Philippines, 01 Sep 2015
  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  


WBO 26th Annual Congress Opens Today


PhilBoxing.com




Budapest – The 26th Annual Congress of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) formally opens this morning (Tuesday) at the Budapest Intercontinental Hotel, overlooking the River Danube, in this historic city.

WBO President Francisco ' Paco' Valcarel and other top officials as well as most of the participants have already arrived here Monday mostly coming in from a draining 15-hour or so air travel from the different points of the globe. Australia's Danny Leigh had to pass by Sydney, Bangkok and Vienna before hitting Budapest for a grueling more than 20-hour trip. Globe-trotting boxing photographer Sumio Yamada, coming from New York, had a stopover in Munich, Germany before arriving Budapest. Our group, ALA Promotions Michael Aldeguer and Dennis Canete and myself took a 9-hour Qatar Airways flight from Manila to Doha where we had a two-hour stopover before proceeding here in another 5-hour flight.

There was a golf tournament set for the golfing participants at the Pannonia Golf and Country Club Monday morning. Monday night, the participants had a welcome cocktail dinner at the Karpatia Restaurant located right beside a Franciscan church along Ferenciek tere, one of the town's oldest restaurant that was originally built in 1877.

As the WBO, who has become one of the most successful boxing organizations on the planet, reflects the past year's achievements and challenges and sets the goals for the next 12 months, participants will also have the chance to connect to one of Europe's most historic city. Budapest was formally declared in the 1920s as a 'City of Spa' because of its abundant thermal waters and the Romans colonized Buda in the 9th century reportedly for the purpose of having its soldiers a recreational facility. The River Danube, the longest river in Central Europe passing through 10 countries and its major capitals, is especially captivating at night and one of the highlights of the event will be a dinner cruise to the river Wednesday night.

Other delegations coming from the Philippines are Games and Amusement Board (GAB) Chairman Ramon Guanzon and Commisioners Aquil Tamano and Fritz Gaston as well as Referee/Judge Atty. Danrex Tapdasan. The presence of the top GAB people to the event is for the purpose of bidding to host the next WBO Convention in the Philippines.


L-R: ALA's Dennis Canete, Michale Aldeguer, Ivan Rivera (Puerto Rico's PR Best Boxing), Star Boxing's Tutico Zabala, Pedro Rivera and Peter Rivera (PR Best Boxing) at the Karpatia Restaurant Monday night.


Newly crowned WBO bantamweight champion Tomoki Kamdeda (C) of Japan who won the title by defeating Paulus Ambunda of Namibia in Cebu last month poses with his team and WBO's Leon Panoncillo (extreme right).


Referee Danrex Tapdasan (L), two Hungarian boxing people, Australia's Danny Leigh and Leon Panoncillo.


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


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • PH BASKETBALL CONTROVERSY: WE NEED A PRESIDENT LIKE MAGSAYSAY TO RESOLVE ISSUE
    By Eddie Alinea, Mon, 31 Aug 2015
  • LADON AND MARCIAL STUN THEIR FANCIED OPPONENTS WHILE BAUTISTA ALSO WINS TO ENTER ASIAN BOXING CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER FINALS
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Mon, 31 Aug 2015
  • BASADRE IN DEEP TRAINING; EYES REVENGE AGAINST DEMECILLO
    By , Mon, 31 Aug 2015
  • DONAIRE’S FATHER NOT WORRIED ABOUT SCOTT QUIGG
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Mon, 31 Aug 2015
  • BRAWL AT THE MALL: Basadre now sparred 56 rounds
    By Lito delos Reyes, Mon, 31 Aug 2015
  • WHO IS ANDRE BERTO?
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Sun, 30 Aug 2015
  • LEO SANTA CRUZ OUTLASTS ABNER MARES IN A CLASSIC BRAWL
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sun, 30 Aug 2015
  • SANTA CRUZ SCORES IMPRESSIVE WIN OVER MARES; DONAIRE WANTS TO FACE SANTA CRUZ
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 30 Aug 2015
  • CHARLY SUAREZ VICTIM OF BAD DECISION
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 30 Aug 2015
  • MOVIE AND TV PERSONALITIES RALLY FILIPINOS TO WATCH AZKALS-UZBEKS MATCH AT PHILIPPINE SPORTS STADIUM SEPT. 8
    By , Sun, 30 Aug 2015
  • SANTA CRUZ DEFEATS MARES BY MAJORITY DECISION, RETAINS TITLE
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sun, 30 Aug 2015
  • LUNA STOPS LOPEZ IN 4
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sun, 30 Aug 2015
  • CEJA STOPS RUIZ IN 5, CAPTURES INTERIM WBC SUPER BANTAM TITLE
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sun, 30 Aug 2015
  • ANGULO WINS OVER MUNOZ BY 5TH ROUND TKO
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sun, 30 Aug 2015
  • ROMAN DROPS SERRANO EN ROUTE TO UD VICTORY
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sun, 30 Aug 2015
  • EARLY RESULTS FROM STAPLES CENTER
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sun, 30 Aug 2015
  • ABCEDE WINS WBO ORIENTAL MINIMUMWEIGHT TITLE VIA 11TH ROUND TKO
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 30 Aug 2015
  • PACQUIAO MULLS RUNNING AS INDEPENDENT SENATOR
    By Tonton Alcos-Antogop, Sat, 29 Aug 2015
  • DACQUEL BEATS SOUTH AFRICAN CHAMPION, WINS IBO INTERNATIONAL SUPER FLYWEIGHT TITLE
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 29 Aug 2015
  • Pinay Boxer Jujeath Nagaowa becomes the face of crusade against overtaxing and corruption in the Philippines
    By Rich Mazon , Sat, 29 Aug 2015
  • PBF CHAMP JUNNY SALOGAOL TO FIGHT IN THAILAND
    By Felman Gingoyon, Sat, 29 Aug 2015
  • UNDEFEATED FIGHTING HENO FEATURED ON THE MAIN EVENT OVER PBO/SKYCABLE AT 8:30 TONIGHT
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 29 Aug 2015
  • JACK TEPORA TO HEADLINE DANAO CITY SLUGFEST
    By Felman Gingoyon, Sat, 29 Aug 2015
  • REMEMBERING ANGELO DUNDEE
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Sat, 29 Aug 2015


  •  




     
    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
    © 2015 philboxing.com.