During the AGM of October 2015 the appointment of MS DEBBIE DOWN as Assistant Secretary of the CBC was confirmed by the Directors. Ms Down, probably more widely remembered as Debbie Wilkinson before getting married has worked previously for the BBB of C, Lennox Lewis, Frank (as was) Maloney and Mick Hennessy providing her with an extensive unique knowledge of the sport both on the regulatory and the business side.
Former Commonwealth Superbantamweight Champion CARL FRAMPTON of Northern Ireland, currently the IBF World Superbantamweight Champion was honoured by HM The Queen with the award of an MBE in this December’s New Year Honours list. Carl will take on his WBA counterpart Englishman SCOTT QUIGG in one of the most eagerly awaited UK domestic matchings of 2016 next month, in a World Title unifier.
The Hon Secretary (@commboxing) has tweeted his congratulations to Carl and his team at the MGuigan Gym.
Middleweight BILLY JOE SAUNDERS of England, winner of the CBC’s 2014 DENNIE MANCINI TROPHY, became the latest Commonwealth Champion to win a ‘big four’ World Championship when he defeated Ireland’s ANDY LEE for Lee’s WBO World Middleweight Title in Manchester on 19th December 2015.
The Commonwealth Middleweight Title is now vacant although we anticipate confirming a match shortly, with the winner to defend when ordered against the leading available contender.
Mandatory defences are ordered in various weight divisions, as follows :-
LIGHTHEAVYWEIGHT BOB AJISAFE (Champion, England) v KERRY FOLEY (Australia)
WELTERWEIGHT SAM EGGINGTON (Champion, England) v CAMERON HAMMOND (Australia)
SUPERLIGHTWEIGHT JOHN WAYNE HIBBERT (Champion, England) v DAVE RYAN (England)
FEATHERWEIGHT JOSH WARRINGTON (Champion, England) v TSHIFHIWA MUNYAI (South Africa)
BANTAMWEIGHT ELTON DHARRY (Guyana) is the mandatory contender and will challenge the winner of the vacant Championship (see FORTHCOMING CHAMPIONSHIPS), before 30th June 2016
All the above defences, to take place before 30th June 2016 are now open for negotiations between the parties and should these not be successful, a date will be set shortly for the submission of purse bids by interested promoters.
Final Eliminators are agreed/ordered as follows :-
SUPERLIGHTWEIGHT ANDY TOWNEND (England) to be matched against another available contender
LIGHTWEIGHT MALCOLM KLASSEN (South Africa) v PAULUS MOSES (Namibia)
FEATHERWEIGHT JOSH WALE (England) v DAI DAVIES (Wales)
SUPERBANTAMWEIGHT EMMANUEL QUARTEY (Ghana) v GAMAL YAFAI (England)
The winner of this year’s prestigious CBC Dennie Mancini Trophy, Jamaica’s OVILL MCVKENZIE, current Commonwealth Cruiser Champ, has done it again.
Only a week after receiving his Award in London from CBC Chairman PHILIP BROOK SMITH QC, Ovill challenged reigning IBF World Cruiser Champ, VICTOR EMILIO RAMIREZ of Argentina in Buenos Aries and came away with a draw.
To have done that in a city not renowned for doing visiting boxers any favours when it comes to results, he must surely merit another World Title opportunity before too long.