ABAP coach Boy Velasco retires

Boxing coach Nolito “Boy” Velasco is retiring from the ABAP national team effective December 31, 2021.

In a letter to the national boxing federation, the longtime boxing trainer said he was “looking forward to enjoy my retirement with my family, as I give them the time and effort I missed because of working.”

Velasco, 58, is the elder brother of Olympic boxing medalists Roel (bronze, Barcelona ‘92) and Mansueto “Onyok” (silver, Atlanta ‘96).

ABAP accepted his request for retirement in a letter signed by president Ricky Vargas and secretary-general Ed Picson.

The two officials wished Velasco “well in your future endeavors.”