Philippines, 27 Apr 2018
  Home >> News

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        


 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
News  


VALCARCEL: “THE SHOW MUST GO ON” (PHOTOS)


PhilBoxing.com





Aboard Norwegian Sky – “The show must go on.”


That was what WBO president Francisco 'Paco' Valcarcel told the assembled delegates to the 30th WBO Convention here Monday night despite the tragedy suffered by Puerto Rico, the location of the boxing body's headquarters, due to two powerful hurricanes Irma and Maria that ravished the island last month that knocked out its electric power, water and other basic services which effectively halted the island's normal flow of daily life.

“We have to get back on our feet. And I thanked everyone for coming over especially those from far away countries like Japan and the Philippines for making the effort. We will do our work quickly because I want you to enjoy the ship and the islands,” Valcarcel said.

The WBO 30th convention, which will formally open Tuesday morning, is held aboard the luxury ship Norwegian Sky on a 4-day vacation tour that departed at Miami port Monday afternoon and will make its first stop in Havana, Cuba by 8:00 a.m. Tuesday. It will depart Havana by five in the afternoon the same day and head to the Great Stirrup Cay private island in the Bahamas where it is expected to arrive at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday. It will then depart at 11 a.m. Thursday where it is expected to arrive back in Miami at 7 a.m. Friday.

The ship, which carries 2,200 passengers in this voyage, has a pool deck, casino, restaurants, night club and bars, theater, art gallery and conference halls. It also offers a satellite Internet connection.

The Monday evening cocktail reception reestablished connection among boxing officials, promoters, managers, matchmakers and boxers. The Philippine delegation was well represented headed by GAB chairman Abraham Mitra and his wife Rossel, promoter Johnny Elorde and wife Liza, well-traveled referee Danrex Tapdasan and his wife Mary Joy. The Rontal family, boxing promoters based in Cagayan de Oro, headed by patriarch Florecio 'Florskie' Rontal, young promoter Kenneth Rontal and his lawyer wife Amabelle and their son, and Kenneth's New York based brother Van were in full force joining the convention. Boxing judge Salven Lagumbay and this writer rounded up the list.


WBO president Francisco 'Paco' Valcarcel speaks to the delegates during the cocktail reception Monday night.


Some of the delegates listen to Valcarcel.


The Philippine delegation. Seated (L-R): Mary Joy Tapdasan, Rossel Mitra, Danny Sandoval's wife, Liza Elorde, Atty Amabelle Rontal and Beboy Rontal; Standing (L-R): Johnny Elorde, Danrex Tapdasan, Danny Sandoval, Abraham Mitra, Van Rontal, Leon Panoncillo Jr, Florencio Rontal and Kenneth Rontal.


Referees all (L-R): Robert Hoyle, Kenny Bayless, Russell Mora, Benjy Esteves, Danrex Tapdasan and Mark Nelson.


Vacationers enjoy the pool on the top deck of the Norwegian Sky (below).




Click here to view a list of other articles written by Dong Secuya.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • “Lil Pacquiao” Resendiz added to June 16 card in St Petersburg, FL
    By , Thu, 26 Apr 2018
  • MMA FANS IN SINGAPORE ROLL WITH UFC WELTERWEIGHTS COWBOY AND EDWARDS
    By , Thu, 26 Apr 2018
  • "Fight for Glory:" Nakamura, Jesadajindawan War it Out Friday Night in Bangkok
    By Carlos Costa, Thu, 26 Apr 2018
  • Donaire’s class act
    By Joaquin Henson, Thu, 26 Apr 2018
  • Ancajas vs Sultan to move from Las Vegas to Fresno, California
    By Rich Mazon , Thu, 26 Apr 2018
  • Onuako, a gold mine of an import
    By Eddie Alinea, Thu, 26 Apr 2018
  • AN ALL-FILIPINO TITLE FIGHT IN FRESNO?
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Thu, 26 Apr 2018
  • Panama's Estrada Arrives in Thailand to Challenge Menayothin: "He will not Tie Floyd's 50-0 Record"
    By Carlos Costa, Thu, 26 Apr 2018
  • Brico Santig's "Fight for Glory" Card This Friday Night in Bangkok
    By Carlos Costa, Thu, 26 Apr 2018
  • ADONIS STEVENSON & BADOU JACK FACE OFF IN TORONTO
    By , Thu, 26 Apr 2018
  • Media Workout: Vasiliy Lomachenko Looks to Conquer Lightweight Division
    By , Thu, 26 Apr 2018
  • REY VARGAS DISCUSSES TRAINING CAMP
    By , Thu, 26 Apr 2018
  • Mason Menard training hard for Haney showdown
    By , Thu, 26 Apr 2018
  • Split-T Management signs National Golden Gloves Champion Isiah Jones
    By , Thu, 26 Apr 2018
  • PINOY PRIDE 44 FEATURES PAGARA BROTHERS IN MAASIN CITY
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Wed, 25 Apr 2018
  • Ruben Villa Speaks to Troubled Kids at Monterey County Youth Center
    By , Wed, 25 Apr 2018
  • Oscar De La Hoya Confirms GGG vs. Canelo In September
    By , Wed, 25 Apr 2018
  • UFC WELTERWEIGHTS LAUNCH UFC FIGHT NIGHT SINGAPORE: COWBOY vs EDWARDS PRESENTED BY AIRASIA
    By , Wed, 25 Apr 2018
  • Ginobili’s one glorious night
    By Eddie Alinea, Wed, 25 Apr 2018
  • Gary Russell Jr. vs. Joseph Diaz Jr. Press Conference Quotes
    By , Wed, 25 Apr 2018
  • What Pacquiao should do to score an impressive win over Matthysse
    By Leo Reyes, Wed, 25 Apr 2018
  • ADONIS STEVENSON DEFENDS TITLE AGAINST BADOU JACK ON MAY 19 IN TORONTO
    By , Wed, 25 Apr 2018
  • SHIELDS FACES GABRIELS FOR IBF/WBA WOMEN'S MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLES ON JUNE 22
    By , Wed, 25 Apr 2018
  • "Storm" Warning! Star middleweight Alexander Shlemenko To headline M-1 Challenge 93
    By , Wed, 25 Apr 2018


  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2018 philboxing.com.