LA ORGANIZACIÓN MUNDIAL DE BOXEO LLEGÓ A BARRANQUITAS CON REGALOS PARA CELEBRAR EL DÍA DE REYES

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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INTERIM CERTIFICATION REQUEST TO TYSON FURY OF HIS MEDICAL RECOVERY STATUS

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September 26, 2016

World Champion TYSON FURY

C/o Peter Fury And
Michael Hennessy

Re: Interim Certification Request to Tyson Fury of your Medical Recovery Status

Dear World Champion Fury:

We are very sorry to hear the reports that you have allegedly pulled out of the October 29th bout due to a serious depression you are being treated for. Please know that all at the WBO are concerned for you and wish you the best for a full and complete recovery.

As you know, since the date your title was won on November 28, 2015, you have not defended your title and you have been inactive. On Jun 24, 2016, an ankle injury forced you to withdraw from your Heavyweight rematch against Wladimir Klitschko scheduled for July 9th in Manchester. Now, two months later, according to Mail Online your camp has announced the following:

“It is with the deepest regret that we have to announce that the world heavyweight championship rematch between Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko, scheduled to take place on the 29th October 2016 at the Manchester Arena, will not be going ahead,”

Tyson has, this week, been declared medically unfit to fight. Medical specialists have advised that the condition is too severe to allow him to participate in the

rematch and that he will require treatment before going back into the ring. Tyson will now immediately undergo the treatment he needs to make a full recovery.”

“Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-3804679/Fury- rematch-Klitschko-set-called-again.html#ixzz4LN4eN79z”

The WBO World Championship Committee will need to receive your Interim Certification within 10 calendar days of this letter, non-extendable. This information is needed for the Committee to evaluate your condition appropriately within the division and to consider your status consistent with our World Championship Rules.

Rule 19 of the WBO Regulations of World Championship Contests provides:

Luis Batista Salas, Esq. Chairman

“SECTION 19. FAILURE OF THE CHAMPION TO COMPLY WITH THE TERMS OF A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CONTRACT OR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RULES

(b) However, if the Champion is unable to defend his Championship within the time periods provided in these Rules because he is physically disabled for a justified cause, and said disability has been verified and accepted by the World Championships Committee, the Champion may be granted a reasonable time to recover from the disability and retrain to competitive condition, which shall not in total exceed 180 days. The disability extension will be granted only if the Committee determines, based on competent medical advice, that the Champion is reasonably expected to recover from his disability within the maximum allowable term of the disability extension. The Committee may condition its approval of a disability extension upon the Champion providing interim medical certifications that he is reasonably expected to recover within the term of the disability extension.

(c) A disability extension shall be approved only by the vote of the World Championships Committee. If the Champion’s recover time exceeds the maximum term of the disability extension, or if upon receipt of an interim medical certification the World Championship Committee determines that the Champion is not reasonably likely to recover and be prepared to defend his Championship within the term of the disability extension, the title shall be declared vacant and a Vacant or Interim Championship fight, as the case may be, shall be held for the title pursuant to the provisions of the World Championships Regulations.

(d) The Championship Committee may order an Interim championship bout when the Champion is incapacitated, inactive, or when a Champion is moving out of his division to fight for another championship. In this case the interim Champion must defend his interim title against the Champion, if the Champion who vacated his Title due to disability is medically able and prepared to compete for the Championship within 180 days of the Interim Championship. If an interim Championship is held due to a Champion’s inactivity, the Champion must defend his title against the Interim Champion within 120 days of the interim Championship or the Interim Champion shall become Champion.”

Accordingly, the WBO World Championship Committee asks that you provide the Committee with Interim Certification including your physician’s complete Psychological and/or Mental evaluation and diagnosis of your condition, your prognosis for recovery and your expected return to competition. We ask that your Interim Certification include an opinion from your physician whether it is more likely than not that you will be able to recover from your disability and retrain to competitive condition within 180 days of the onset of your condition.

We would appreciate that the physician specifically clarifies the nature and extent of your condition and your prognosis for return to training and your return to competition. If the Championship Committee does not receive the complete requested information, i.e. the Interim Certification, together with the Psychological and/or Mental Evaluation, within the allotted time frame of ten (10) days, the Committee will proceed with the necessary appropriate action without the benefit of an appeal.

