Johnny Garton vs Chris Jenkins rematch

Chris Jenkins vs Johnny Garton 2 confirmed - and other British Championship news

Published On Friday, February 14, 2020By Tim Rickson

Johnny Garton lands Chris Jenkins rematch

'The Pexican' Johnny Garton (24-2-1) gets his rematch with former conqueror 'Rok'n'Rolla' Chris Jenkins (22-3-3) on the undercard of Danel Dubois vs Joe Joyce at the O2 Arena in London.

The pair met in March 2019 at the Royal Albert Hall, which ended in the Welsh challenger dethroning the English champion with a unanimous decision win. The 31-year-old from Swansea went on to clinch the vacant Commonwealth crown in his next fight with Paddy Gallagher and then fulfilled his mandatory obligations for the Lonsdale belt by facing Liam Taylor, which unfortunately ended via a technical decision in the fourth round following a cut on the left eyebrow of Jenkins in an accidental head clash.

The rivals will meet again, as confirmed by February's latest circular from the BBBofC. It means the Dubois-Joyce PPV event is now a double British title header.

Other British Championship news below:

 

HEAVYWEIGHT

DANIEL DUBOIS (Holder) v JOE JOYCE

The above mandatory defence contest to be promoted by Frank Warren, will take place on Saturday, 11th April 2020 at the O2 Arena, London.

 

CRUISERWEIGHT

RICHARD RIAKPORHE (Holder)

MIKAEL LAWAL v LUKE WATKINS

Following requests from both parties, the Stewards decided to postpone Purse bids for the above eliminator contest for one month.

 

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT (Vacant)

CRAIG RICHARDS v SHAKAN PITTERS

The above contest to be promoted by Mick Hennessy, will take place on Saturday, 28th March 2020 at Sky Dome, Coventry.

 

SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT

LERRONE RICHARDS (Holder)

KODY DAVIES v UMAR SADIQ

The Stewards decided to approve a request from Promoter Frank Warren for the above eliminator contest, which will take place on Saturday, 22nd February 2020 at York Hall, London.

 

MIDDLEWEIGHT

LIAM WILLIAMS (Holder) v ANDREW ROBINSON

The Stewards decided to put 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, 11th March 2020, the contest to take place by the end of June 2020.

DANNY DIGNUM v ALFREDO MELI

The Stewards decided to approve a request from Promoter Lee Eaton for the above eliminator contest, which will take place on Saturday, 7th March 2020 in Brentwood.

 

SUPER WELTERWEIGHT

SCOTT FITZGERALD (Holder)

 

WELTERWEIGHT

CHRIS JENKINS (Holder) v JOHNNY GARTON

The Stewards decided to approve a request from Promoter Frank Warren for the above voluntary defence contest, which will take place on Saturday, 11th April at the O2 Arena, London. The winner to waive grace and defend when called upon to do so.

 

SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT (Vacant)

PHILIP BOWES v AKEEM ENNIS BROWN

A new date and venue is awaited from Promoter Lee Eaton for the above contest.

 

LIGHTWEIGHT (Vacant)

JAMES TENNYSON v GAVIN GWYNNE

Following Joe Cordina relinquishing the above Championship, the Stewards decided to approve a request from Promoter Eddie Hearn for the above contest, which will take place on Saturday, 9th May 2020 in Cardiff. The winner to waive grace and defend against Liam Walsh when called to do so.

 

SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT

ANTHONY CACACE (Holder)

 

FEATHERWEIGHT

RYAN WALSH (Holder) v REECE MOULD

The above contest to be promoted by Frank Warren, will take place on Saturday, 28th March 2020 at York Hall, London.

 

SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT

BRAD FOSTER (Holder) v LUCIEN REID

The above contest to be promoted by Frank Warren, will take place on Saturday, 22nd February 2020 at York Hall, London.

 

BANTAMWEIGHT

LEE MCGREGOR (Holder)

 

SUPER FLYWEIGHT

SUNNY EDWARDS (Holder)

 

FLYWEIGHT (Vacant)

KYLE YOUSAF v ROSS MURRAY

Ross Murray withdrew from the above Championship contest due to injury.