Golovkin: If Canelo Doesn’t Want To Fight, I Want The WBO Belt



By Miguel Rivera

IBF, IBO, WBC, WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) is hoping to fight at least three to four times per year.

Because of drawn out negotiations, Golovkin has only fought twice twice per year in 2016 and 2017. Prior to that, he was fighting three to four times a year.

In 2017, he won a very close twelve round unanimous over Daniel Jacobs in March at New York’s Madison Square Garden, and then came back in September to fight to a twelve round split draw with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

There are ongoing discussions for Golovkin to face Canelo in a rematch on May 5th, likely at T-Mobile. Both sides are on board with the fight, but right now it’s all about the financial terms coming together.

Last month, Canelo was officially  made the mandatory challenger to Golovkin’s WBC title. The next fighter in line for a crack at that belt is undefeated contender Jermall Charlo.

If that rematch falls through, then Golovkin would like to unify all of the middleweight belts – and there is only one remaining, the WBO title.

Next month, WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders will travel to Canada to defend his title against former IBF champion David Lemieux. Golovkin stopped Lemieux two years ago to pick up the IBF strap.

Saunders has already made it clear that if he beats Lemieux, then the next fight he wants would be Golovkin – unless GGG was defeated by Canelo.

“I would love to fight three or four times a year but I know it’s difficult. If Canelo does not want the fight, then obviously I would love to unify. I can not put pressure on the WBO champion but if he wants I will be willing because my dream is to have all the titles,” Golovkin said to ESPN Deportes.

Valentin and Santillan face to face

Tampa, FL: NABO welterweight Champion “Hurricane” Sammy Valentin and challenger Giovanni “Gallo de Oro” Santillan went face to face at press conference at the Children’s Cancer Center in anticipation of their clash of this Friday, July 7th at the A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa, Florida. Valentin, 22, a Bay Area Title hopeful of puertorrican heritage, is ranked #9 by the WBO and has a record of 12-0-9 KO’s. Santillan, 25, hails from San Diego, California of Mexican roots is a former NABF Champion and spots an unblemished record of 21-0-11 KO’s. This battle between undefeated prospects is schedule for 10 rounds with Valentin’s title at stake. 
Also on hand WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel who will supervise the bout, took the opportunity and made a $3,000.00 dollar donation on behalf of the organization to the Children’s Cancer Center for the second year in a row. This years donation was made in memory of former WBO ratings chairman Luis Perez who passed away last December 28 after battling with the disease.
In a special attraction local female sensation Noemi “La Rebelde” Bosques will face Sonia Osorio in another classic battle between Puerto Rico and Mexico schedule for 6 rounds in the super flyweight division.
5 more fights on the card. Doors open at 7PM, first fight 8:00 PM. The A La Carte Pavilion is located @ 4050 Dana Shore Drive, Tampa, FL. For Information and Tickets call 813-454-7800. Valentin Vs. Santillan is presented by Tuto Zabala’s Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc in association with Thompson Boxing and will be televised live at 11:35 PM by the Telemundo Network.

Lomachenko-Marriaga on 8/5, Crawford-Indongo on 8/19 – ESPN

By Keith Idec Promoter


Top Rank announced its next two main events late Thursday night in its new partnership with ESPN.

The basic-cable network will air a super featherweight title bout between champion Vasyl Lomachenko and Miguel Marriaga on August 5. Two weeks later, ESPN will broadcast a full 140-pound championship unification fight that’ll match Terence Crawford against Julius Indongo.

Ukraine’s Lomachenko (8-1, 6 KOs), who owns the WBO 130-pound championship, and Colombia’s Marriaga (25-2, 21 KOs) will square off at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Crawford (31-0, 22 KOs), the WBC/WBO super lightweight champion, will encounter Namibia’s Indongo (22-0, 11 KOs), the IBF/IBO/WBA 140-pound champion, at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska, about a one-hour drive from Crawford’s hometown of Omaha.

Lomachenko and Crawford are generally regarded as two of the top five boxers, pound-for-pound, in the sport.

While facing Indongo represents a shot a full unification for the highly skilled Crawford, Lomachenko’s opponent is coming off a loss. Mexico’s Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs), the WBO featherweight champion, defeated Marriaga by unanimous decision in their 12-round fight April 22 at StubHub Center in Carson, California.

“Pound for pound, no one can match the talent of Vasyl Lomachenko and Terence Crawford,” Top Rank president Todd duBoef told ESPN.com. “They drew the best ratings on premium cable this year [HBO], and now everyone will be able to see them when they defend their world titles in all-action fights in August, live on ESPN.

” Crawford and Lomachenko have become two of the most-watched fighters in bouts broadcast by HBO over the past couple years, but ESPN is available in millions more homes than HBO.

