Liam Walsh, Gamal Yafai, Isaac Lowe drop Commonwealth belts

CBC 22/02/2017

At SUPER-FEATHERWEIGHT, LIAM WALSH (England) has confirmed he has vacated the Championship as he will not be able to meet his CBC mandatory defence obligation whilst pursuing an IBF World Title opportunity.

Promoter Stefy Bull has matched mandatory contender ANDY TOWNEND (England) against JON KAY (England) for the vacant Title on a date to be confirmed in April.

For failure to defend as ordered, both ISAAC LOWE (England) at FEATHERWEIGHT and GAMAL YAFAI (England) at SUPER-BANTAMWEIGHT have lost their Titles which have now been declared vacant.

Mandatory contender EMMANUEL QUARTEY (Ghana) may make a match against any contender approved by the CBC for the Super-bantamweight Championship whilst at Featherweight, with no ordered mandatory contender, the CBC will approve the first acceptable match applied for by any promoter.


KRIS GEORGE (Champion, Australia) v LARRY EKUNDAYO (Nigeria) Purse bids were opened by the CBC Chairman at his Chambers at Fountain Court, The Temple, London at 12 00 midday on Monday 20th February. The winning bid was submitted by Frank Warren.



FLYWEIGHT (Voluntary defence)
THOMAS ESSOMBA (Champion, Cameroon) v JAY HARRIS (England) 24th February 2017. York Hall, Bethnal Green, London. Promoter Frank Warren

FEATHERWEIGHT (Official Eliminator)
FELIX WILLIAMS (Ghana) v RAY COMMEY (Ghana) 2nd March 2017. City Engineers Yard, Accra. Promoter Box Office Sports.

SUPER-WELTERWEIGHT (Voluntary defence)
ROCKY JERCIK(Champion, Australia) v FRANK BUTTIGIEG (Australia) 3rd March 2017.The Melbourne Pavillion, Kensington, Victoria. Promoter Big Time Boxing Pty Ltd.

SUPER-MIDDLEWEIGHT (Voluntary defence)
ZAC DUNN (Champion, Australia) v DAVID BROPHY (England) 17th March 2017. The Melbourne Pavillion, Kensington, Victoria.
Promoter Big Time Boxing Pty Ltd.