Dogboe TKOs Juarez for WBO Interim122lb belt

In the first world title fight of 2018, WBO #2 jr featherweight Isaac Dogboe (18-0, 12 KOs) stopped WBO #1 Cesar “Corazon” Juarez (25-6, 15 KOs) in round five to claim the vacant WBO interim title on Saturday night at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra, Ghana. Dogboe dropped Juarez in round two, and battered him for the remaining two minutes. Juarez recovered well and round three was toe-to-toe. Juarez was floored again in round five. He beat the count, but was in bad shape and the bout was stopped by referee Tony Weeks. Time was 2:12.


Dogboe is now in line to face the WBO’s full champion Jessie Magdaleno, who had to pull out of a fight against Juarez due to a wrist injury. “Jessie Magdaleno, I’m coming for you!” said a jubilant Dogboe after the fight.

Dogboe TKOs Juarez for WBO 122lb belt

Ali dethrones Cotto, seizes WBO 154lb title

Ali dethrones Cotto, seizes WBO 154lb title

By Arvin Nundloll at ringside
Photos: Sumio Yamada

Puerto Rican boxing legend Miguel Cotto (41-6, 33 KOs) came up short in his final Saturday night in front of 12,391 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Former Olympian Sadam Ali (27-1, 14 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Cotto to take Cotta’s WBO junior middleweight world title by scores of 115-113, 116-112, 115-113.

Both fighters started cautiously, testing each other with the jab in effort to see what lay ahead the next possible 12 rounds. Ali wobbled Cotto in the 2nd with a stunning straight right but seconds later went down via a slip to kill any momentum he may have had. The 3rd brought back and forth action from both fighters leading to intelligent exchanges and a more dominant Cotto round. Ali then turned the tables on Cotto in the 4th, landing overhand right hooks that stopped Cotto in his tracks and building his confidence. Round 6 saw Cotto deliver a right hook that sent Ali flying to the ropes, reminding the younger fighter whose goodbye party it was.

The later rounds become closer affairs as both fighters began slowing down and were able to better time their punches, some landing flush yet still nothing significant between the two to separate them on points. The 10th round brought out another of Ali’s finest rounds as he shocked Cotto with a lunging left hook that backed him up and continued to apply an assault with no response from Cotto. The 12th round saw a reemergence for Cotto which may have saved the day given how close some of the rounds had been.



WBO Light Heavyweight Mandatory Request by Top Rank

WBO received this request by email:

Dear President Valcarcel,

On behalf of Top Rank and Oleksandr Gvozdyk, we respectfully request that the WBO designate Mr. Gvozdyk, its current No. 1 ranked light heavyweight, as the mandatory challenger for the light heavyweight world title.

We are copying Mr. Gvozdyk’s manager Egis Klimas on the message to confirm.

Very truly yours,

Bob Arum

Sadam Ali: Cotto is coming to MY territory


Sadam Ali: Cotto is coming to MY territory


Jr Middleweight title challenger Sadam “World Kid” Ali (25-1, 14 KOs) hosted a media workout at his gym in Brooklyn ahead of his fight against WBO world junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs) set for this Saturday at Madison Square Garden. “I’m really excited to be fighting at MSG against a legend. I know what’s in front of me, and I know what I’m stepping up to. I’m different. I’m a bit of a boxer. I can brawl if I need to. And I have my little tricks.

“My motivation is being on HBO, it being a world title, and my career honestly. People say I didn’t deserve this fight, but they haven’t been paying attention to my career. This is my hometown. I grew up here. Cotto is coming to my territory…he’s got power. I need to focus on not getting stuck. I worked a little bit with Danny Jacobs and Curtis Stevens for this fight…I want to thank all the fans who are coming to watch my fight! It’ll be a great one!”

Golovkin: If Canelo Doesn’t Want To Fight, I Want The WBO Belt–122645


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–118044

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 “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.


WBO Championship Committee

WBO Interim Middleweight Champion Avtandil Khurtsidze

170608 Avtandil Khurtsidze Show Cause


Luis Batista Salas, Esq.


WBO Championship Committee                


June 8, 2017


WBO Interim Middleweight Champion Avtandil Khurtsidze

C/o Lou DiBella Dibella Entertainment


Re:  Request to WBO Interim Champion Avtandil Khurtsidze to Show Cause why his WBO Interim Middleweight Championship Should NOT be vacated per WBO Rule 19.


