Posts Tagged ‘Malta Sports’
June 9 / 2012 . MALTA . MFCC venue
WKN International promoter : Mr Noel MERCIECA and Isaac CHETCUTI
WKN International supervisor : Mr Adrian AXIZA
- UNDER THE COORDINATION OF WKN MALTA REPRESENTATIVE MR ADRIAN AXIZA
GLADIATOR FIGHT NIGHT : ENJOY THE POSTER !
WKN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP KICKBOXING ORIENTALES RULES . 76,400 kg . 5×2 mn
Reuben AZZOPARDI ( MALTA ) vs Stefani JACOPO ( ITALIA )
WKN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP KICKBOXING ORIENTALES RULES . 52,5 kg . 4×2 mn
Ruth TANTI ( MALTA ) vs Deborah CANDELORO ( ITALIA )
Whilst the world wide media have been focused on the issues surrounding the proposed Dereck Chisora versus David Haye in London on July 14th, elsewhere in the World a not too dissimilar scenario has been unfolding on the Islands of Malta.
Unlike in the case of Dereck Chisora or David Haye, where no criminal charges have been instigated, former Commonwealth Champion Scott Dixon, the subject of the drama unfolding in Malta, has been on bail since 2009 awaiting trial for the alleged importation and distribution of narcotics.
On receiving news that Mr. Dixon has been arrested for breaking his bail conditions, Alexander Zammit, President of the Malta Boxing Commission, today issued the following statement:
“The incorrigible former commonwealth boxing champ, Scott Dixon, is back behind bars. Information supplied to the office of the Malta Boxing Commission indicates that Dixon was arrested for breaking his bail conditions.
Unconfirmed sources also informed us that Dixon’s bail bond was withdrawn before he was re-arrested.
Dixon is presently in Malta (where he has resided since 2005) awaiting trial in connection over the alleged importation and attempted distribution of around 500 Kilos of cannabis or resin cannabis, since 2009. He was eventually given provisional liberty against a bail bond of over 30,000 Euros.
Hours before Dixon was arrested early on Saturday morning (19 May, 2012), he was acting as a corner-man for the organisers of Malta’s ‘Prize Boxer’, an eight-men unsanctioned boxing tournament based on the ‘Prize Fighter’ concept.
Sources at ringside place Dixon at the tournament into the early hours of Saturday morning (from Friday night), well beyond the parameters established in his bail conditions by the local courts.
This latest episode in the Dixon saga may have put paid to Dixon’s
comeback plans. According to the German based ‘World Boxing Union’ Scott Dixon was to take on Baker Barakat (champion) for his WBU
super-middleweight title on the 18th August in Pembroke, Malta.
Sources from within the WBU confirm that this bout is being sanctioned by the German Boxing Board (BDB).
On the other hand – The BDB are presently condemning very strongly and labeling as controversial a contest between David Haye and Dereck Chisora at West Ham on July 14, sanctioned by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation (LBF).
Just as Chisora and Haye do not hold a valid license with the BBBofC or the BDB – neither does Scott Dixon hold a boxing license with the Malta Boxing Commission (MBC). As a matter of fact he was refused a license by the MBC until such time as the Maltese authorities either declared him innocent of the charges against him or such charges are dropped.
Yet the BDB (according to the WBU) saw fit to sanction this Malta show and one has to assume that if this show were to happen this would also be done under a German Boxing License as Dixon’s license was suspended by the BBBofC before he took up residence in Malta.
Is this a case of two weights and two measures? – The BDB should never have sanctioned an event involving Scott Dixon, especially since this is being held in Malta.
In my opinion the proposed Barakat – Dixon fight is much more condemnable than the Haye – Chisora fight.
If the Luxembourg Boxing Federation is to be condemned for supplying the legality for the Haye – Chisora proposed fight, the Germans should also, at the very least, be equally condemned over the Barakat – Dixon scheduled fight.
Benjamin Franklin wrote, ‘Don’t throw stones at your neighbours’, if your own windows are glass.’”
Dixon – Barakat
Barakat Dixon and Demis Tonna the organiser of Malta’s Prize Boxer Tournament
A Night of action not to be missed. Gladiator action as the best of the best in the Maltese Islands battle it out for the National Titles.Ruben Azzopardi & Ruth Tanti in world title fight action
DO NOT MISS – 9 June – MFCC Ta Qali, Malta
Is an exclusive event that is going to be held at the MFCC in Ta Qali, Malta, on the 9th June 2012. The event is going to be the largest combat sports event ever in held in the Maltese Islands with a total of 18 bouts which include 2 World title belts sanctioned under the World Kickboxing Network.
WKN is the biggest recognized association of kickboxing in the world – The rest of the fight card consists of 16 local Kickboxing and K-1 Nationals title belts, sanctioned under the Malta Kickboxing Federation.
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WKN – The New Generation of Kickboxing ! - The origins of Full Contact Kick-boxing can be found in Thailand in the 2000 year old discipline of Muay Thai fighting. Thai boxing – like many other martial arts was devised, initially, for self-defence. It only developed into a sport when unarmed combat in warfare became less and less effective. It remains the national sport of Thailand. Thai boxers are awarded the same superstar status in their home nation as premier league footballers in Europe or basketball players in the USA. Full Contact Kick-boxing developed through a combination of Muay Thai and other martial art influences. It was aided in its rise, as were all martial arts at the time, when Bruce Lee exploded onto the big screen. The first time anything resembling what we now know as, Full Contact Kick-boxing began in the United States in the early 1970’s as Full Contact Karate. Read More
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During his speech, Hon. Clyde Puli stated that during the past years, the Government has continuously strived to instill a culture of sport through the introduction of various sports programmes, both in schools and in the community. The government has also invested in our upcoming and elite athletes through KMS schemes and other financial incentives.
The government has also invested in facilities of the highest standards. Hon. Puli stated that these sponsorships scheme are another link in the chain of work being carried out by the government with the aim of creating a higher level of sports professionalism, run by professionals educated through international institutions.
The Parliamentary Secretary explained how these scholarship schemes have the aim to promote sports as something that can be taken to a professional level and not only as a hobby. He also stated the importance that a change in mentality needs to take place, so that sports will be seen as something professional, and also as an economic contributor. Hon. Puli continued by saying that through these sponsorship schemes, Government is encouraging the specialisation at a professional level resulting in better human resources to administer and organise sport facilities and events, more professional training of athletes, and also the improving of auxiliary support such as that provided by doctors and physiotherapists.
Hon. Puli stated that these schemes are aimed at both athletes who aim at improving their professional training in their field, and also students who would like to obtain qualifications from recognised institutes is subjects such as
Sports Administration and Management;
Sports Psychology and Coaching;
Sports Exercise and Health; and
Hon. Puli also reminded that throughout the legislature, the Government has given more than 1,500 scholarships. Through these scholarships, numerous amounts of youth have specialised in various areas and now find themselves growing in new employment opportunities.
This press conference was also addressed by Mario Azzopardi, a Director within the Directorate for Life Long Learning, who spoke about the unwavering support the Government is giving through the creation of opportunities for further studies resulting in our country excelling in various areas. Malta Sport Council’s chairman, Mr Bernard Vassallo explained the way in which these scholarships will function.
whilst the application form can be downloaded from the following link http://www.sportmalta.org.mt/userFiles/application_sport_scholarship.pdf