Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Awards for Maloney and Munroe

FRANK MALONEY and Rendall Munroe were a knockout at the EBU convention in Sardinia this weekend picking up prestigious awards for their services to boxing. Maloney shared the 'European Promoter of the Year' award with Germany's Wilfred Sauerland. Leicester southpaw Munroe was named as 'European Boxer of the Year' following his amazing reign as EBU super-bantamweight champion. Maloney said: "It was nice to get my award, but I was even more delighted for Rendall because he is old school fighter. "Success hasn't changed him one bit and however much money he makes I think he'll never give up work as a dustman. "The shame was that Rendall had no idea about the award so he missed the ceremony. When I got there the EBU asked where he was, but nobody had told me that he'd won." Munroe, 29, won the European title in March 2008 when he caused a major upset outpointing Spaniard Kiko Martinez. The punching binman has made three impressive defence of his EBU title including comprehensive points win against Martinez in a return. In May Munroe (19-1) captured the Commonwealth title with a unanimous points win against African Issac Nettey. Munroe's next fight is likely to be in July or September, in either a European title defence or world title eliminator against Italian Simone Maludrottu.

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