By Terence Dooley
The British Boxing Board of Control have released their latest British championship circular and have thrown a number of fights out to purse bids. Stephen Goodwin has won the right to stage a cruiserweight title eliminator between Arfan Iqbal and Wadi Camacho at London’s York Hall on November 17. The winner is likely to face the winner of this week’s meeting between current holder Matty Askin and Lawrence Okolie.
Zach Parker and Darryl Williams will contest the vacant British Super middleweight fight should bids be received for the match-up, the Board have requested that the bids come back by midday on Wednesday the 10th of October and the contest is to take place by the end of January 2019.
Frank Warren has won the right to stage the middleweight title fight between Jason Welborn and Mark Heffron, ‘date and at a venue as yet to be advised’. Luke Crowcroft and Tey Lynn-Jones are scheduled to fight an eliminator for the title on a Stefy Bull-promoted show at the Doncaster Dome on November 24.
The light-middleweight title will be decided on October 20 after Eddie Hearn won the right to put on Asinia Byfield against Ted Cheeseman for the vacant belt. Hearn will also stage the fight between Glenn Foot and Robbie Davies Jr. for the vacant light-welterweight title at the Newcastle Arena on October 13.
Lightweight holder Lewis Ritson could be asked to defend against the winner of the eliminator between Andy Townsend and Atif Shafiq, who meet at the Barnsley Metrodome on October 5 after Bull submitted a successful purse bid. However, Gavin Gwynee and Myron Mills will also have an eliminator contest after the ‘Stewards decided to approve a request from Promoter Chris Sanigar for the above eliminator contest, which will take place on Saturday, 27th October 2018 in Newport’.
Super featherweight holder Sam Bowen has reached an agreement to defend against Ronnie Clark on a Warren bill in December, ‘with the venue yet to be advised’. Anthony Cacace and Jordan McCorry will fight an eliminator before January if bids are sent in by October 10: ‘This contest is also for Antony Cacace’s Celtic Championship and therefore the Purse will be split 60%/40%’ added the Board.
As previously reported, Ryan Walsh will meet Isaac Lowe in a defence of his featherweight belt on October 27 at the Copper Box Arena, Hearn will also promote that one. An injury to Martin Ward led to the postponement of a fight with James Dickens for the vacant Super bantamweight title, ‘a new date and venue is awaited from Promoter Dennis Hobson’.
The vacant bantamweight title could have new owner on September 27 after Iain Wilson won the right to stage a fight between Ukashir Farooq and Jamie Wilson at the St Andrews Sporting Club with ‘the winner to waive grace and defend when called upon to do so’. The Super flyweight title is also vacant, bids have been put out for a fight between Ryan Farrag and Jay Harris.
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