Philippines, 23 Oct 2014
  Home >> News

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        


 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
News  


World Boxing Union Launch WBU Europe – Inaugural Titles Headline Nov 30th London Event

PhilBoxing.com


London, Tuesday, 29th October 2013 -- The President of the World Boxing Union, Don ‘Moose’ Lewis, today announced the creation of WBU Europe, with the express purpose of enhancing the presence of WBU World, Inter-Continental and International Championship Boxing throughout Europe, as well as the development of the WBU Europe Championship.

WBU Europe, which is headquartered in London, England, is a joint venture between WBU President Mr. Lewis and co-founding Vice President of the Malta Boxing Commission, as well as the former Marketing Director of the World Boxing Federation, Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro.


The new venture was originally due to launch in January 2014, however with so much interest being shown, during initial discussions with promoters, that the launch date has been brought forward.

The first brace of WBU Europe Championship bouts will take place on the Dave Murphy Acourtier Events promoted ‘WAR ZONE’ show at York Hall on Saturday 30th November, when former WBO-IBF Inter-Continental Champion Mark Prince campaigns for the vacant Cruiserweight crown and Marianne Marston challenges for the vacant Female Super Bantamweight title.

This announcement comes at a time when the World Boxing Union is once more in the ascendancy, with no less than six Championship bouts being campaigned for at four locations in November.

Besides the two European titles previously mentioned, on November 15th Chris "Kayo Kid" Fernandez takes on Hector Alatorre for the WBU Welterweight World Championship, at The Complex in Rockwell, Salt Lake City, Utah on November 15th.

Just two weeks later Irish Champion Lee Murtagh challenges Harry Jorgey for the WBU World Middleweight crown and Reading PA’s Travis Kauffman takes on Manuel Quezada for the WBU Inter-Continental Heavyweight title, on the Marshall Kauffman King’s Boxing promoted GET READING TO RUMBLE Event at the Santander Arena in Reading PA, on Saturday, 30th November.

On the same night Vinnie Carita is set to face Alonzo Toney, for both the WBU Americas Cruiserweight and IBU Americas Cruiserweight titles in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Further WBU Europe Championship bouts, as well as World and Inter-Continental Championship bouts, that will be campaigned for in both Europe and America this year, are expected to be announced in the coming week or so.

Taking a few minutes off from his increasingly busy schedule, WBU President Don Lewis spoke briefly on the exciting new venture.

“The WBU is both pleased and proud of our new joint venture of WBU Europe with my friend and partner Gianluca Di Caro.

While we have sought a working partner in Europe the last 2 years, no one met our criteria until Mr. Di Caro became available.

From our first discussion regarding the formation of WBU Europe, it has been a smooth journey to our launch on 30 November 2013.

We congratulate all the persons behind the scenes who made this new venture possible.“

Please go online to www.wbueurope.eu or www.wbuboxing.org for additional information on upcoming WBU and WBU Europe sanctioned title fights.

Follow WBU and WBU Europe on Twitter @WBUEurope - friend us at www.facebook.com/WBUEurope and on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/wbu-europe


Click here to view a list of other articles written by .


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • LIVE FROM THE PHILIPPINES! MANNY PACQUIAO / FREDDIE ROACH BOB ARUM INT'L MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL
    By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014
  • Giovani Santillan Wraps Training Camp, Ready to Defend Title Friday on "New Blood"
    By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014
  • Peter Manfredo Jr. enjoying life outside ring Honored by Conn. Boxing HOF induction
    By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014
  • BOXING PUNDITS REVEAL THEIR "ALIEN VS. KRUSHER: HOPKINS VS. KOVALEV" PREDICTIONS
    By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014
  • UNDEFEATED JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHT PROSPECT BRYANT "PEE WEE" CRUZ RETURNS TO THE RING NOVEMBER 21ST, 2014 IN QUEENS, NEW YORK
    By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014
  • NBA -- Suns blister Lakers in overtime (PHOTOS)
    By Keith Butler, Thu, 23 Oct 2014
  • PINOY PRIDE 28 UNDERCARD FIGHTERS SET TO IMPRESS
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Wed, 22 Oct 2014
  • ZERAFA READY FOR GREAT PERFORMANCE IN WBO WORLD YOUTH TITLE FIGHT
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 22 Oct 2014
  • NBA -- Knicks fall flat against the Bucks, 120-107
    By Ben Paz, Wed, 22 Oct 2014
  • NIETES IS IN BETTER SHAPE THAN WHEN HE KNOCKED OUT MOISES FUENTES
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 22 Oct 2014
  • KARIM "HARD HITTA' MAYFIELD MAKES RING RETURN NOVEMBER 8TH IN SAN FRANCISCO
    By , Wed, 22 Oct 2014
  • NBA -- Rose's 30 not enough to topple Cavaliers
    By Anthony Rozic, Wed, 22 Oct 2014
  • NBA -- Do the Cavs have enough to win it all?
    By Ben Franklin, Wed, 22 Oct 2014
  • Arizona Boxing News & Notes with Don Smith: Copper Gloves re-cap, Grace Interest, Stone Update & More
    By Don Smith, Wed, 22 Oct 2014
  • Darleys Perez Defends Interim WBA 135 lb. World Title this Friday vs. Jaider Parra
    By , Wed, 22 Oct 2014
  • "King" Jorge Diaz back at Featherweight for fight with Haro this Friday night in Somerset, NJ
    By , Wed, 22 Oct 2014
  • Undefeated Middleweight Antoine "Action" Douglas ready for Jose Medina this Friday in Somerset, New Jersey
    By , Wed, 22 Oct 2014
  • Undefeated featherweight Pavel Vitruk added to Nov 11 M-1 Challenge 53 in China
    By , Wed, 22 Oct 2014
  • Boxing Insight: The Donaire Principle
    By Mark F. Villanueva, Tue, 21 Oct 2014
  • ‘Real Deal’ remains real: Anuran
    By Dennis U. Eroa, Tue, 21 Oct 2014
  • Marston: World Title Shot Offer Makes Saturday’s Fight A Must Win Situation
    By , Tue, 21 Oct 2014
  • DONAIRE WANTS COMEBACK FIGHT IN THE PHILIPPINES
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 21 Oct 2014
  • MISMATCH OF THE YEAR
    By Recah Trinidad, Tue, 21 Oct 2014
  • WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING RETURNS TO THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS
    By , Tue, 21 Oct 2014


  •  



    WBO 27th Convention
    Ceasar's Palace, Las Vegas
    Oct. 27-31, 2014



    NBA 2014-2015 SEASON
    Special Coverage






     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2014 philboxing.com.