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The popularity of combat sport in the Maltese Islands is undeniable. Week after week, boxing and kickboxing athletes are in action on the international platform, admittedly & true more abroad than in Malta itself – Our Maltese Brave-hearts battle on and have not let the lack of local, regular competition deter them from their moment of glory in the ring. Over the past few years results have been consistent, in the various combat sport disciplines; in the amateur, semi pro or professional ranks.
The 27th and 28th of January saw a number of Maltese boxers & kickboxers competing both in Malta and in Belfast Ireland.
On Friday, in Malta, the local popular boxer Billy “The Hitman” Corito, took on and beat Ian Toby at the Sky Club in Paceville, in the second round by TKO, in a semi pro fight. This was the eight straight win for the undefeated local hero.
On Saturday, in Belfast Ireland, the Ying Yang Kickboxing club of Fgura, Malta, up against Ireland’s Prokick Club. This time around our locals did not fare so well, and none of the Maltese on the fight card got positive results.
27 January, 2012 – SkyClub, Paceville, Malta
Boxing – (European Boxing Federation EBF)
Billy Corito Mlt beat Ian Toby
Dione Galea Mlt beat Jordan Black
Etienne Spiteri Mlt lost to Slinky Cumberlbach
Clayton Vella Mlt drew with vs Scott Conners
Justin Grech Mlt lost to Phill Worel
Tyronne Borg Mlt beat Dale Ball
KickBoxing (The ProKick 20th year Awards Event)
28 January, 2012 Belfast, Ireland
Fight 1- Stuart Jess Vs Bo Deselbrine – WINNER – STUART JESS
Fight 2 – Paul Best Vs Glenn Coen – WINNER – PAUL BEST
Fight 3 – Karl McBlain Vs Luke Booth – WINNER BY KO 2 – KARL MCBLAIN
Fight 4 – Darren McMullan Vs Barry Haberland – demonstration bout. There was no winner for this contest .
Fight 5 – Johnny Smith Vs Jonathan Curmi – WINNER – JOHNNY SMITH
Six members of the European Boxing Federation (EBF) will be visiting Malta to face six local boxers, an encounter which should present local fans with an exciting and entertaining evening of boxing.
This meeting is set for Friday 27th January and will be staged at the Sky Club in Paceville. The event is being organised by the EBF in collaboration with local promoter Paul Borg. Borg is an official European Boxing Federation licensed promoter and manager.
The main bout of the evening will be between Maltese heavyweight Billy Corito and UK Ian Toby, an ex-professional with over 52 professional fights to his credit.
Billy Corito, known as ‘the hit man’, is now also on the EBF books and ranks in the 8th place of the EBF heavyweight Top 10 Ranking.
The European Boxing Federation, established in 2005, is Great Britain’s and Europe’s largest Semi-professional and white collar boxing authority. The Federation hosts and officiates over 100 shows per year and currently have over 1100 registered boxers across Great Britain and Europe at varied levels of skill (white collar, Novice, Intermediate, and Semi-pro).
Although not related to the Malta activity it is worth explaining the white collars meaning. White Collar boxers are businesspeople, attorneys, accountants, and other buttoned-down types who take up boxing to stay in shape and let off steam. For a number of years this category of boxing was banned as it was not regulated by any recognized authority and was considered too dangerous. Now it is back and authorities like the EBF regulate the sport by making sure that the people stepping into the ring are in good-enough shape to do it and not get hurt. In fact it is a requisite condition for white-collar boxers to provide a medical certificate confirming their health fitness prior to being allowed to participate.
Tickets selling at €25 (VIP) and €15 will be available from the London Butcher, Sir Frederick C. Ponsonby Street Gzira as from Monday 19th December.
Photographs: Billy Corito (Malta) and Ian Toby (UK) to meet in the main bout of the EBF Malta event on Friday January 27th at the Sky Club in Paceville.
Fight fans in the Mediterranean island of Malta are in for a special treat this weekend as Extreme Promotions a local sport promotion company proudly presents ‘Fight Night’ at Sky Club, Paceville. The event will include Boxing and K1 on the main card and will feature some of the best Maltese fight artists against local and international opposition. The fighters on the main card hail from Malta, United Kingdom and the Slovakian Republic.
Boxing – Malta’s Scott Dixon (Former Commonwealth & Empire Champion) will be facing Craig Allman, from the Samurai Fitness and Martial Arts Gym in Manchester UK.
Recently crowned WUMA World Kickboxing Champion, home grown Steve Martin will be facing Viktor Stellar, from the Dragon Trnava Gym in the Slovakian Republic, in a K1 bout. Martin works out at the Wu Shu Kai Kickboxing and Dixon’s Gym.
In another K1 bout Renald Tabone of Bertu’s Gym, Gharghur, takes on Maros Lugar also from the Slovakian Republic and the Dragon Trnava Gym.
On the Undercard
Kickboxing – Terence Cilia of the Ying Yang, Kickboxing club of Fgura, takes on Scott Richards from the Samurai Fitness and Martial Arts Gym in Manchester UK.
The start of the evening show will be a clash between two local kickboxing prospects Tyrone Borg of the Wu Shu Kai, against Nicholas Ellul from the Ying Yang club
Dixon vs. Allma
Martin vs. Stellar
Extreme promotions are a new sport promotion company and their mission statement states that their target is to promote combat sport in the Maltese islands by creating and reaching out to an audience of followers and fans of diverse combat sports. To provide local combat sport artists and their coaches with the right opportunities to test themselves against a big array of local & international fighters in professionally organized shows that will satisfy and attract both the casual and hard core, combat sport fans.