Following the official Featherweight Championship Eliminator between JOSH WALE(England) and DAI DAVIES(Wales) that took place in Rotherham on 30th May a number of complaints were received by both the CBC and the BBB of C including one from the manager of Davies, Dai Gardiner about the score of sole scoring Referee John Latham in favour of Wale, 96/95.
During their monthly meeting on 10th June the Stewards of the BBB of C considered these complaints along with reports of the contest and following their consideration have determined that no further action is neccessary .
They also noted that the contest was an excellent, ‘very good close contest’. One of the reports considered was that of respected weekly ‘Boxing News’ reporter Andy Whittle who wrote that the Mr Latham’s decision ‘drew criticism in some quarters’ but that ‘the general consensus at ringside though was that there was never that much in it either way’.
TITLES TO BE DECLARED VACANT ?
The Hon Secretary has contacted the representatives of Heavy weight Champion LUCAS BROWNE of Australia and Flyweight Champion KEVIN SATCHELL of England, both of whom will, in the absence of any arranged defences, will lose their respective Championships for failure to defend by 30th June.
Declaring a Title vacant is always a last resort for the Directors of the CBC who prefer to see Titles won and lost in the ring but under the CBC Rules governing Commonwealth Champions the obligation lies with the Champion to ensure that ordered defences do take place, and weight divisions are not allowed to stagnate.
Following press reports in the last few weeks concerning the future of Superbantamweight Champion KID GALAHAD of England the Hon Secretary has been in communication with Galahad’ s representative John Ingle. No action is to be taken by the CBC at this time but developments will be kept under review. A defence in this weight division against an approved contender has been ordered to take place by 30th September 2015.