Dave Allen’s chances of rescheduling a rematch with Commonwealth heavyweight champion Lenroy Thomas have re-opened following the recent loss by mandatory challenger Dillon Carman.
The Canadian lost his National title on Friday night, and with that, his privilege as the number one contender with the Commonwealth Boxing Council.
That means Allen can now push on with his twice arranged return with Thomas which fell apart firstly for October 28 and secondly for December 17.
The CBC’s ruling reads as follows:
COMMONWEALTH HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Following the defeat of mandatory challenger DILLON CARMAN last Friday 1 st December when unsuccessfully defending his Canadian Championship, his Commonwealth mandatory status has
been withdrawn by the CBC Board.
Previous CBC Bulletins including the last one of 27 th November, putting out the Heavyweight Championship for negotiations/purse bids are now null and void.
Champion LENROY THOMAS of Jamaica has still to make a defence prior to the end of March 2018 against any contender subject to approval by the CBC.
Allen’s promoter Eddie Hearn can now crack on with finding a new date for the contest after the pair shared twelve rounds previously on the Kell Brook v Errol Spence Jr. undercard back in May at Sheffield’s Brammall Lane Stadium.