Boxing Weekly: Saturday August 9, 2014

Saturday, August 9, 2014, 17:38

Darren ‘Ammo’ Hamilton arrives as a sparing partner for Super Steve Martin, he and the team lead by Mr. Barry Smith prepare for the World Title Fight taking place on August 22, 2014. Darrer has a record of 14 wins and 3 loses. He is the 3 time British Light Welterweight Champion. In February his lost defending his British title to Curtis Woodhouse on points. We welcome a great British fighter to Malta.

Following a review by the board, it has been decided that Kader Gharbi relinquishes his “Open” Status as a boxer and be re-categorised to an “Intermediate” Status.
This is due to the inactivity of the fighter in his professional competitive league/s.

I personally consider this move as a positive step for our Kader’s Boxing Career. This will allow the association to better oversee and manage this potentially great fighter.


The Malta Boxing Association announced that it shall be holding an official Boxing First Aid Seminar called “Cuts Man Course” on October 11, 2014.   This is boxing First Aid and Cut Management course has been developed due to an increase in demand from combat clubs requiring further wound care management. This course will enhance the knowledge of ring side attendants to give them the confidence to manage injuries and wounds to their boxers. Using modern practices, we aim to bring first class skills and tools to the ring side. This is ideal for both amateur and professional clubs, including boxing, martial arts and other contact sports. Syllabus: Head Trauma, Eye Injuries, Maxillo Facial Injuries, Managing Concussion, Managing Unconsciousness, Minor Wound Care & Management, Airway Management & Basic, Life Support (BLS), Using Ice Wound glue & Various Products for Cut Management.

The MBA stated that the Executive Committee are holding talks with the Fighters and Coaches Committees with regards to introducing the course as a Mandatory Requirement when Applying for a Corner man’s License (Club Head Coaches).

Further more, The MBA, who are affiliated to the European Boxing Federation represented by Mr. Paul Borg, Independent Boxing Association represented by Mr. Demis Tonna and the World Boxing Foundation represented by Myself,  have recently all agreed to tighten up the level of the MBA’s licensing policies by ensuring that the strict medical procedures are being followed, proper training is provided for Coaches, Cutsmen, and Ringside Officials. The Malta Boxing Association has its Semi Professional Fighters now classified as a “Intermediate Professional” shall complete a full yearly physical medical examination as well as the return of an HIV & Hep B/C Negative results certificate, before they compete in the season. Christain Schembri, Mandy Cortis, Mario Borg, Nico Sciberras, and Richard Vella are the first to have been issue the Intermediate Licenses.


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