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CBC News: Lenroy Thomas, Dave Allen fight for AJ’s old belt

CBC 18/05/2017

A sub-committee of the CBC met at Marlborough House in London’s Pall Mall to review CBC matters since the December 2016 AGM.

After a lull in Championship contests at the end of 2016, beginning of 2017 we’ve seen a resurgence

in activity since our Bulletin of 21st February (see RESULTS) featuring boxers from CAMEROON, AUSTRALIA, ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, GHANA, WALES, SOUTH AFRICA and NIGERIA with further contests scheduled between now and the end of July (see FORTHCOMING CHAMPIONSHIPS).

These include the long awaited Heavyweight Championship between LENROY THOMAS of Jamaica and DAVID ALLEN of England, a contest, in the making since last Summer, which has been scheduled for Toronto then Nassau, finally, Sheffield, and which has variously included at times boxers from Canada, Scotland and the Bahamas.

The Title has been vacant since last April when former Champion ANTHONY JOSHUA won the IBF World Title.

With his win last month over Wladimir Klitschko, surely a contender for anyone’s ‘Fight of the Year, Anthony, is probably our most successful former Champion since CARL FROCH, or arguably CARL FRAMPTON, but with a bevy of former Commonwealth Champions holding or having recently held, one or more of the ‘big four’ World Championships, the reputation of our Championships as being the gateway to World success is firmly established.

With our Women’s Featherweight Champion, SARAH PUCEK of Canada currently negotiating for a defence and with the possibility of Olympic Champion NICOLA ADAMS of England boxing for our Title before too long, we are hoping to see some more activity on this side of the sport as well.

FORTHCOMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

HEAVYWEIGHT (Vacant Title)

LENROY THOMAS (Jamaica) v DAVID ALLEN (England)

SUPER-FEATHERWEIGHT (Vacant Title)

ANDY TOWNEND (England) v JON KAY (England)

Both the above :-

27th May 2016. Bramall Lane, Sheffield. Promoter Eddie Hearn

WELTERWEIGHT (Mandatory defense)

KRIS GEORGE (Champion, Australia) v LARRY EKUNDAYO (Nigeria)

8th July 2017. Copperbox Arena, London. Promoter Frank Warren

MIDDLEWEIGHT (Voluntary defence)

SAM SHEEDY (Champion, England) v LIAM CAMERON (England)

22nd July. Ponds Forge Arena, Sheffield. Promoter Dennis Hobson

RESULTS (since 21st February 2017)

FLYWEIGHT (Voluntary defence)

THOMAS ESSOMBA (Champion, Cameroon) LPTS JAY HARRIS (Wales)

24th February 2017. York Hall, Bethnal Green. Promoter Frank Warren

RESULTS (cont’d.)

SUPERWELTERWEIGHT (Vacant Title)

ANTHONY BUTTIGIEG (Australia) WPTS ROCKY JERCIK (Australia)

17th March 2017. Melbourne Pavillion, Melbourne. Promoter Big Time Boxing

SUPERMIDDLEWEIGHT (Vacant Title)

DAVID BROPHY (Scotland) WRET7 ZAC DUNN (Australia)

17th March 2017. Melbourne Pavillion, Melbourne. Promoter Big Time Boxing

SUPER-FEATHERWEIGHT (Official Eliminator)

FELIX WILIAMS (Ghana) WPTS10 RAY COMMEY (Ghana)

17th March 2017. Bukom Boxing Arena, Accra. Box Office Promotions

SUPER-LIGHTWEIGHT (Mandatory defence)

JOSH TAYLOR (Champion, Scotland) WRSC6 WARREN JOUBERT (South Africa)

24th March 2017. Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh. Cyclone Promotions

SUPERBANTAMWEIGHT (Vacant Title)

ROBBIE TURLEY (Wales) WRET9 BOBBIE JENKINSON (England)

7th April 2017. Newport Centre, Newport. Promoter West Country Boxing

FEATHERWEIGHT (Vacant Title)

JASON CUNNINGHAM England) WPTS12 BEN JONES (England)

8th April 2017. York Hall, Bethnal Green. Hellraiser Promotions

LIGHTWEIGHT (Vacant Title)

SEAN DODD (England) WPTS12 LEE APPLEYARD (England)

22nd April 2017. Echo Arena, Liverpool. Promoter Eddie Hearn

MIDDLEWEIGHT (Vacant Title)

SAM SHEEDY (England) WPTS12 ABOLAJI RASHEED (Nigeria)

29th April 2017. Bramall Lane, Sheffield. Promoter Dennis Hobson