The Hon Secretary has contacted the representatives of Commonwealth heavyweight 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 Super-bantamweight 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.
Warrington v Brunker
Featherweight Champion JOSH WARRINGTON (England) has been ordered to defend his Title against Australian JOEL BRUNKER.
This contest is now put out for negotiations/purse bids. Precise requirements in respect of purse bids will be circulated if necessary, shortly.