The European Boxing Council (EBC) is a voluntary membership non-profit company organised under the laws of the United Kingdom by and for European Professional Boxing Commissions, for the purpose of obtaining greater efficiency and uniformity in the supervision of European professional boxing and to encourage and assist European professional boxers.
The European Boxing Council (EBC) promulgates rules, suggests standards for boxing guidance, sanctions EBC European Championship contests to establish champions, as well as prepares monthly ratings of the outstanding contenders, both male and female, in the 17 weight classes shown below.
|Minimumweight||7½ st||47,627 kg||105 lbs|
|Light Flyweight||7st 10 lbs||48,988 kg||108 lbs|
|Flyweight||8 st||50,802 kg||112 lbs|
|Super Flyweight||8 st 3 lbs||52,163 kg||115 lbs|
|Bantamweight||8 st 6 lbs||53,525 kg||118 lbs|
|Super Bantamweight||8 st 10 lbs||55,225 kg||122 lbs|
|Featherweight||9 st||57,153 kg||126 lbs|
|Super Featherweight||9 st 4 lbs||58,967 kg||130 lbs|
|Lightweight||9 st 9 lbs||61,235 kg||135 lbs|
|Super Lightweight||10 st||63,503 kg||140 lbs|
|Welterweight||10½ st||66,678 kg||147 lbs|
|Super Welterweight||11 st||69,85 kg||154 lbs|
|Middleweight||11 st 6 lbs||72,574 kg||160 lbs|
|Super Middleweight||12 st||76,203 kg||168 lbs|
|Light Heavyweight||12½ st||79,378 kg||175 lbs|
|Cruiserweight||14 st 4 lbs||90,892 kg||200 lbs|
|Heavyweight||Unlimited over 14 st 4 lbs||Unlimited over 90,892 kg||Unlimited over 200 lbs|
The European Boxing Council (EBC) has created the EBC European Championship, with the intentions of providing European promoters and boxers an opportunity to participate. This enables European professional boxers the opportunity to work their way up through the European Boxing Council (EBC) rankings and once successfully established as a EBC European Champion enable them to become ranked accordingly in order to progress, via established International and Intercontinental Championships onto World Championship status.
The European Boxing Council (EBC) also focuses on various aspects of professional boxing with the intention of working towards improvements within the sport.
Consistency in the officiating of contest is a major concern for the European Boxing Council (EBC). As such, during the European Boxing Council (EBC) Annual Convention, a full day is dedicated to professional seminars, including a Judge’s seminar and a Referee’s seminar. The aim of these seminars is to achieve uniformity in judging and refereeing of professional boxing contests.
In addition to ensuring high standards of officiating, the European Boxing Council (EBC) actively strive to actively improve on the health and safety of boxers. As such, the European Boxing Council (EBC) hold regular medical seminars throughout Europe, with the purpose of enlightening Professional Boxing Coaches, who are closest to the boxer before, during and after a fight on the signs of possible serious injury and how to potentially avoid such a situation.
The principal goal of the European Boxing Council (EBC) is to provide talented European professional boxers the opportunity of making a name for themselves by publicly recognizing their talents.
The European Boxing Council (EBC) independent and unbiased ratings system contributes to the growth, longevity and continued success of professional boxing worldwide.
EBC HEAD OFFICE & CONTACT DETAILS
Mr Stephen Smith
European Boxing Council
Tel: (UK) +44 (0)20 8202 8224