SAMSON Gello-ani proved that he is one of the best promoters in the Asian region after he was awarded the WBO Asia Pacific Promoter of the Year.
The awarding took place during the “Back with a Vengeance” fight card featuring Marvin “The Marvelous” Sonsona, who won against Mexican Carlos Jacobo at the Hoopsdome in Lapu-Lapu City last Saturday.
The award is Gello-ani’s fifth straight Promoter of the Year title. His first award was won in 2007.
“I was a consistent WBO bout promoter and they find me very hardworking when it comes to promoting world class fights,” said Gello-ani.
Gello-ani mentioned that he has already staged numerous WBO championships here and outside the country, including the Asia Pacific and Oriental championships. This year he promoted an Asia Pacific and Oriental championship bout.
Gello-ani started promoting boxing in 1987 by doing amateur fight cards in Cebu city and stepped up to pro boxing in the early 1990’s under boxing patron Antonio L. Aldeguer.
“I worked hard for this job, maybe that’s why I am here right now showcasing world class boxers to the Filipinos worldwide.” /CORRESPONDENT DALE G. ROSAL