The European Boxing Union today released a statement reporting on the voting process conducted in Liege at the weekend relating to a proposal received from two federations to expel the Federation Luxembourgeoise de Boxe if they carry out their intention to sanction Dereck Chisora v David Haye as "they are not promoting boxing".
The statement reads in full:
Before the opening of the General Assembly the president asked the 30 countries attending the meeting to consent, according to point 13-3 of the statutes, to add the following point on the agenda requesting a voting:
• The Board of Directors received a proposition from the Swiss Boxing Federation (SBF) and the German Boxing Federation (BDB) to expulse the Federation Luxembourgeoise de Boxe (FLB) if they sanction the Haye-Chisora fight based on the fact that by doing so they are not promoting boxing.
Before the voting, 2 representatives from the FLB, 2 representatives from the BBBofC and 1 from de SBF received 3 minutes each to explain their position and another minute to answer.
According to our statutes, all voters received the necessary voting papers for the secret voting and 3 persons where appointed to count the votes.
Result: The maximum of votes is 241
The 2/3 of the necessary votes is 160.6
In favour: 226
Seeing the result, the proposition has been accepted by an overwhelming majority.