Zander Khan to make a comeback!
By Lito delos Reyes
19 Apr 2006
DAVAO City – Entertainer-boxing promoter-turned
Municipal Mayor Alex Wangkay, popularly known as
Zander Khan, is returning to boxing promotion soon.
Despite successfully promoting Manny Pacquiao’s
comeback win in Manila six years ago, Khan left boxing
to run and be elected as the mayor at his hometown in
Jose Abad Santos, Davao del Sur.
“Medyo sinuwerte ako kasi ang ginamit kong pera ay
yung kinita ko sa promotion ko kay Manny,” said Khan,
who also handled the fights of former World Boxing
Council (WBC) super flyweight champion Gerry Peñalosa
and World Boxing Association (WBA) junior welterweight
king Morris East, both from Cebu.
Khan, who still has many connections with the
international boxing community including Don King, has
got already new promising young boxers under his
Khan’s brother Julius, who also be handles the ZK
Boxing Promotions, is training the boxers in Davao
City and JAS.“I want to help discover and to develop professional
boxers from Mindanao,” Khan said.
He plans to soon have a weekly TV boxing show in Davao
City to showcase the young promising professional
boxers from all over Mindanao.
“Mag-develop na tayo ng puedeng ipapalit pag-retire na
si Manny,” said Khan, although he believes the
Filipino boxing icon still has many years left in
Khan advised Pacquiao not to fight world champion
Marco Antonio Barrera in the 135 pounds division.
“Dapat sa 130 to 131 pounds lang si Manny lumaban para
di siya matalo,” Khan said.
Khan is now asking the support of Pacquiao, North
Cotabato Gov. Manny Piñol and the Mindanao
Professional Boxing Association (Minproba) headed by
its president Vic Quiambao for the said TV boxing
“We need to work together to help our boxers from
Mindanao,” Khan said.
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