European Boxing Union

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Official website: European Boxing Union

The European Boxing Union (also popularly known to boxing fans as EBU) is an organization that oversees competition in that sport over the continent of Europe. EBU is affiliated organization of World Boxing Council

History

The EBU started life as the (IBU) International Boxing Union in Paris in 1910. The IBU became the EBU in 1946.

During most of the 20th century, and, specially, during that era's first decades, the EBU recognized many world title fights. The European Boxing Union competed against the American based National Boxing Association (NBA), which staged the more widely recognized world title fights.

The European Boxing Union went through a period of economical difficulties during World War II. Because one of the organization's most important rules is that every fighter that fights for an EBU title must be a national and a resident of a European country, and all fights must be held in Europe, it became very hard, if not almost impossible, for the European Boxing Union to stage fights. As a consequence, the European Boxing Union suffered financial difficulties during this period.

On April 28, 1951, German, the Saar and Turkey were admitted to the Union.

In 1963, the National Boxing Association became the World Boxing Association (WBA). Also in 1963, the WBC was formed from a group of WBA members that disagreed with the WBA's policies, and, with two other organizations competing to attract boxers, the EBU's personnel ultimately decided to recognize regional title bouts instead.

CURRENT EBU TITLE HOLDERS
Weight Class Champion Date Won
Heavyweight Agit Kabayel February 4, 2017
Cruiserweight Yves Ngabu June 4, 2017
Light Heavyweight Dominic Boesel March 3, 2018
Super Middleweight Haxhi Krasniqi June 2, 2018
Middleweight Kamil Szeremeta February 23, 2018
Light Middleweight Sergio Garcia September 29, 2018
Welterweight Kerman Lejarraga April 28, 2018
Light Welterweight Joe Hughes November 30, 2018
Lightweight Francesco Patera November 13, 2018
Super Featherweight vacant
Featherweight Kiko Martinez November 27, 2018
Super Bantamweight Luca Rigoldi November 17, 2018
Bantamweight Georges Ory November 26, 2018
Flyweight Vincent Legrand April 26, 2018