Donaire too powerful for Darchinyan
By Alon Calinao Dy: Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire came out victorious tonight against Vic “The Raging Bull” Darchinyan at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Many observers said that Armenian fighter Vic was leading on the score cards and Robert Garcia, Donaire’s trainer, encouraged his prodigy to throw some combinations.
In the 9th round, the Filipino fighter listened to the advice from his corner. And so, he hurt and caught Darchinyan with his deadly left hooks, which sent every boxer he faced to go down. When the brave Armenian gladiator went down and couldn’t recover anymore to a fast flurry of punches from Donaire, referee Laurence Cole halted the fight to save the defenseless boxer.
We have seen like this fight when Donaire, Jr. faced Rigondeaux on April 13, 2013. The Filipino icon has always problems with a fighter who has a little bit style of Manny Pacquiao, which is quick and aggressive fighter. If Donaire, Jr. wants a rematch against the Cuban boxing star, he should do much better than what he had shown tonight.
According to some Donaire’s fans, this win of Nonito Donaire, Jr. is for the people of Samar and Leyte in the Philippines who were affected by super typhoon Haiyan last Friday, especially for thousands of people who have lost their lives.
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The Board of the ABAE urges members to “make their views known and ensure their voice is heard” ahead of critical Extraordinary General Meeting
The Board of the ABAE has urged its 18,500 members to “make their views known and ensure their voice is heard” ahead of a critical Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) which will be held on 24 November 2013.
The EGM will vote on whether to accept or reject new Articles of Association and a new Board of Directors.
A decision to reject the new Articles and Board, which have been approved by AIBA and Sport England, will lead to the re-opening of disciplinary proceedings by AIBA against the ABAE. This is expected to lead to the indefinite suspension of England from all international competition as it will fail to comply with the rules and regulations by which the sport is governed internationally.
Sport England, which has committed to invest over £5 million in grassroots boxing over the next four years, has already confirmed it will cease to fund the ABAE, with immediate effect, if the new Articles and Board are rejected.
The statement by the Board of the ABAE said: “This is a critical moment for the ABAE and it is very important that the 18,500 members and 900 affiliated clubs that make-up the organisation fully understand what is at stake and the ramifications of these forthcoming decisions which have the potential to affect every member at every level.
“We believe that the votes that will be cast on the 24th November should reflect the opinions of the membership and we urge all clubs, coaches, boxers and volunteers to make their views known to the Secretaries of their Regional Associations and ensure that their voice is heard at this critically important time for the sport.”
The new Board also promised to be more “open and transparent” in its communications with clubs and has set up a Freephone helpline 0800 023 2692 and an email enquiry address firstname.lastname@example.org for clubs to contact the ABAE if they have any questions about the EGM and the ramifications of the decision to accept or reject the new Articles and Board.
The full statement to members by the Board of the ABAE said: “The ABAE is moving towards a pivotal moment in its evolution following the decision by the Board to call an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on 24 November 2013 when its members will decide on whether to accept or reject new Articles of Association and a new Board.
“This is a critical moment for the ABAE and it is very important that the 18,500 members and 900 affiliated clubs that make-up the organisation fully understand what is at the stake and the ramifications of these forthcoming decisions which have the potential to affect every member at every level.
“As a Board, we recognise the importance and status of the whole membership and will make every effort to communicate to all our members in an open, transparent and consistent manner. We will also endeavour to follow the principles of good governance and recognise our responsibilities as the national governing body to ensure that our members have all of the information that is relevant to them.
“To this end, we will use all available communication channels available to ensure we provide information to all. This will include direct communication with clubs, the ABAE website, social media channels and boxing media and news websites. Our club support officers that work in the field will also be hosting meetings and visiting clubs in their regions to communicate with coaches, boxers and volunteers face-to-face and communication materials will also be sent to the Regional Association of the ABAE.
