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Relations between the German GBA and the Maltese MBC, reached new levels as both boxing bodies through the efforts of Malta Boxing Council President Eva Rolle, co hosted the IBF Conention in Berlin between the 20 and 25 of May.
The IBF convention which is now nearing its end has been a huge success with a record number of delegates from all over the globe descending in Berlin to map out the future plans of the IBF and read the reports of the previous year activities.
This year the ‘IBF convention’ was very special for Malta and the ‘Malta Boxing Council’ as in a historical first the IBF Convention was co hosted by the German Boxing Association (GBA) and the Malta Boxing Council (MBC). Yesterday the 23rd of May was one highlight of the convention with a grand boxing dinner held at the ‘Best Western – MOA Hotel’ in Berlin. Not only was it a night of spectacular boxing but it was also a night were top sport officials and the media became acquainted with the Maltese Islands. IBF officials and several present and past world champions were presented with medals and trophies with an inscription commemorating the co hosting of this historical convention by the German & Maltese boxing bodies.
The force behind this highly successful IBF convention is without a doubt ‘Malta Boxing Council’ President Eva Rolle. Praise was heaped on Eva by all those attending this convention. Tonight will be the final event of the convention, a banquet farewell dinner during which MBC Secretary Alexander Zammit will be joining the MBC President in appealing to the delegates from the various countries to award the 2015 convention to the Maltese Islands.
More information about the IBF convention 2015 & The MBC outreach program for youths at risk will be given by Eva Rolle at a press / media conference in the run-up to the 7 June boxing night which is to be held at the Buggiba Hotel on the 30 May 2013.
The Secretary General of the ‘Malta Boxing Council’ will be joining the President of the MBC Eva Rolle in Berlin, Germany, for the ‘International Boxing Federation’ Convention.
The International Boxing Federation or IBF is one of four major organizations which sanction world championship boxing bouts, alongside the WBA, WBC and WBO, it has amongst its ranking champions, Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine (Heavy-weight) – Sam Soliman of Australia (middle-weight) and Kell Brook of England (Welterweight).
Several boxers with illustrious careers and worldwide recognition have been ranked and have fought for the IBF world title including Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Bernard Hopkins, George Foreman, Felix Trinidad, Pernell Whitaker, Julio Cesar Chavez and Oscar de la Hoya.
This will be the 30th IBF convention and delegates from around the world will be attending. The MBC President has set her targets for a 2014 show which will feature IBF Title in the Maltese Islands. The Maltese boxing council is also targeting the possibility of hosting the IBF convention in Malta the near future.
Late last night the committee of the Malta Boxing Council decided to allow Clayton Vella another crack at the Welter-weight, Maltese ‘MBC International Title’. This happened after Valentin Stoychev who won the title last December by stopping Vella in the 5th round failed to defend his title, which has now been declared vacant.
Daniel Micallef will be taking on the more experienced Marcen Gierke for the MBC international light-weight title. Micallef has been training heavily for this fight and is reported to be in top physical condition. Micallef has had a mixed professional career with ups and downs, his main contention point is the lack of sparing partners of a decent level in Malta.
Italian Pierre Paolo Cardinali who is no stranger to the Maltese Islands will be taking on former WBU champion David Burke in a non title fight over 6 rounds.
Aruona Calibaly will take on Turkish, Ali Kelik in a 4×3. This will be Keklik’s professional debut.
Part of the proceedings from this boxing night will go towards the boxing outreach program for youths at risk that is being launched by MBC president Eva Rolle, later on this year.
This fight night is being promoted by Edwin Micallef of ‘Micallef Promotions’ in partnership with the Bugibba Hotel.
This double header event will be taking place at the ‘Bugibba Hotel’ on the 7th June, 2013. Tickets for the event are available at the door or by pre-booking on 99461751. Read the rest of this entry »