EBC Medical Committee Chairman
Professor M.R. Graham MBChB; JCPTGP; PhD; FRSM; MPhysoc; BASEM; MICR; MCSFS; PCCMH; APIL Expert; FSB
EBC Medical Committee Members
(UK) Dr. Louise Eccles M.D. MBChB DRCOG FP Cert LF Hom
(Malta) Dr. Mark Xuereb M.D. M.R.C.Psych.(UK) M.C.E.M.(UK) M.M.C.F.D.
European Boxing Council Medical Oficer Duties
The European Boxing Council (EBC) endeavours to ensure that each Medical Officer appointed by the EBC as a Ringside Medical Officer at EBC Championship Contests, has thorough knowledge of the most common injuries which can occur during the course of a boxing match.
To assist them in this area, each Medical Officer appointed by the European Boxing Council (EBC) is provided with a copy of the Association Of Ringside Physicians (ARP) Ringside Medical Handbook, which covers all aspects of injuries etc that can occur during competition.
On the day before an EBC Championship contest, one of the EBC Medical Officers appointed for an event will attend the official weigh-in.
Following the official weigh-in, each boxer is required to undertake a medical examination and is questioned on his/her medical history. In the cases where the EBC Medical Officer is unsatisfied about the condition of either boxer, he/she will not sign the medical certificate which would allow the contest to take place. This applies to all boxers taking part in an EBC Championship contest.
No EBC Championship contest will be allowed to commence without at least one appointed EBC Medical Officer sitting at ringside, or an ambulance on standby staffed by at least two fully qualified and equipped paramedics.
At least one of the EBC Medical Officers appointed for an EBC Championship boxing contest must be practised and qualified in the management of an unconscious or partially conscious patient and in effect this either means a Consultant Anaesthetist or a Consultant in an Accident or Emergency Unit at a hospital or previously had been a Consultant in an Accident or Emergency Unit at a hospital.
Although the Referee is in sole charge of a contest and is the only person authorised to stop a contest, a duly appointed EBC Medical Officer for an event may be called upon to inspect an injury if so required by the Referee and of his/her own volition may visit a boxer’s corner during the one minute interval between rounds should he/she feel there is any cause for concern.
EBC Medical Officers have the power to impose or extend a medical suspension on a license regardless of whether or not the boxer has won, lost or drawn the contest.
No EBC Championship boxer is permitted to leave a venue after a contest without having been cleared fit to do so by one of the EBC Medical Officers in charge.
According to the Regulations of the European Boxing Council (EBC), Medical Officers at EBC Championship boxing tournaments can only be appointed by EBC Head Office. This is to ensure that the Medical Officer is fully qualified and conversant with the Association of Ringside Physicians (ARP) Ringside Medical Handbook.
In addition the European Boxing Council are able to call upon a number of specialists Consultants throughout Europe, within the fields of neurology, neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, ophthalmology and cardiology, which ensures that they have the best treatment available for their license holders as well as are able to keep abreast of developments within these specialist areas.
EBC HEAD OFFICE & CONTACT DETAILS
Mr Stephen Smith
European Boxing Council
Tel: (UK) +44 (0)20 8202 8224