World Championship Boxing – 22 August – Hilton Hotel

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 17:46


“Super” Steve Martin V Graham Earl

12 rounds x 3 minutes x 1 minute rest

By Marc James.

Press Conference for the World Championship Title fight between Malta’s Steve Martin and the UK’s Graham Earl was held at the “Quarterdeck Bar” of the Hilton Hotel in Saint Julians, Malta.

Stephen Vaughan Senior opened by thanking major sponsor Mr. Kevin Butugieg CEO of ReMax Real Estates, officials of the Malta Boxing Commission and members of the press.

Steve Martin was introduced by Steve Vaughan Jr as the World Boxing Union & World Boxing Foundation Welterweight Champion while Martin also holds the World Boxing Union Intercontinental Light Welterweight Championship Title. This Event is in Association with Prize Boxing Promotions.

Martin is placed in the top third of European fighters by the official boxing records keeper ‘’. This World Title shot will be a first experience for Martin. Its going to prove a test for Martin as he faces Graham Earl of the United Kingdom. Earl’s record to date stands at 26 wins, 12 wins by way of knock out, lost 5, totaling to 31 fights. is the ex British & Commonwealth Champion as well as the holder of 2 UK Area Championships in the British Boxing Board of Control while this Malta visit makes it his third attempt at a world title.

Graham Earl spoke first of the two fighters and after a short introduction of his last fight in Australia, (Earl loss on Points) called out to Barry Smith (Coach of Steve Martin)

“Barry, You must be deluded to have accepted this fight” and later saying “What pills are you on?!” said Earl

He got a reaction from the MBC when General Secretary James  replied to his comment that should “I go 12 rounds winning each round 10-8, I would still lose the fight” stated Earl while being interview by Leif Magnusson.

James replied “As you are a holder of the Austrian Boxing Federation (ABF), the WBF & MBC  have appointed 2 ABF Officials, 1 Maltese Judge and 1 neutral Judge from the United Kingdom and I have been appointed to act as the Supervisor, John Cauchi shall be in control of the bout”

Well known for his nervousness  throughout the local boxing community when it comes to public speaking. Never seen before, Steve Martin stood up from his chair and said: “I don’t do talking; I let my firsts do the talking. I respect you Graham but this is my time know. That belt is mine” and calmly sat back down.

Novice Pro Contests

Nico Sciberras V Sanyika Turbucz

Mario ‘il Gross’ Borg VAlex Szakacs

Etienne Spiteri V TBA

Mandy ‘the Golden Girl’ Cortis V Luca Varju

Christian ‘ic Coqqos’ Schembri V Sahen Bagdaszarjan

Richard ‘the Viper’ Vella V Berki Ferenc

Franco Fenech V Stephen Galloway – (WBU World Championship & WBF National Championship Title Contest)

 International Senior Professional Contests

Tyrone Borg V TBA (MBA Mediterranean Light Heavyweight Championship Title Contest)

Marlon Hunt V Remo Arns (UBC Mediterranean Light Heavyweight Championship Title Contest)

Steve Martin V Graham Earl (WBF World Welterweight Championship Title Contest)

This promotion has been tagged “Casino Royale” and will take place in the Grand Masters Suite at the Hilton Hotel, Saint Julians, Malta on August 22, 2014.

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