The WBO wishes you the best good fortune on a prompt and speedy recovery. We looked forward to your prompt response to assist your Committee in reaching the fairest decision for you, the top contenders in the Heavyweight Division, and your future return to complete your World Championship career.

Yours truly,

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Luis Batista-Salas, Esq.
Chairman – WBO Championship Committee

c/c Bob Mitchell John Hornewer / Francisco Valcarcel, Esq.

 

20 DAYS TO NEGOTIATE AN AGREEMENT

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August 1, 2016

Frank Warren, Queensberry Promotions

Bob Arum,  Top Rank, Inc.

Re: Negotiations for Mandatory WBO Lightweight Title Bout Between Terry Flanagan vs. Felix Verdejo

Gentlemen:

Please be advised the parties have 20 days to negotiate an agreement for the Mandatory WBO Lightweight Championship bout between Terry Flanagan and Felix Verdejo. If an accord is not reached within the time frame, a Purse Bid will be ordered.

The minimum acceptable bid for the Lightweight division is $150,000.00 (One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars).

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

Yours truly,

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Luis Batista Salas, Esq.

C/c: Francisco Valcarcel

Rinden homenaje al Tricampeón Alexis Argüello

Alexis es una gloria para Nicaragua y América Latina

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Como una gloria deportiva de Nicaragua y América Latina fue recordado el Tricampeón Mundial de Boxeo, Alexis Argüello, quien este viernes cumple siete años haber transitado a otro plano de vida.

Para rendirle homenaje se encuentran en Nicaragua varios ex campeones mundiales de boxeo de Latinoamérica, delegados de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) y otras personalidades del deporte, quienes en compañía de su viuda, los autoridades de la Alcaldía de Managua y la Juventud Sandinista 19 de Juliodepositaron una ofrenda floral en el monumento al Tricampeón Alexis Argüello, ubicado en la Plaza de Las Victorias.

Alexis falleció mientras fungía como Alcalde de Managua por el Frente Sandinista.

Su grandeza es tal que es reconocido como la mayor gloria deportiva de Nicaragua, y como uno de los mejores púgiles, ocupando actualmente un lugar destacando en el Salón de la Fama del Boxeo Mundial.

Entre los ex campeones que han llegado a Nicaragua están Iván CalderónLeoGámez e Hilario Zapata; por la OMB están presentes su Presidente, Francisco Valcárcel, y el presidente del Comité de Campeonatos de este organismo, Luis Pérez. También se cuenta con la presencia del comentarista radial de Grandes Ligas, el pinolero Enrique Oliú.

Para la Alcaldesa de Managua, Daysi Torres, y el Vice Alcalde, Enrique Armas, Alexis fue un gran hombre en todos los términos, estando su legado muy vivo en cada una de las obras que ejecuta la municipalidad, especialmente aquellas que restituyen los derechos de los niños y jóvenes.

“Lo recordamos como esa persona que compartió con nosotros progresos, desarrollo, bienestar, sueños, esos sueños que hoy miramos hechos realidad en cada una de las obras de progreso de nuestro municipio”, dijo Torres.

“El legado de Alexis Argüello no solo es un legado para Nicaragua, es un legado por supuesto para América Latina porque grandes boxeadores como Leó Gámez y como Hilario Zapata también inspiraron su carrera en esa gran carrera de Alexis Argüello”, afirmó por su parte Enrique Armas.

Para el Presidente de la OMB, Francisco Valcárcel, es un honor estar en Nicaragua homenajeando al Alexis, quien, aseguró, merece todo el reconocimiento donde quiera que se le mencione dada su gran trayectoria deportiva.

“Yo me lleno de orgullo, de estar aquí representando a Puerto Rico y a la Organización Mundial de Boxeo, en un tributo a quien honor, mucho honor, merece”, apuntó.

El ex campeón venezolano Leo Gámez, dijo ser un gran admirador de Alexis, y saludó los esfuerzos que hace Nicaragua por recordar al Tricampeón a través de más educación y más deporte para la juventud.

El panameño Hilario Zapata, manifestó que Alexis es admirable porque fue un gran deportista y por ser una inspiración para las nuevas generaciones.

Luego de la ofrenda floral en la Plaza de Las Victorias, las delegaciones y las autoridades de la Alcaldía se trasladaron hacia el cementerio Jardines del Recuerdo, donde reposan los restos del Tricampeón nicaragüense. Ahí se celebró un responso religioso oficiado por Monseñor Eddy Montenegro.