ESPN’s partnership with Bob Arum’s Top Rank will officially begin Saturday night, when the network will televise the Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn welterweight title fight from Brisbane, Australia, Horn’s hometown.

Their scheduled 12-round fight for Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight title will take place Sunday afternoon in Brisbane, where a crowd of 60,000 is expected at Suncorp Stadium, but it will air Saturday night in the United States at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

Giovanni “Gallo de Oro” Santillan held a media day in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA: Undefeated welterweight contender Giovanni “Gallo de Oro” Santillan (21-0-11 KO’s) held a media work out today at the Capetillo Boxing Academy in East Los Angeles as he gets ready for of his upcoming fight July 7th against NABO Champion and #9 WBO challenger “Hurricane” Sammy Valentin (12-0-9 KO’s) at the A La Carte Pavilion as part of the successful series Boxeo Telemundo. The bout which will open the summer series is schedule for 10 rounds with Valentin title at stake.


“I very excited for this opportunity, its my first time fight on national television and I will take full advantage of it, I’m preparing myself as usual with my Father Memo Santillan and we have had a great camp” said Santillan. “It will be a great fight, Valentin comes to fight and I also come to fight but I will win by KO and take the title back to my Family and fans in San Diego”. he added.


On hand where Promoters Tuto Zabala Jr (All Star Boxing, Inc), Alex Camponovo (Thompson Boxing) and WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel who was on his way to Brisbane, Australia for the Paquiao-Horn fight this weekend.


There 7 fights on the card. Doors open at 7PM, first fight 8:00 PM. The A La Carte Pavilion is located @ 4050 Dana Shore Drive, Tampa, FL. For Information and Tickets call 813-454-7800. Valentin Vs. Santillan is presented by Tuto Zabala’s Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc in association with Thompson Boxing and will be televised live at 11:35 PM by the Telemundo Network.

Photo credits All Star Boxing & Thompson Boxing

WBO Interim Middleweight Champion Avtandil Khurtsidze

170614 Avtandil Khurtsidze Resolution



Luis Batista Salas, Esq.

Chairman WBO


On June 8th, the World Boxing Organization Championship Committee in accordance with Rule 19 of the WBO Regulations of World Championship Contests, sent a ‘show cause letter’ to WBO Interim Middleweight Champion Avtandil Khurtsidze through his Promoter, Lou Dibella, Dibella Entertainment, giving him five (5) days from the date of the notice of why the Committee should not recommend to the WBO Executive Committee that Mr. Khurtsidze’s title be vacated. No answer was received.

The Committee having examined all facts concerning the current status of the WBO Interim Middleweight Championship of Avtandil Khurtsidze, having requested that he show cause why his WBO Interim Middleweight Championship should not be vacated, and being fully advised in the Premises, hereby resolves and hereby recommends the following resolution to the WBO Executive Board:

The WBO Executive Board having received the Resolution of the WBO World Championship Committee hereby determines and resolves:

WHEREAS, Avtandil Khurtsidze won the WBO Interim Middleweight Championship on April 22, 2017, and;

WHEREAS, under the terms and conditions of the WBO Interim Middleweight Championship Avtandil Khurtsidze was ordered to fight for the WBO Middleweight Championship with WBO Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders in London, England on July 8, 2017, and;

WHEREAS, Avtandil Khurtsidze is unavailable to complete his responsibilities as WBO Interim Champion to contest the Championship and that sanctioned and scheduled contest was cancelled for reasons unrelated to Avtandil Khurtsidze’s WBO Participation.

Page 1 of 2 Resolution – Avtandil Khurtsidze

NOW THEREFORE, it is resolved that Avtandil Khurtsidze’s WBO Interim Middleweight Championship is hereby vacated.

Avtandil Khurtsidze is notified that this is a final determination of the WBO and under the WBO World Championship Rules that his sole appeal is an appeal to the WBO Complaints and Grievance Committee, which must be commenced by written complaint to the WBO within 10 days of this date, after which it will be final without further recourse.

Dated at San Juan, Puerto Rico this June 14, 2017

Respectfully submitted,

By: Luis Batista Salas, Esq.


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Rudy Juan Paz, 78, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away at 5:03 AM, Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Serene Valley Quality Assisted Living in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was born May 27, 1938 in El Paso, Texas, to Alfredo and Ofelia Paz.

His parents and his older brother Fred Paz predecease Rudy. His wife Terry Quayle Hicks Paz of 15 years survives Rudy.

