MAYAGÜEZ, PUERTO RICO- With the support of former World Champion Carlos "El Indio" Quintana, the World Boxing Organization (WBO) went today to Mayaguez (in the west area of Puerto Rico) where they conducted boxing clinics to the kids of the Yaguez Residential Complex as part of the Kids Drug Free program. Photos by Javier Gonzalez/WBO.
WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, said that "we are so happy because we are here in Mayaguez with Quintana giving these kids a message to keep away from drugs. That is our goal, to keep kids in sports and away from drugs and other issues".
The clinics were led by Jose Luis Vellon, Puerto Rican Boxing Federation President, former WBO welterweight champion Indio Quintana, and professional referee Jose H. Rivera, with the help of recreation leader Luis Rivera, referee Roberto Ramirez Jr., and judges Hernando Steidel and Raul Nieves. Also in the event there was Manuel Marrero Hueca from the WBO Executive Comitee, and trainers Julio Ortiz and Jose Malave.