Montenegro aseguró que esta es una fecha muy especial en donde no solo se renuevan las hazañas de Alexis como deportista, sino también que se recuerda a Alexis como ser humano.

Al respecto, destacó que como hombre el Flaco Explosivo desbordaba amor y alegría.

“Alexis nos deja un gran legado. Además de su boxeo nos deja también esa estela en la que participó en la vida comunitaria como es la alcaldía de Managua y todas esas cosas se juntan para hacer una persona excepcional en ese sentido”, subrayó Monseñor Eddy.

WBO JR. HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP PURSE BID

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May 27, 2016

Krzysztof Glowacki c/o Leon Margules, Warriors Boxings

Oleksandr Usyk c/o Alexander Krassyuk, K2 Promotions Ukraine

RE:      PURSE BID – WBO JR. HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT

             KRZYSTOF GLOWACKI vs. OLEKSANDR USYK

Gentlemen:

As per Section 11 through 13 (enclosed) of the WBO Regulations for World Championship Contest (www.wboboxing.com), please be advised that a purse bid will be held at 11:00 AM ET on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the:

Affinia Hotel-Manhattan NYC

371 7th Ave.

New York, NY 10001

Ph.: +1 212 563-1800

The minimum acceptable bid for the Junior Heavyweight Division is $300,000.00 (Three Hundred Thousand Dollars).

Any additional information, please visit our website at www.wboboxing.com or contact the WBO main office.

Yours truly,

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Luis Batista Salas, Esq.

cc  Francisco Valcarcel, Esq.

PURSE BID ALERT

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TO:                  ALL BONA FIDE PROMOTERS

 

FROM:            LUIS BATISTA SALAS, ESQ.

 DATE: MAY 27, 2016

 RE:                  WBO JUNIOR HEAVYWEIGHT PURSE BID –

                           KRZYSTOF GLOWACKI vs. OLEKSANDR USYK

As per Section 11 through 13 of the WBO Regulations for World Championship Contest (www.wboboxing.com), please be advised that a purse bid will be held at 11:00 AM ET on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at:

Affinia Hotel-Manhattan

NYC, 371 7th Ave. 

New York, NY 10001

Ph.: +1 (212) 563-1800

The minimum acceptable bid for the WBO Junior Heavyweight Division is $300,000.00 (Three Hundred Thousand Dollars).

WBO President Francisco Valcárcel will preside.

TERMINO A JUAN FRANCISCO ESTRADA PARA PRESENTAR CERTIFICADO MEDICO

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Via E-mail:

 

19 de mayo de 2016

 

Sr. Fernando Beltrán – Promociones Zanfer

 

Ref.:    Campeón Mosca de la OMB-Juan Francisco Estrada – Certificación Médica

Estimado señor Beltrán:

Reciba un cordial saludo de parte de todos los que colaboramos en la OMB.

Por la presente, el Comité de Campeonatos Mundiales que presido, le solicita información actualizada en cuanto a la condición médica del Campeón Mosca de la OMB Juan Francisco Estrada. Dicho informe medico certificado deberá específicamente detallar la naturaleza y extensión de la lesión sostenida, así como un pronóstico del tiempo necesario para una recuperación total de la misma.

Le otorgamos un período de 48 horas para cumplir con este requerimiento, recordándole además que la información se solicita conforme nuestras Reglas de Campeonatos Mundiales y con el fin de poder tomar decisión informadas sobre la división en la cual compite el Sr. Estrada.

Cordialmente,

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Luis Batista Salas, Esq. – Presidente Comité de Campeonatos Mundiales

cc   Francisco Valcárcel, Presidente OMB

FRIENDLY REMINDER – NEGOTIATION LETTER

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May 9, 2016

Mrs. Pariyakorn Ratanasuban –  Pungluang Sor Singyu

Mr. Rex Wakee Salud – Marlon Tapales

Re: Friendly Reminder re WBO Bantamweight Negotiation Letter Between Pungluang Sor Singyu vs. Marlon Tapales

Gentlemen:

On March 11th 2016, a Sor Singyu vs. Marlon Tapales negotiation letter was sent giving the parties ten (10) days to negotiate. Then, on March 20th an extension request to finalize the agreement was received from Rex “Wakee” Salud. On March 22nd, a five (5) day extension was granted until Monday, March 28th 2016. Please inform us immediately the date of the bout.

