Malta: Home of Champions
Prize Boxing Promotions (PBP) is a local Boxing Promotional company. The company is headed up by father and son Demis and Doulton Tonna from the capital city Valletta. Demis who is expected to officially take up the post of ‘Competitions Director’ to the Malta Boxing Commission will be co-hosting “Home of Champions” alongside his son Doulton. The Malta Boxing Commission will be supporting the Independent Boxing Association on March 14th at the Dolmen Hotel, Bugibba.
In a brief statement Demis Tonna said: “We have worked closely with the Independent Boxing Association, World Boxing Union (WBU) and the Boxing Commission (MBC) since the start. I can now finally confirm that the board (MBC) and I have agreed terms for the recognition of the new PBP International Title Debut and two WBU Intercontinental title fights.”
Garth ‘the Problem Galea’ Galea has been selected to box Terri Hadaway for the PBP International Title. “Garth has been training for almost 3 years. He has shown heart, determination and dedication to the sport” said Demis Tonna. Garth an ex football player of Sirens F.C has a Semi Professional Record of 5 Wins 1 loss. Garth has made the Oracle Arena his home by featuring on all 6 of Prize Boxing Promotions shows since 2012.
‘Super’ Steve Martin who is ranked number 9 in the World Boxing Union and holder of the International championship title and Richard ‘the Viper’ Vella holder of the WBU Semi Pro Title will fight for new WBU honours in their respective ranks. Tyrone ‘el Terrible’ Borg also makes the fight card for his professional debut for Prize Boxing Promotions. He will face Germany’s Selim Saraialioglu for a 4x3 minute round local contest. Borg was recently granted a Professional Boxing License by the Commission. “Tyrone offers a huge amount of support and interest to the development of the sport of boxing in Malta. We are very happy to have him on board” stated Marc James.
Earlier this year Demis Tonna won an international call for interest as it’s known to host the WBU version of the professional Light Welterweight Inter-Continental championship Title, while the Referees and Officials have been appointed by the Boxing Commission and will be supervised by the World Boxing Union representative Mr. Leif Magnusson.
The main event is fight number 10 on the event programme and is being promoted in association with VAUGHNBOXING.TV for the World Boxing Union. Professional Intercontinental Light Welterweight championship title fight. ‘Super’Steve Martin (27) will prove his tremendous heart again as he faces a 20 fight African veteran who is a National Champion, British Commonwealth Title contender and 2 time WBA light Welterweight championship contender fighting from the Republic of Ghana, Isaac ‘the Chokor Dynamite’ Quartey.
Prize Boxing Promotions (PBP) closed 2013 with claims of “further bigger fights” in its early 2014 schedule. The fighting lineup features some of Malta’s the biggest and hottest fighters like the European Boxing Federation Bantamweight Champion Lydon ‘il-Beqqu’ Chircop (pictured), Prize Fighter Heavyweight Champion Mark ‘ the Hurricane’ Cutajar, Veteran fighter Dione Galea, as well as the one to watch James Borg.
With all hopes of a Local super fight between Clayton ‘the Punisher’ Vella and Richard ‘the Viper’ Vella having been squashed, a new challenge has risen for the Viper who will now face Thomas Underwood for an International version of the WBU Semi Pro Middleweight Championship.
The sixth promotion since the birth of Prize Boxing Promotions in 2011 will feature another outstanding fight card and has been tagged “Home of Champions” sponsored by 'Eat me i'm Famus'. This mega fight night which is officially hosting 3 international title fights will take place at the Dolmen Hotel & Spa, Bugibba, on March 14th. Tickets are available for delivery alternatively in person from the Fight Factory Gym, Marsa. For further information or to reserve your tickets call us on 99291720.