By Marco Bratusch
At the start of June, the European Boxing Union held its anticipated General Assembly and Annual Convention assembly in Belgrade, Serbia. It was the customary event to meet a number of duties and a number of discussions have streamed as properly among the many members over technical, medical and laws issues at Falkensteiner Hotel’s conference middle. The representatives of just about 50 international locations have attended the Assembly.
Arguably an important occasion of the weekend was the election of the President and the 10 international locations members of the Board, being the present 12 months an elective 12 months.
As anticipated, President Bob Logist’s mandate was confirmed and thus prolonged for an additional four-year span. That was the third election for the previous Belgium referee and decide because the EBU’s head.
Regarding the Board, the international locations which have the suitable of voting supplied the next end result:
United Kingdom 269
Germany 130 (out of the Board)
Netherland 72 (out of the Board)
Austria 69 (out of the Board)
Hungary 42 (out of the Board)
Ukraine 33 (out of the Board)
Luxemburg 7 (out of the Board)
In respect to the earlier 12 months and fairly unexpectedly, Germany and Austria exited the Board for the subsequent four-year span whereas Denmark and Monaco’s representatives might be taking their seats.
As an essential and awaited appointment occurred through the Convention, the 2017 EBU Awards have been lastly unveiled:
Heavyweight Agit Kabayel protection in opposition to Dereck Chisora which was held final November in Monte Carlo was thought of because the “Fight of the Year” winner.
Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing was “Promoter of the Year”.
And Swedish junior welterweight boxer Anthony Yigit was thought to be “Fighter of the Year”, or, in line with the official definition, “Champion of the Year”, with a particular recognition for having efficiently defended his title thrice throughout 2017.
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