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2019 UBO Boxing Awards

 
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January 3, 2019 / BY UBO PRESS OFFICER

 
UBO  -  Universal Boxing Organization™

It’s time for the Universal Boxing Organization™ Boxing Awards for 2019. This year we have ten categories.

 
 

Below we list the winners of the various categories, but if you are one of the boxers, managers, promoters etc. involved with the UBO in 2019 who do not receive an award, please know that you are still very much appreciated.

The recipients are as follows:

 
 
BOXER OF THE YEAR  
 

Alexander Frank (Germany)

Title: UBO World Heavyweight Champion.

Record: 18-0-1 (15).

Last year he was very close to getting this award, instead receiving New Champion of the Year honors, but this year its a lock for UBO World Heavyweight Champion Alexander Frank who is the 2019 UBO Boxer of the Year!

Undefeated Frank (33), made his second title-defense in June, stopping Timo Froehlich in the first round, and then retained it for a third time in November when Ukraine's Roman Golovashchenko was beaten in five rounds of a rematch.

 
 

Honorable Mention: Cedric Bellais (Winning the UBO World Cruiserweight title, and defending the UBO Light Heavyweight title), Dominik Kosel (Winning the UBO Inter-Continental and World Super Middleweight titles), Alicia Melina Kummer (Winning the UBO Female World Super Lightweight title), Prince Patel (Winning the UBO World Bantamweight title).

 
 
 
FIGHT OF THE YEAR  
 

Alicia Melina Kummer vs. Prisca Vicot

Title: UBO Female World Super Lightweight Championship.

Date / Place: March 16, Buchholz, Germany.

On March 16 at the Nordheide Halle in Buchholz, Germany, local super-star Alicia Melina Kummer (12-1, 8 KOs), and Prisca Vicot (9-5, 2 KOs) from France battled it out to decide the vacant UBO Female World Super Lightweight title.


In an action-packed hum-dinger, with both world class boxers having their moments of success, 31-year-old Kummer emerged victorious by unanimous decision: 96-4, 97-93 and 97-93.

 
 
 

Honorable Mention: Christian Schembri TKO7 Paata Varduashvili (UBO Inter-Continental Middleweight title, March 2, Malta), Mattheus Da Silva W10 Bruno Cesar De Paula (UBO International Light Heavyweight title, October 19, Brazil), Bilindo Eseko W10 Regie Bangu Vanduku (UBO All-Africa Lightweight title, November 2, D.R. Congo).

 
 
 
NEW CHAMPION OF THE YEAR  
 

Sefer Seferi (Albania)

Title: UBO Inter-Continental Cruiserweight Champion.

Record: 24-3-0-1 (22).

Former World title-challenger Sefer Seferi, based in Switzerland but Albanian-born, is the 2019 UBO New Champion of the Year, having won the Inter-Continental Cruiserweight title on November 30 in his adopted home-town of Burgdorf.


With thousands of enthusiastic fans supporting him, Seferi stopped late substitute Laszlo Ivanyi from Hungary in the fifth round. 

 
 
 

Originally scheduled to fight for the UBO world title, the fight was changed to Inter-Continental status when no suitable foe for the local favourite could be found, and Seferi handled the distractions without complaints and took care of business in the ring.

Honorable Mention: Marc Dube (UBO International Middleweight Champion), Frank Kiwalabye (UBO All-Africa Bantamweight Champion), Karel Horejsek (UBO Inter-Continental Light Heavyweight Champion), Arpad Klasz (UBO International Super Middleweight Champion), Roy Tua Manihuruk (UBO Inter-Continental Super Lightweight Champion).

 
 
 
PROSPECT OF THE YEAR  
 

Matheus da Silva (Brazil)

Title: UBO International Light Heavyweight Champion.

Record: 5-0 (3).

He had barely turned twenty years old when he won the UBO International Light Heavyweight title this past November in only his fifth professional fight. Matheus da Silva is the clear-cut 2019 UBO Prospect of the Year!


In Sao Paolo, Brazil, da Silva (5-0, 3 KOs) scored a wide unanimous decision over compatriot Bruno Cesar de Paula, showing maturity beyond his years and experience over the ten round distance.

 
 
 

Honorable Mention: Kerstin Brown (UBO Inter-Continental and European Featherweight Champion), Marc Dube (UBO International Middleweight Champion), Filip Stankovic (UBO All-America Super Middleweight Champion), Unaj Kumar Singh (UBO International Super Featherweight Champion).

 
 
 
KNOCKOUT OF THE YEAR  
 

Prince Patel KO4 Ronald Ramos

Title: UBO World Bantamweight Championship.

Date / Place: January 13, Budapest, Hungary.

Controversial and talented British Southpaw Prince Patel (22-1-1, 17 KOs) captured the UBO World Bantamweight title in January, when he knocked out Ronald Ramos in the fourth round of their fight in Budapest, Hungary.


Patel dispatched of the normally teak-tough Colombian with a sickening body-shot, which earns him recognition of having scored the 2019 UBO Knockout of the Year!