Rudy is lovingly remembered by his wife Terry; his sister Mary Lou Renteria of McAllen, Texas; half-brother Triny Paz of El Paso, Texas; his son Craig Paz of Snowflake, Arizona, and his children Makara, Kaitlyn, Kassy, Shayley, Kayley, and Wesley; son Mark Paz of Phoenix, Arizona, and his daughter Lily; son Matthew (Christy) Paz of Cornville, Arizona and their children Brady, Brody, Bradley, and Brawley; his three great grandchildren, 3 nieces, and 3 nephews; and stepchildren.

Rudy Graduated from Ysleta High School in 1957 in El Paso, Texas and then went on to attend Texas Western College, now known as the University of Texas in El Paso. After leaving Texas he made his way to Colorado and played for the New York Yankees farm baseball team until an injury put him on the sidelines. He then moved to Arizona and graduated from Arizona State University.

Rudy first worked for the city of Phoenix as their E.E.O.C. Coordinator. He then went on to work at Mountain Bell/U.S. West as the Affirmative Action Coordinator, and then in Human Resources until his retirement. At that time he was also was appointed Commissioner for the Arizona Boxing Commission. After retirement, he worked as a corporate fundraiser for United Way, was a board member and appointed Commissioner traveling the world for the World Boxing Organization (W.B.O.) for more than 20 years, and then served as president of North American W.B.O.

Rudy not only contributed to the community, but was also never one to remain idle and participated within the community by working as a director/board member of Anytown Leadership Camp from the 1980’s through to the mid 1990’s, on hiring boards and committees for several organizations in Arizona, long time member and president of M.A.G.A. (Mexican American Golf Association), he also worked at Mr. Lucky’s and owned and operated Molly Brown’s Restaurant and Disco in the early ’80s, was a member of the Phoenix Jaycee’s, director of Alma de la Gente Fiestas, played a large role in bringing Pope John Paul to Phoenix in 1987, was a member of the Greater Phoenix West Coast Swing Dance Club for more than 35 years and was the first to be inducted into the club’s hall of fame.

SA’s Tete all class as he reigns supreme to win WBO interim title

Zolani Tete v Victor Ruiz Photo Credit: Action Images / Craig Brough –

By:  Herman Gibbs –

CAPE TOWN – Eastern Cape bantamweight Zolani ‘Last Born’ Tete oozed class over 12 rounds on his way to an emphatic points win over Filipino Arthur Villanueva on Saturday’s ‘City of Champions’ card at Leicester Arena, England.

The fight was a title eliminator for the WBO bantamweight crown held by Filipino Marlon Tapales who claimed the belt last July. Tete was in command from the opening bell and in the 11th round, he dropped Villanueva.

After 12 rounds, Tete was declared the unanimous points winner with scores of 120-107 and 119-108 (twice). Despite the huge margins, the fight was not one-sided but on the occasions when Villanueva broke through his opponent’s defences, Tete responded almost immediately with telling counter-punches to wrest back the initiative.



Frank Warren 

 Tete is putting on a masterclass here in Leicester! Heading towards another belt.”


Meanwhile, in an interesting development, WBO President Francisco ‘Paco’ Valcarcel, announced before the start of the bout that Tapales had been stripped of the title because he failed to make weight at the weigh-in for his scheduled defence against Japan’s Shohei Omori on Sunday in Osaka Japan.

As Tete’s bout against Villanueva was originally scheduled to be an elimination bout to determine the mandatory challenger for the WBO bantamweight title, it was elevated to an interim title fight. In the event of Omori winning, he’ll be declared the champion.

Previously, the Mdantsane-born Tete, 29, won the IBF super flyweight title in December 2015. Tete fights under the banner of British promoter Frank Warren. During the pre-fight announcements, Tete and one of his cornermen wore a T-shirt bearing the late Nick Durandt’s photo with the words RIP. A few years ago, Tete was trained by Durandt.


Smith-Williams is now for the WBO interim jr middleweight title


The World Boxing Organisation today sanctioned the bout between Liam Smith and Liam Williams for the WBO interim super-welterweight world title. Smith and Williams’ showdown will take place at the Manchester Arena on Saturday April 8th, broadcast live on BT Sport and BoxNation.

Promoter Frank Warren: “I am delighted to have delivered this opportunity for these two outstanding fighters. This fight has all the ingredients to be a fight the year contender and now, with the added prize of the interim belt, there is more than just pride on the line for both.

“It is well documented that Canelo has plans to step up in weight and that could well see the winner of this becoming a recognized world champion. It’s a great all-domestic clash that I don’t think will go the distance – they are going to come out swinging and it will be exciting while it lasts.”

