Mon. May 23rd, 2022


MANILA, Philippines—Former ABAP secretary-general Rogelio “Roger” Fortaleza  passed away Thursday morning after a lingering illness. He was 62.

Fortaleza was a member of the Fortaleza boxing brothers that included Ricardo, Reynaldo and Renato. They were stalwarts of the famed FEU boxing team of the 70’s.

Until his death, Roger was a 3-star International Referee-Judge. As a national boxer, his career was highlighted by a silver medal in the 1977 SEA Games.

ABAP president Ed Picson says the entire boxing community “ mourns the death of a dedicated boxing man and a good friend.”

Fortaleza is survived by wife Rosemarie and children Renzanne, Reygel and Edrian.

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