Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Derry Mathews Stripped of The Commonwealth Crown

By Terence Dooley

Liverpool's Derry Mathews has been left bereft, bewildered and without a title after the Commonwealth Council revealed that he has been stripped of their lightweight crown.  The Council stated that he was supposed to secure a mandatory defence against Richard Commey by the 12th of March, with a May 3rd deadline set for the fight itself, but confirmation of the contest did not come through so they have taken the Liverpudlian's title from him.  Ghana's Commey, 17-0 (17), will fight for the vacant belt against a fellow contender.

Mathews, 34-9-2 (19), has struggled with hand injuries since dropping a decision to Stephen Ormond for the WBO's European title in December.  Ironically, the 30-year-old was named as the co-recipient of the Commonwealth's Contest Of The Year award following his draw with Anthony Crolla in March of last year.  Mathews also received an award for Sportsmanship from the Council after winning and defending the belt against Tommy Coyle and Curtis Woodhouse (TKO 10 and four respectively).  Maybe next year they will hand him the prestigious Fighter Most Disappointed By Our Decision To Take His Belt Away award.

Please send news and views to [email protected] or Twitter @Terryboxing.

Tags: Derry Mathews image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TGD on 03-13-2014

I can't stand Matthews, but he has been ****ed over here. The guy was injured. Boils my blood the way some fighters are given the freedom to sit on titles for as long as they like, then others are stripped…

Comment by Chrismart on 03-13-2014

I think Matthews was a little hard done by here. He broke his hand in his last fight and supplied the Commeanwealth board with all the medical records. He's not the kind of fighter who ducks fights, so he would…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Carlos Carlson, Isaac Zarate Ready For Ontario Battle Photos: Omar Chavez, Roberto Garcia - Go Face To Face Photos: Amanda Serrano vs. Edina Kiss - Official Weights Photos: Antonio Moran vs. Guadalupe Rosales - Official Weights Broner: I Weighed 144 This Morning; I Could Weigh In Tomorrow Antonio Margarito vs. Carson Jones on September 2 Luis Ortiz Manager: Wilder Not Afraid To Fight, Joshua is a P*ssy Sadam Ali vs. Johan Perez - Undercard Information Alexander Povetkin Cracks WBO's Top Ten After Recent Win WBA Suspends Shannon Briggs Six Months for Failed PED Test Kameda Gym, Japanese Boxing Commision Reach Settlement Ohara Davies Blasts Fans Who Lost Money on His Loss to Taylor Frank Galarza Inks Promotional Pact With Main Events Rau'shee Warren vs. McJoe Arroyo Set For Broner-Garcia Card Trainer: Gerald Washington Will Be Better Due To Wilder Fight Charles Martin Motivated To Win The Title, Fight Joshua Again Shields: Jermall Charlo Won't Make Mistake of Overlooking Heiland Canelo Shakes Head at Mayweather-McGregor: That's Not Boxing! Frank Warren Breaks Down Billy Joe Saunders vs. Willie Monroe Tim Tszyu Aims To Repeat Dad's Feat, Impress in Toowoomba Crolla: Ricky Burns Bout Could Spell Retirement For The Loser Horn: I Made it Open I'd Want Mayweather, My Goal is To Unify De La Hoya on Mayweather: Fans Want Drama, Not a Runner Miguel Vazquez Back on September 2, Goes For WBC Latino Belt Deontay Wilder-Luis Ortiz: Crossing Fingers (and Toes) Charlo-Lubin, Hurd-Trout Show in Works for September 30th Barrera Had No Idea Smith Bout Was 10-Rounds Until Ref Said It Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor - Ticket Information Dirrell-Benavidez Still Not Finalized, WBC Premature With Date Malignaggi: If McGregor Wins, Boxing Likely Gets To Keep Him Ponomarev Waiting on Date For Ocampo IBF Eliminator Clash Horn: People Keep Making Excuses For Pacquiao, But I Beat Him Anthony Dirrell vs. David Benavidez on 9/9 For WBC Title Stephen A. Smith Backs McGregor: Conor is No Racist, Not at All! Photos: Amanda Serrano vs. Edina Kiss - Final Press Conference Canelo: My Style of Fighting is Superior To Golovkin's Style Yavni Yildirim To Help Canelo Alvarez Prepare For Golovkin Patrick Teixeira on The Comback Trail After 14 Month Layoff Eyubov vs. Fredrickson Added To Adler-Shields ShoBox Card Espinoza: White Has To Adapt in Way Boxing Events Are Done
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement