Negros boxers get hero’s welcome

first_imgBACOLOD City – A hero’s welcome wastendered to the two Negrense boxers who bagged gold medals in the recentlyconcluded 30th Southeast Asian Games. They advised aspiring boxers to have aproper training and have a discipline in order to achieve the same./PN City mayor Nicholas Yulo led theturnover of cash incentive worth P50,000 to each boxer during an awarding ritesat the Bantayan Park , Barangay Poblacion, Bago City. According to Yulo, Bago City hasalready produced several talented boxers, citing late Mayor Manuel Torres whospearheaded the boxing program for the Bagonhons. Yulo said the Sanggunian Panlungsodpassed a resolution granting cash incentives to the medalists as well asP10,000 to their trainers. He lauded the effort of the two athletes who gaveglory and pride to the city. Ladon, for his part, said he willinvest the cash aid for his preparation for more upcoming tournaments. center_img Rogen Ladon, who won in the men’sflyweight division and James Palicte in the men’s Light welterweight division,arrived yesterday in Bago City, Negros Occidental. Rogen Ladon, who won in the men’s flyweight division and James Palicte in the men’s Light welterweight division, arrived yesterday in Bago City, Negros Occidental. MAE SINGUAY/PN Palicte, meanwhile, said he will usethe incentive for the construction of their house. Yulo explained that part of theprogram offers grassroots training for Bago residents who are interested inboxing, by then they select those who have the full potential and prepare themfor competitions.last_img read more