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Marco Huck Given WBO Super Champion Status

World Boxing Organization (WBO) Jr. Heavyweight champion Marco Huck was honored today in the first day of works of the 27th Annual Convention take place at the Caesar’s Palace Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, dedicated to former WBO champions and 2014 International Boxing Hall of Fame Inductees Joe Calzaghe and Oscar de la Hoya.

The works started with the annual reports of the regional Vice-Presidents, the Treasurer and the president, Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel reports.

In a break, Valcarcel and members of the WBO Executive Committee gave the special recognition to Huck, a WBO champion since 2009 with 13 successful title defenses. Continue reading

Calzaghe and De La Hoya honored during the 27th Annual WBO Convention

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – Former World Boxing Organization (WBO) champions and 2014 International Boxing Hall of Fame Inductees Joe Calzaghe and Oscar de la Hoya, will be honored during the 27th Annual WBO Convention, to be held from October 27 to October 31 at the Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel announced that this year’s event is dedicated to these two boxing greats, proud WBO Champions, and members of the 2014 Hall of Fame class in Canastota, New York. Continue reading

Arthur Abraham, Paul Smith Officials Announced

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the officials who will work this Saturday, September 27, in the second defense of the super middleweight world champion Arthur Abraham against Paul Smith, to be held at Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, in a Sauerland Events presentation. Continue reading

WBO announces officials for world title bouts in Argentina and Mexico

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the officials who will work this Friday and Saturday in the super flyweight and junior lightweight world title bouts, that will take place in Argentina and Mexico, respectively.

This Friday, September, 19, at the Anfiteatro Municipal de Villa Maria in Cordoba, Argentina, the WBO superflyweight (115 pounds) champion Omar Narvaez (42-1-2, 23 KOs), from Argentina, will defend for the 11th time his belt against the #1 ranked Felipe Orucuta (29-2, 24 KOs), from Mexico, in a O.R. Promotions presentation. Continue reading

WBO Announces Officials For Estrada vs Segura

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referee and judges who will work this Saturday, September 6, in the third title defense of the flyweight champion, Mexican Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada, against his countryman Giovani “El Guerrero Azteca” Segura, that will take place at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico, in a Promociones Zanfer presentation. Continue reading

Huck-Larghetti officials announced

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referee and judges who will work this Saturday, August 30, in the 13th title defense of the cruiserweight champion Marco Huck against Mirko Larghetti, to be held at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, in a Sauerland Event presentation. Continue reading

WBO Visits Boxing Gyms In Puerto Rico To Hand Out Prepaid Cards…

The World Boxing Organization (WBO) started visiting boxing gyms in Puerto Rico, where President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel and Executive Committee Members are handing out “prepaid cash cards” worth $50 to be used by student-boxers to buy school supplies for this school year, as part of the successful WBO Kids Drug Free program.

“This is a gift from the WBO for all of you to use this card for you education. We want to help the children and youth in Puerto Rico, with the message of stay in school and away of drugs ant bad things,” Valcarcel said to the kids about this initiative, the WBO have done in over 20 countries around the world. Continue reading

WBO Announces Referee And Judges For Rodriguez Jr. vs Takayama

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the officials who will work this Saturday, August 9, in the world defense of the mini-flyweight champion Francisco Rodriguez Jr. against also world champion Katsunari Takayama, to be held at the Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, in a Promociones Zanfer presentation. Continue reading

Sergey Kovalev – Blake Caparello Officials Announced

World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referee and judges who will work this Saturday, August 2, in the third title defense of the light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev, from Russia, against Blake Caparello, from Australia, to be held at the Revel Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States, in a Main Events presentation. Continue reading