Chris Billam-Smith (8-0) withdrew from his mandated English title shot with former amateur rival Deion Jumah (11-0) - in 2012, 'The Gentleman' lost to Jumah in the semi-finals of the ABA Senior Championship.
The Chelsea cruiserweight, Jumah, earned his shot at the English championship after landing the Southern Area strap by in his last fight by stopping Ossie Jervier (6-5) in the fifth round of their December 1 clash. The southpaw now faces Liverpool's Craig Glover (9-1), who scored an impressive stoppage win over Commonwealth Games gold medallist Simon Vallily (13-1-1) in his last outing to land the English title shot.
Other English Championship News:
DANIEL DUBOIS (Holder)
DEION JUMAH v CRAIG GLOVER
Following the withdrawal of Chris Billam-Smith from the above Championship, the Stewards decided to put out the above contest to purse bids to be submitted in accordance with the Terms and Conditions to the Board’s Head Office by 12:00noon on Wednesday, 10th April 2019, the contest to take place by the end of July 2019.
KIRK GARVEY (Holder) v DECLAN SPELMAN
Following the opening of purse bids, the above contest to be promoted by Carl Greaves, will take place on a date and at a venue as yet to be advised.
DARRYLL WILLIAMS (Holder)
CHRISTIAN KINSIONA v MICHAEL ELLISON
The above eliminator contest to be promoted by Stefy Bull, will take place on Saturday, 30th March 2019 in Rotherham.
REECE CARTWRIGHT (Holder) v JACK CULLEN
The above contest to be promoted by Steve Wood, will take place on Saturday, 11th May 2019 in Bolton.
LINUS UDOFIA v DARREN CODONA
The above final eliminator to be promoted by Ryan Smith, will take place on Saturday, 16th March 2019 at York Hall, London.
SUPER WELTERWEIGHT (Vacant)
CRAIG MORRIS v JACK FLATLEY
Following Adam Harper relinquishing the above Championship, the Stewards decided to approve a request from Promoter Steve Wood for the above contest, which will take place on Saturday, 11th May 2019 in Bolton
EKOW ESSUMAN (Holder) v TYRONE NURSE
The above contest to be promoted by Scott Calow, will take place on Saturday, 16th March 2019 at the Harvey Hadden Sports Centre, Nottingham.
SAM O’MAISON (Holder) v KAYAMBA PROSPERE
The above contest to be promoted by Amey Sinfield, will take place on Saturday, 16th March 2019 at York Hall, London.
MYRON MILLS (Holder) v LUCAS BALLINGALL
No Purse bids were received for the above contest.
ZELFA BARRETT (Holder)
REECE MOULD v SEAN DAVIS
The above contest to be promoted by Steve Wood, will take place on Saturday, 23rd March 2019 at Doncaster Racecourse.
MICHAEL RAMABELETSA (Holder)
MARC LEACH v THOMAS ESSOMBA
Thomas Essomba withdrew from the above Championship.
CRAIG DERBYSHIRE v NATHAN REEVE
The above contest to be promoted by Errol Johnson, will take place on Saturday, 25th May 2019 in Northampton.
SAM CANTWELL v RICKY LITTLE
The above eliminator contest to be promoted by Michael Helliet, will take place on Saturday, 22nd June 2019 at York Hall, London.
KYLE YOUSAF (Holder)