27
Sep
2020

Commonwealth Boxing Council release statement on Liam Cameron, set vacant title bout

RINGSIDE 13/08/2018

The Commonwealth Boxing Council have acted to strip Liam Cameron of the middleweight championship following an adverse finding in a recent drug test. 

Cameron has vehemently denied the allegations against him, although the CBC has stated they saw no other alternative given the circumstances.

Subsequently, a vacant title clash has been approved as highlighted in the statement below:

A sub-committee of the Directors of the CBC have considered the situation of Commonwealth Middleweight Champion, LIAM CAMERON (England), whose Boxer’s Licence with the British Boxing Board of Control is suspended pending a hearing before an independent tribunal on October 3rd in respect of a positive dope test resultant from his last contest.

Pursuant to CBC Rules 2.5 and 2.10 (e), ( www.commbc.com), click on RULES, it has been determined that the Commonwealth Middleweight Championship be declared vacant with immediate effect.

Subject to compliance with all CBC and BBB of C Championship and licencing requirements, permission will be given for ELLIOT MATTHEWS (England), on whose behalf an earlier provisional application had already been made and approved to challenge Liam Cameron, to box listed contender, ABOLAJI RASHEED (Nigeria) in London on September 29th.

The Directors of the CBC do not take decisions to declare Titles vacant lightly, and regret the necessity of having to make this decision in respect of our Middleweight Championship which has not been fought for since Liam Cameron won the Title last October.

For the avoidance of doubt, a match between the then Champion and NICKY JENMAN in April 2018 did NOT proceed for our Title, despite having previously been approved as such and despite still being shown as such on some records, as Jenman failed to make the weight..

Accordingly, Jenman could not have won the Championship nor could Cameron have lost it to a boxer who was over the maximum weight limit for this division, even if he had lost the match.