Published on Tuesday, 24 November 2015 15:28
In the year 2000, a group of boxers and boxing enthusiasts, lead by the late Joseluis Montegriffo, unhappy with the way the only local boxing club was run, got together to set up a new club, The Gibraltar Wellington Boxing Club ("GWBC"). We knew that the Gibraltar Amateur Boxing Association ("GABA"), that governed the sport was going to make it difficult for us, since the person at the head of GABA was also the head of the only club in Gibraltar. Little did we know that it would have taken two administrations and a total of 15 years to get to the point where the monopoly held over this particular sport in Gibraltar, was about to end. We have lost count of the number of meetings we've had with the Minister for Sport over the last 15 years and the matter continues unresolved.