Commonwealth move swiftly to name first potential Rocky Fielding successor

Phil Jay 16/03/2014

The Commonwealth boxing council have named the first of two potentinal successors to Liverpool’s Rocky Fielding after the now former holder failed miserably at the weigh-in on Friday,

The 26 year-old came in almost half a stone over the 168lb limit for his bout with ex-champion Charles Adamu at the Echo Arena and the CBC immediately declared the the title vacant.

Without wasting any time on the matter, CBC Hon. Secretary Simon Block sent this official statement to WBN and named Isaac Ekpo as the first in line for the title belt.

For the third time in a week and exceptionally it is necessary for a CBC Bulletin to be circulated, this time as a result of circumstances relating to our Supermiddleweight division,” read the CBC document.

With Champion ROCKY FIELDING failing to make the weight at the weigh in on Friday 14th March, the Title was automatically declared vacant. With voluntary challenger and former champion, CHARLES ADAMU of Ghana subsequently losing his challenge on points the next day the title remains vacant pursuant to CBC Regulation 2.14.

By unanimous vote of the Board of Directors of the CBC, former world title challenger ISAAC EKPO of Nigeria is named as mandatory challenger for the vacant title and is now at liberty to make a match against any other contender approved by the CBC for the vacant belt.

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