Nationwide boxing coach Nolito Velasco retires



Rogen Ladon Charly Suarez Nolito Velasco

FILE – Nationwide coach Nolito Velasco with boxers Rogen Ladon and Charly Suarez.

MANILA, Philippines—Nationwide boxing coach Nolito “Boy” Velasco has retired and can successfully depart his publish on the finish of the yr, the Affiliation of Boxing Alliances within the Philippines (ABAP) introduced Wednesday.

Velasco, the oldest brother of Mansueto “Onyok” and Roel Velasco, despatched a letter to ABAP informing the nationwide sporting affiliation of his resolution to go away the nationwide boxing group.

“I’m wanting ahead to get pleasure from my retirement with my household as I give them the effort and time I missed due to working,” wrote Velasco.

Velasco, whereas not combating for an Olympic podium himself, was his youthful brother Roel’s coach throughout his bronze medal end 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

He then guided their youngest brother Onyok to the silver medal within the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

The 58-year-old’s last Olympic success was main Nesthy Petecio to the silver medal within the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the primary time a feminine Filipino boxer made the rostrum within the Summer time Video games.

ABAP has accepted Velasco’s resignation via a letter that president Ricky Vargas and secretary-general Ed Picson signed.

“We want you properly in your future endeavors,” the 2 officers stated in response to Velasco’s letter.


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