Eurasia Pacific Boxing Council

Eurasia Pacific Boxing Council
Sport Boxing
Abbreviation EPBC
Founded 2014
Affiliation World Boxing Council
Headquarters Seoul, Korea
Location Seoul, South Korea
President Alan Kim
Operating income Title match sanction fee
Sponsor None
Official website

The Eurasia Pacific Boxing Council also known as EPBC is an organisation for professional boxing in the Central Asia, Oceania, Pan Pacific, Eurasia and Southeast and Far East nations. It was formed in 2014 and is headquartered in Seoul[1]

WBC Affiliations

In 2016, WBC released an open letter, stating the following:[2]

"Eurasia Pacific Boxing Council is not a WBC Federation. It is only a committee affiliated with the WBC, ..."

"Any request for a new federation or commission to affiliate to the WBC is a matter that must be addressed by the WBC Board of Governors in the annual conventions of the WBC."

This open letter came about due to MBC claimed that they have secured affiliation with WBC.[3] However WBC shot the affiliation down and stated that MBC only has affiliation with EPBC and not WBC.[4]

Current EPBC title holders


Weight class: Champion: Reign began:
Minimumweight Philippines Toto Landero[5] 18 February 2016
Light Flyweight Philippines Michael Enriquez[6] 6 June 2015
Flyweight Philippines Macrea Gandionco[7] 8 May 2015
Super Flyweight Philippines Eranio Semillano[8] 18 February 2016
Bantamweight Philippines Jeffrey Francisco[9] 4 May 2016
Super Bantamweight Philippines Joe Noynay [10] 5 June 2015
Featherweight Japan Takafumi Nakajima[11] 12 February 2016
Super Featherweight Kazakhstan Bekman Soylybayev[12] 14 May 2016
Lightweight Armenia Vage Sarukhanyan[13] 12 December 2015
Super Lightweight Armenia Manvel Sargsyan[14] 12 December 2015
Welterweight Australia Cameron Hammond [15] 8 November 2014
Super Welterweight Germany Florian Wildenhof 28 March 2015
Middleweight Albania Mike Keta[16] 19 July 2014
Super Middleweight Australia Bilal Akkawy[17] 26 February 2016
Light Heavyweight Germany Serdar Sahin[18] 26 February 2016
Cruiserweight Germany Firat Arslan[19] 7 November 2015
Heavyweight Russia Sergei Kuzmin[20] 8 April 2016

Notable Champions

Lucas Browne

Other regional WBC federations

References and notes

  1. "EPBC: About us". EPBC. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  2. Robert J.B. Lenhardt (2016-03-18). "MBC Request for WBC Affiliation". WBC. Retrieved 2016-05-31.
  3. "MBC secures affiliation with WBC Eurasia Pacific Boxing Council". Box Score News. 2016-03-18. Retrieved 2016-05-31.
  4. Robert J.B. Lenhardt (2016-03-18). "MBC Request for WBC Affiliation". WBC. Retrieved 2016-05-31.
  5. "PHOTOS: Elorde's Night of Champions". CNN Philippines. Retrieved 2016-05-29.
  6. "LORETO TO FIGHT IN JAPAN APRIL 24". Philboxing. Retrieved 2016-05-28.
  7. John Dennen (2015-05-14). "Eric Armit's Weekly Boxing Results, May 14 2015". Boxing News Online. Retrieved 2016-05-28.
  8. "PHOTOS: Elorde's Night of Champions". CNN Philippines. Retrieved 2016-05-29.
  9. ADRIAN STEWART CO (2016-05-08). "Francisco downs Jap foe, claims WBC belt". Panay News. Retrieved 2016-05-28.
  10. "Paulino, Sonsona clash for WBC Eurasia Pacific crown". Philippine star. 2015-06-02. Retrieved 2016-05-28.
  11. "Takafumi Nakajima over-comes Xian Qian Wei, claims regional title!". Asian Boxing. 2016-02-12. Retrieved 2016-05-28.
  12. "Press release Professional boxing". Kopme. Retrieved 2016-05-28.
  13. Alexey Sukachev (2015-12-02). "Russian Boxing November–December Review Preview". Boxing Scene. Retrieved 2016-05-28.
  14. Alexey Sukachev (2015-12-02). "Russian Boxing November–December Review Preview". Boxing Scene. Retrieved 2016-05-28.
  15. Niall Doran (2015-10-04). "Cameron Hammond Making Moce in Welterweight division". Boxing News and Views. Retrieved 2016-05-28.
  16. "Mike Keta defends "Albanian Fortress" and EPBC middleweight championship in Tirana". Fightnews. 2016-02-20. Retrieved 2016-05-28.
  17. Tom Watt (2016-05-26). "Australian boxing: Akkawy and Savva March on". Boxing News and Views. Retrieved 2016-05-28.
  18. "Conroy to fight Georgian for World Youth title". North West Evening Mail. 2016-05-25. Retrieved 2016-05-28.
  19. Ken Pollitt (2015-11-09). "Kogawa, Douglas, Arslan, Avanesyan, Jun, and Burns Win Bouts Which May Impact TTR's Rankings". The 13th Round. Retrieved 2016-05-28.
  20. Eric Armit (2016-04-14). "Weekly boxing results: April 14". Boxing News Online. Retrieved 2016-05-28.
  21. BRETT KEEBLE (2014-12-08). "Thai rival Padjai Yongyuthgym in Chad Bennett's path to world title fight". The Herald. Retrieved 2016-05-28.
  22. Scott Gilfoid (2014-04-26). "Lucas Browne stops Bahoeli". Boxing News 24. Retrieved 2016-05-28.
  23. DUNCAN JOHNSTONE (2015-10-15). "Joseph Parker destroys Kali Meehan with third round TKO". Stuff. Retrieved 2016-05-28.
  24. David Griffin (2014-07-22). "Zac Dunn to fight Yutaka Oishi for WBC Eurasia Pacific Super Middleweight title". Herald Sun. Retrieved 2016-05-28.
  25. BoxRecNews (2014-10-13). "Boxing - Behind the Results: Worldwide Boxing Roundup". Yahoo. Retrieved 2016-05-28.
  26. "Zhakiyanov conqueres EPBC title". WBC. 2014-09-12. Retrieved 2016-05-28.

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