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Gzira, Malta – Monday, 27th June 2011
Earlier this month, at the EBU General Meeting in Dublin, Ireland, the EBU Assembly voted that the Malta Boxing Commission become affiliated to the European Boxing Union. This exciting announcement has paved the way for the development of professional boxing in the Maltese Republic, as well as opening the door for promoters to hold sanctioned professional boxing events in Malta for the first time.
Founders of the Malta Boxing Commission 84 Olympian, Alexander Zammit
and international sports publicist Gianluca Di Caro today jointly stated
their intention to put Malta firmly on the map, boxing wise.
“We are honoured to be affiliated with the prestigious European Boxing
We can’t thank EBU President Bob Logist and General Secretary Enza Jacoponi
enough for their support and assistance to bring professional boxing to
We would also like to thank the members of the EBU for their unanimous
support to our application.
It is our firm belief that Malta can and will become a leading player in
professional boxing in the near future.
Malta has always had an intrinsic pugilistic culture, as such there has
always been a very strong amateur and unlicensed boxing scene here.
It’s a natural progression that the best boxers in either discipline move
up to the paid ranks; Until now, for Maltese boxers to do this they have
had to apply to an overseas sanctioning body; that has changed and any
Maltese boxer wishing to turn pro can now apply to their home sanctioning
organisation – The Malta Boxing Commission.”
Moving swiftly on, the founders of the Malta Boxing Commission then went
on to paint a wider picture of their vision for professional boxing in
“Over the coming months we will be recruiting officials locally, and in
order that the standards of these officials meet the exacting requirements
for professional boxing events we intend to work closely with fellow EBU
member organisations on the training of referees, judges and other event
With no established professional boxing promoters in Malta it is our
intention to work closely with the ‘Malta Tourism Authority’ (MTA), as well as local
and international businesses, in order to provide local and overseas
promoters an incentive package that will encourage them to hold major
international boxing events here in the near future.
We believe that by attracting such events it will not only benefit local
boxers but also the Maltese people and the economy as a whole.”
Malta Boxing Commission
2 St Nicholas Flats,
Nazju Ellul Street,
Malta, GZR 1622
Tel: (Malta) 00356 99 055 960
Tel: (UK) 0044 (0)208 166 5694
L-R: Gianluca Di Caro, Alexander Zammit and EBU Chairman Bob Logist