Deion Jumah vs Craig Glover

Chris Billam-Smith withdraws from English title fight with Deion Jumah - New opponent revealed

Published On Thursday, March 14, 2019By Tim Rickson

Deion Jumah now faces Craig Glover for English cruiserweight title

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.

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HEAVYWEIGHT

DANIEL DUBOIS (Holder)

 

CRUISERWEIGHT (Vacant)

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.

 

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

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.

 

SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT

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.

 

MIDDLEWEIGHT

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

 

WELTERWEIGHT

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.

 

SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT

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.

 

LIGHTWEIGHT

MYRON MILLS (Holder) v LUCAS BALLINGALL

No Purse bids were received for the above contest.

 

SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT

ZELFA BARRETT (Holder)

 

FEATHERWEIGHT (Vacant)

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.

 

SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT

MICHAEL RAMABELETSA (Holder)

 

BANTAMWEIGHT (Vacant)

MARC LEACH v THOMAS ESSOMBA

Thomas Essomba withdrew from the above Championship.

 

SUPER FLYWEIGHT(Vacant)

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.

 

FLYWEIGHT

KYLE YOUSAF (Holder)