Thank you.

Cordially,

paco-firma

FRANCISCO VALCARCEL, ESQ. – President

WBO JR. MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE

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April 22, 2016

Bob Spagnola

Austin Trout Manager

Re: Austin Trout

Dear Bob:

On March 21, 2016, the WBO Championship Committee advised the parties representing Austin Trout and Liam Smith that they had 30 days to negotiate an agreement for the WBO Jr. Middleweight Championship bout. It has come to our attention that despite an offer being on the table, no answer has been given to Queensberry Promotions. Furthermore, it has been announced on the news that on May 21st 2016, Austin Trout will face Jermall Charlo for the IBF title.

Please be advised that you have forty-eight (48) hours or until Sunday, April 24th at 4:00 PM AST to inform the WBO if in fact Mr. Trout is fighting for the IBF title. If in the stipulated time frame we do not receive an answer, we will assume that Mr. Trout’s is not interested in fighting for the WBO title. At that point, the WBO Championship Committee will proceed in accordance to the WBO Regulations of World Championship Contests.

Cordially,

paco-firma

Francisco Valcarcel, Esq. – WBO President

WBO JR. HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE TERMS TO NEGOTIATE

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April 18, 2016

Krzysztof Glowacki c/o Leon Margules

Oleksandr Usyk c/o Alexander Krassyuk

Re: WBO Jr. Heavyweight Championship Bout Krzysztof Glowacki vs. Oleksandr Usyk

Gentlemen:

Please be advised the parties have 30 days to negotiate an agreement for the WBO Jr. Heavyweight Championship bout between Krzysztof Glowacki and Oleksandr Usyk. If an accord is not reached within the time frame, a Purse Bid will be ordered.

The minimum acceptable bid for the Jr. Heavyweight division is $300,000.00 (Three Hundred Thousand Dollars).

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

Yours truly,

Signed by:  Luis Batista Salas, Esq., Chairman WBO Championship Committee

cc  Francisco Valcarcel, Esq.

 

Pacquiao y Bradley combatirán por su legado

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El filipino Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao y el estadounidense Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley se vieron las caras ayer en rueda de prensa de cara su tercera pelea que se celebrará este sábado en el MGM Grand Hotel de Las Vegas, Nevada, EE.UU.

El teatro David Copperfield del MGM Gran Hotel fue el escenario que albergó el acto público entre Pacquiao y Bradley, a falta de dos as para subir al tinglado. 

La conferencia fue dirigida por el promotor Bob Arum, quien se encargó de llamar al estrado a las figuras principales. 

Declaraciones de Timothy Bradley: 

“Agradezco a mi familia por el apoyo, en especial a mi esposa quien es mi pilar fundamental, sin ella esto no fuera posible. Mi mente esta puesta en el bado, es ahora o nunca”. 

“Pacquiao es un boxeador único y le agradezco por esta revancha, vengo listo para dar una gran pelea y buscar la victoria a toda costa. El trabajo con Teddy Atlas lo verán esa noche, venimos diferentes en comparación a las peleas anteriores con Pacquiao”, agregó. 

Como dato curioso, el púgil estadounidense estuvo acompañado de su abuela en el teatro. 

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Declaraciones de Pacquiao: 

“Quiero agradecerle a todos, principalmente a las personas que me apoyan en Filipinas y Estados Unidos. Este deporte me ha dado mucho, así que este bado daré un gran espectáculo para mi gente. Luego de este combate quiero compartir con mi familia, atender mis cosas y mi trabajo, veremos que sucede después de esta pelea”. 

“Solo puedo decirles que daré lo mejor y quiero pedirles que apoyen el evento, porque vengo con la mismas ganas que cuando llegué a EE.UU. hace 15 años”, agregó. 

El dato curioso del filipino se da cuando anuncia que del dinero recaudado por las ventas de los boletos del evento y el que pague por ver (PPV), él dona un porcentaje a los más necesitados en su natal Filipinas. 

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Título de la OMB: 

El título internacional wélter de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), que disputarán Manny Pacquiao y Timothy Bradley fue presentado ayer en rueda de prensa por Francisco Valcárcel, presidente del organismo.

La corona tiene un gran valor y está compuesta por 91 piezas de diamantes y un ribete de 150 gramos de oro de 22 quilates.

