The Malta Boxing Commission today announced the winners of the 2nd Annual National Boxing Awards, held at the Dolmen Hotel & Spa, Bugibba. The winners were honoured in a black tie evening ceremony hosted by Sandro Micallef sports presenter.
Mrs Malta, Elaine Hun welcomed nominees and attendees to the ceremony. She was joined on stage to present the awards certificates alongside Marc James, General Secretary of the Malta Boxing Commission and Founder of the National Boxing Awards (NBA) as well as representatives from major sponsors. Now in the 2nd year, the National Boxing Awards showcased an outstanding level of innovation and creativity across a diverse and growing sport.
“With more than 15 high caliber entries this year, the competition was stronger than ever and it is a significant achievement to have been honoured. The NBA would like to warmly congratulate all winners. The ceremony of awards recognises all those who continue to bring boxing into a bright future. We aim that next year’s awards will be honoured in a live televised presentation” Stated Marc James.
Highlights of the awards were:
· Contest of the year Award – Richard Vella V Dino Shields
· Sportsmanship Award – Mike Carter
· Boxer of the Year Award – Steve Martin
· Life Time Achievement Award – Bertu Camilleri
· Pound 4 Pound Award – Tyrone Borg
· Promotion of the Year – Demis & Doulton Tonna
· MBC Special Award – Martin Fenech
· MBC Order of Merit Award – Manny Mohammed
The full list of winners and further information for the 2014 National Boxing Awards is available on the internet by visiting: MaltaBoxingMagazine.com
The Malta Boxing Commission (MBC) National Boxing Awards was established in 2013. It is the most prestigious MBC event on the National boxing calendar. Its purpose is to award members whom embody the Boxing Commission’s five core values, Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Sportsmanship and Leadership. These values go well beyond the boxing playing field and help guide the individual in making good daily decisions and choices in all aspects of his or her life.
Our Special Sponsors: Party 21 & Jennifer Dimech for the beautiful Mrs Malta, Elaine Hun’s make up and dress. Mediterranean Ceramics for making my design trophy to establish it as the National Awards Trophies. N-TICE Ladies Boutique for the dress worn by Miss. Claire Shephard, Dolmen Hotel, Print Right, BadAss Burgers, Prize Boxing Promotions, Public Broadcasting Services TVM2 and finally our exclusive host and who has had a massive influence on the show, Mr. Sandro Micallef