EUBC President Franco Falcinelli meets Zsolt Erdei, boxing champion, now President of the Hungarian Boxing Association10 June 2017
With satisfaction, EUBC President Franco Falcinelli extends the warmest congratulations to Zsolt Erdei for being, on April 1st, elected President of the Hungarian Boxing Association.
EUBC President, Franco Falcinelli
Champions like Zsolt Erdei are very important for our sport, not only for having a boxing career studded with important wins (as an amateur: European champion, world champion and Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Middleweight bronze; as a Pro: WBA, WBC champion of the world of cruiser) but also and above all for his victory in the elections of his Boxing Federation: from 1 April is the new President of Hungarian Boxing Association.
Zsolt Erdei, Presidente of Hungarian Boxing Association
From 1 April, since being elected President of the Hungarian Boxing Association , boxing is in full change. Honestly, I never thought to apply to the Federal Presidency then, instead, my supporters pushed me to run because they saw in me that mix of features needed to hold the highest position in the Federation. Today I am proud and determined more than ever to fill this role. The Hungary has a very important boxing tradition: in Budapest, over the years, three Amateur Championships were organised for men (1930, 1934, 1985) and soon we would organize other editions. Compared with previous years, this Olympic cycle will be based on the dynamism in all sectors.
Young people are our future. One of the projects is improve youth sector, or rather boxers under22. There are many young talented boxers that, unfortunately, for economic needs as adults must give up boxing. I would, instead, enhance them so that they can continue to practice boxing. It is important to involve family of younger boxers about 13/14 years: they need support of their parents and technician. This is the only way we can create the basis for a big family.
I really like women’s boxing because, although it is not a very feminine sport, female athletes are proving to be the real “Queens of the ring”, thanks to their fighting spirit. Today, women’s boxing is an Olympic sport: there aren’t still many women admitted to the Games and so it might be a good chance for all those who want to get involved. Among the various competitions that we organize there is also the national tournament “Wild Cats” (from 22 to June 24, 2017) that soon it will become an international tournament.
Men’s Boxing – Elite AOB
Our male national team AOB consists in very young boxers because it is with them that we want to rebuild our Federation. Our commitment is an individual management of Boxer with the aim to make him always more strong. The upcoming European Championships Elite taking place from 14 to 25 June in Kharkiv (Ukraine) are a great and important chance for all boxers, because the first 8 in rank get the qualification for the World Championships in Hamburg. I am an optimist: 3 or 4 boxers will qualify.