BACOLOD CITY, June 7 (PNA) — Angel Verdeflor, the newly elected president of the Association of Boxing Alliances of the Philippines Inc., vowed to revive the “boxing fever” in Western Visayas.
Verdeflor, also an executive assistant to the governor and provincial sports coordinator in Negros Occidental, said he wanted local government units in the region to embrace boxing by holding an annual tourney.
Verdeflor noted that only Negros Occidental and Aklan are active in promoting boxing.
His home-province, for instance, has created a benchmark in as far as boxing.
Bago City in southern Negros has been once a “boxing capital” of the country after producing so many national RP team members and Olympians.
Olympians from Bago City were the brothers Mansueto “Onyok” and Roel Velasco.
Candoni which once had another Olympian in the person of Leopoldo Serrantes is also back to support boxing.
Lastly, he vowed to work closely with the chief executives, especially Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon Jr. for housing of potential athletes, support their daily needs including their scholarship. (PNA)