Rebuttal Of Former Malta Boxing Commission President’s Claims

On Friday last week a statement was issued by Malta Boxing Commission Limited’s Director and Vice President Gianluca Di Caro regarding the relieving of Alex Zammit of his position as President of the Malta Boxing Commission, for his disregarding of due diligence undertaken for two license applications, as well as the holding of a special general meeting, at which appointments to the commission were made as well as licenses issued, without informing various members of the board, including the aforementioned Mr Di Caro.

On Sunday evening Mr Zammit issued a statement, on the Malta Boxing News website that he owns, which has since been distributed wider, stating that it was Mr Di Caro that was being relieved of his duties as Vice President.

Today Mr Di Caro reacted to this statement, “I find it highly disappointing that Mr Zammit is continuing to both deny the fact of his legal removal from his honorary role as the President of the Malta Boxing Commission, as well as his attempts to discredit my position and name, with an absurd collection of misleading and false statements within the tirade of e.mail abuse sent to myself, which he had CC’d to the European Boxing Union and British Boxing Board of Control, as well as within the statement published on his Malta Boxing News website and other boxing websites.

Mr Zammit and myself jointly formed the Malta Boxing Commission in 2011, from that date I have fully supported Mr Zammit, in his role of President, even though at times I disagreed with some of his actions.

Earlier this year I continued to whole heartedly support Mr Zammit, even though he had put the very existence of the Malta Boxing Commission at risk by undertaking a personal vendetta against several well known members of the Maltese Boxing Community, which ultimately lead to Mr Zammit, and two other members of the MBC, being arrested on suspicion of conspiring to murder one of these men, a charge that was eventually dropped after many months of investigation.

However, following further personal vendettas, including one against myself, following my officially stating that he must not ignore the findings of the due diligence I had undertaken for two license applications, as well as his failing to inform me, and another senior Malta Boxing Commission official, of a special general meeting, where key appointments were made as well as licenses issued, I had no option but to use my position as the sole Director of Malta Boxing Commission Limited to relieve Mr Zammit of the role of President.

At this point, I feel that is all that needs to said on the matter, except to say that it is hoped that a statement will be issued in the very near future, regarding the appointment of the new President of the Malta Boxing Commission.

Hopefully once that is done Professional Boxing will finally get the chance to fully establish itself in Malta, which is and always has been the intention of myself and the Malta Boxing Commission.”