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article imageShane Mosley in Manila to help raise funds for calamity victims

By Leo Reyes     Jan 21, 2014 in Sports
Former three-division world boxing champion Shane Mosley arrived in Manila Tuesday to promote a major dinner boxing event aimed at helping the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, a super typhoon that flattened central Philippines late last year.
Mosley was accompanied by lawyer Sydney Hall, business agent Germaine Gillies, publicist Mario Serrano and three others. They are working on the plan to stage a fundraising event under the "United Relief Fund," a non-profit organization composed of known boxing personalities.
The organizing group for the Philippine boxing event is headed by English promoter Dennis Hobson, who will later join Mosley's group in Manila.
No specific date was set for the Manila show but it could happen in May this year, according to a report by
Gillies, who was born in Baguio City in the Philippines said the group intends to raise funds in Asia for whatever natural calamities that may happen in the future.
“We hope to build a fund for the Yolanda victims as a priority because as I was born in Baguio and my mother is Filipino-Chinese-Spanish, the Philippines is close to my heart,” said Gillies.
“Eventually, we intend to tour Singapore, Macau and other neighboring countries for the purpose of creating awareness of our fund. Beyond helping Yolanda victims, we hope to raise funds for whatever disaster might happen in the future." she said.
"Hopefully, there will be no more Yolandas but if natural calamities come, we’ll be ready. We saw how it took years for New Orleans to recover from Hurricane Katrina. We realize without help, it might take even decades for Tacloban to rise again. We hope to be able to contribute in hastening the rehabilitation,” she added.
While in Manila, Mosley said he hopes to touch base with former foe Manny Pacquiao, who is now preparing his next trip to the US to promote his upcoming fight against Timothy Bradley.
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