Liam Smith: “I’m delighted that Frank (Warren) has delivered this opportunity,” said Smith. “I’d like to thank my management team and the WBO President Francisco ‘Paco’ Varcarcel for keeping faith in me. I said I would be a world champion again in 2017 and this is my opportunity. The winner of this is a world champion in waiting. I don’t think Canelo has any intention of defending the 154lbs world title.

This is a win-win situation for me. If I beat Liam Williams I’ll be in an unbelievable position again. If Canelo decides to defend his belt I think I could do a million times better against him in a rematch. It was well publicized that I had the worst training camp of my career heading into that fight. He’s a world class fighter and I want to test myself against elite fighters. If not, there are huge fights against the likes of Miguel Cotto out there for me. First and foremost I have to beat Liam Williams on April 8th.”

Liam Williams: “This is a massive opportunity for me,” said Williams. “It is a huge fight and a brilliant chance for me to propel my name to the top of the sport. This is going to be a proper fight and I’m delighted that Frank keeps on delivering these opportunities for me. There are some huge fights out there for me if I deliver on April 8th. I was already massively motivated for the Smith fight but this has given me another big boost. I’ve been working towards an opportunity like this all of my career and I’ll be bringing that belt back to Wales with me.

www. fightnews.com/Boxing/smith-williams-now-wbo-interim-jr-middleweight-title-398662#more-398662

WBO Kids Drug Free visits Panama and Colombia

WBO Kids Drug Free visits Panama and Colombia

Once again the WBO is proud to have had the opportunity to contribute through the Kids Drug Free program in different countries across the world. This time we visited Panama and Colombia to contribute with exemplary organizations that work every day to make a difference in the lives of many children.

Round 1: San José de Malambo Orphanage

As promised in January of this year, the WBO revisited this past Monday, March 6th, the San José de Malambo Orphanage in Panama, a non-governmental organization that looks out for children and teens in vulnerability conditions, this time with the purpose of donating backpacks that the children need to attend school.

Education is an important tool to keep children away from the streets; we sincerely admire the work done by the Sisters that run this institution and that give children here love, attention, and a chance of a better life.


Photo (left to right): Julio C. Alvarado, Sister Zoila, Boxing Promoter Tutico Zabala, Director Sister Lourdes Reiss, WBO President Francisco Valcárcel and children at the San José de Malambo Orphanage


Our next stop on Tuesday, March 7th, was in Cartagena, Colombia, where we were received by the dedicated personnel of FUNVIVIR, a non-profit organization founded in 2006 with the purpose of assisting children battling cancer and their families who have limited resources and many necessities that become more evident when dealing with the illness and undergoing treatment. The WBO had already visited this institution back in March of 2016.

The donation was given at the Bernardo Caraballo Coliseum. This organization was picked in life by our friend and colleague Luis Pérez, who recently passed away victim of cancer; this made the activity much more meaningful for all of us.

All children battling cancer are true fighters, especially when they are faced with limitations and difficult financial realities; the WBO congratulates FUNVIVIR for their wonderful work and joins them in their noble mission to alleviate the immediate needs of these young fighterscolombia

Photo: Boxing Promoter Tutico Zabala (blue shirt), WBO President Francisco Valcárcel (center-black shirt) representatives and children of FUNVIVIR in Cartagena Colombia

WBO Kids Drug Free:

As part of our Social Responsibility Program, the World Boxing Organization takes the Kids Drug Free program to 35 countries around the world, carefully picking institutions and organizations that require different forms of assistance to continue in their job of providing the new generations with opportunities, education, health and love.


By Joe Koizumi

February 21, 2017
WBO#1 minimum Moises Calleros (25-6-1, 14 KOs) from Mexico arrived yesterday (Monday) in Kumamoto City, Japan, where he will dispute the interim WBO 105-pound championship with local prospect Tatsuya Fukuhara (18-4-6, 7 KOs) on this coming Sunday.

In the begining, the Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) won’t accept an Interim Title bout to take place here in Japan, but the legitimate WBO champ Katsunari Takayama had his notorious scar tissues operated last year and needs more time for recovery, so the Calleros-Fukuhara interim title bout received a special permission of the JBC.

The lefty fighter from Japan, Fukuhara acquired the vacant national 105-pound belt by defeating Hiroya Yamamoto in November 2015 and kept his belt three times by beating Takumi Sakae (W10), Genki Hanai (TKO7) and being held to a technical draw with veteran Shin Ono.

Calleros, with the same age as Fukuhara at 27, recently scored five victories in a row since his KO defeat at the hand of Samuel Gutierrez in 2014. The winner is supposed to have a long-anticipated shot at the full champ Takayama upon his recuperation, the WBO has put the time of a 180 days for the Interim Champion faces the WBO Minimumweight Champion Katsunari Takayama.