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OMB espera una buena pelea entre Berchelt y Martínez

 

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San Juan.- El presidente de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), Francisco Valcárcel pronosticó una muy buena pelea en el duelo obligatorio en el que el campeón súperpluma de ese organismo, el puertorriqueño Román “Rocky” Martínez expondrá ese título el 12 de marzo próximo en la suroriental ciudad mexicana de Mérida ante su retador oficial, Miguel “Alacrán” Berchelt.

En declaraciones en esta ciudad, el jerarca boxístico señaló que el pleito enfrentará a dos distintas corrientes pugilísticas, una la de la experiencia, representada por el tres veces campeón de ese peso, Martínez y la otra, de juventud y potencia del mexicano, apoderado por la empresa Max Boxing, promotora de la velada a celebrarse en el estadio techado Polifórum Zamná, de Mérida, considerado como la catedral del boxeo del sur de México.

En opinión del también jurista puertorriqueño, la que se disputará en Mérida va a ser una buena pelea, pues tiene los ingredientes para ello, porque entre otras cosas, Berchelt no se ha enfrentado aún a un rival de la jerarquía de Martínez, quien, a su vez, tendrá enfrente a un desafiante que viene con todo, con una sensacional campaña que le ha permitido no solo vencer, sino barrer y dejar en la lona a casi toda la oposición que ha enfrentado.

Respecto a las impugnaciones del equipo de Rivera a la designación de Berchelt como su retador obligatorio y a su negativa a participar en la subasta del 12 de enero en Nueva York, donde Max Boxing en sociedad con Zánfer ganaron la subasta para promover el pleito, Valcárcel indicó que ese es ya un capítulo del pasado, pues Martínez y sus apoderados ya aceptaron los términos y el procedimiento realizado e irán a Mérida a defender el título que ya ganaron en tres ocasiones.

En este sentido, el presidente de la OMB garantizó también imparcialidad absoluta de la OMB, toda vez que el organismo tiene su sede en esta nación y Martínez es también boricua.

No hay lugar para ello (la imparcialidad), tenemos reglas, normas y están hechas para respetarse y cumplirse, aseguró Valcárcel, abogado de profesión, cuyo organismo, ajustándose a su reglamento, procedió a la subasta que, una vez ganada por las dos empresas mexicanas, determinó que la pelea tomase rumbo hacia la ciudad Mexicana de Mérida.

Finalmente, la máxima autoridad de la OMB dijo que hasta ahora no tiene confirmada su presencia esa noche en el Polifórum Zamná de Mérida, donde, dependiendo de su agenda, podría estar.

La pelea por el campeonato mundial súperpluma de la OMB será transmitida esa noche por TV Azteca en México y por Being Sports al resto del mundo, desde la capital de la provincia mexicana de Yucatán.

Answer to Timothy Bradley WBO Welterweight Division

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Dear Timothy:

I am in receipt of your February 4, 2016 letter wherein you state that given your upcoming fight against Manny Pacquiao on April 9, 2016 you are unable to comply with WBO Regulations of World Championship Contests, the WBO Championship Committee’s Resolution of November 6, 2015 (ordering the winner of Bradley vs. Rios to face WBO Mandatory Challenger Sadam Ali), and must vacate your WBO Welterweight Title.

Do know that we wholly understand your decision and commend you for always giving fans the best fights possible and doing what is best for your career at this important juncture. You have been an outstanding, honorable and loyal WBO Junior Welterweight and Welterweight Champion of the World and the doors of the WBO will always be open for you. Finally, I am pleased to inform you that we are preparing a special recognition for the Pacquiao vs Bradley III winner— two remarkable fighters and worthy ambassadors to the WBO.

Wishing you all the best,

paco-firma

Francisco Valcarcel, Esq.

