Commonwealth Boxing Council release official contenders for April 2020

Commonwealth Boxing Council release official contenders for April 2020

Published On Monday, April 6, 2020By Tim Rickson

April's list of official Commonwealth title contenders released

Commonwealth Boxing Council release their champions and official contenders for April 2020.

GENERAL NOTE: A Champion is required to defend within the time period set against any of the listed contenders in his weight division except in the case where a particular mandatory challenger has been specified, either of such defences to be considered a mandatory defence. Should a Champion wish to defend against a challenger not listed then application must be made to the Hon Secretary of the CBC by him, his manager or a promoter on their behalves. Permission will be granted subject to approval by the CBC of the challenger and such defence will be considered a voluntary defence. The winner will be obliged to make a mandatory defence within the time period specified if this has not already taken place. 

NB : DUE TO THE UNCERTAINTY AS TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF BOXING AGAIN, THE CBC IS MAKING NO ORDER AT THIS TIME IN RESPECT OF DEFENCE DEADLINES

PLEASE NOTE: Contenders are listed in alphabetical order and not in any order of preference. 

 

HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION:

DANIEL DUBIOS, England
Won title 27th September 2019         

CONTENDERS:

Efe Ajagba, Nigeria
Derek Chisora, England
Junior Fa, New Zealand
Hughie Fury, England
Nathan Gorman, England   
Joe Joyce, England
Simon Kean, Canada     
Demsey McKean, Australia 
Mladen Miljas, Canada    
Joseph Parker, New Zealand   
Dillian Whyte, England

DANIEL DUBOIS V JOE JOYCE was scheduled and approved for 11th APRIL 2020 in London, awaiting a new date for when possible.

 

CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPION:

CHRIS BILLAM-SMITH, England
Won Title 23rd November 2019 

CONTENDERS:

Olanrewaju Durodola, Nigeria 
Deion Jumah, England 
David Light, New Zealand 
Jack Massey, England  
Tommy McCarthy, New Zealand 
Thabiso Mchunu, South Africa 
Lawrence Okolie, England
Jai Opetaia, Australia    
Richard Riakporhe, England 
Ryan Rozicki, Canada 

CHRIS BILLAM-SMITH V NATHAN THORLEY was scheduled and approved for 5th May 2020 in Cardiff awaiting new date for when possible.

 

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION:

LYNDON ARTHUR, England
Won title 12th October 2019  

CONTENDERS:

Dan Azeez, England 
Hosea Burton, England
Joshua Buatsi, England     
Blake Caparello, Australia 
Isaac Chilemba, Zambia 
Liam Conroy, England 
Reagan Dessaix, Australia    
Callum Johnson, England  
Shakan Pitters, England 
Craig Richards, England 
Bastie Samir, Ghana 
Andre Sterling, England 
Ricky Summers, England     
Anthony Yarde, England 

LYNDON ARTHUR v ANTHONY YARDE was scheduled and approved for 11th April in London 2020  – awaiting new date for when possible.   

 

SUPERMIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION:

LERRONE RICHARDS, England
Won title 27th April 2019
Last defence 30th October 2019
    

CONTENDERS:

Habib Ahmed, Ghana  
Bilal Akkawy, Australia  
Erik Bazinyan, Canada 
Rowan Campbell, South Africa 
Lennox Clarke, England    
Zac Dunn, Australia        
Rocky Fielding, England 
Tommy Langford, England 
David Lemieux, Canada 
Emmanuel Martey, Ghana 
Delali Miledzi, Ghana 
Jayde Mitchell, Australia  
Martin Murray, England
Zach Parker, England
Tommy Philbin, Scotland   
Shakeel Phinn, Canada 
John Ryder, England
Umar Sadij, Nigeria 

 

MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION:

FELIX CASH, England
Won title 2nd February 2019       
Last defence 2nd November 2019  

CONTENDERS:

Brandon Brewer, Canada 
Steven Butler, Canada 
Joshua Clottey, Ghana 
Jack Cullen, England 
Danny Dignum, England 
Mark Heffron, England 
Rocky Jerkic, Australia  
Tureano Johnson, Bahamas 
Walter Kautondokwa, Namibia  
Marcus Morrison, England 
Lukas Ndafoluma, Namibia
Wale Omotoso, Nigeria 
Andrew Robinson, England
Steve Rolls, Canada
Liam Smith, England 
Patrice Volny, Canada
Liam Williams, Wales

 

SUPERWELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION:

JAMES METCALF, England
Won title 15th June 2019      

CONTENDERS:

Kell Brook, England
Kieron Conway, England 
Brandon Cook, Canada 
Cody Crowley, Canada 
Sam Eggington, England 
Scott Fitzgerald, England 
Anthony Fowler, England  
Jeff Horn, Australia
Hassan Mwakinyo, Tanzania
Dwight Ritchie, Australia 
Keiran Smith, Scotland 
Ashley Theophane, England 
Tim Tszyu, Australia
Jessie Wilcox, Canada
Troy Williamson, England 
Michael Zerafa, Australia

 

WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION:

CHRIS JENKINS, Wales
Won title 3rd August 2019
Last defence 30th November 2019   

CONTENDERS:

Conor Benn, England
Luther Clay, England 
Custio Clayton, Canada
Larry Ekundayo, Nigeria/England
Ekow Essuman, England/Botswana 
Johnny Garton, England
Louis Greene, England
Josh Kelly, England
Amir Khan, England
Ben Kite, Australia 
Frederick Lawson, Ghana
Thillani Mbenge, South Africa
Michael McKinson, England 
Mikka Shonena, Namibia
Liam Taylor, England
Anthony Tomlinson, England
Chris Van Heerden, South Africa
Mikael Zewski, Canada  

CHRIS JENKINS v JOHNNY GARTON was scheduled and approved for 11th April 2020 in London – awaiting new date for when possible.

