Boxing coach Boy Velasco retires


BOXING Coach Nolito “Boy” Velasco is retiring from the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (Abap) national team effective December 31.

In a letter to the Abap, the long-time boxing trainer said he was “looking forward to enjoy my retirement with my family, as I give them the time and effort I missed because of work.”

Velasco, 58, is the elder brother of Olympic boxing medalists Roel (bronze, Barcelona 1992) and Mansueto “Onyok” (silver, Atlanta 1996).

Abap accepted his request for retirement in a letter signed by president Ricky Vargas and secretary-general Ed Picson.

The two officials wished Velasco “well in your future endeavors.”

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