Boxing: Malta Boxing Commission Permanent Secretary General Breaks Silence And Resigns

Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 13:11

Marc James – Secretary General of the Malta Boxing Commission has announced his resignation on the social media network Facebook:

“Following weeks of consideration my team and I have decided to publicly announce our resignation from the Malta Boxing Commission MBC.

Amongst the reasons that have lead to my decision i must mention that I faced resigning local MBC Members and Officials due to their dissatisfaction with regards to managerial interference from the UK based officials, ongoing dispute with regards to logo trade mark rights, while the fact remains that the MBC is a UK Limited Company and due to Rules & Regulations of Malta’s Council for Sport and the European Boxing Union, we as MBC do not conform to.

Finally, my resignation is to serve as a direct protest towards MBC High Officials following their decisions a few weeks ago, at the last event I Supervised at the Hilton Hotel.

I would like to thank Rio Di Caro for the support and confidence shown in my mission. I wish the London based office the very best of luck.


Marc James took office in 2012 and made it a priority to reach out to the boxing community and clean up the sport while building a relationship with international sanctioning bodies based on cooperation and collaboration. Unfortunately, the relationship he says continued to be difficult throughout his tenure as General Secretary of the MBC, with significant additional breakdowns in communication and trust in recent months with the UK Based Headquarters.

Marc James was employed by the UK based company while in the appointment of Chief Executive of the Malta Amateur Boxing Federation. He has since December 2012 been directly involved and supervised 14 Events including two Professional International Titles & the recent World Title won by Fight Factory’s Super Steve Martin as well as the founder of the Malta’s National Boxing Awards and Malta’s National Boxing Championships.

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