WBO APPLAUDS PANONCILLO FOR CHINA ACTIVITIES
By Salven L. Lagumbay
Wed, 28 Oct 2015
ORLANDO, Florida--The World Boxing Organization (WBO) today, thought its president Francisco Valcarcel and its founder Luis Batista Salas, has expressed unanimous approval on the in-roads and activities set forth in the China zone by its WBO Asia Pacific chairman Leon Panoncillo and co-chairman Danny Leigh.
Both Valcarcel and Salas took turns in heaping praises on the activities being put forth in China through the initiative of Panoncillo and the Professional Boxing Commission (PBC) that saw a tremendous increase in both activities and sanctioning returns for the WBO.
"Today I would like to cite the tremendous activities and turnaround being made in the China region, and I would like to thank Leon Panoncillo for making this possible, and for being there to effect the changes," Valcarcel said.
This year alone, the China region saw the birth of League of Fists, a tournament-format boxing program put forth by local promoter SECA in cooperation with Top Rank at the Mercedes Benz Arena's Mixing Room twice every month.
Panoncillo has worked closely with the PBC and the local boxing authorities in the last several months to revive what was previously an inactive boxing landscape in China.
Also cited was co-chairman Danny Leigh, who reported a spike in activities in the Australia and New Zealand region with 30 WBO-sanctioned bouts so far this year alone.
Photo: WBO Vice-President for Asia-Pacific region Leon Panoncillo Jr (L) and WBO executive committee member Danny Leigh.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Salven L. Lagumbay.
|Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:|
The Past Week in Action 8 August 2022: Ortiz Stops McKinson; Conlan Outpoints Marriaga
By Eric Armit, , Tue, 09 Aug 2022Alekhine Nouri to play in World Juniors chess championship
By Marlon Bernardino, , Tue, 09 Aug 2022JOSEPH “JOJO” DIAZ, JR. AND WILLIAM ZEPEDA SET TO BATTLE IN DANGEROUS CROSSROADS FIGHT
, Tue, 09 Aug 2022ESPN KNOCKOUT IN LATIN AMERICA TO BROADCAST NEXT DETROIT BRAWL, FEATURING ERGASHEV, IZMAILOV AND MICHIGAN’S BEST NEW FIGHTERS
, Tue, 09 Aug 2022Rances Barthelemy Feels his Last Performance will Garner him Another Big Fight at Super Lightweight
, Tue, 09 Aug 2022Sons Rise - Jimuel Pacquiao and Campbell Hatton
By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Mon, 08 Aug 2022Abne beats Bacolod by UD
By Lito delos Reyes, , Mon, 08 Aug 2022Mike “Bad Man” Ohan, Jr. Moves to 16-1
, Mon, 08 Aug 2022FVR: Ama ng Philippine National Games
By Eddie Alinea, , Mon, 08 Aug 2022Antipolo City team to compete in Sen. Manny Pacquiao Tuna Festival chess meet
By Marlon Bernardino, , Mon, 08 Aug 2022Charly Suarez Dominates Mark John Yap, Retains WBA Asia belt
, Mon, 08 Aug 2022VERGIL ORTIZ, JR. DEFEATS MICHAEL MCKINSON VIA TECHNICAL KNOCKOUT
, Mon, 08 Aug 2022Dante is WBF Int’l minimum champ
By Lito delos Reyes, , Sun, 07 Aug 2022Chess Olympiad: PH Women's Team Beats Slovenia; Men's Team Bows to Greece
By Marlon Bernardino, , Sun, 07 Aug 2022Pasig City King Pirates rule over Iloilo Kisela Knights to claim PCAP GM Wesley So Cup
By Marlon Bernardino, , Sun, 07 Aug 2022Return of the Mick: Conlan Dominates Marriaga in Belfast Main Event
, Sun, 07 Aug 2022CASTANEDA AND MORAN ARE VICTORIOUS IN PROBOX TV’S 140 lb. LAST CHANCE TOURNAMENT SEMI-FINALS
, Sun, 07 Aug 2022Ancajas-Martinez rematch set Oct. 8
By Lito delos Reyes, , Sun, 07 Aug 2022Results from Thailand: Thais Yuttapong, Ongjunta Score WBA ASIA Title wins Saturday in Bangkok
By Carlos Costa, , Sun, 07 Aug 2022BORNEA TO SEE ACTION IN MEXICO ON AUGUST 19
, Sun, 07 Aug 2022Suarez aims overseas campaign as he defends WBA regional title today
, Sun, 07 Aug 2022Weights from Hanover, Maryland
, Sun, 07 Aug 2022Paragua shocks Duda in Chennai Chess Olympiad
By Marlon Bernardino, , Sun, 07 Aug 2022Boca, Ponteras lose in Thailand
By Lito delos Reyes, , Sat, 06 Aug 2022Moralde, Duno, Bernaldez make weight
By Lito delos Reyes, , Sat, 06 Aug 2022