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Organización Mundial de Boxeo entrega donativos en México

Como parte del programa “Niños libres de drogas” que se han puesto en marcha en varios países, la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) entregó este jueves donativos a dos casas hogar en el Estado de México y en la Ciudad de México.

Rafael López Santos, miembro del Comité Ejecutivo Mundial de la OMB y en representación del presidente del organismo, Francisco Valcárcel, entregó los donativos, de cuatro mil 500 dólares cada uno, para un total de nueve mil billetes verdes.

Durante su segunda visita del día, en la casa hogar “La Divina Providencia” del Padre Chinchachoma, en la colonia Álamos de la capital del país, se recordó a Luis Pérez, del Comité de Clasificaciones de la OMB y que falleció en diciembre pasado.

Estuvieron presentes pugilistas como César Juárez, Moisés Fuentes y Carlos “Fino” Ruiz, quienes convivieron algunos minutos con los niños de la casa hogar, en la que se da total apoyo a niños de la calle, maltratados o en riesgo social.

“Para la OMB es un privilegio acompañarlos”, dijo Rafael López a nombre de “Paquito” Valcárcel, y destacó que gracias al esfuerzo de los pugilistas sobre el ring se obtienen los donativos que entregan en diversos países, como Puerto Rico, Colombia, Nicaragua “y también llegamos a México, aquí estamos presentes”.

“Estamos felices de convivir, es un orgullo que existan este tipo de instituciones, hay que aplaudir su esfuerzo para sacar adelante a los jovencitos”, dijo Juarez, abogado de profesión y que también tiene una maestría.

Por su parte, “Moi” Fuentes pidió a los pequeños esforzarse para lograr sus objetivos, “desde pequeño tuve un sueño, la esperanza muere al último y si le echan ganas a la vida sí se puede. Ningún sueño es grande y ningún soñador es pequeño”, comentó el excampeón mundial.

Alba Garrido, directora administrativa de la casa hogar que fundó en 1979 Alejandro García Durán, mejor conocido como el “Padre Chinchachoma”, fue la encargada de recibir el cheque simbólico junto a los pugilistas, López Santos y algunos niños ahí presentes.

Al mediodía acudieron a la casa hogar “La Divina Providencia” de la Madre Inés, en San Vicente Chicoloapan, Estado de México, donde también entregaron el mismo donativo y convivieron con los niños.


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WBO Middleweight Bout Negotiations Billy Joe Saunders vs. Avtandil Khurtsidze


Luis Batista Salas, Esq.

Chairman WBO Championship Committee

Via Email

January 26, 2017


Re: WBO Middleweight Bout Negotiations Billy Joe Saunders vs. Avtandil Khurtsidze


Please be advised the parties have ten (10) days to negotiate an agreement for the WBO Middleweight Championship bout between Billy Joe Saunders vs. Avtandil Khurtsidze. If an accord is not reached within the time frame, a Purse Bid will be ordered.

The minimum acceptable bid for the Middleweight division is $200,000.00 (Two Hundred Thousand Dollars).

Any one of the parties involved may call for a Purse Bid at any time during the negotiation process.

Yours truly,

Luis Batista Salas, Esq.

C/c Francisco Valcarcel, Esq.

Billy Joe Saunders vs. Avtandil Khurtsidze (1)


Cecilia Braekhus vs. Klara Svensson postponed until February 24 (www.boxingnews24.com)

slo, Norway (January 23, 2017). First Lady Promotions has postponed the highly anticipated battle between Consensus #1 Women’s Pound-for-Pound Fighter in the World and Undisputed Welterweight World Champion, CECILIA BRAEKHUS, (29-0-0, 8 KO’s) and Mandatory Challenger KLARA SVENSSON, (17-1-0, 5 KO’s) scheduled for this Saturday, January 28 to the new date of Friday, February 24.

Braekhus, holder of the WBC, WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO World Titles has been hit with the flu which will require a period of rest before the resumption of a full training schedule.

“I was in the best shape of my life before I got knocked out by the flu. This is the worst that can happen to a fighter so close to battle, but health and safety comes first of course,” said Cecilia Brækhus.

The entire event, planned for another sold-out night at the Oslo Spektrum, will now take place on Friday, February 24 with all tickets being honored for the new date.

Through Braekhus’ extensive lobbying work over the last several years, Norway lifted their 33-year ban on professional boxing in 2015. On October 1, 2016, Braekhus was finally able to fight in her home country, knocking out Anne Sophie Mathis in the second round, a national event that captivated the entire country.


