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Kids off-limit to boxing bouts

DAVAO CITY Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte wants to prohibit children below 16 years old from boxing events and trainings here in the city.
A group of boxers regularly training at the Almendras Gym compound requested the mayor that lighting outside the gym be set up since trainings are done at night. In his television program, Duterte said training boxers at a tender age is detrimental to the welfare of the minors considering the physical rigors they will undergo especially during a bout.

Dili maayo sa bata na pirmi maigo ang ulo (Its not good for a child to always be hit in the head). You are contributing a lot of problem. Stop it,” Duterte said. Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines Davao City chapter president and City Councilor Edgar Ibuyan said they have already instituted measures to regulate the entry of minors in the boxing arena here in the city.

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