04.06.06 - By Per Ake Persson: The EBU held their General Assembly in Belgrade on Saturday June 3. Ruben Martinez, a powerful and controversial man in European boxing, was re-elected as President. The other candidates were Peter Stucki, vice-President of the EBU since many years, and Humbert Furgoni from France. It seems like Stucki could have made it with a majority of the votes but he also had some of the big Federations (which you want to read as some of the big promoters) against him.. Stucki then withdrew his candidature and supported Martinez in what you might call a tactical move that left Furgoni stranded.
EBU Fighter of the Year: Britain´s jr welter Junior Witter.
Fight of the Year: Simone Maludrottu vs CarmeloBallone.
Manager of the Year: Wilfried Sauerland.
Rinze Van Den Meer and Mariana Borissova was electedt on the council with Roberto Rea and Wilibald Palatin voted out.
Paddy Fitzpatrick left Elite Box Promotion in Berlin. Fitzpatrick trained the team´s fighters since the beginning of this year.
Attila Kovacs won the IBO 154 lb title last night in Szolnok, Hungary, with a unanimous decision over Brit Steve Conway. It was scored 117-110, 117-110 and 116-111. Supermiddle Joszef Nagy outscored Majeste Mukadi over eight.