The British Boxing Board of Control have released their September circular where they laid down requirements for mandatory challengers and eliminators for domestic titles.
The Board confirmed that the vacant British heavyweight title will be contested for between Ipswich’s Fabio Wardley and Nantwich’s Nathan Gorman on a Matchroom Boxing card, the date and venue for which is yet to be confirmed. Wardley stopped Chris Healey inside two rounds in July, while Gorman blasted out Tomas Salek in under a round in June.
As announced by Nisse and Kalle Sauerland this week, Troy Williamson has agreed terms to defend his super-welterweight title versus Josh Kelly in the near future, while British welterweight champion Ekow Essuman takes on Samuel Antwi next week in Manchester on the undercard of Joe Joyce‘s clash with Joseph Parker. Harry Scarff, who was set to clash with Liam Taylor in an eliminator Essuman’s strap, has now pulled out and so Martin Harkin will meet Taylor as both look to move one step closer to a shot at the Lord Lonsdale belt. The contest will go to purse bids on Wednesday, 12th October 2022.
BOXXER were confirmed to have won purse bids for British champion Dalton Smith‘s first proposed defence of his 140lb strap versus Birmingham’s Kaisee Benjamin, a bout which will take place on a card yet to be announced at the time of writing. Frank Warren will also promote Anthony Cacace‘s British title defence against Alex Dilmaghani as both parties agree terms independently. Warren’s Queensberry Promotions will also stage Nathaniel Collins and Nick Ball‘s clash as the pair go head-to-head for the vacant British title at 126lbs.
Telford’s Liam Taylor holds the British at super-bantamweight, and his next opponent will be decided in a final eliminator clash between Jack Bateson and Shabaz Masoud, a contest to be promoted by Phil Jeffries. Bantamweight champion Lee McGregor will take on Sean McGoldrick on a Lee Eaton card yet to be announced, while Quaise Khademi and Ijaz Ahmed will sensationally fight for a fourth time to crown a British champion at super-flyweight. The winner will then be asked to defend versus the victor in an upcoming fight between Marcel Braithwaite and Thomas Essomba. Ashley Lane and Scott Allen have also been mandated for an eliminator clash for the title, a fight which will go to purse bids on 12th October following Craig Derbyshire pulling out from an initial bout versus Lane.
Flyweight champion Tommy Frank will make his third defence versus Jay Harris on a Dennis Hobson promoted card, the date and location for which is yet to be confirmed at the time of writing.