94% of EBU voters chose to expel Luxembourg

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
Against: 14
Abstention: 1
Seeing the result, the proposition has been accepted by an overwhelming majority.


Eric Armit's Snips and Snipes - April 17, 2014

The live gate for Pacquiao vs. Bradley II came to almost $8 million, so with Pacquiao guaranteed $20 million and Bradley $6 million it gives a picture of just how much money TV puts into the pot. I am surprised there is not a market in 'idols of the gods of TV' as there's a lot of big time fighters who should be worshipping at the entertainment temple that makes them so rich.

Fight Reports

Behind the Results with Eric Armit - April 16, 2014

From Esbjerg, where Liverpudlian David Price saw the canvas again before overcoming Czech Ondrej Pala in the third, over to Newcastle (Aus), where Ghanaian former IBF welterweight champion Joshua Clottey outclassed Aussie Anthony Mundine over 12 for the WBA International belt at light middle. Behind the Results with Eric Armit who, if cut, has yellow and black coursing through his veins.