Mendoza is re-elected WBA president
By Lito delos Reyes
Sat, 30 May 2020
DAVAO CITY -- Gilberto Jesus Mendoza was re-elected as president of the World Boxing Association last Thursday with affirmative vote of all its members for the period 2020-2025.
The Assembly of the WBA ratified to continue the process of modernization that Mendoza has been developing in recent years.
The WBA has been working non-stop and has come up with an online mechanism, such as GoToMeeting, to enable its members on five continents to discuss different topics of interest to the entity, despite the distance. During the Assembly, the electoral commission, made up by Francisco Piña, Jesper Jensen and Renzo Bagnariol, was convened. Since no additional nominations were made for the position, the members were called to vote and unanimously elected Mendoza for a new term, who had a great performance at the head of the WBA in the 2015-2020 term.
The 10 voting members agreed to conduct the vote online this Thursday morning. Renzo Bagnariol, from Nicaragua, Gustavo Padilla, from Panama, Carlos Chávez, from Venezuela, Shivana Inalsingh, from Trinidad and Tobago, George Martínez, from Canada, Mariana Borissova, from Bulgaria, Francisco Piña, from Colombia, Julio Quintero, from Venezuela and Luis Pabón, from Puerto Rico, voted for the continuity of the current president’s project. In addition, 25 directors with voice, seconded the motion and gave their support to Mendoza, with the novelty that for the first time in history there was participation of Mexican members, Miguel Torruco and Alfredo Polanco.
“I reiterate my gratitude to all those who give me this vote of confidence, to all those who stick to the work plan of the last five years. There is still a lot of work to do. We will keep on moving forward in things like getting closer to the athlete and the systematic development”, Mendoza assured to all the directors after his ratification.
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