Cecilia Braekhus
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Klara Svensson
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Cecilia Braekhus vs. Klara Svensson postponed until February 24

Orfanato de Malambo en Panamá recibe donación OMB

Este jueves 19 de enero 2017 el Orfelinato San José de Malambo, en El Carrizal, Arraiján, volvió a recibir una donación económica por parte de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), por medio de su presidente,  Francisco ‘Paco’ Valcárcel quien ademas fue acompañado por el Lic. Luis Batista Salas, Presidente Fundador de la OMB y Presidente del Comité de Campeonatos Mundiales, junto a Joe Hernández y Rubén De Jesús, cercanos colaboradores de la Organización y don Marco Hermoso representante de la OMB en Panamá quien escogió al Orfanato de Malambo para recibir la donación.

“Es un compromiso que tenemos y pasamos por varios países”, dijo el dirigente de la OMB, programa conocido como Kids Drug Free y que esta semana se llevo acabo importantes donaciones en los países hermanos de Costa Rica y Nicaragua. Mientras, Sor Lourdes, anfitriona hace muchos años de esta organización, agradecía a la entidad boxística, este hogar es casa para niños y jóvenes huérfanos y que algunos inclusive tienen que enfrentar enfermedades como el Sida, por lo que la ayuda siempre es importante para seguir con tan importante labor que conlleva gastos diarios.

Como parte importante del acto realizado ayer en la entrega de la donación, también se recordó a Luis Pérez, un miembro importante en la consolidación mundial de la OMB, quien perdió la batalla con el cáncer el pasado mes de diciembre y que siempre en vida apoyo el programa Kids Drug Free en Panamá.


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Reconocen labor de boxeadores de la Alcaldía de Managua


Las autoridades edilicias de Managua, capital de Nicaragua, reconocieron la labor del equipo “Flacos Explosivos”, que conquistó el tercer lugar en la reciente “III Copa Alexis Argüello 2016” de boxeo olímpico, en la que participación unos 20 equipos de todo el país.

La actividad de premiación tuvo lugar este miércoles en el Auditorio Miguel Larreynaga, de la Alcaldía de Managua. Estuvo presidida por el vice alcalde Enrique Armas, y por el dos veces excampeón mundial Rosendo Álvarez, a quien fue dedicada la premiación.

Rosendo es uno de los mejores boxeadores en la historia de Nicaragua, y recientemente, conoció que forma parte de los futuros candidatos para ingresar al Salón de la Fama de Canastota, en Nueva York, para el año 2018. Así que Rosendo podría convertirse en uno de los inmortales del más prestigioso Salón de la Fama del boxeo mundial.

También estuvo hoy el puertorriqueño Francisco “Paco” Valcárcel, presidente de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), el concertador internacional Ricardo Rizzo, el promotor estadounidense Félix “Tutico” Zabala, director de All Star Boxing, empresa radicada en La Florida, el Comandante Emmett Lang, Presidente del Comité Olímpico Nicaragüense (CON), Erick Rivera, representante de la OMB en Nicaragua, los excampeones mundiales nicaragüenses Adonis Rivas, Luis Pérez, Eddy Gazo, entre otros.

Hoy también se recordó la memoria del puertorroquiño Luis Pérez, quien falleció a finales del año pasado, luego de una enfermedad terminal que lo atacó de forma despiadada. Pérez, miembro del Comité Ejecutivo de la OMB y presidente del Comité de Clasificaciones, fue recordado con un sonoro aplauso, junto al entrenador Arnulfo Obando, quien también falleció a finales de octubre víctima de un derrame cerebral.

Obando era el entrenador del cuatro veces campeón mundial Román “Chocolatito” González, y por su destacada labor, esta semana fue nombrado Entrenador del Año por la prestigiosa Revista The Ring.

Los exponentes más destacados del equipo “Flacos Explosivos” recibieron medallas de reconocimientos, además de una canasta básicas con alimentos, junto al trofeo de equipo del tercer lugar, que recibió el destado entrenador y exseleccionado nacional aficionado Gustavo Herrera.

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02/24/2017 Cecilia Braekhus vs. Klara Svensson

Date:  Saturday, January 28, 2017

WBO Female Welterweight Championship Title Bout

Location: The Spectrum, Oslo








BARRANQUITAS, PR- (1/7/17)- Repletos de alegría, la Organización Mundial de Boxeo y su exitoso programa mundial ‘WBO Kids Drug Free’, llegaron en la tarde de hoy al pueblo de Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, para celebrar el tradicional Día de Reyes junto a decenas de niños y niñas.

