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Commonwealth News: Yafai to vacate title; Ajisafe v Wanyoni

CBC 17/03/2015

Congratulations to defending Champions, LIAM WALSH at Superfeather and RICHARD COMMEY at Light on successful defences against tough opposition (see RESULTS).

In particular we welcome the participation of high profile South African promotional team, GOLDEN GLOVES who promoted the Commey v Mokwana contest yesterday and, with so much talent in South Africa, especially in the lighter weights, we hope this will be the first of many.

With a number of cancellations and postponements this year, including a defence at Cruiser by OVILL MCKENZIE against MATTY ASKIN last weekend it is encouraging to see a little more Commonwealth activity coming up in the next 2 or 3 months (see FORTHCOMING CHAMPIONSHIPS).

Champions vacating

Two Champions have vacated their Championships, as happens when future commitments mitigate against fulfilling CBC defence requirements – ROSS BURKINSHAW at Bantamweight and ISAAC EKPO at Supermiddleweight. We wish both well in the future. We also understand that KHALID YAFAI at Superfly will vacate following the postponement and subsequent cancellation of his proposed defence against LUKE WILTON and should confirmation be received a match for the vacant Championship has already been negotiated, and awaits CBC approval.

RESULTS

Superfeatherweight (Voluntary defence)
LIAM WALSH (Champion, England) 129 ½ lbs W RSC 5(1.12) JOE MURRAY (England) 129 ¾ lb
28th February 2015. 02 Arena, London. Queensberry Promotions

Lightweight (Voluntary defence)
RICHARD COMMEY (Champion, Ghana) 135 lb W RSC7(0.29) THOMPSON MOKWANA (S.Africa)
14th March 2015. Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng. Golden Gloves Promotions

FORTHCOMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

SUPERMIDDLEWEIGHT (Vacant Title)
LIAM CAMERON (England) v LUKE BLACKLEDGE (England)
4th April 2015. King George Hall, Blackburn. Dennis Hobson/VIP Promotions

LIGHTWELTERWEIGHT (Mandatory defence)
DAVE RYAN (Champion, England) v BRADLEY SAUNDERS (England)

SUPERFLYWEIGHT (Vacant Title)
Strictly subject to receipt of letter from Kal Yafai confirming vacation of Title
ANTHONY NELSON (England) v JAMIE WILSON (Scotland)
Both the above :-
4th April 2015. Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle. Promoter Eddie Hearn

LIGHTHEAVYWEIGHT (Vacant Title)
BOB AJISAFE (England) v DANIEL WANYONI (Kenya)
11th April 2015 in Leeds. Promoter Eddie Hearn

LIGHTMIDDLEWEIGHT (Official Eliminator)
Postponed from February and subject to Pagan winning forthcoming contest end March
SAM SHEEDY (England) v RHY PAGAN (Scotland)
Date to be confirmed – end April. Sheffield. Promoter Dennis Hobson

BANTAMWEIGHT (Vacant Title)
JASON CUNNINGHAM (England) v Opponent to be confirmed
2nd May 2015. The Dome, Doncaster. Promoter Dennis Hobson

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