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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 »
Eva Rolle To Launch ‘Boxing Outreach Program’ In Malta
By Alexander Zammit
Boxing is a sport that for hundreds of years has fired the imagination of youths and the not so young. In many countries around the world many organizations have boxing programs which are intended to reach youths in under-privileged areas.
Boxing Programs have been proven not only to provide exercise & health but a feeling of camaraderie amongst those participating. Law enforcement agencies in many countries use boxing to bridge the gap between law enforcement, youths and the community.
Boxing outreach programs provide positive interaction between youths and the community, especially reaching out to those to those youths considered at risk for making poor choices in their lives.
‘Malta Boxing Council’ president Eva Rolle is expected to give details of Malta’s first outreach boxing program, during a press conference which is expected to be held at the Bugibba Hotel on the 30th of May.
The Press Conference will highlight the Professional Boxing Night, which is being promoted by Micallef promotions for the 7th of June and Eva Rolle’s plans for launching the Malta Out-Reach Boxing Program for youths.
Eva Rolle has already launched with success similar programs in Germany and Turkey.
“Boxing is not only about winning titles but it is a way to reach the community and youths by offering an alternative and healthier lifestyle and instilling self discipline leading to better integration into the community. The program will also offer support and advice to youths in avoiding negative decisions which lead to devastating life-long consequences” said Eva Rolle.
Eva Rolle along with local boxing promoter Edwin Micallef will be addressing the press conference which will be held at the TBH in Qawra on the 30th May, 2013. Also Present for this press conference which is open to the press and the general public will be a number of local boxers who will be participating in the professional boxing night, which is to be held at the Bugibba Holiday Complex on the 7th of June
Two of Malta’s most prominent professional boxers, Daniel Micallef and Clayton Vellawill be back in action on the 7th of June at the Bugibba Hotel in Qawra in what promises to be an action filled fight card.
Daniel Micallef is taking on Alexander Menges, a rising star of German boxing who has won all his professional fights by KO and last November beat Marcen Gierke by a unanimous decision to take the German International Welterweight Title. Micallef and Menges will be fighting for the MBC International Title.
Next on the fight card for Malta we find the popular Clayton Vella who will be taking on Marcen Gierke. Last November Vella failed to take the MBC International Title when he was stopped by Valentin Stoychev of Bulgaria in the 5th round at theOrpheum Theater in Gzira.
On the under card Ali Keklik of Turkey will be making his professional debut andArouna Coulibaly will be entering the ring for his second professional fight. Last December Coulibaly beat Jonathan Mifsud in his professional debut.
This evening of professional boxing is being promoted by Edwin Micallef of ‘Micallef Promotions and the ‘Boxway Gym” of Qormi, Malta.
For More Information contact on Micallef Promotions on 00356 – 99461751
Venue: Bugibba Hotel – TBH – Malta – 7 June 2013
Sanctioned by the Malta Boxing Council (MBC).