Swindon’s former Commonwealth light-middleweight titlist Jamie Cox (21-0, 12 KOs) and Queensberry Promotions have both confirmed that the contender has been released from his contract with the promotional outfit.

Cox, 30, Tweeted the news earlier today and Queensberry reiterated the news when telling Britishboxers that: ‘Jamie Cox has been released by Queensberry Promotions Limited on confidential commercial terms. No further statements will be made.’

Cox has campaigned in and around the Super middleweight limit in recent fights, where he won the vacant WBO European belt by beating Blas Miguel Martinez (W TKO 1) in July 2015.

However, his stop-start ring career has seen him take in a few injuries as well as 26 weeks spent in prison for Common Assault after his former girlfriend accused the fighter of breaking into her home and attacking her. Cox, though, appealed the conviction and it was overturned by Croyden Crownd Court in May of last year, leaving him free to resume his promising ring career.

With only one fight under his belt since the assault charge and acquittal—a bloody, bad-tempered 10-round decision win over Martin Fidel Rios in October in which Cox was cut over the left eye after a fifth round a clash of heads and was docked two points to Rios’s three—the hard hitting southpaw needs to get back on track if he is to fulfil his early career potential.