Dear WBO Interim Champion Khurtsidze:


It has come to the attention of the WBO World Championship Committee that you have been charged and arrested in a Federal Prosecution in the Southern District of New York, in the United State of America in a case entitled United States v. Shulaya, et al.  A link to the details of the Charge is:


You were obligated by the terms of your Interim Championship attained on April 22, 2017 to contest the WBO Middleweight Championship with WBO Middleweight Champion Billy Joel Saunders,  and this contest was sanctioned by the WBO and scheduled for July 8, 2017 in the Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Hackney Wick, London, England, United Kingdom.

You are reminded that WBO World Championship Rule 19 provides:


                 (a) If a World Champion fails to comply with his contractual obligation to fight in                   a WBO World Championship bout without justifiable cause, or is determined by                   a Host Commission, a licensing commission, or other wise has tested positive for                   an illegal or any performance enhancing drug, or  fails to inform the WBO of                           fails to inform the WBO of any medical condition, impairment or any other                             circumstance which jeopardizes his participation in a WBO World                                             Championship contest, or if a Champion or any of his team members misleads,                     attempts to mislead, or petitions a Local Boxing Commission to illegally or                             incorrectly license said Champion, the Committee may recommend to the WBO                     President and to the Executive Committee that the fighter be stripped of the title                   and that the title be declared vacant.

Your WBO World Championship Committee asks that you show cause, within 5 days of this Notice, why action pursuant to Rule 19 should not be taken based on your unexcused cancellation of your World Championship Contest on July 8, 2017. If your answer is not received within the stipulated timeframe, the WBO Championship Committee will recommend that the WBO Executive Committee strip the title immediately without further ado and with no further recourse.

Please also be advised that the WBO has been contacted by the World press asking for our reaction to reports that you have been charged with serious Federal Crimes.  We gave and no reaction to the accusations in the indictment.  Please be advised, however, that any involvement by a WBO Participant with illegal activities would be considered a much more serious matter to your WBO World Championship Committee, and additional inquiries by the Committee may be required.  

This request to show cause is limited to the report that you cancelled your WBO World Championship July 8, 2017 without good cause in violation of Rule 19.  Please limit your response to that issue.  

Respectfully submitted,


WBO World Championship Committee

170608 Avtandil Khurtsidze Show Cause

Hermanas Serrano comprometidas con la historia deportiva boricua


Las únicas campeonas mundiales en la actualidad de Puerto Rico, Amanda y Cindy Serrano de Carolina, donaron al Museo del Deporte de Puerto Rico, ubicado en el pueblo de Guaynabo, importantes hazañas históricas para el deleite de los futuros visitantes del concurrido complejo.

Luego de defender con éxito su título mundial de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo ( OMB ) en la división de las 126 libras, tras vencer a la mexicana Paola ‘La Fiera’ Torres por decisión unánime, el pasado sábado en Aguas Buenas, Cindy Serrano donará el uniforme que utilizó para la pelea, el cual fue en honor al legendario pelotero carolinense, Roberto Clemente.

El combate Serrano-Torres fue el primero en la historia del boxeo profesional de Puerto Rico, donde una mujer puertorriqueña defendió su título mundial en la pelea estelar.

“Rendirle homenaje a Roberto Clemente en mi primera defensa de título mundial era algo que no podía dejar pasar. Los años siguen pasando y el legado de Clemente sigue vivo, intacto. Sus historias dentro y fuera del parque de pelota son muchas e inspiradoras. Honor a quien honor merece. Mi deseo es que los jóvenes y demás personas que visiten el museo sepan que no importa el deporte, siempre habrá unidad porque representamos a un pais con todo el esfuerzo y corazón”, dijo Cindy Serrano.

Por su parte, Amanda, donó su recién ganada correa mundial OMB de la categoría de las 118 libras, la cual obtuvo el pasado mes de abril en Nueva York, cuando derrotó a la ex campeona mundial Dahiana Santana en combate que fue la pelea estelar por Showtime Extreme.

Con la victoria, Amanda se convirtió en la primera mujer y puertorriqueña(o) en lograr campeonatos mundiales en cinco categorías de peso.

