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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).
Gladiators Promotions would like to announce that the first batch of tickets (early birds) for Gladiators Fight Night 5 “The Re Match” will be OUT on Tuesday 16th April @ the price of only Euro 15 instead of Euro 20 theater sitting, tickets can be purchased from Ying Yang “Team Noel” kickboxing club Fgura – Malta or call on 00356 – 79098181 or 79208283. Hurry up as only 100 early birds tickets available !!
Kickboxing Grading for Ying Yang Team
Noel Kickboxing Club
Recently the Malta Kickboxing Association (MKBA) organised its second grading for this year. Around 50 students from 3 Maltese Kickboxing clubs were graded in the discipline.
35 of them train under Master Noel Mercieca, the founder of Ying Yang Team Noel Kickboxing. All of them gave an excellent performance of all the Kickboxing techniques that are part of the syllabus. At the end of the grading each group had to apply what they learnt while sparring with other students. Even though it was a grading all athletes had to wear full body protection for safety reasons.
The students and their respective belts were: Red: Joan Seisun, Logan Galea, Jan Tanti, Kurt Mizzi, Salvatore Santonbelo, Kieth Pace, Mark Azzoppardi, Etienne Stanmore, Michael Grech, Nicholas Laurier, Glenn Dimech, Thea Dimech, Adrian Attard, Amanda Grech, Roxanne Azzoppardi, Glenn Zammit, Daniela Zammit, Abigail Bonnici, Melvin Fenech; Green: Brian Vella, Claudio Camilleri, Kevin Farrugia, Reuben Magro, Charlo spiteri, Donio Vella; Purple: Giancarlo Benetti, Sasha Silvio, Gianella Mifsud; Blue: Bernice Casha, Antonella Caruana Seguna, Joachin Mifsud Attard, Liam Mifsud, Brandon Spiteri, Darien Doneo; Brown:Alan Ellul.
The grading is just one of the activities organised by the MKBA. In June, in collaboration with Gladiators Promotion, it will be organised the next Gladiators Night in the Greek Theatre at Ta’ Qali. For this event there will be matches for Maltese National Titles in different weight categories in Kickboxing and K1 rules.
The main event will be the Re-match between the local professional Kickboxer Daniel “the Jet” Zahra and Bruno Torres from Portugal. “The Jet” will be representing Malta and Ying Yang Team Noel Kickboxing Club. On their previous encounter Torres was given the victory by a controversial decision. They will compete once again for the World Title Belt in K1, which is currently held by Torres, in a 5×3 match under the World Kickboxing Network (WKN) banner.
For more information go to www.yingyangkickboxing.com or contact Master Noel Mercieca on 79208283 or email@example.com