WBC names GAB ‘Commission of the Year’

Posted by watchmen
October 7, 2017
Posted in SPORTS

By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.

The World Boxing Council (WBC) recently named the Games Amusement Board (GAB) of the Philippines the 2017 “Commission of the Year” during a convention in Baku, Azerbaijan.
“This is a recognition of all the hard work and dedication of the board,” said GAB Chairman Abraham Mitra.
He added, innovations made to the agency under his administration, including fostering a love for boxing, were recognized by the award.
Meanwhile, WBC President Mauricio Sulaimán requested a copy of the memorandum of agreement signed between GAB and the Department of Health, which implemented free medical check-up to professional fighters, including CT scans and MRIs, following revelations showing over 100 GAB-licensed fighters falsified medical records.
Sulaimán said developed countries should follow the same procedure.
Also present during the event were former GAB Chairman Juan Ramon Guanzon; WBC Medical Committee Vice Chair, Dr. Nasser Cruz; promoters Johnny and Liza Elorde; among others./WDJ

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