European Boxing Confederation (EUBC) President Mr Franco Falcinelli signed the HeadsUp! charter today during his visit to AIBA Headquarters in Lausanne. This is another step, which illustrates the strong support for this programme enhancing the values of boxing and ensuring its development from grass roots to professional level, especially in the European continent.

“It is another strong push for AIBA’s HeadsUp! programme as EUBC demonstrates its full support for our initiative to put boxers first. European Boxing Confederation is the biggest AIBA Confederation and I am confident that with this new step we will be able to implement HeadsUp projects in Europe with the support of our 50 National Federations”, said AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu.

EUBC has become the second confederation to sign the HeadsUp! charter after Asian Boxing Confederation President Mr Serik Konakbayev was the first to support AIBA’s initiative at World Boxing Championships in Doha, Qatar.

“As EUBC President I am honoured to support the AIBA’s HeadsUp! programme. Through the Headsup! Charter, we will collaborate closely with the National Federations in Europe to support local projects which epitomize the boxing values. We are fully committed to improve the perception of boxing in the years to come and HeadsUp is the perfect vehicle to achieve this objective”, said EUBC President Franco Falcinelli.