Mansueto Velasco

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Mansueto Velasco
Personal information
Full name Mansueto Velasco, Jr.
Nickname(s) Onyok
Nationality  Philippines
Born (1974-01-10) January 10, 1974 (age 42)
Bago City, Negros Occidental
Height 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight 48 kg (106 lb)
Sport Boxing
Rated at Light Flyweight

Mansueto "Onyok" Velasco, Jr. (born January 10, 1974) is a retired Filipino boxer and comedian from Bago City, Negros Occidental, Philippines. He competed in the men's 48 kg. (light-flyweight) boxing category at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia and took home the silver medal, the Philippines' only medal at the Games. He is the younger brother of Roel Velasco, winner of an Olympic bronze (boxing) in the 1992 Summer Olympics, who is also a light-flyweight. Before this, he was one of the three Filipino boxers who clinched gold medals in the 1994 Asian Games held in Hiroshima, Japan.

Olympic results[edit]

Television career[edit]

Velasco later had a successful career as a comedian, appearing in several ABS-CBN sitcoms and on Manny Pacquiao's Show Me Da Manny on GMA 7. He currently plays the role of a boxing trainer in TV5's comedy-drama Beki Boxer.

Velasco also appeared on several TV shows in tandem with famous celebrities such as Bong Revilla, Richard Gomez, and Ina Raymundo.


TV Shows[edit]

  • Tarajing Pot Pot (ABS-CBN 2)
  • ASAP (ABS-CBN 2)
  • Magandang Tanghali Bayan (ABS-CBN 2)
  • Tropang Trumpo (TV5) - guest
  • Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN 2)
  • Richard Loves Lucy (ABS-CBN 2)
  • Ispup (TV5)
  • Da Body En Da Guard (ABS-CBN 2)
  • Da Pilya En Da Pilot (ABS-CBN 2)
  • Idol Ko Si Kap (GMA 7)
  • OK Fine Whatever (ABS-CBN 2)
  • OK Fine Oh Yes! (ABS-CBN 2)
  • OK Fine Ito Ang Gusto Niyo (ABS-CBN 2)
  • Kool Ka Lang (GMA 7)
  • Magpakailanman (GMA 7)
  • Kamao: Matira't Matibay (ABS-CBN 2) - co host
  • Extra Challenge (GMA 7)
  • Sabi Ni Nanay (SOLAR TV)
  • Kemis: Kay Misis Umasa (SOLAR TV)
  • Maynila (GMA 7)
  • Baywalk (QTV 11)
  • Talentadong Pinoy (TV5) - judge
  • It's Showtime (ABS-CBN 2) - celebrity judge
  • Everybodi Hapi (TV5)
  • Pinoy Records Presents: Pinoy Extreme Talent (GMA 7) - judge
  • Show Me Da Manny (GMA 7)
  • Ang Pinaka (GMA News TV 11)
  • Totoo TV (TV5) - guest
  • Magic Palayok (GMA 7)
  • Manny Many Prizes (GMA 7)
  • Toda Max (ABS-CBN 2)
  • Pepito Manaloto (GMA 7) - guest
  • Beki Boxer (TV5) - Ninong Onyok
  • Celebrity Bluff (GMA 7)
  • Wasak (Aksyon TV 41)
  • Tunay Na Buhay (GMA 7)
  • Matanglawin (ABS-CBN 2) - guest
  • A-Ha! (GMA 7) - guest
  • Demolition Job (TV5)
  • Don't Loose The Money (GMA 7) - guest
  • Basta't Everyday Happy (GMA 7) - guest
  • Astig (TV5)
  • Ismol Family (GMA 7) - guest
  • Sabado Badoo (GMA 7)
  • Mac & Chiz (TV5)

Gold medal controversy[edit]

The gold medal match where Velasco lost was hailed as "The Robbery in Atlanta". Velasco would hit opponent Daniel Petrov with telling blows, and the scores would be counted for Petrov. The Bulgarian, who was barely throwing any punches, was on a joy ride to an Olympic gold medal. It appeared that the judges were pressing the buttons on their electronic scoring equipment for the wrong boxer. The Bulgarian was still awarded the gold medal despite the numerous protests.