In recognition of this milestone, AIBA is extremely excited to launch the APB website with official profiles of the boxers competing in the richly talented light flyweight category (49kg).
The APB light flyweights include well-known boxing stars as the Kazakh, gold medalist at the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Almaty in 2013; Birzhan Zhakypov, silver medalist at the AIBA World Boxing Championships Baku 2011; Jonghun Shin from Korea; Mark Anthony Barriga, the Filipino London 2012 Olympian who is the biggest hope to win the first Olympic medal for his country in 2016; and gold medalist at the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships Yerevan 2012, Chinese Southpaw Lu Bin.
Profiles of boxers in each weight division will be unveiled periodically in separate announcements, and a full list of profiles for APB boxers in all weight categories will be published on the website in September.
In the meantime, APB cordially invites all fans to take part in our social media event on our Twitter and Facebook pages to have their say, and to let us know which fights they are most looking forward to in the 49kg division.
We look forward to bringing you more APB-related news in the run-up to the start of the AIBA Pro Boxing tournament through our fantastic new website and social media channels.