 
 
 

Honorable Mention: Anuj Kumar Singh TKO 3 Ramadhan Chiligati (UBO International Super Featherweight title, October 8, Tanzania), Fernando Luis Pinto KO 1 Guilherme Ribeiro (UBO International Super Welterweight title, June 8, Brazil), Moensaku Yor TKO 5 Artid Bamrungauea (UBO International Super Bantamweight title, March 16, Indonesia).

 
 
 
COMEBACK BOXER OF THE YEAR  
 

Karel Horejsek (Czech Republic)

Title: UBO Inter-Continental Light Heavyweight Champion.

Record: 16-12-0-3 (13).

Fourteen fights into his career, Karel Horejsek had a less than stellar 5-7-2 professional record. Today he is the newly crowned UBO Inter-Continental Light Heavyweight Champion, and 2019 UBO Comeback Boxer of the Year!

In what can be called the second part of his career, Horejsek has gone 11-5-1 for a total record of 16-12-3 (13), and most of his losses have been against very good opponents, including competitive decisions to Rocky Fielding and Sven Fornling who both went on to win world championships.

 
 
 

At 37 years of age, Karel Horejsek is a prime example that losses are not the end of the world for a boxer, if you fight good opponents and learn from the set-backs.

On December 21 in his hometown Kladno, Horejsek´s persistance paid off when he stopped former UBO European titlist Ferenc Albert in three rounds to lift the UBO Inter-Continental belt aloft.

Honorable Mention: Unaj Kumar Sing (UBO International Super Featherweight Champion), Roy Tua Manihuruk (UBO Inter-Continental Super Lightweight Champion), Maroy Sadiki (UBO Inter-Continental Heavyweight Champion).

 
 
 
PROMOTER OF THE YEAR  
 

Pelk Boxing (Germany)

German promotional and management outfit Pelk Boxing is the 2019 UBO Promoter of the Year!

During the year, the company guided udefeated Dominik Kosel to first winning the UBO Inter-Continental Super Middleweight title, and later take the next step by capturing the UBO World Super Middleweight crown.

Headed by true boxing-man Peter Pelk, and with his son, former Welterweight contender Matthias Pelk, on board as trainer, Pelk Boxing is a close-knit, hands-on unit, working seriously and passionately for their boxers.

 
 
 

Besides the two Kosel fights, Pelk Boxing was furthermore involved in several other UBO title fights in 2019, and deserves this recognition for its passion and commitment.

Honorable Mention: Mike Miranda (Promoted three UBO title fights in 2019), Mukadi Manda (Promoted four UBO title fights in 2019), Cedric Bellais (Promoted two UBO title fights in 2019).

 
 
 
EVENT OF THE YEAR  
 

Real Steel, March 2, St. Julians, Malta

Supreme Boxing Promotions.

Intercontinental Hotel.

When a promoter stages three championship fights on one card, it automatically becomes something of a special event.

So Supreme Boxing Promotions putting on three UBO Inter-Continental title fights on March 2 at the extremely appropriately named Intercontinental Hotel in St. Julians, Malta, is a natural 2019 UBO Event of the Year!

Christian Schembri won the Inter-Continental title at Middleweight, Kerstin Brown took home the Inter-Continental Featherweight crown, and Clare Ciantar captured the Female Inter-Continental Super Featherweight title.

 
 
 

Honorable Mention: Jakarta, Indonesia, March 16 (UBO double-header), Kinshasa, D.R. Congo, March 30 (UBO double-header), Sao Paolo, Brazil, October 19 (UBO double-header), Eisleben, Germany, November 2 (UBO double-header).

 
 
 
ACCOMPLISHMENT OF THE YEAR  
 

Dominik Kosel (Germany)

Title: UBO World Super Middleweight Champion.

Record: 10-0 (6).

Dominik Kosel (27) from Bad Muskau in Germany had a great 2019. He only had two fights, but both were very successful and very significant for his career.

In May he stopped experienced Ukrainian Valentyn Kuts to win the UBO Inter-Continental Super Middleweight title, and in November he went to the next level as he saw off Ismat Eynullayev from Azerbaijan to become UBO World Super Middleweight Champion.

Capturing both Inter-Continental and World titles in less than six months earns Kosel the 2019 UBO Accomplishment of the Year award.

 
 
 

Honorable Mention: Kerstin Brown (winning UBO Inter-Continental and Europe Featherweight titles).

 
 
 
SPECIAL TRIBUTE OF THE YEAR  
 

Cedric Bellais (France / Tahiti)


Being a professional boxer is not an easy task! Being a professional boxing promoter is not an easy task either! Being both at the same time, and not just promoter in name but knots-and-bolts-involved, seems almost impossible, if you want to be half-way decent at both.

Cedric Bellais is more than half-way decent, as he in 2019 again put on two promotions with himself winning world title fights in the headliners.

In July he won the vacant UBO World Cruiserweight title (since relinquished), and in November he retained his UBO World Light Heavyweight crown.

 
 
 

If that feat is not worthy of the 2019 UBO Special Tribute of the Year award, its really hard to see what is!

Honorable Mention: None.

 
 
 
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