Cc: Luis Batista Salas, Esq. – Bob Arum

WBO JR. LIGHTWEIGHT PURSE BID MINUTES

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Purse Bid Minutes

WBO JR. LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT
ROMAN “ROCKY” MARTINEZ vs. MIGUEL BERCHELT

Purse Bid was convened for January 12, 2016 on 12:00 Noon at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY, USA

Purse Bid Attendees:

  1. Representing Zanfer Promotions, a member of their staff, Mr. Aldo Barba
  2. Representing All Star Boxing, Inc, Mr. Felix Zabala
  3. Also present, Mr. Sean Gibbons, Orlando Salido’s Manager; and,
  4. Mr. Peter Rivera, PR Best Boxing DBA The Brothers Entertainment’s Vice-President

Prior to commencing the Purse Bid, Mr. Peter Rivera made note that a Complaint had been sent regarding the designation of Miguel Berchelt as Mandatory Challenger for Roman “Rocky” Martinez in the 130 pound division because such designation did not meet the requirements of WBO Regulations of World Championship Contests. He also stated that Roman Martinez had a contract with the Showtime Network for a match facing Orlando Salido on March 12, 2016.

The intention was to stop the Purse Bid.

President Francisco Valcarcel presided the Purse Bid and stated for the record that the designation of Miguel Berchelt as the 130 lbs. Mandatory Challenger had been made during the WBO Convention on October 29, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. Furthermore, he stated that Mr. Peter Rivera, representing Roman Martinez, as well as Mr. Sean Gibbons, representing Orlando Salido, had accepted the Mandatory Challenger designation and had pledged that the winner of the bout between Roman Martinez and Orlando Salido would face within 120 days of the bout the Mandatory Challenger, Miguel Berchelet.

That at the time, neither Mr. Rivera nor Mr. Gibbons, protested the appointment of Mr. Berchelet as Challenger.

That the Championship Committee voted and approved Mr. Peter Rivera’s request for a Martinez-Salido III bout and that the winner had to face the designated Mandatory Challenger, Miguel Berchelt, within 120 days.

President Valcarcel stated for the record that Mr. Peter Rivera did not have any commitment with the Showtime Network for a March 12, 2016 bout, nor had he had one for February 20, 2016.

Mr. Valcarcel added that both Sean Gibbons, Orlando Salido’s manager, as well as Promoter Fernando Beltran, had advised him that Peter Rivera had not offered them the necessary guarantees that Showtime Network had given PR Best Boxing DBA The Brothers Entertainment the March 12, 2016 date to hold the Martinez-Salido III bout. That Mr. Peter Rivera had not sent the P.R. Professional Boxing Commission any letter stating that they committed themselves to the WBO appointing the officials of the bout and that these could not be Puerto Rico officials.

For the reasons stated above, Attorney Francisco Valcarcel proceeded with the Purse Bid given that sufficient time had been allotted to finalize negotiations, without reaching the necessary conditions for the bout to take place.

Mr. Peter Rivera announced that he would not bid.

The Purse Bid proceeded in accordance with the conditions established therein by the WBO Championship Committee regarding the 10% deposit in a certified check or cash and that the balance amount had to be deposited by the Purse Bid winner no later than 15 days after the Purse Bid.

It was stated for the record that both parties gave proof that they were World Boxing Organization Bona Fide 2016 promoters.

All Star Boxing, Mr. Felix Zabala, handed Mr. Valcarcel his first envelope containing a certified check in the amount of $1,000 (One Thousand Dollars) to cover the Purse Bid Service Fee. Zanfer Promotions presented the first envelope that contained the cash amount of $1,000 (One Thousand Dollars) for the Purse Bid Service Fee.

All Star’s second envelope contained a certified check in the amount of $20,150 (Twenty Thousand One Hundred Fifty Dollars) corresponding to 10% of $201,500 (Two Hundred One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars) with their three proposed sites and dates.

Zanfer submitted a certified check in the amount of $25,100 (Twenty-Five Thousand One Hundred Dollars) corresponding 10% of the Purse Bid amount of $251,000 (Two Hundred Fifty-One Thousand Dollars) and proposed the following dates:

March 12th 2016 –Mexico
April 2nd 2016–Mexico
April 9th 2016–Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Taking into consideration both proposals, the Purse Bid was awarded to Zanfer Promotions, who must deposit within the 15 days from the date of the Purse Bid, the amount of $225,900.00 (Two Hundred Twenty-Five Nine Hundred Dollars) on behalf of World Boxing Organization to be deposited into the “Escrow” account.

Zanfer shall submit within 10 days the fighters contracts and the fighter have 10 days to sign the same and then, the contracts must be sent to the World Boxing Organization.

If the conditions herein exposed are not met, the second bidder, All Star, is entitled to be awarded the Purse Bid, having met within five (5) days the deposit of balance stated in the Purse Bid.