“Since the EGM was called, we have supplied a Briefing Note to hundreds of clubs via email, made this available online and issued several statements via the ABAE website which have been sent to boxing media and websites and distributed by our social media channels (facebook and twitter). Our club Support Officers have also hosted meetings with clubs in a number of regions. This will continue as we work towards to the 24th and we aim to make more open and transparent communication a feature of our relationships with clubs and members in the future.
“This is not a one-way process and in addition to this, we have also established a series of communications channels for clubs to contact the ABAE including a Freephone helpline 0800 023 2692 and an email enquiry address email@example.com.
“Clubs are also encouraged to follow the ABAE on twitter @abaengland or facebook, https://en-gb.facebook.com/AmateurBoxingAssociationofEngland where statements and circulars will be posted. Local Club Support Officers can be contacted directly by clubs that would like a face-to-face meeting.
“This is a critically important time for boxing in England and we believe that the votes that will be cast on the 24th November should reflect the opinions of the membership and we urge all clubs, coaches, boxers and volunteers to make their views known to the Secretaries of their Regional Associations and ensure that their voice is heard at this critically important time for the sport.”
Melson to be Knighted by St. John of Jerusalem
New York, NY (November 11, 2013) – On Sunday, November 17, Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson, junior middleweight boxer and charitable figure, will be knighted by St. John of Jerusalem.
The Order of St. John is one of the greatest treasures of Christendom and is one of the world’s oldest, continuing knightly institutions. The Order is the world’s oldest humanitarian organization nominating members of society into Knighthood because of their commitment towards helping improve our world’s humanity through their chosen humanitarian acts. The development and expansion of the Order has influenced the course of world history and bridged the disparate cultures of the Christian East and West. The Order began in the eleventh century as a local charitable institution, a hospital, in Jerusalem. Founded by a group of pious men, led by Brother Gerald the Blessed, it rapidly gained world fame for spiritual and temporal care of pilgrims traveling to and in the Holy Land. In time, the Order also protected them. This is the reason it developed its military arm, which soon transformed this devout group into a great military-religious brotherhood.
A 2003 West Point grad who is an active Army Reserve officer, the 32-year-old is one of the most recognizable faces in the New York boxing scene. Melson, who’s donated every penny from all 14 of his fight purses, 13 to a specific clinical trial aimed at curing Chronic Spinal Cord Injuries and one to a friend with a son that had cancer, gained notoriety throughout the boxing community as he’s been featured on ESPN, HBO, Yahoo, Sports Illustrated and various other outlets. A 2008 Olympic alternate selection Melson holds an excellent 12-1-1 professional record with 4 wins by knockout. In 2011, Melson and best friend Christan Zaccagnino started Team Fight to Walk in effort to financially support and publicize America’s first clinical trial using the transplantation of Umbilical Cord Cells.
Current results gathered from data acquired in China, where the study has already taken place, is extraordinarily promising. They show that if the necessary funds are raised allowing for these clinical trials to be conducted here in the United States, with a target time frame of summer of 2014, then the United States, with great probability, could host human history’s first cure for Chronic Spinal Cord Injuries.
Since the launching of Team Fight to Walk, Melson and Zaccagnino raised more than $230,000 and hosted their first charity gala May 16 at BB King Blues Club in New York City. Team Fight to Walk has begun planning for their second annual “FIGHTING FOR THE CURE” Gala which will take place May 8th of 2014. For the trial to take place, a total of $5 million dollars to treat 40 patients needs to be raised; $0 of which are being funded by the federal government or private industry.
“This is one of the ultimate honors of my lifetime,” Melson said of the knighthood. “I’ve never been a part of anything like this, and the fact that I’ve been selected to be a member of something that’s had such an impact in history is incredible.”
The ceremony takes place at The Cathedral of the Holy Virgin Protection, located at 59 East 2nd St in New York, NY.
Melson’s next bout takes place December 4 at BB King Blues Club in New York City and tickets are available on Teamfighttowak.com