Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Steve Collins Joins The Malta Boxing Commission

The Malta Boxing Commission today announced that World Champion Steve
‘Celtic Warrior’ Collins has been appointed as their new President.

Mr Collins takes over the role from Interim President Gianluca Di Caro,
who temporarily took the reigns of the Malta Boxing Commission in October,
following the removal of former President Alexander Zammit for gross
misconduct and negligence.

Following his appointment Mr Collins said, “I am honoured to be the new
President of the Malta Boxing Commission.

I have always believed that there is potential for Maltese based fighters,
national Maltese fighters, who have not had the opportunity to break into
the professional ranks.

The Malta Boxing Commission isn’t big, but it is an organisation that is
determined to do it’s best for the young upcoming fighters on the islands.

It’s a professional board of control that’s accepted by boxing sanctioning
organisations world wide, which is very important to us, we’re glad about
this as this recognition enables us to hold professional boxing events in
Malta.

On a more personal note, besides my involvement with boxing on the
Islands, I have family connections here, my brother is involved with one
of the professional football teams in Malta, so I am looking forward to
spending even more time here in the future.”

Outgoing Interim President Mr Di Caro, who is a founding partner of the
Malta Boxing Commission, then spoke briefly on the appointment of the new
President.

“We, the entire board of the Malta Boxing Commission, are proud to
announce that our new President is Mr Steve Collins.

Throughout his career Steve has been an exemplary ambassador for the
sport, as well as possessing a superlative boxing pedigree.

As an amateur he won 26 Irish titles, as a pro he achieved the pinnacle of
the sport, World Champion, not just the once but at two weights –
Middleweight and Super Middleweight - as well as won both Irish and
American National Championship honours.

Since retiring from the ring in 1997, Steve has remained very much “hands
on” within the sport, not just in Malta but also the UK and of course his
homeland of Ireland.

As such we, the board of the Malta Boxing Commission, are particularly
pleased to welcome Steve to the organisation, as we believe that under his
leadership we will finally achieve our aim of developing a professional
boxing culture within the Republic of Malta.”

In addition the Malta Boxing Commission have strengthened the board
further by appointing former Malta Boxing Federation CEO Mr Carmelu
Cardona to the role of Vice Chairman and Dr Matthew Brincat, Chairman of
the Marsa Race Course, to the role of Head of Legal, as well as ratified
all long standing board members roles.

 In addition the board members agreed to the amending of the Malta Boxing
Commission statutes, in order to prevent any single board member assuming
an autocratic and self benefiting role, as with former President Mr
Alexander Zammit during his tenure, to ensure that all decisions are made
in a truly democratic manner by the appropriate committee, for the
benefit of the MBC members and the sport of boxing.

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Kell Brook Has Surgery - Wants Canelo, Cotto, Khan in 2017 Dennis Ceylan in Toughest Camp Ever For Ryan Walsh Clash Michael Conlan, Donnelly Named in Olympic Betting Judgement Diego Magdaleno vs. Art Hovhannisyan Set For October 7 Parker's Trainer: Dimitrenko is Bigger Challenge Than Haumono Tommy Langford-Sam Sheedy For Vacant British Belt, Oct. 22 Lou DiBella, Gary Shaw Fire Back at Jose Pedraza's Manager Duva: 'Modest Aspirations' For Kovalev-Ward PPV Performance Mayweather Sr: If Pacquiao Lost To Floyd Again, He'd Claim Injury Roach Will Have Pacquiao, Zou Shiming Spar as Bouts Near Parker's Title Prospects Increase as WBO Pressures Tyson Fury David Price vs. David Allen Clash in Play For October 15 Photos: Joseph Parker, Alexander Dimitrenko - Go Face To Face Miguel Cotto Return Targeted For February at Barclays Center Jose Ramirez: Pacquiao is Very Strong, Very Fast in Sparring Cecilia Braekhus Achieves Dream of Headlining on Home Soil Arum Rips: Golden Boy's Flat Fee Offer To Golovkin is Bullsh*t! Video: Bob Arum on Pacquiao Card, Future of PPV, More Estrada's Promoter Expects Chocolatito To Get KO'd in Rematch Photos: Mike Lee, Chris Traietti - Go Face To Face in Chicago Yordenis Ugas Demolishes Bryant Perrella in Four Rounds Magdaleno Confident of Making 122, Feels Donaire Has Aged Video: Pacquiao vs. Vargas Undercard Press Conference Jacobs' Trainer: Danny Not Afraid, He Will Curdle Golovkin's Milk! Donnie Nietes Feels Good at 112, Eyes WBO World Title Shot Ashley Theophane Tops Mayweather Promotions Card on Oct. 8 Photos: Nonito Doniare, Jessie Magdaleno - Go Face To Face Tyson Fury Will Be Back, Getting Help - Says Trainer Peter Fury Braehmer Will Have His Eye on Kovalev vs. Ward Winner Oscar Valdez Vows To Put on a Show on Pacquiao vs. Vargas Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Nicholas Walters Deal in Place, Nov. 26 Humberto Soto Will Now Face Daniel Ruiz on October 1 Danny Garcia's Handlers Tried To Secure Eggington, Says Hearn Jamie Cox Feels He Would Topple DeGale, Jack, Ramirez, De Carolis Photos: Frankie Gavin, Sam Eggington - Face To Face at Presser Klitschko vs. Joshua Getting Close as Both Sides Wait For Rulings Erik Skoglund-Timy Shala WBA Title Clash Rescheduled To Dec. 9 Tyson Fury Facing 10 Day Deadline From WBO To Explain Condition Izu Ugonoh Anticipates a World Title Shot in 2017 Jose Pedraza's Manager Not Happy, Says Boxer is Stuck in Limbo
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement