Newsletter EUBC by President Franco Falcinelli – January 2017

17 January 2017 News

Monthly Newsletter by President Franco Falcinelli: January 2017

Dear Boxing Friends
With 2017 begins a new and fascinating sporting cycle towards the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Will be, as always, a rich journey of important events characterized by hard efforts of your National Federation called to:

  • provide valuable resources to have an adequate budget
  • plan and organize national and international competitions
  • promote education and further training of Coaches, RR/JJes, Ring Side Doctors, Managers and Promoters
  • increase and strengthen relationships with Institutions: social, political, sports (NOCs-AIBA-EUBC)
  • maintain and improve relations with the media in order to keep alive image of boxing and events held on the territory

I am sure that the European Boxing Federations will continue their excellent tradition and their qualified organizational activities.
As President EUBC and on behalf of all Members of the Executive Committee, of all Chairmen and Members of the Commissions, our full readiness to contribute to the solution of the problems of all our Members in compliance with the AIBA Rules and Code of Ethics.

Below we list the activities carried out by EUBC in 2016.
Overall Activity 2016:
48 International Tournaments
5 Continental Championships
1 ordinary Executive Committee Meeting
1 EUBC Commissions Meeting
Monthly activity 2016:
April 11th: EUBC Women’s Commission Meeting, Samsun, Turkey
June 6th – 15th: EUBC European Youth Championships, Anapa, Russia
June 18th – 26th: EUBC European Junior Championships, Kaposvàr, Hungary
June 22nd: EUBC Ordinary Executive Committee Meeting, Baku, Azerbaijan
July 23rd – August 1st: EUBC European Schoolboys Championships, Zagreb, Croatia
September 18th – 27th: EUBC European Women’s Youth & Junior Championships, Ordu, Turkey
October 20th – 23rd: Visit to Minsk for launching of Schoolboys Boxing Program in Belarus with AIBA President Dr. WU.
Take part at EOC General Assembly with the assignment to the city of Minsk of the 2nd Edition of European Games in 2019.
October 27th – 30th: EUBC Commissions Meeting, Assisi, Italy
November 14th – 24th: EUBC European Women’s Championships, Sofia, Bulgaria
December 19th -20th : AIBA Extraordinary EC and Extraordinary AIBA Congress, Lausanne, Suisse

Olympic Games Rio 2016 Statistics

Total number of boxers: 286 (250 men/36 women)

Total number of NOCs: 76

Medal Standings

1Uzbekistan – UZB3227    3227
2Cuba – CUB3 36    3 36
3France – FRA112411 22226
4Kazakhstan – KAZ1214  111225
5Russia – RUS1124  111135
6Great Britain – GBR 1121  11113
6United States – USA 1121  11113
8Brasil – BRA1  1    1  1
9China – CHN  11 123 134
10Azerbaijan – AZE 112     112
10Colombia – COL 1 1  11 112
12Netherlands – NED     1 1 1 1
13Croatia – CRO  11      11
13Finland – FIN      11  11
13Germany – GER  11      11
13Morocco – MAR  11      11
13Mexico – MEX  11      11
13Mongolia – MGL  11      11
13Venezuela – VEN  11      11


I would like to focus on some considerations.

The AIBA Extraordinary Congress reconfirmed full confidence to President C.K. WU and to EC, rejecting the accusations disseminated in the press and by sharing the managerial choices and AIBA policies.
Regarding Rio 2016 results, I have to highlight that Europe has had a slight decline compared to London 2012.
I would like to express my personal conviction shared by leading coaches: the technical level of the best European boxers has visibly lowered.
In my opinion we must reconsider the technical and tactical focus on talents, because this is the basic aim to re- launch boxing popularity in the media and TV.
After 30 years of boxing with headguard, we have greatly neglected the completion of the execution of the blows, the anticipation and counterattack action. Therefore, I would mention to our Coaches that “removal of headguard” is not only a statutory, but a measure to which deep technical and tactical content should be given. A large incidence of injuries prevention goes through a more careful technical and tactical training.
The final message is directed to the RR/JJes. It is paramount to have uniformity and fairness of technical results! The opening to pro boxing does not mean recant AIBA Technical Rules. Some persistent fouls, as hitting with the inside of the hands, should be punished not only with Caution, but also with Warnings. This is the only way to convince the Coaches to update their teaching.

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