About The British & Irish Boxing Authority (BIBA)
The British & Irish Boxing Authority is a professional boxing Governing, Sanctioning and Licensing organisation that operates primarily within the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
In April 2017 The British & Irish Boxing Authority became the first European Professional Boxing Governing and Sanctioning Organisation to become hundred percent compliant with the American Federal Act – 15 US Code Chapter 89 Professional Boxing Safety of 1996, commonly known as the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act
As such we at the British & Irish Boxing Authority are determined to do our utmost best for BIBA licensed professional boxers, whether they are just starting their career or are battle hardened veterans.
The British & Irish Boxing Authority’s primary focus – besides the licensing of professional boxers and their coaching, management and promotional agents, sanctioning of professional boxing events, as well as the training and licensing of officials – is the raising of medical protection standards for the sport, to ensure that the health and safety of the young men and women that participate in the sport, as well as the application of the Association Of Boxing Commissions (ABC) Unified Rules and Regulations for Professional Boxing events.
The British & Irish Boxing Authority (BIBA) has affiliation with many World Boxing Championship organisations, as well as a number of regional Championship organisations.
in 2017 The British & Irish Boxing Authority assigned the BIBA Championships to the Professional Boxing Council (PBC), as the British & Irish Boxing Authority prepare to be the first European Professional Boxing Governing and Sanctioning organisation to be a hundred percent compliant with the American Federal Act – 15 US Code Chapter 89 Professional Boxing Safety Act of 1996, commonly known as the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act
In 2018 the British & Irish Boxing Boxing Authority signed up to the Mental Health Charter for Sports & Recreation as well as created a new Health & Safety Executive website – www.boxbiba.co.uk – to provide information and resources for BIBA license holders with regard to all Health & Safety procedures as well as related research and resources on these matters as well as Mental Health awareness.
In August 2018 the British & Irish Boxing Authority (BIBA) became the first commission to receive authorisation from the Association of Professional Boxing Commissions (APBC) to offer APBC Accredited Referee & Judge courses, not just for BIBA officials but all Commission’s officials world-wide.
Official bout record publishing, for events sanctioned by the British & Irish Boxing Authority (BIBA) are by Pro Boxing Records (FightFax) and BoxStat
THE BIBA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The Executive Committee of the British & Irish Boxing Authority (BIBA) comprises of some of the most respected people within boxing, each dedicated to ensuring the health and safety of their license holders and boxers that compete on events sanctioned by the BIBA.
Vice President/CEO: Gianluca Di Caro
Head Trauma Signs & Symptoms Awareness Certificated
Vice President (Boxer Development): Johnny Eames
Vice President (Ambassador): Herol Graham
Chairman: Al Low
Vice Chairman & Central Area Chairman: Chris Wardrope
Secretary General: Erica Higgins
Chief Medical Officer: Professor Michael Graham MBChB; JCPTGP; PhD; FRSM; MPhysoc; BASEM; MICR; MCSFS; PCCMH; APIL Expert; FSB
Deputy CMO: Professor Bruce Davies Ph.D, FACSM,
Director of Boxing: Marianne Marston BSc (Hons)
Director of International Broadcasting: Ira Steven Glass
Director of Media Relations: Simon Green
Head of Officials (Referees & Judges): Lee Murtagh
Head Trauma Signs & Symptoms Awareness Certificated
Association of Professional Boxing Commissions (APBC) Accredited Referee/Judge as well as APBC Referee/Judge Course Leader
Head of Officials (Event Supervision): Alejandra Ramirez
Head of Officials (Timekeeping): Nigel Beaven
Regional Executive Boards & Sister Commissions
Chairman (Scotland): Ian Longstaff
Chief Medical Officer (Scotland): Professor Julien S Baker Ph.D, D.Sc, FPhysiol, FHBA, FRSB, FICR, C.Biol, C.Sci
Head of Officials (Scotland): Alejandra Ramirez
Deputy CMO (Scotland): Dr. Rajeev McCrea-Routray MBChB BMedSci(hons) DipSportMed(IOC) MFSEM DCH
Chairman (Ireland) Martin Rogan
Vice Chairman (Ireland) Marty Kayes
Chairman (Wales): Professor Michael Graham MBChB; JCPTGP; PhD; FRSM; MPhysoc; BASEM; MICR; MCSFS; PCCMH; APIL Expert; FSB
Vice Chairman (Wales): Ken Coughlin
Deputy Chief Medical Officer (Wales): Dr John Pates PhD; Mphil; BA (Jt Hons), PGCE, PDip
Malta Boxing Commission (MBC)
MBC licenses, sanctions and governs professional boxing events in the Republic of Malta
President: Tim Witherspoon
Chairman: Charlie Cardona
Chief Medical Officer: Dr Mark Xuereb
TRNC Professional Boxing Commission
TRNC Professional Boxing Commission licenses, sanctions and governs professional boxing events in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
President: Yiltan Zabit
Vice President: Mehmet Pasha
Chairman: Hasan Karacalı
Pakistan Professional Boxing Commission
PPBC licenses, sanctions and governs professional boxing events in Pakistan
Vice President: Mr. Ahsan Khan
Afghanistan Professional Boxing Commission
APBC licenses, sanctions and governs professional boxing events in Afghanistan
General Secretary: Mr. Shukrullah Fazili
Bangladesh Pro Boxing Association
BPBA licenses, sanctions and governs professional boxing events in Bangladesh.
President: Mostafizur Rahman
Vice President: Muhammad Nazmul Hassan
Vice President: Md. Hummayuan Kabir
General Secretary: Mst. Farida Rahman
Joint Secretary: Md. Fazlul Haque
Treasurer: Md. Nazir Ahamed Nazir
Mahtab Aziz BA (Hons)
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