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ARQ fighters relish new home

Emmanuel B. Villaruel - The Freeman

CEBU, Philippines —  The members of ARQ Boxing family got an added dose of morale-booster in their quest to make a name in the Philippine fight scene and hopefully fulfill all their dreams in life someday.

This after they found a new home, a modest training ground especially built for them by their big boss Jason Arquisola who, together with his wife Eva Mari, established ARQ Stable and Promotions early this year to give hope and provide livelihood to the boxing community at this time of pandemic.

Given a more spacious and fully equipped gym with air-conditioned quarters located in Barangay. Tigbao, Talamban, Cebu City, the ARQ boxers couldn’t ask for more.

“Dako gyud kaayo mi og pasalamat sa among big boss nga si sir Jason Arquisola kay gibuhatan mi og bag-ong gym. Hamugaway kaayo ug mura na gani mi og mauwaw kay gikumpletohan mi sa tanan namong mga panginahanglan,” said OPBF Silver flyweight champion April Jay “Astroboy” Abne, ARQ’s standard-bearer.

“Grabi kaayo ang suporta nga gihatag sa amoa bisan og naa ta ron sa pandemiya mao nang maka-ingon ko nga suwerti kaayo mi,” chimed in light flyweight prospect John Paul Gabunilas.

ARQ chief trainer Eldo Apawan Cortes assured that all they can do to reciprocate the good things bestowed upon them by their handlers is to strive even harder to deliver what is expected of them in the days ahead.

“Sobra-sobra kaayo ang suporta ngari namo labi na sa mga boxers,” said Cortes. “Wala mi laing ikabalos kondili ang paghatag ra gyud og dungog sa ARQ Boxing ug among paninguhaon nga ma-abot namo ang amo pangandoy.””

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