“Con mucho cariño y felicidad, el Museo del Deporte ya tiene el último título mundial que gané el pasado 2 de abril y no hay muchas palabras para describir el privilegio y sentimiento que siento al saber que futuras generaciones sabrán de nuestras metas en el boxeo femenino. Tengo mucha fé de que me convertiré en campeona mundial de seis divisiones y cuando eso suceda, el título va para el museo”, dijo Amanda Serrano.

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Hermanas Serrano comprometidas con la historia deportiva boricua


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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.



SAN JUAN, PR- (5/4/17)- La Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), presidida por el Lcdo. Francisco ‘Paco’ Valcárcel, celebró en la mañana de hoy en el Pabellón de la Fama del Deporte Puertorriqueño, ubicado en el Parque Sixto Escobar de San Juan, Puerto Rico, una emotiva ceremonia, donde se estuvo homenajeando a Amanda Serrano, entregándole su quinto Campeonato Mundial y la Sortija de Campeona. 

La hazaña que Amanda ha hecho, no lo ha hecho nadie en el boxeo femenino“, manifestó el Presidente de la OMB, Lcdo. Francisco ‘Paco’ Valcárcel. “Ganar cinco divisiones y cuatro de ellas en la Organización Mundial de Boxeo, es algo realmente importante. De manera positiva ha llevado el nombre de Puerto Rico en alto, sintiendo un genuino orgullo de ser boricua. De esta manera, aunque se desarrolló en Estados Unidos, defiende y representa a Puerto Rico por todo el mundo. Esa determinación de amar sus raíces y luchar por sus sueños, la han llevado a grabar su nombre en los libros de la historia de este deporte“. 

Serrano, natural de Carolina, Puerto Rico, pero desarrollada en Brooklyn, Nueva York, ganó su primer título mundial (130 libras) en septiembre de 2011. Luego de eso, consiguió ganar los cinturones de la OMB en las 135, 126, 122 y 118 libras, convirtiéndose en la primera y única mujer en reinar en cinco diferentes divisiones. 

En agosto de 2014, Serrano viajó a Argentina para arrebatarle en seis asaltos el cinturón Ligero OMB (135) a María Elena Maderna. Luego, en febrero de 2016 en Nueva York, se coronó Campeona Mundial Pluma OMB (126 libras), venciendo en un episodio a Olivia Gerula. En octubre de 2016, como parte de la Convención Anual de la OMB, celebrada en Puerto Rico, capturó el Campeonato Mundial Jr. Pluma (122 libras), despachando en el primer asalto a Alexandra Lazar. 

“Esto es un sueño hecho realidad”, dijo la actual Campeona Mundial Gallo. “Tengo que agradecer a la OMB por apoyarme en esta gran hazaña. Cada vez que subo al cuadrilátero, lo hago con Puerto Rico en el corazón. Quiero seguir cumpliendo metas y quiero seguir representando a la OMB y a mi bella islita. El próximo paso será la sexta corona en las 140 libras”. 

LCampeona recibió el cinturón que la acredita como monarca Mundial Gallo (118 libras), el cual ganó el pasado mes de abril en Nueva York, al vencer en ocho asaltos a la ex Campeona Mundial, Dahiana SantanaTambién, le entregaron la prestigiosa Sortija de Campeona, la cual se le ortorga a los campeones luego de cinco exitosos combates de título mundial.  

La actividad contó con la presencia de los ex Campeones Mundiales Alex ‘El Nene’ SánchezIván Calderón, Daniel ‘La Cobra’ JiménezVíctor ‘Luvi’ Calleja, Orlando Fernández, Juan Laporte, John John Molina, eCampeón Latino Ligero, Félix ‘El Diamante’ Verdejo, los ex contendores Daniel ‘Pipino’ Alicea, Víctor Bisbal y David Quijano, los prospectos José ‘Chiquiro’ Martínez, Henry ‘Moncho’ Lebrón, Orlando ‘Capu’ González, Néstor Bravo, John ‘La Bestia’ Correa, Marcos Osorio y Juan Carlos Camacho.  

