Firstly I would like to welcome aboard full member the AKK Association from Azerbaijan and associate members World Boxing Federation, Global Boxing Federation, Fight Register and the World Boxing League, who all joined the APBC in October.


I would also like to congratulate Adrian Thorne and Jody Meikle, both from the United Kingdom, who successfully completed an APBC Accredited Referee/Judge course on October 7th.




I am pleased to announce that the inaugural Association of Professional Boxing Commissions Annual (APBC) Conference will take place in London, United Kingdom in late February 2019.


The conference committee unanimously chose the United Kingdom from the four countries that were submitted for consideration. The proposed locations were Cyprus, Malta, Italy and the United Kingdom.


At the conference it is intended that the appointment of Chairman, Vice President 1, Vice President 2, Secretary, Treasurer as well as Regional Directors for the six regions, Africa, Asia, Europe, Americas and Oceania will be voted upon and as such request member commissions to each submit officials for consideration ahead of the vote at the Conference.


If any members, whether Full or Associate, have subjects they would like to highlight, or have presentations they would like to be included at the Conference please submit details of these to office@apbcboxing.com before the 1st January 2019.


In addition the Conference will feature a number of APBC accredited courses:


Head Trauma Signs and Symptoms Course


Duty of Care Course


Referee & Judges Courses


Cut Man & Seconds Course


The APBC Conference will also include an International Championship headed event.


Venue, Dates and full Conference agenda will be announced by the end of November latest.




The APBC on-line journal – THE PUGILIST – http://thepugilist.info – is now fully operational.


THE PUGILIST not only provides up to date boxing news, championship news, fight reports etc from the world of boxing but also provides APBC member commissions and associate members a forum to communicate with other APBC members with the latest news, updates and even scheduled events and results.


Whilst the news section etc is viewable to all, the forum section does require registration (free).


The Forum section also has schedule and results forums and as such would ask all APBC members to utilize these useful tools as we have recently began publishing APBC members Event Results on the APBC website – https://apbcboxing.com – and also intend to begin publishing an Event Schedule section from January 2019.


To submit press releases, updates and ringside event reports to the News section please forward to editor@thepugilist.info – also please share the editor@thepugilist.info e.mail address with your registered promoters etc. to add to their media list.






The APBC has both a Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/AssociationOfProfessionalBoxingCommissions/ – and a Group Page, – https://www.facebook.com/groups/AssociationOfProfessionalBoxingCommissions/


Commission Presidents and/or Secretary Generals please e.mail your Facebook page details to office@apbcboxing.com and we will add you as Editor to the APBC page, which will enable you to post on the page.


For the Group page all that is required is to submit a request to join on the page itself.




The APBC Twitter account is https://twitter.com/APBCBoxing and request that all members follow APBC and we in return will follow you.


Mr Al Low
Association Of Professional Boxing Commissions