“Esta actividad en Barranquitas la realizamos por primera vez el año pasado”, indicó el Presidente de la OMB, Francisco ‘Paco’ Valcárcel. “(Christopher Díaz) Pitufo es nuestro Campeón Juvenil de las 126 libras, un modelo para la juventud y una persona bien querida por todos. Nosotros venimos en apoyo a Pitufo, trayéndole este incentivo a los niños para que ellos se vean reflejados en lo que representa Pitufo. Ver a una figura como Pitufo, que es un joven limpio, que se ha superado, ha estudiado y es muy dedicado a su deporte, ayuda a estos jóvenes a quererse superar en la vida para ser en el futuro ciudadanos de bien”.

Entre tanto, el Primer Vicepresidente de la OMB, John Duggan, se mostró emocionado al poder ser parte de las festividades diciendo que “estoy muy contento de estar en Puerto Rico y disfrutar de esta actividad del ‘WBO Kids Drug Free’. Es un placer aportar y ver tantos rostros de niños felices en esta fiesta del Día de Reyes”.

Decenas de niños y niñas recibieron mochilas con artículos escolares, juguetes y participaron del sorteo de 10 bicicletas y 10 escúteres.

“Estoy muy agradecido con Paco Valcárcel y la OMB por estar un año más aportando y trayendo alegría a nuestros niños de Barranquitas”, manifestó el Campeón Mundial Juvenil Pluma de la OMB y quinto clasificado mundial, Christopher ‘Pitufo’ Díaz. “Gracias a Dios le estamos dando a estos niños un regalito, ya que muchos no pudieron recibir nada en el Día de Reyes. Mi compromiso es real con ellos. Es una bendición poder ser un ejemplo para ellos y seguiré trabajando para que puedan sentirse orgulloso de mí”.

La actividad contó con la presencia del ex Campeón Mundial Samuel ‘Torbellino’ Serrano, el Campeón Latino Ligero y primer clasificado mundial Félix ‘El Diamante’ Verdejo, el Campeón Latino Jr. Mosca y cuarto clasificado mundial Angel ‘Tito’ Acosta, los contendores Alberto ‘El Explosivo’ Machado y Víctor Bisbal, el prospecto Roberto Cruz y los integrantes de la Selección de Boxeo Aficionado de Puerto Rico Henry Lebrón y Yankiel Rivera.

También compartieron con los presentes el entrenador Ricky Márquez, el manejador Margaro Cruz, el promotor Peter Rivera, los jueces Idalia Parra, Nelson Vázquez, César Ramos y Jerry Martínez, los árbitros Melva Santos, Luis Pabón y José Hiram Rivera.

Adicional a Valcárcel y Duggan, por parte de la OMB estuvo en la actividad el Vicepresidente del Comité de Campeonatos Lcdo. Edgardo López Sasso, el Asesor Administrativo Manuel Marrero Hueca y el colaborador Lcdo. Jorge Luis Rivera.

Fotos: Víctor Planas/WBO

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JUNCOS, PR– (1/8/17)- La Organización Mundial de Boxeo y su exitoso programa mundial ‘WBO Kids Drug Free’se movilizaron esta tarde al municipio de Juncos, Puerto Rico, donde llevaron regalos y diversión en un día familiar a jóvenes miembros del Tongui Boxing Team. 


“Estamos trayendo un incentivo navideño a estos jóvenes por la gran labor que han estado realizando”, indicó el Presidente de la OMB, Francisco ‘Paco’ Valcárcel. “Es importante que sigan comprometidos en hacer las cosas bien, manteniéndose lejos de las drogas, alcohol y cualquier tipo de vicios. Hay que decirle sí a los estudios y el deporte, porque de esta manera logramos ser ciudadanos de bien. Mientras ellos sigan este camino, nosotros estaremos apoyándolos“. 


Los jóvenes recibieron mochilas con artículos escolares y otras sorpresa, al igual que participaron en el sorteo de 8 bicicletas. La ocasión sirvió para reconocer los logros de estos dedicados atletas, al igual que compartieron junto a sus familiares de un delicioso almuerzo típico navideño y se divirtieron en diferentes actividades recreativas. 


Estoy muy contento y agradecido con la OMB por el apoyo que siempre nos han brindado”, manifestó el entrenador, Jesús ‘Tongui‘ Ortiz. “Nuestra labor es convertir a estos niños y jóvenes en campeones dentro y fuera del ring. Esta experiencia de compartir y conocer figuras importantes del boxeo, y ver como aportan socialmente sin ningún interés oculto para crear un mejor mundo, sin duda los impulsan a seguir adelante con mayor deseo e imitar esa misma conducta. 


La actividad contó con la presencia del contendor mundial Alberto ‘Transformer‘ Mercado, la Campeona Nacional de Boxeo Aficionado y Reina de Belleza Tatiana Ortiz, los entrenadores Jesús ‘Chuito‘ Ayala y Angel Burgos, el manejador Margaro Cruz y los árbitros Roberto Ramírez, Jr. y José H. Rivera. 