Las boxeadoras aficionadas Tatiana Ortiz, Sofía Martínez, Femarie Lozada, Kenia Morán, Rose Matos, Angelie Matos, Leticia Rivera, Neicha Torres, Stefany Piñero, Paola Tolentino, Xaneilly González, Ivanelys Lozada, Chaneyry Williams, Andreanelly Mateo, Kalysha Pagán, Odalys  Figueroa, Teichmary LópezYadhira Acosta, Vilmalys Figueroa, Sheila Rivera, Ketcy Rosario y los varones Eliezer Ferrer, David Reyes, Oro Lebrón, Diomar Figueroa, Javier RamírezAdiel Calderón, Yabdiel Muñoz y José León compartieron el momento con la homenajeada. 

Otras personalidades del boxeo puertorriqueño que estuvieron presente fueron los entrenadores Jesús ‘Tongui’ Ortiz, José Bonilla, Jesús ‘Chuito’ Ayala, Angel Rosario, Sam González, Julio Ortiz, Amador Rosario, José ‘Cheo’ Cuadrado, Rolando Valcárcel y Margaro Cruz, los oficiales Idalia Parra, Melba Santos, César Ramos, Luis Ruiz, Roberto Torres, Hernando Steidel, Luis Pabón, Ramón Peña y José H. Rivera, los promotores Peter Rivera, Javier Bustillo y Luis Orraca.  

Adicional a Valcárcel, por parte de la OMB estuvo compartiendo el Presidente del Comité de Clasificaciones, Lcdo. Edgardo López Sasso. 

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Amanda Serrano buscará ser la primera boxeadora campeona mundial de cinco divisiones

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Luego de empatar la marca de Miguel Cotto, al convertirse en campeona mundial de cuatro categorías de peso por un puertorriqueño(a), Amanda Serrano ( 31-1-1, 23 KO ) de Carolina, buscará reinar en una quinta división, cuando se enfrente a la dos veces campeona mundial, Dahiana Santana ( 35-8, 14 KO ) de la República Dominicana en histórico duelo que será por la correa vacante mundial de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo ( OMB ) de las 118 libras.

Serrano-Santana tomará forma el sábado, 22 de abril desde el Barclay Center en Brooklyn, Nueva York y tendrá transmisión por Showtime Extreme.

El promotor de Serrano, Lou DiBella dijo que “estoy contento porque Amanda estará peleando de nuevo por Showtime. Ella merece todo esto que le está pasando. Ella no es solo una de las mejores boxeadoras del mundo, sino que yo he promovido a grandes peleadores en toda mi carrera y ella está al mismo nivel ó mas arriba que ellos”.

“Estoy lista desde hace tiempo para seguir buscando retos en diferentes pesos”, dijo Amanda Serrano,”Mi objetivo es Dahiana Santana y le doy las gracias a ella por aceptar la pelea. Ella es bien incómoda, viene a pelear y quiere traerle gloria a República Dominicana y la respeto por eso, pero mis ganas de seguir poniendo el nombre de Puerto Rico en alto, son más grandes”.

“Mi intención, al igual que la intención de mi equipo de trabajo era pelear con Sabrina Pérez, pero ella decidió dejar vacante el título para no pelear conmigo. Considero su movida como una muy mala para el boxeo femenino y para los fanáticos que siempre nos piden peleas de unificación”, dijo Amanda Serrano, quien en su última presentación en el mes de enero, derrotó por decisión unánime a las dos veces campeona mundial, Yazmin ‘Rusita’ Rivas de México.

“Yo estoy en este deporte para ganar. Si algún día, le tengo miedo a alguna boxeadora de mi división, creo que lo mejor es dedicarme a otra cosa, retirarme. Sabrina fue campeona mundial de las 122 libras y cuando fui a esa división, ella dejó el título vacante al momento de enterarse que yo venía y me tuve que enfrentar a otra oponente ( Alexandra Lazar ) y ahora que ella estuvo haciendo campaña en las 118 libras, sucede exactamente lo mismo. Esto es como un chiste de mal gusto, pero no nos quita el enfoque para esta pelea”, exclamó Serrano.

De Serrano salir con la victoria, se convertirá en la primera boxeadora profesional en lograr ser campeona mundial de cinco divisiones de peso y tendrá la mayor cantidad de divisiones ganadas en el boxeo profesional de Puerto Rico.

