Rey Danseco : biography
Rey Danseco is a Filipino sports editor, journalist, television commentator-host for boxing events and the foremost international boxing judge from Asia. His full name is Reynante Noscal Danseco.
He is the World Boxing Council’s top judge of 2012 as the recipient of Judge of the Year award. Concurrently, Boxing Judge of the Years 2010, 2011 and 2012 in his native Philippines through the prestigious annual awarding body, the Gabriel "Flash" Elorde Memorial Awards and Banquet of champions.
Danseco is the sports editor of the Philippines leading daily called Bagong Tiktik (The New Spy) since 2002.
He was a boxing writer/contributor for Philippine Daily Inquirer from 2003 to 2004 and Manila Times from 2004 to 2006. He was also connected with other dailies, such as Bulgar (Expose), Saksi (Witness), and Balita (News) as reporter and served as sports editor of Init sa Balita and Arangkada newspapers from 1999 to 2000.
The boxing host/commentator/analyst of Elorde boxing programs that aired over RPN 9, IBC 13, and PTV Channel 4 since 1999 and the solo host of Elorde TV Boxing of ABC 5 (TV5) in 2006. He’s back in television. His new TV program titled ELORDE BOXING TOUR airs over PTV Channel 4, every 3-4 pm Saturday. The program is under Elorde International Productions of Gabriel "Bebot" Elorde Jr, eldest son of the former WBC and World Boxing Association super featherweight champion Gabriel "Flash" Elorde. From 2003 to 2004, he worked as anchorman at Sports Radio (918 kHz) for "Sports Columnist on Air" program.
He worked as judge in significant international boxing championships in the Philippines, United States, Canada, Japan, Thailand, and Mexico. He judged the fight of world champions Bernard Hopkins, Jean Pascal, Saul Alvarez, Austin Trout, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, Katsunari Takayama, Yota Sato, Suriyan Sor Rungvisai, Gerry Penalosa, Sonny Boy Jaro, Gretchen Abaniel, Naomi Togashi, Momo Koseki, Itsuko Tada, Toshiaki Nishioka, Takahiro Aoh, Edgar Sosa, Omar Nino Romero, Adrian Hernandez, Eric Ortiz, Humberto Mauro Gutierrez, Oscar Ceviche Ibarra, Juan Jose Montes, Julio Cesar Miranda, Oleydong Sithsamerchai, Terdsak Jandaeng, Pongsaklek Wonjongkam, Usanakorn Kokietgym, and Galina Koleva Ivanova.
His first world title fight assignment was in 2004 when Gerry Penalosa captured the vacant WBF super flyweight championship in Manila while he took the break in international boxingscene in 2007 in the Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation light flyweight title bout between Filipino champion Juanito Rubillar and Japanese challenger Ken Nakajima at Nishinari Ward in Osaka, Japan.
On June 14, he made history to become the first Filipino boxing judge to work in Mexico. Manila Standard Today from the Philippines reported "World Boxing Council (WBC) president José Sulaimán has commended Filipino journalist/judge Rey Danseco for his performance in the title eliminator between Juanito Rubilllar and former world champion Omar Niño" and the North American Boxing Federation super flyweight title fight between unbeaten Adrian Hernandez and Eric Ortiz at the Palacio de los Deportes.
Columnist Ronnie Nathanielz wrote in his column June 18 "…But like we said, you win some and you lose some and we were personally elated that journalist/judge Rey Danseco, despite the shared misgivings of WBC president Don José Sulaimán and myself, performed admirably and fairly despite being a close friend of both manager/promoter Bebot Elorde and Rubillar.
Don Jose himself spoke to us from his home in Mexico City saying Danseco did "a very good job as a judge in two fights. I was happily surprised." So are we. And while the Rubillar-Omar Nino fight was not very exciting we congratulate Rubillar on his win in Mexico and Danseco for his performance as a judge because he earned our respect – if it means anything to him – and the respect of fight fans even in Mexico and most of all our esteemed friend Don José Sulaimán."