FILIPINO BOXERS CAN NO LONGER USE FOREIGN FAMILY NAMES
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Wed, 29 May 2013
The Games and Amusements Board has approved a resolution that prevents Filipino boxers from using foreign family names instead of their own family names.
This is the result of efforts by the Manila Standard to get the GAB to act on the anomaly of several fighters using the name of Thai businessman Singwancha who reportedly buys the right to have boxers enter the ring using his name, from their respective managers.
The issue came to a head in ALA Promotions and ABS-CBN’s “Pinoy Pride XIX” in Davao City when the TV commentators were asked to use the family name Singwancha for Rex “Wakee” Salud’s boxer Marco Demecillo in his OPBF super flyweight title fight against Arthur Villanueva, but were refused.
GAB chairman Monchu Guazon told the Manila Standard that under the resolution “basically we will not tolerate any foreign names anymore.”
He also told us that while the Singwancha name was attached to several boxers in the latest GAB ratings, in subsequent GAB ratings the name Singwancha will be removed.
In pressing for the removal of foreign names attached to Filipino boxers we said that “to Filipinos, like other peoples with a sense of history and heritage, their family names are previous and not to be trifled with” which prompted a positive response from chairman Guanzon.
Photo: Naris Singwancha (R) congratulates Marco Demicillo.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|LIVE FROM THE PHILIPPINES! MANNY PACQUIAO / FREDDIE ROACH BOB ARUM INT'L MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL|
By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014Giovani Santillan Wraps Training Camp, Ready to Defend Title Friday on "New Blood"
By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014Peter Manfredo Jr. enjoying life outside ring Honored by Conn. Boxing HOF induction
By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014BOXING PUNDITS REVEAL THEIR "ALIEN VS. KRUSHER: HOPKINS VS. KOVALEV" PREDICTIONS
By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014UNDEFEATED JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHT PROSPECT BRYANT "PEE WEE" CRUZ RETURNS TO THE RING NOVEMBER 21ST, 2014 IN QUEENS, NEW YORK
By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014NBA -- Suns blister Lakers in overtime (PHOTOS)
By Keith Butler, Thu, 23 Oct 2014PINOY PRIDE 28 UNDERCARD FIGHTERS SET TO IMPRESS
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Wed, 22 Oct 2014ZERAFA READY FOR GREAT PERFORMANCE IN WBO WORLD YOUTH TITLE FIGHT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 22 Oct 2014NBA -- Knicks fall flat against the Bucks, 120-107
By Ben Paz, Wed, 22 Oct 2014NIETES IS IN BETTER SHAPE THAN WHEN HE KNOCKED OUT MOISES FUENTES
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 22 Oct 2014KARIM "HARD HITTA' MAYFIELD MAKES RING RETURN NOVEMBER 8TH IN SAN FRANCISCO
By , Wed, 22 Oct 2014NBA -- Rose's 30 not enough to topple Cavaliers
By Anthony Rozic, Wed, 22 Oct 2014NBA -- Do the Cavs have enough to win it all?
By Ben Franklin, Wed, 22 Oct 2014Arizona Boxing News & Notes with Don Smith: Copper Gloves re-cap, Grace Interest, Stone Update & More
By Don Smith, Wed, 22 Oct 2014Darleys Perez Defends Interim WBA 135 lb. World Title this Friday vs. Jaider Parra
By , Wed, 22 Oct 2014"King" Jorge Diaz back at Featherweight for fight with Haro this Friday night in Somerset, NJ
By , Wed, 22 Oct 2014Undefeated Middleweight Antoine "Action" Douglas ready for Jose Medina this Friday in Somerset, New Jersey
By , Wed, 22 Oct 2014Undefeated featherweight Pavel Vitruk added to Nov 11 M-1 Challenge 53 in China
By , Wed, 22 Oct 2014Boxing Insight: The Donaire Principle
By Mark F. Villanueva, Tue, 21 Oct 2014‘Real Deal’ remains real: Anuran
By Dennis U. Eroa, Tue, 21 Oct 2014Marston: World Title Shot Offer Makes Saturday’s Fight A Must Win Situation
By , Tue, 21 Oct 2014DONAIRE WANTS COMEBACK FIGHT IN THE PHILIPPINES
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 21 Oct 2014MISMATCH OF THE YEAR
By Recah Trinidad, Tue, 21 Oct 2014WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING RETURNS TO THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS
By , Tue, 21 Oct 2014