“Solo el hecho de estar en la lista de los campeones mundiales boricuas junto con mi hermana Cindy es algo muy grande. Todos los días, mi hermana y yo entrenamos fuerte porque nos queremos mantener como campeonas por mucho tiempo. Queremos que los boricuas se sientan orgullosos de nosotras”.

Por su parte, Dahiana Santana de Santo Domingo, ha sido campeona mundial de las 126 libras en la Federación Internacional de Boxeo y la Asociación Mundial de Boxeo, esta última como campeona mundial Interina.

 Con información de Solo Boxeo por FERNANDO GAZTAMBIDE


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NARANJITO, PR- (4/3/17)- La Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), presidida por el Lcdo. Francisco ‘Paco’ Valcárcel, y su exitoso programa mundial ‘WBO Kids Drug Free’, visitaron la escuela elemental Felipa Sánchez Cruzado de Naranjito, Puerto Rico, donde llevaron una clínica de boxeo apoyada en un mensaje motivacional dirigida a decenas de niños y niñas estudiantes del plantel. 

Es una sensación diferente cuando podemos trabajar con niños de escuela elemental, de kinder hasta quinto grado, siendo excelente la aceptación por parte de ellos”, manifestó el Lcdo. Valcárcel. “Este es un sector rural, donde la necesidad de estos niños es significativa. Logramos, junto a un excelente grupo de boxeadores ejemplares, llevar el mensaje de superación y disciplina en una gran actividad”. 

Los estudiantes recibieron una charla motivacional en conjunto con una demostración de las técnicas del boxeo, esto dirigido por el ex Campeón Mundial Mini Mosca de la OMB, Alex ‘El Nene’ Sánchez. 

“Siempre agradecido con la OMB por permitirme ser parte de este tipo de actividades”, dijo el ahora entrenador ponceño. “Yo vengo de un residencial público, y gracias al boxeo pude superarme y mantenerme alejado de las cosas malas. Ese es el mensaje que aquí le llevamos a estos niños, para que siempre le digan no a las drogas y el alcohol”. 

Por su parte, el recién coronado Campeón NABO Jr. Ligero, Alberto ‘El Explosivo’ Machado, mencionó que “recalcar los valores, la humildad, los modales, los estudios, realmente es fundamental para la vida de estos niños. Nosotros somos ejemplos para ellos y poder aportar nuestro granito de arena es algo muy bonito”. 

La OMB incentivó a los estudiantes con mochilas, artículos escolares y otros regalos educativos. 

“En esta escuela atendemos una población marcada en un nivel de pobreza bastante significativa. Actividades como la que hoy nos obsequia la OMB, es de mucho valor. Necesitamos promover en ellos que se mantengan alejados de las drogas y enfocados en los estudios. Vivimos en una comunidad que está propensa a este tipo de actividades, que no son buenas, y por eso hoy los podemos impactar con esta actividad tan positiva”, mencionó la Directora Escolar,  María Ortega Cosme. 

Para Angel ‘Tito’ Acosta, quien el próximo 20 de mayo disputará el cinturón Mundial Jr. Mosca en Japón, estas actividades se quedan grabadas en la mente de los niños. 

“El compromiso que tiene la OMB con la juventud es bien importante“, dijo el Campeón Latino Jr. Mosca. “Nosotros, que venimos de barrio, tenemos que ser figuras influyentes en la vida de estos niños que vienen de donde nosotros salimos. Aquí le traemos unos regalitos para que se motiven y sepan que nosotros estamos con ellos. Sé que el mensaje llegó y se quedará grabado en sus mentes. Esa es nuestra misión y siempre estaremos ahí apoyando a la juventud de nuestro país“.  

La actividad contó con la presencia del boxeador aficionado Héctor Meléndez, el entrenador Félix Pagán Pintor, el manejador Juan De León, el promotor Peter Rivera, el árbitro José H. Rivera y el Tesorero de la OMB Adolfo ‘Fito’ Flores. 

‘WBO Kids Drug Free’ es un programa internacional dirigido a niños y jóvenes con el fin de llevar un mensaje de prevención al consumo de drogas y motivarlos a continuar en los estudios, utilizando el deporte como una herramienta para mantenerse en buenos pasos, al igual que apoyar causas dirigidas a los más necesitados con el fin de aportar a que puedan obtener una mejor calidad de vida.  

