Philippines, 25 May 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  


“ONYOK” VELASCO TO ATTEND PSC-PACQUIAO CUP


PhilBoxing.com





VISAYAS PRELIMS IN BAGO CITY FEB. 3-4


BAGO CITY (Feb. 1) – Olympian Mansueto “Onyok” Velasco is arriving here in his hometown to grace the two-day Visayas Preliminaries of the on-going PSC-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup slated on February 3 and 4 at the Bago City Sports Coliseum.

This was confirmed by supervising technical director Rogelio “Roger” Fortaleza of the Philippine Sports Institute.

Velasco won the silver medal in the light flyweight division during the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics and a gold medal in the 1994 Asian Games held in Hiroshima, Japan.

His older brother Roel Velasco, a light-flyweight boxer also won a bronze medal at the 1992 Olympics.

Bago City is known as the “Boxing Capital of the Philippines” for being the hometown also of the other Olympian boxers Reynaldo Galido, Isidro Vicera, Leopoldo Cantancio, Roger Ladon and Larry Semillano.

In fact, Semillano was coached by Fortaleza when he won the gold medal in the 1997 Southeast Asian Games held in Jakarta. Semillao also took a silver medal in the 2007 SEAG and also saw action in the Sydney Olympics.

Semillano, 41, is now already the head coach of the Bago City boxing team that will see action this weekend.

“We’re hoping to discover the next Olympians here,” said Fortaleza, who also has his own memorable moments here in Bago City.

He was the youngest among the four fighting Fortaleza brothers, who each captured a gold medal to give the Far Eastern University boxing team the over-all title in the National Youth Amateur Boxing Championship.

The other Fortaleza brothers were Rey, Renato and Ricardo.

“Memorable din sa akin itong Bago kasi dito ako unang nanalo ng gold medal sa national competition,” said Fortaleza, who also became a coach and secretary-general of the country’s amateur boxing association.

Aside from Bago, also expected to join are teams from Bacolod City, Morcia, Sipalay, Victorias, San Carlos City, Escalante, Cebu, Mactan, Lapu-Lapu, Leyte, Iloilo, Tacloban and Bohol.

Bago City Mayor Narciso Yulo has promised to give the visiting teams and guests a memorable experience in his city, which is billed as the “Home of Historical and Natural Treasures”.
The opening program and Day 1 of the two-day competition is on Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. It is free to the public. The event is sponsored by the Philippine Sports Commission in coordination with the office of Sen. Manny Pacquiao.

File photo of Mansueto "Onyok" Velasco Former 1997 Jakarta SEA Games gold medalist LarrySemillano (right) with former coach Roger Fortaleza reunited now in Bago City for the Visayas Preliminaries of the PSC-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup. (Photo by LITO DELOS REYES)


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Lito delos Reyes.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • FRESNO: UNLIKELY VENUE OF THE HISTORIC ANCAJAS-SULTAN FIGHT
    By Dong Secuya, Fri, 25 May 2018
  • Results from Candijay Bohol: Demecillo Knocks Out Moya To Capture PDF-118 Belt; Wenceslao Destroys Tinampay (PHOTOS)
    By Carlos Costa, Fri, 25 May 2018
  • Fans split on Manny’s fight
    By Joaquin Henson, Fri, 25 May 2018
  • Final Press Conference: Ancajas and Sultan Ready to Make History (Photos)
    By , Fri, 25 May 2018
  • ANCAJAS-SULTAN FEATS, FACTS AND FIGURES PART II
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Fri, 25 May 2018
  • FIGHTNIGHT LIVE APPROACHING 1.5 MILLION VIEWS FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL INAUGURAL CAMPAIGN
    By , Fri, 25 May 2018
  • Bellator Star Paul Daley Says He'll 'F**k Michael Page Up,' Hospitalize Him
    By , Fri, 25 May 2018
  • Ancajas warned to expect tough fight
    By Joaquin Henson, Fri, 25 May 2018
  • Two Filipino boxers to make history in Fresno for IBF Junior Bantamweight title
    By Leo Reyes, Fri, 25 May 2018
  • B. RILEY FBR, INC. AND SUGAR RAY LEONARD FOUNDATION CELEBRATED THE 9TH ANNUAL 'BIG FIGHTERS, BIG CAUSE' CHARITY BOXING NIGHT
    By , Fri, 25 May 2018
  • Gomez, three others share PNG Rapid chess lead
    By Marlon Bernardino, Fri, 25 May 2018
  • Manny’s well, nothing to worry about – Buboy
    By Eddie Alinea, Thu, 24 May 2018
  • Fortune says he’s Filipino, too
    By Joaquin Henson, Thu, 24 May 2018
  • Media Workout Notes & Quotes: Ancajas, Sultan Prepare for First All-Filipino World Title Bout in 93 Years
    By , Thu, 24 May 2018
  • Sergei Kharitonov speaks out before Today's SuperFight with Anton Vyazigin Headlining M-1 Challenge 92
    By , Thu, 24 May 2018
  • JOHN PAUL GOMEZ OF ALBAY PROVINCE BAGS FIRST GOLD OF PHILIPPINE NATIONAL GAMES STANDARD PLAY CHESS COMPETITION
    By , Thu, 24 May 2018
  • 2018 Mosconi Cup: Jeremy Jones named as US Vice-Captain
    By , Thu, 24 May 2018
  • Fasten your seatbelts for a spectacular entertainment line-up at the FORMULA 1 2018 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX
    By , Thu, 24 May 2018
  • From the Matchmaker's Corner: ESPINAS WRESTS RP LIGHT-FLY TITLE; RP YOUTH TITLE
    By Salvador Lopez, Thu, 24 May 2018
  • Two time Olympic Medalist Dychko to face Marrone June 16 in St. Petersburg, FL
    By , Thu, 24 May 2018
  • MARATHON BOXING FOR THE WORLD 5K WALK ON SUNDAY, JULY 22 IN CAGUAS, PUERTO RICO
    By , Thu, 24 May 2018
  • NBA West Finals -- Rockets tie series with Game 4 steal
    By Homer D. Sayson, Thu, 24 May 2018
  • 23 years of fighting and still counting
    By Eddie Alinea, Wed, 23 May 2018
  • Upset-conscious Moralde vows to go all-out versus unbeaten foe
    By , Wed, 23 May 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.