Williams v Corcoran clash loses Commonwealth title status
The Commonwealth Boxing Council have released details regarding the Liam Williams v Gary Corcoran bout ahead of their super-welterweight clash in Cardiff.
Honorary secretary Simon Block passed an official statement to WBN revealing the following:
“I regret having to advise that the British Championship contest between LIAM WILLIAMS and GARY CORCORAN, which was to have been a joint British and Commonwealth Championship, will now not be for our Title as the promoter has failed to meet the CBC deadline set for 4 30pm (British time) to comply with all necessary CBC requirements,” said Block.
“In the event that Liam Williams is successful, or the contest is drawn, he will remain our Champion and details concerning negotiations/purse bids for his mandatory defence against ROCKY JERCIK of Australia will be circulated next week. In the event that Gary Corcoran is successful, our Title will immediately become vacant and Rocky Jercik will be given the opportunity to make a suitable match for the vacant Title against another contender approved by the CBC.
“The CBC has informed Mr. Corcoran and Gary Lockett, manager of Mr. Williams, direct, as well as the BBB of C.”
Williams v Corcoran live on BoxNation from the Ice Arena in Wales on Saturday night.