GAB TO GET DULAY’S SIDE ON “ILLEGAL FIGHT” IN US

Recky Dulay (middle) with new handler Rey Rodis Jr. (seated) and trainer Stanley Godinez.l

DAVAO CITY — The Games and Amusements Board (GAB) will also get the side of Filipino boxer Recky “The Teror” Dulay, who reportedly fought and won in his latest ring assignment in the United States without the permission and knowledge of the Philippine government boxing agency.
“It is now being investigated and a letter will be sent to get their side,” said GAB Chairman Abraham Kahlil “Baham” Mitra.
The 23-year old Dulay (10-2-0, 7 KOs) won by a 3rd round knockout against Jaime Arboleda last July 15 at the Forum Inglewood in California under the Golden Boy Promotions. Dulay went home to the Philippines after he suffered his only defeat.
Dulay, however, became in active for more than a year until his comeback fight last January 30 which was a 2nd round knockout victory against Noel Adelmita in Makati.
Dulay, who is a native of Catarman, Northern Samar is now handled by Rey Rodis Jr. from Cagayan de Oro City. Rodis, who is now a resident of California owns the RED Boxing International.
Dulay still has a US visa from his first fight in 2015 when he lost by a first round knockout to Gervonta Davis at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
“Kaya po na invite ako ng akin uncle na mag bakasyon dito sa US,” said Dulay in a chat message on Facebook.
Dulay was invited last January by Carlito Vasquez in Las Vegas, Nevada. When Dulay went to Manny Pacquiao’s chief trainer Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym to keep himself fit, he was spotted by the Hall of Famer and was asked to spar with one of his boxers at the gym.
“Freddie was impressed on Dulay’s style and good attitude. Tahimik lang kasi yan si Recky,” said Rodis.
Former world champion Rodel “Batang Mandaue” Mayol, who helped Dulay get back in good shape at the gym, also luckily got an offer from the Golden Boy Promotions to fight against their undefeated Panamanian boxer Arboleda (10-0, 8 KOs).
“Mahirap tanggian ang opportunity na yun,” (It’s difficult to turn down the opportunity) Mayol told Fight News Asia’s correspondent Jose Monty Flores in an interview.
Mayol said that there was really no plan of Dulay fighting in Los Angeles.
“But when opportunity knocked on their door they took it,” said Flores.
According to the GAB Rules, a GAB-licensed boxer who is based abroad needs to get GAB authority to fight abroad.
“If (he/she) fights abroad without authority, GAB license may be suspended,” said Mitra.
But if the boxer is based abroad and not GAB licensed, there is no need to get authority to fight abroad. But he/she cannot fight in the Philippines because he/she has no license.
“This is not advisable but we cannot force the boxer to license here if e/she is not based here.
GAB is now finalizing their letter to Dulay and company.
“We are finalizing our letter to them. GAB is serious with its mandate even if boxer won he will still need to explain his side and may face sanctions,” said Mitra.
GAB recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Japan Boxing Commission (JBL) and later with the Professional Boxing Association of Thailand to assure the safety of the professional boxers as well as the quality of fights.
They will require reciprocal submission of favorable endorsements from respective governing bodies of the country where applicant boxer, official or any person connected in the conduct of professional boxing is a citizen, as one of the pre-requisites for the issuance of GAB or PBAT or JBL as the case maybe.
They also agreed that the commissions shall require the submission of a favorable endorsement of the commission of either two countries before a license may be issued in favor of the professional boxer, official or any person connected in the conduct of professional boxing.

Team Recky Dulay paying a courtesy call to Consul General Anelito Adelio in Los Angeles. Also in photo is trainer Rodel Mayol (extreme left).
Recky “The Terror” Dulay lands a solid right on Jaime Arboleda.
Dulay with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach at the Wild Card Gym

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