I am honoured to be the President of the Malta Boxing Commission.
I have always believed that there is potential for Maltese based fighters, national Maltese fighters and Malta Boxing Commission licensed boxers who have not previously had the opportunity to break into the professional ranks.
ABOUT THE MALTA BOXING COMMISSION
The Malta Boxing Commission is a professional board of control that’s affiliated with boxing sanctioning organisations world wide, which is very important to us, as this recognition enables us to hold professional boxing events here on the Islands of Malta.
As such we at the Malta Boxing Commission are determined to do our utmost best for the Maltese and Malta Boxing Commission licensed boxers, whether they are just starting their career or are battle hardened veterans.
The Malta Boxing Commission, was created in June 2011, at the request of the European Boxing Union, who operate the European and European Union Championships, and was ratified as a member at the EBU AGM in Dublin that year.
The Malta Boxing Commission was incorporated as a United Kingdom Limited Liability Company in 2012 and has approximately 150 licence holders of which around 70 are active boxers.
The Malta Boxing Commission has affiliation with virtually all World Boxing Sanctioning organisations, a number of regional Championship organisations as well as operates both National (Malta) and International Championships under the MBC International banner.
In 2014 both Malta Boxing Commission and MBC International were inducted into the prestigious Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC).
The Malta Boxing Commission’s primary focus – besides the licensing of professional boxers and their coaching, management and promotional agents, as well as the training and licensing of officials – is the raising of medical protection standards for the sport, as well as the application of the Association Of Boxing Commissions (ABC) Unified Rules and Regulations for Professional Boxing events.
Official bout record publishing, for events sanctioned by both the Malta Boxing Commission and MBC International are by BoxRec (UK) and FightFax (USA)
ABOUT MBC INTERNATIONAL
MBC International, the international division of the Malta Boxing Commission, which is the professional boxing sanctioning organisation for the Islands of Malta in the Mediterranean, began sanctioning events in the United Kingdom in October 2013, in 2014 MBC International sanctioned five UK events.
2015 is proving to be a pivotal year for MBC International, with in excess of forty events being sanctioned by both Malta Boxing Commission and MBC International in Malta, England, Scotland, Ireland, as well as will be sanctioning further events in Greece and Cyprus.
The Malta Boxing Commission has affiliations with virtually all World Boxing Sanctioning organisations, a number of regional Championship organisations as well as operates both National (Malta) and International Championships under the MBC International banner.
As such both the Malta Boxing Commission and MBC International have successfully officiated numerous Championship bouts, including World Championships.
MBC International operates a programme of co-operation with numerous boxing gyms throughout Malta and the United Kingdom for the development of boxing in the local region, This programme is financed directly by the MBC for the purpose of assisting youngsters into the sport as well as operate educational projects for disadvantaged youngsters.
MBC International are proudly involved in the development of a new wheelchair, which has been designed by eminent engineer Colin Wood, to enable disable boxers to be able to compete in the sport.
Discussions are already underway with both AIBA (The World governing body for Amateur Boxing) and the Olympic Committee for wheelchair boxing to become eligible as a Paralympic sport in the near future.
Malta Boxing Commission and MBC International also support amputee (leg) boxers and are willing to consider licensing amputees should they meet the stringent medical standards required.
MBC International is also involved in a co-operation with the Prize Fighter Championship organisation, by the developing a unique high protection lightweight glove (1oz).
It is expected that with these gloves and operating under recognised professional boxing rules and regulations the so called Bare Knuckle Boxing, under the MBC and PFC will move from being seen as an underground sport to become a recognised main stream sport.
In the same vein MBC International co-operates with recognised Kick Boxing associations, to allow their fighters to also be able to box professionally, this unique co-operation will enable current Kick Boxing World Champions and prospects to be able to box professionally as well as continue to compete at Kick Boxing events.
MBC International is also at the forefront in the development of Women’s boxing in both Malta and the United Kingdom, and is proud to not only have licensed the top British female boxers, which has allowed them to compete on equal terms, but also have one of these on the main board.
MBC International are also proud to be involved in the development of the upcoming Women’s World Boxing Championships, a World event that will be sanctioned by MBC International that will see the top female boxers from around the world compete to determine the true linear World Champion within each division.