Adicional a Valcárcel, por parte de la OMB estuvo en la actividad el Primer Vicepresidente Lcdo. John Duggan y el colaborador Lcdo. Jorge Luis Rivera. 

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CANÓVANAS, PR– (12/22/16)- Con decenas de regalos y un mar de alegría, lOrganización Mundial de Boxeo y su exitoso programa mundial ‘WBO Kids Drug Free’llegaron al Centro Comunal Esteban Meléndez del barrio Cubuy en Canóvanas, Puerto Rico, donde celebraron la tradicional fiesta de navidad del Cubuy Boxing Club. 

“Esta es una actividad muy especial por el nivel de disciplina que se practica aquí en el gimnasio de boxeo de Cubuy“, indicó el Presidente de la OMB, Francisco ‘Paco’ Valcárcel. “Jesús Ayala, Rey Ojeda y ‘Pirata’ De Jesús son algunos de los muchachos que lo dejan todo por el bienestar de estos niños. Le damos este reconocimiento a la labor que ellos hacen y de esa misma manera incentivamos a estos jovencitos a seguir visitando el gimnasio y continuar disciplinándose en el deporte del boxeo”. 

Mientras, el entrenador del Cubuy Boxing Club, Jesús Chuito‘ Ayala, dijo que “es bien importante y significativa esta ayuda que nos da la OMB y su Presidente, Francisco ‘Paco’ Valcárcel, porque estimula a nuestra juventud a seguir haciendo las cosas bien y mantenerse comprometidos con el deporte. Tenemos muchos niños de bajos recursos que tal vez este sea el único regalo que reciben en esta época tan especial. Es una labor monumental la que hace la OMB con la juventud de nuestro país”. 

Decenas de niños y niñas, junto a sus familiares, disfrutaron de un suculento almuerzo típico navideño y compartieron con las personalidades del boxeo que asistieron a la actividad. La ocasión sirvió para sortear 10 bicicletas y cada uno de los niños recibir una mochila con artículos escolares y otras sorpresas. 

Tengo que darle las gracias a ‘Paco’ Valcárcel y la OMB por todo lo que están haciendo por nuestros niños”, manifestó Rey ‘El Maestro’ Ojeda. Esta es una actividad muy bonita para llevar alegría a estos niños y que reciban un regalito en navidad. Es una gran bendición ser parte de esto. Servir de ejemplo para la juventud es muy importante para mí. Mi esfuerzo está en transmitir la importancia de alejarse de las drogas y de recibir una buena educación, realmente es un compromiso que llevo en el corazón”. 

La actividad contó con la presencia de los ex campeones mundiales John John Molina y Samuel ‘Torbellino’ Serrano, los prospectos Rey ‘El Maestro’ Ojeda, Emmanuel ‘Pirata’ De Jesús, Alberto ‘Transformer‘ Mercado, Marcos ‘Marquitos’ Osorio y el veterano Samuel ‘Sammito‘ Santana, los aficionados John Correa, Justin Febles, Diomar Figueroa y Pablo Flores, el entrenador Jesús ‘Tongui‘ Ortiz y el manejador Margaro Cruz. 

También compartieron con los presentes los árbitros internacionales Roberto Ramírez, Sr., Luis Pabón y José H. Rivera, el juez internacional César Ramos y los promotores Javier Bustillo y Luis Orraca. 

Adicional a Valcárcel, por parte de la OMB estuvieron en la actividad los colaboradores Lcdo. Jorge Luis Rivera y Miguel Pagán. 

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WBO, Sammy Valentin and All Star Boxing make Donation in Tampa


Photos: All Star Boxing

As part of the global program WBO Kids Drug Free the organization joined forces with All Star Boxing, Inc and undefeated prospect “Hurricane” Sammy Valentin to pay a visit to the Children Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida yesterday. The group donated money, toys and spend time at the Center with the kids. The World Boxing Organization was represented by its President Franciso “Paco” Valcarcel and Ratings Chairman Luis Perez, for All Star Boxing Ruben De Jesus and Felix Zabala III and also Sammy Valentin and his Father-trainer Sammy Valentin, Sr. “It was a pleasure to spend time with the kids at the center to give them faith and encouragement, as part of our mission in the WBO Kids Drug Free Global Program, Valentin is a local prospect and is a role model for his community” added President Valcarcel. 

All Star Boxing, Inc has been promoting their successful series Boxeo Telemundo at the A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa, Florida for the past 15 years doing numerous WBO regional title fights, their next show is scheduled for October 7 as part of the fall series. For people from the boxing community wishing to make donations please go to: http://childrenscancercenter.org/donate/

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