WBC supervisor Baham Mitra (extreme left) holding the hand of WBC world minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin (a.k.a. Chayaphon Moonsri)
GAMES and Amusements Board (GAB) Chairman Abraham Kahlil “Baham” Mitra of the Philippines received another feather on his cap.
This time, Mitra was congratulated by the World Boxing Council (WBC) for his exemplary manner and outstanding job as the supervisor of the world title fight held Nov. 25 in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.
Mitra, who is also the president of the Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) supervised the championship fight between defending champion Wanheng Menayothin (a.k.a. Chayaphon Moonsri) and Japanese challenger Tatsuya Fukuhara.
Menayothin retained his title by a unanimous decision.
Curtis Thrasher of US was the referee while the judges were Frank Haley of Australia, Hisatoshi Miyazaki of Japan and Zanashir Taznaa of Mongolia.
“We are proud of your performance representing your Federation and the WBC with absolute confidence, integrity, competency and dedication to make our beloved sport better,” said WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman in a letter sent to Mitra.
WBC also earlier awarded Mitra and the GAB as the outstanding boxing commission for giving free CT scan, laboratory and medical check-ups to professional boxers.