European Boxing Association

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The European Boxing Association was a failed attempt at establishing a new European boxing body after the International Boxing Union and Associazione Pugilistica Professionistica Europea became extinct during World War II. The British Board of Boxing Control and the newly-formed French FFB tried to constitute a new European body--the European Boxing Association (EBA)--but other countries protested, because the two veteran countries would have reintroduced the principle that the European Champion would be decided by a bout between British and French champions. Instead, in 1946, from the ashes of the APPE, the European Boxing Union (EBU) came into being.