R.I.P. Gilberto Mendoza of the W.B.A.

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Francisco Gilberto Mendoza, the long time President of the World Boxing Association passed away in Venezuela on Friday, March 11th at the age of 72.

The WBA is the oldest of the current sanctioning bodies, and Mendoza was the WBA's guiding hand since 1982 when he stepped into the Presidency, taking over for American Robert Lee. He left the top spot in 2015, announcing at the WBA's annual convention in Panama that he was resigning due to ill health. The reigns of the WBA were handed to his son, Gilberto Jesus Mendoza. In recognition of his status with the WBA, Mendoza was made President Emeritus.

He headed the WBA for 33 years and he established many initiatives within the boxing community, such as his successful “KO to Drugs” events sponsored throughout the world. Mendoza was known for his care for the sport and love of the athletes. 

It was under his watch that the WBA adopted their current structure of title belts. The creation of “interim” titles, multiple regional titles and “Super” titles all started with the WBA. In retrospect, that direction has been to the detriment of boxing and to the repsect of the WBA itself.

Rest in Peace to a man who has been a fixture in the boxing world for more than three decades. A TSS moment of silence for Gilberto Mendoza.

 

 

 

 

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-Radam G :

My deepest condolences and a note. In honor of him, let the tribe of boxing work to kayo cancer. Holla!


-Radam G :

Honor the late Don Gil M. And put up a scrap against cancer. Don't give it a free passage to attack you because of a lack of knowledge, or a false belief that you cannot prevent it, or manage it for years.
->https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DOtx-T8SkQk. Holla!


-stormcentre :

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->http://www.thesweetscience.com/forums/showthread.php?25116-Errol-Spence-Jr-vs-Chris-Algieri-Brooklyn-Bound-on-April-16&p=94192&viewfull=1#post94192
->http://www.thesweetscience.com/forums/showthread.php?25116-Errol-Spence-Jr-vs-Chris-Algieri-Brooklyn-Bound-on-April-16&p=94165&viewfull=1#post94165
->http://www.thesweetscience.com/forums/showthread.php?25116-Errol-Spence-Jr-vs-Chris-Algieri-Brooklyn-Bound-on-April-16&p=94161&viewfull=1#post94161
->http://www.thesweetscience.com/forums/showthread.php?25116-Errol-Spence-Jr-vs-Chris-Algieri-Brooklyn-Bound-on-April-16&p=94138&viewfull=1#post94138
->http://www.thesweetscience.com/forums/showthread.php?25279-Wow!-I-Hope-That-This-Latest-Place-Is-The-Start-of-Something-Great&p=94456&viewfull=1#post94456

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-stormcentre :

Brother Voodoo,

I think we have been here before with both yours and Wallach's miracle cancer/diabetes curing multilevel marketed magical minerals; of which nothing adds up and/or has been substantiated. I'm not sure that your interest in - using the passing of some one that's respected - as a means to hop back on the "I can't help myself but pretend bandwagon" again . . . and with it . . whoops . . . . here I go (again) with the (miracle) claim that; ""hey, hee haw . . I can cure cancer/diabetes"" . . . And along with it, potentially provide false hope to others suffering and close to those that have passed . . . Is really such a good idea. Especially when you have thus far dismally failed to - apply that knowledge and belief of yours that you mention above - to meaningfully respond to and/or answer any - not even one - of these (below) posts/issues with your claims.


->http://www.thesweetscience.com/forums/showthread.php?25116-Errol-Spence-Jr-vs-Chris-Algieri-Brooklyn-Bound-on-April-16&p=94146&viewfull=1#post94146
->http://www.thesweetscience.com/forums/showthread.php?25116-Errol-Spence-Jr-vs-Chris-Algieri-Brooklyn-Bound-on-April-16&p=94249&viewfull=1#post94249
->http://www.thesweetscience.com/forums/showthread.php?25116-Errol-Spence-Jr-vs-Chris-Algieri-Brooklyn-Bound-on-April-16&p=94192&viewfull=1#post94192
->http://www.thesweetscience.com/forums/showthread.php?25116-Errol-Spence-Jr-vs-Chris-Algieri-Brooklyn-Bound-on-April-16&p=94165&viewfull=1#post94165
->http://www.thesweetscience.com/forums/showthread.php?25116-Errol-Spence-Jr-vs-Chris-Algieri-Brooklyn-Bound-on-April-16&p=94161&viewfull=1#post94161
->http://www.thesweetscience.com/forums/showthread.php?25116-Errol-Spence-Jr-vs-Chris-Algieri-Brooklyn-Bound-on-April-16&p=94138&viewfull=1#post94138
->http://www.thesweetscience.com/forums/showthread.php?25279-Wow!-I-Hope-That-This-Latest-Place-Is-The-Start-of-Something-Great&p=94456&viewfull=1#post94456

Please note the fact that Wallach, Youngevity, and also the cancer and diabetes curing products you're also clearly back on the voodoo bandwagon selling and promoting (again) have already been busted for being a scammer. Just the first/top link alone - that you have (still) not been able to adequately explain - covers and proves this. It would be good to see you put as much effort into explaining the issues and problems with the "magical multileveled marketed cancer/diabetes curing minerals" that you peddle and sell - as you do peddling it. However . . . . Until - even if it's not off the back of someone that's has just died - dat happen; please stop lying. Otherwise, I'll bring donkey clown out again. Rumour has it he has showing signs of loneliness and missing you. Which - I am advised - is evident from how he lifts his tail (in waiting) when missing you. :) :)


-Kid Blast :

My deepest condolences and a note. In honor of him, let the tribe of boxing work to kayo cancer. Holla!
Do you even know who he is?


-Radam G :

Of course I know the Don Gil. Holla!