The WBA mourns the passing of Francisco Magallanes


The game, the trade, and the World Boxing Affiliation have misplaced one in all their most tireless collaborators, Francisco Magallanes, Vice President of Institutional Relations of one of the crucial emblematic liquor corporations in Venezuela and Latin America and a really shut good friend of the President Emeritus of this group, Gilberto Mendoza, and the present president, Gilberto Jesús Mendoza.

Engineer Magallanes was carefully linked to boxing, particularly together with his organizational and procedural manuals throughout the restructuring of the World Boxing Affiliation in 1984, other than being a businessman, union chief, and philanthropist by nature.

He was president of the Aragua State Boxing Fee, the place he was additionally treasurer. He was an energetic participant in additional than 30 world conventions of the group.

Magallanes and Mendoza Sr. developed collectively parallel careers within the Vollmer group of corporations, in trade, sports activities and administration, strengthening for greater than 4 a long time a detailed friendship and an unprecedented skilled crew in Aragua.

In boxing he was one of many closest individuals to Mendoza, cooperating from his administration imaginative and prescient and expertise within the transformation processes undertaken within the 80’s by the pioneer group.

In his final years, Mr. Magallanes remained energetic on the head of his capabilities within the Santa Teresa firm, and was completely concerned within the actions {of professional} boxing, one in all his nice passions.

Right this moment boxing loses a terrific man who at all times labored tirelessly for the welfare of the game.

His buddies, who’re many, bear in mind him as an affable particular person, very skilled, demanding, and supportive.

His phrase “Do good to all alike” will stay engraved within the reminiscence of his nice buddies.

The president of the group, Gilberto Jesús Mendoza, on behalf of his household and the Directorate, expresses his deepest condolences for the lack of Engineer Magallanes.

Relaxation in Peace, Frank.


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