The Purse Bid ended at 12:32 P.M.

OMB llevó regalos a Fajardo con su programa WBO Kids Drug Free

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Continuando con su gran labor social en esta época navideña, la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) llevó regalos y alegría a decenas de jóvenes que se dieron cita en el Coliseo Tomás Dones de Fajardo, Puerto Rico, como parte de su exitoso programa mundial “WBO Kids Drug Free”.

“La Organización Mundial de Boxeo, en nombre de nuestro Presidente, Francisco Valcárcel, tiene la misión de impactar las comunidades más necesitadas a través de nuestro programa ‘WBO Kids Drug Free’, que en español significa niñez libre de drogas”, indicó el secretario general de la OMB, José Izquierdo. “Queremos que los jóvenes puedan utilizar estos obsequios de manera provechosa. La droga no es una alternativa, pero el deporte sí lo es. De esta manera los motivamos a querer convertirse en personas de bien”, agregó.

Mientras, el ex campeón mundial superpluma de la OMB, John John Molina dijo: “Gracias a la OMB por traer estos regalos a nuestros niños aquí en mi pueblo de Fajardo. A estos jóvenes debemos de encaminarlos en la ruta positiva. Si quieren practicar deporte, deben entrenar duro y si quieren llegar a tener una buena profesión, deben estudiar mucho. Tienen que mantenerse lejos de las drogas, porque las drogas son una porquería”.

En la actividad dijeron presente el ex campeón mundial Junior Mosca de la OMB, Nelson ‘Fueguete’ Dieppa, el campeón mundial Junior Gallo, McJoe Arroyo, el medallista de oro en el Campeonato Mundial de Milán 2009, McWilliams Arroyo, el medallista de oro Panamericano, Rafael ‘Fito’ Ramos y los prospectos Carlos ‘The Chosen One’ Arrieta, Alfredo ‘Ojo’ Santiago, Subriel Matthew y Edgardo ‘Correcaminos’ Marín. ombkidsdrugfreefajardo9

“Hay que aplaudir la gran labor social que está realizando la Organización Mundial de Boxeo. Aparte de crear grandes campeones en el deporte, su labor está enfocada en hacer que la juventud se aleje de las drogas y logren convertirse en campeones de la vida. En Fajardo estamos comprometidos con la juventud y el deporte. Tenemos que llevar a la juventud por buen camino y mantenerlos con mente sana en cuerpo sano”, manifestó el Alcalde de Fajardo, Anibal Meléndez, quien estuvo acompañado por su hijo Joey Meléndez, el Director de Deportes Félix Ramírez y el empresario Efigenio Rivera.

La OMB y los boxeadores compartieron en un ambiente de fiesta junto a las familias presentes, otorgando varias bicicletas, scooters, patinetas, juegos de mesa, juguetes, artículos deportivos, artículos escolares y equipo de boxeo para el Gimnasio Municipal Rafael ‘Fito’ Ramos.

Adicional a Izquierdo, por parte de la OMB estuvieron en la actividad el Tesorero Adolfo Flores Monge, el Asesor Dr. Jorge Figueroa y el árbitro José H. Rivera.

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11/21/2015 Arthur Abraham vs. Martin Murray

Date:   Saturday,  November 21, 2015

WBO SUP. MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE BOUT

Location:   Tui Arena, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany

Promoter:  Sauerland Event

Supervisor:  Francisco Valarcel, Esq.

Referee:  Benjy Esteves Jr.

Judges:  Clark Sammartino (116-111); Rose M. Lacend (115-112);  Jerry Jacubko (112-115)

Results:  The Champion Arthur Abraham retained the WBO super middleweight title on split decision scores of 115-112, 116-111, and 112-115.

TV:   Germany SAT.1

WBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP COMMITTEE RESOLUTION

ZEPEDA PETITION - RESOLUTION

RESOLUTION OF THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP COMMITTEE, JOSE ZEPEDA PETITION OF A RETURN FIGHT FOR THE WBO LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE

WHEREAS, on July 11, 2015 WBO #1 contender Terry Flanagan of the United Kingdom faced WBO #2 contender José Zepeda of California, United States for the vacant WBO Lightweight Championship of the World, in a bout held at the Velodrome in Manchester, U.K.; and,

