Shane Cameron of New Zealand having failed to defend the Title since it was won last year, and with an apparent commitment to box for an IBO 'World'Title, this Championship has been declared vacant.
The Champion was required to defend the Title by the end of September 2012, a deadline ordered by the CBC Directors following their last meeting in April.
The first matching, approved by the CBC and in accordance with CBC Rules will be recognized as being for the vacant Title.
A decision concerning the long overdue mandatory defence by Jamie Cox against Obodai Sai is anticipated within the next few days. The CBC may be faced with a choice of declaring the Title vacant or ordering a further purse offer bid.
The voluntary all-Scottish defence by Champion Lee McAllister against Eddie Doyle in Aberdeen, scheduled for tonight (19th October) is postponed due to an injury sustained by the Champion.
Purse bids will be put out for the mandatory defence by Kevin Satchell against Namibias Abmerk Shindjuu shortly, for opening on 27th November by the President.
Dennis Hobson, manager of Jamie McDonnell has confirmed to the CBC that he has relinquished the Bantamweight Championship in order to concentrate on his IBF World Title ambitions.
The winners of the forthcoming vacant Title match at bantam, and the voluntary defence at Superfeather (see Forthcoming Championships) will be required to waive 6 months defence period grace and defend as required by the CBC against the winner of the Final Eliminator in Accra on 11th November, and Final Eliminator winner Logan McGuinness of Canada respectively.
The Commonwealth Flyweight Championship will not be at stake in the British Championship contest contest taking place in Liverpool on 13th October between Champion Kevin Satchell and Chris Edwards. If Edwards is successful the Title will be declared vacant. If Satchell is successful the CBC Board of Directors will consider an appropriate course of action relevant to the mandatory contender status of Abmerk Shindjuu of Namibia.