COMMONWEALTH BOXING COUNCIL BULLETIN 21st February 2017
CBC NEW WEBSITE
The Commonwealth Boxing Council now has a new website, the address is www.commbc.com.
Visit the website for all the latest info about Commonwealth Championship Boxing such as current champions, latest news and results, you can also read a wealth of useful information such as CBC History and Rules.
There will be further changes, additions and improvements over the spring period so do keep logging in to see what is new.
COMMONWEALTH DAY CELEBRATION
The Chairman of the CBC, PHILIP BROOK SMITH QC, has been invited to attend the Commonwealth Day Reception taking place at the headquarters of the Commonwealth Secretariat at Marlborough House in London’s Pall Mall, on Monday, March 13th.
The reception is being hosted by Commonwealth Secretary General, Baroness Patricia Scotland and will be attended by HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales.
Earlier that day, the Hon Secretary will be attending a service at Westminster Abbey in the presence of HM Queen Elizabeth ll and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh.
Both the Hon Secretary and the Assistant Secretary, Mrs Debbie Down, will be attending a reception at the Royal Overseas League in London’s St James later in the early evening.
At SUPERFEATHERWEIGHT, LIAM WALSH (England) has confirmed he has vacated the Championship as he will not be able to meet his CBC mandatory defence obligation whilst pursuing an IBF World Title opportunity.
Promoter Stefy Bull has matched mandatory contender ANDY TOWNEND
(England) against JON KAY (England) for the vacant Title on a date to be confirmed in April
At HEAVYWEIGHT, SUPERMIDDLEWEIGHT and MIDDLEWEIGHT vacant Title matches have been confirmed (see FORTHCOMING CHAMPIONSHIPS).
For failure to defend as ordered, both ISAAC LOWE (England) at FEATHERWEIGHT and GAMAL YAFAI (England) at SUPERBANTAMWEIGHT have lost their Titles which have now been declared vacant. Mandatory contender EMMANUEL QUARTEY (Ghana) may make a match against any contender approved by the CBC for the Superbantamweight Championship whilst at Featherweight, with no ordered mandatory contender, the CBC will approve the first acceptable match applied for by any promoter.
PURSE BID RESULT
KRIS GEORGE (Champion, Australia) v LARRY EKUNDAYO (Nigeria) Purse bids were opened by the CBC Chairman at his Chambers at Fountain Court, The Temple, London at 12 00 midday on Monday 20th February. The winning bid was submitted by Frank Warren (see FORTHCOMING CHAMPIONSHIPS)
FLYWEIGHT (Voluntary defence)
THOMAS ESSOMBA (Champion, Cameroon) v JAY HARRIS (England) 24th February 2017. York Hall, Bethnal Green, London. Promoter Frank Warren
FEATHERWEIGHT (Official Eliminator)
FELIX WILLIAMS (Ghana) v RAY COMMEY (Ghana) 2nd March 2017. City Engineers Yard, Accra. Promoter Box Office Sports.
SUPERWELTERWEIGHT (Voluntary defence)
ROCKY JERCIK(Champion, Australia) v FRANK BUTTIGIEG (Australia) 3rd March 2017.The Melbourne Pavillion, Kensington, Victoria. Promoter Big Time Boxing Pty Ltd.
SUPERMIDDLEWEIGHT (Voluntary defence)
ZAC DUNN (Champion, Australia) v DAVID BROPHY (England) 17th March 2017. The Melbourne Pavillion, Kensington, Victoria.
Promoter Big Time Boxing Pty Ltd.
HEAVYWEIGHT (Vacant Title)
LENROY THOMAS (Jamaica) v SHERMAN WILLIAMS (Bahamas) 31st March 2017. REBEL Event Centre, Toronto. Promoter Global Legacy Boxing.
MIDDLEWEIGHT (Vacant Title)
SAM SHEEDY (England) v ABOLAJA RASHEED (Nigeria) takes place on 24th March 2017. Ponds Forge Arena, Sheffield Promoter Dennis Hobson
SUPERFEATHERWEIGHT (Vacant Title)
ANDY TOWNEND (England) v JON KAY (England) Promoter Stefy Bull to confirm date and venue
WELTERWEIGHT (Mandatory defence)
KRIS GEORGE (Champion, Australia) v LARRY EKUNDAYO Nigeria Promoter Frank Warren on 24th June 2017 at First Direct Arena, Leeds UK