitter next week. Don’t miss a unique chance to put your questions to one of the best Bantamweight (50-54 kg) fighters in the World, APB boxer and World Series of Boxing “Mexico Guerreros” star – Elias Emigdio !

APB’s “Boxer of the Week” campaign was launched on May 13th. It is designed to unveil the entire APB boxers’ roster athlete by athlete.

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