WHEREAS, Zepeda suffered a dislocated left shoulder and remained on his stool at the end of the 2nd round, with Referee Marcus McDonnell waving the bout off after speaking with Zepeda’s corner team, and confirming with both the fighter and the ringside physician that the fight could not continue; and,

WHEREAS, Flanagan was deemed the winner of the contest via TKO in round 2 and was awarded the WBO Lightweight Championship of the World; and,

WHEREAS, on July 21, 2015 Mr. Robb M. Hernández, manager of José Zepeda, filed a petition with this WBO World Championship Committee, in essence requesting that we order an immediate “mandatory rematch” and alluding to Zepeda’s performance and the judges’ scoring up until the stoppage of the bout; and,

WHEREAS, Mr. Fernando Beltrán of Promociones Zanfer, Zepeda’s promoter, filed a similar request to this Committee, highlighting the “unfortunate outcome of the fight following the dislocation of Zepeda’s shoulder in the second round of the fight” and considering his fighter “worthy of a new opportunity to face Terry Flanagan in a mandatory rematch, given that the injury prevented Zepeda from continuing and proving that he can be a great WBO Champion;” and,

WHEREAS, all interested WBO participants were given notice of this Petition and allowed reasonable opportunity to express their views and submit any document or otherwise present any argument they believed would help the Committee resolve this Petition; and,

WHEREAS, the WBO World Championship Committee commissioned a five-member, highly qualified and internationally recognized, confidential judging panel to conduct a in-depth analysis of the fight, with particular emphasis on round 2; and,

WHEREAS, this judging panel saw no irregularity or misapplication of the rules, as Section 26 (b) (11) of our WBO Regulations of World Championship Contests (incorporating by reference the Uniform rules of the Association of Boxing Commissioners) is clear insofar that “[i]f a boxer sustains an injury from a fair blow and the injury is severe enough to terminate the bout, the injured boxer shall lose by TKO” (Emphasis added); and,

WHEREAS, Section 18 of the aforementioned Regulations (on Return Fights) states that “[t]he WBO shall not allow direct return fights, unless recommended by the World Championship Committee and authorized by the Executive Committee. A direct return fight is a fight between the new Champion and the former Champion from whom the new Champion won the title (or between a new Champion and the losing Contestant in a Vacant Title Fight), before the new Champion defends his title against any of the other fighters classified in his category. If the World Championship Committee determines either that the resolution of a Championship Contest was substantially irregular, or that there was a clear misapplication of the rules of boxing resulting in a manifest unfairness, such that in either case the World Championship Committee determines that the Championship was substantially unresolved, the World Championship Committee may, in its discretion, recommend a direct return fight, which may be authorized only by the majority vote of the Executive Committee […];” and,

WHEREAS, this WBO World Championship Committee sanctioned the WBO Vacant Lightweight Championship bout between Terry Flanagan and José Zepeda on June 22, 2015, provided that the winner face the WBO Mandatory Challenger within 120 days of the bout.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the WBO World Championship Committee that given all of the above we do not find the resolution of this Championship Contest “substantially irregular,’ [or] “that there was a clear misapplication of the rules of boxing resulting in a manifest unfairness” and that it hereby denies this petition for an immediate or “return” rematch, per the WBO World Championship Rules.

This is a final decision of the WBO World Championship Committee. The affected WBO Participant may appeal to the Complaint and Grievance Committee, pursuant to WBO World Championship Section 34, which as per Rule 3(e) of the WBO Appeals Regulation, must be submitted in writing to the WBO President within fourteen (14) days of the date of this decision as its sole and exclusive remedy.

Dated in San Juan, Puerto Rico on this 5th day of August, 2015

By
Luis Batista-Salas, Chairman
WBO CHAMPIONSHIP COMMITTEE

cc Francisco Valcárcel, Esq., István Kovacs, Frank Warren Robert Smith

07/25/2015 Sergey Kovalev vs. Nadjib Mohammedi

Date:   Saturday,  July 25, 2015

WBO/WBA/IBF LT. HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE BOUT

Location:  Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Promoter:  Main Events / Kathy Duva

Supervisor:  Francisco Valcarcel

Referee:  Kenny Bayless

Judges:  Adalaide Byrd, Robert Hoyle, Steve Weisfeld

Results:   WBO/WBA/IBF Light Heavyweight Champion Sergey Kovalev retained his belts against Nadjib Mohammedi by knockout in the third round.

TV:  USA HBO