By Gabriel F. Cordero
Today is the 70th birthday of Dr. Gilberto Mendoza, president of the World Boxing Association since 1982. The WBA, previously previously known as the National Boxing Association (NBA) is the oldest sanctioning institution in boxing. Many hope that Mendoza can be inducted into the Hall of Fame Boxing in Canastota, New York in the near future. He is a champion in life after having beaten cancer in recent years.