Newsletter EUBC by President Franco Falcinelli – February 2019

13 March 2019 Featured

Dear Boxing Friends,

The month of February has been marked by several events of our Confederation. An intense month in which both the sporting events in Calendar, such as the Bocskai Istvan tournaments in Hungary and the famous Strandja tournament in Bulgaria, and the institutional ones, such as  EUBC General Assembly and  two Executive Committees have been hold before and immediately after the General Assembly.


The two days of the four-year EUBC’s General Assembly, which took place in Moscow at the Intercontinental Tverskaya hotel, ended on 23 February. The Assembly saw the participation of 40 National Federations that actively participated in the event that concluded the four-year term of the European Confederation. The presence of AIBA President Mr. Gafur Rahimov and AIBA Executive Director Tom Virgets have given prestige and expanded the congressional debate.

The Assembly was preceded by the last meeting of the previous Executive Committee, during which some amendments requested by the AIBA in order to standardize the statutes of the Confederations with that of the AIBA were approved. The President Franco Falcinelli sincerely thanked all those who during the four years allowed European boxing to grow, to improve and to promote a great organizational activity.

EUBC Executive Committee – Back row (left to right): Vasile Citea, Sumaid Khalidov, Dominique Nato, Umar Kremlev, Nenad Borovcanin, David Tsiklauri, Maxim Certicovtev, Bono Bosnjak, Felipe Josè Martinez Martinez. Front row (left to right): Eyup Gozgec, Franco Falcinelli, Jakob Ragimov, Giorgio Brugnoli.

The day of 22nd February was characterised by information about the Confederation’s annual Report, while elections for the three Vice Presidents and the five members of the Executive Committee of the EUBC were held on 23rd February. Regarding the Vice Presidency position, the three vacancies were assigned to Umar Kremlev (RUS), Volodymyr Prodyvus (UKR) and Eyup Gozgec (TUR). The new members elected to the Executive Committee are: Maxim Certicovtev (MDA), Bono Bosnjak (CRO), Felipe Josè Martinez (ESP), Nenad Borovcanin (SRB) and Jakob Ragimov (ISR).

The first meeting of the new EUBC Executive Committee took place on the afternoon of February 23rd, during which 4 additional members were appointed: Dominique Nato (FRA), David Tsiklauri (GEO), Vasile Citea (ROU) and Susanne Karrlander (SWE).

The next meeting of the Executive Committee has been scheduled on March 16th in Vladikavkaz, during the European Under-22 Championships.

At that time we will also appoint the Chairmen of the EUBC Commissions. The members of the Commissions are very important for the functionality of the “governance”. The proposal and the examination of the proposals are handled to the Commissions before being approved or modified by the EC. The connection with the various realities of the Continent is monitored by the Commissions that face the problems of Olympic boxing in the everyday reality. This is why the position as Member of the Commissions is an important role and I would like to kindly ask the National Boxing Federations   to point out people with experience and dedication.


In February, four tournaments took place:

  • Bocskai Istvan Memorial, Debrecen, Hungary –5-10 February
  • International Youth Tournament, Komsomolsk-na-Amure, Russia –12-17 February
  • 70th International Tournament Strandja, Sofia, Bulgaria – 13-20 February
  • 5th Grand Prix Slovenske Konjice, Slovenske Konjice, Slovenia – 22-25 February

Meanwhile, the “EUBC Under 22 European Boxing Championships” is taking place in Vladikavkaz, Russia, and it will end on March 17th. At this edition, organized by the Russian Federation in its region of North Ossetia, 273 boxers from 38 European countries (185 men and 88 women) are taking part and, as always, Russia is giving excellent proof of its organizational structure in view of the two World Championships that It will organize in 2019 in Yekaterinburg for men and in Ulan Ude for women.

Furthermore, during these Championships, the EUBC Executive Committee will meet on March 16th in Vladikavkaz. Among the main topics of discussion at this meeting there will be the assignment of the upcoming European Schoolboys & Schoolgirls Championships and the “Elite Women European Championships”. The choice must be made between the three countries that have presented their candidacy to host this fundamental event of our European Confederation: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Georgia and Russia. So we will soon be able to announce the next organizing country together with the assignment of the “European Elite Women Championships” for which the Spanish Federation applied.

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