Jonathan Gaudier, Prensa Organización Mundial de Boxeo  

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Amanda Serrano arremete contra Pérez y Oliveras

2533dcdf-b130-4922-b5fd-a7bb420a48caLa boricua Amanda Serrano tiene marca de 31-1-1 y 23 KO. (Archivo/GFR)

La boricua asegura que las boxeadoras argentinas no la quieren enfrentar

La boxeadora boricua Amanda Serrano (31-1-1 y 23 KO), arremetió contra las argentinas Sabrina Pérez, futura rival, y Alejandra Oliveras.

Luego de vencer por decisión unánime a la campeona mundial de dos divisiones, Yazmin Rivas, de México, para retener el título mundial de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) en la categoría de las 122 libras, Serrano busca ahora bajar a la división de las 118 libras para retar a la actual campeona de ese organismo, Sabrina “La Muñequita” Pérez (16-0-1 y 2 KO), de Argentina.

“Sabrina fue campeona mundial (OMB) de las 122 libras al mismo tiempo que yo era campeona de las 126 libras. Cuando ella supo de mi interés de bajar a las 122 libras, rápido ella se fue a las 118 libras”, dijo Serrano.

Agregó que “ahora que ella está en las 118 libras y yo quiero ese título, ella no aparece. Creo que ella es una muñequita como se hace llamar, pero con ruedas y por eso se puede escapar. Ella y su equipo saben que estoy dispuesta a viajar nuevamente para Argentina. Ya quisiera que esto fuera como el boxeo de hombres, porque así me pagarían como le han pagado a Golovkin por no querer enfrentarlo”.

En agosto de 2014, la boxeadora puertorriqueña viajó a Argentina, donde se coronó campeona mundial de la OMB en la categoría de las 135 libras, al vencer por nocaut en el sexto asalto a María Maderna, quien llevaba tres defensas exitosas del título.

Por otra parte, la boxeadora argentina Alejandra Oliveras, una campeona mundial de cuatro divisiones al igual que Serrano, estará regresando al cuadrilátero el 8 de abril en Argentina, luego de un año y nueve meses de inactividad.

Oliveras tiene programado pelear por la vacante correa mundial del organismo no reconocido con sede en Argentina llamado WPC (World Pugilism Commission), ante la mexicana Lesly “Explosiva” Morales.


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.

Organización Mundial de Boxeo ayuda a combatir el Alzheimer

Dona $5,000 a organización sin fines de lucro

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La Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), con sede en Puerto Rico, anunció hoy la donación de $5,000 a la institución De Frente Al Alzheimer, que lucha por combatir esa enfermedad en la isla caribeña.

La asociación deportiva informó que la iniciativa se incluye en un plan de la OMB que tiene como objetivo beneficiar a diferentes instituciones sin fines de lucro en Puerto Rico, Panamá y Colombia, con el propósito de ayudar en diferentes causas sociales.

El plan, conocido como “WBO Kids Drug Free”, llevará hoy a Panamá artículos escolares a más de un centenar de niños y niñas del Orfelinato de San José de Malambo, ubicado en el distrito de Arraiján, el cual es dirigido por la Madre Sor Lourdes Reiss.

Mañana, en el Coliseo Bernardo Caraballo de Cartagena, Colombia, el presidente de la OMB, Francisco Valcárcel, junto al promotor Félix Zabala, entregarán $5,000 a la entidad FUNVIVIR, ‘Ayúdame a Vivir’, dedicada a apoyar la lucha de niños pacientes de cáncer.

“En la Organización Mundial de Boxeo estamos más que comprometidos con nuestra juventud y los más necesitados a nivel mundial”, dijo Valcárcel.

“La OMB es mucho más que simplemente boxeo. Hoy nos toca apoyar a los pacientes de Alzheimer y cáncer, al igual que sus familias en esta ardua batalla. También tenemos a decenas de niños que necesitan esa mano amiga para obtener los artículos esenciales para uso diario en el proceso de educarse correctamente”, destacó Valcárcel.

“WBO Kids Drug Free” es un programa internacional dirigido a los niños y jóvenes con el fin de llevar un mensaje de prevención al consumo de drogas y motivarlos a continuar en los estudios.



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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