 

SUPERLIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION:

PHILIP BOWES, England
Won title 2nd February 2019 
Last defence 30th March 2019  

CONTENDERS:

Kpakpo Alottey, Ghana  
Jack Catterall, England  
Steve Claggett, Canada 
Ohara Davies, England  
Robbie Davies Jnr, England  
Akeem Ennis Brown, England  
Tom Farrell, England  
Terry Flanagan, England 
Joe Hughes, England
Ayaz Hussain, Canada 
Julius Indongo, Namibia
Jabulani Makhense, South Africa
Sam Maxwell, England
Sean McComb , Northern Ireland 
Tyrone McKenna, Northern Ireland
Brandon Ogilvie, Australia
Liam Paro, Australia
Kay Prospere, England
Lewis Ritson, England 
Terry Tzouramanis, Australia
Yves Ulysse Jnr, Canada
Steven Wilcox, Canada  

PHILIP BOWES v AKEEM ENNIS BROWN was scheduled and approved for 20th March in London 2020 - awaiting a new date when possible. 

 

LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION:

JOE CORDINA, Wales
Won title 4th August 2018
Last defence 31st August 2019 

CONTENDERS:

Maxwell Awuku, Ghana       
Ricky Burns, Scotland 
Luke Campbell, England  
Richard Commey, Ghana     
Billy Dib, Australia 
Craig Evans, Wales       
Paul Hyland Jnr, N. Ireland      
Oto Joseph, Nigeria       
George Kambosos Jnr, Australia       
Tony Luis, Canada 
Tshifhiwa Munyai, South Africa 
Siphosethu Mvula, South Africa 
Xolisani Ndongeni, South Africa 
Jacob Ng, Australia 
Josh O’Reilly, Canada 
Lee Selby, England 
Stephen Smith, England 
Emmanuel Tagoe, Ghana   
James Tennyson, Northern Ireland 
Liam Walsh, England 

JOE CORDINA was scheduled to box in Cardiff in May but no opponent had been proposed for approved. We await details of opponent and new date. 

We have approved an Eliminator for Michael Ansah v Sherrif Quaye for 7th March which was postponed through injury – awaiting new date when possible.

 

SUPERFEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION:

ZELFA BARRETT, England
Won title 15th June 2019
Last defence 12th October 2019 

CONTENDERS:

Nort Beauchamp, New Zealand 
Sam Bowen, England  
Khanyile Bulana, South Africa
Anthony Cacace, N Ireland  
Bilel Dib, Australia      
Alex Dilmaghani, England 
Azinga Fuzile, South Africa 
Marco McCullough, Northern Ireland 
Phila Mpontshana, South Africa 
Jeremiah Nakathila, Namibia 
Archie Sharp, England       
Bruno Vifauviwili, Tanzania 
Oluwaseun Joseph Wahab, Nigeria   
Martin J Ward, England

 

FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION:

VACANT

CONTENDERS:

Reece Bellotti, England
Cobia Breedy, Barbados
Michael Conlan, Northern Ireland
James Dickens, England
Loreto Dlamini, South Africa
Carl Frampton, Northern Ireland 
Kid Galahad, England 
Jordan Gill, England 
Luke Jackson, Australia  
Isaac Lowe, England    
Sakaria Lukas, Namibia    
Nathaniel May, Australia     
Josh Wale, England
Ryan Walsh, England 
Leigh Wood, England
Gamal Yafai, England   

JAMES DICKENS V RYAN WALSH is scheduled and approved for 26th June in London 2020 – awaiting confirmation of new date if required. 

 

SUPERBANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION:

BRAD FOSTER, England
Won title 18th May 2019
Last defence 22nd February 2020

CONTENDERS:

Qais Ashfaq, England 
Aliu Bamidele Lasisi, Nigeria 
Jason Cunningham, England 
Isaac Dogboe, Ghana 
T J Doheny, Australia 
Brock Jarvis, Australia 
Lodumo Lamati, South Africa  
Ashley Lane, England 
Tyrone McCullagh, Northern Ireland  
Gavin McDonnel, England  
Jamie McDonnell, England
Wasiru Mohammed, Ghana
Manyo Plange, Ghana 
Lucien Reid, England 
Ayabonga Sonjica, South Africa 
Thomas Patrick Ward, England

 

BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION:

LEE McGREGOR, Scotland
Won title 13th October 2018
Last defence 16th November 2019

CONTENDERS:

Joseph Agbeko, Ghana       
Paul Butler, England       
Elton Dharry, Guyana 
Thomas Essomba, Cameroon  
Ukashir Farooq, England 
Marc Leach, England 
Ronald Malindi, South Africa 
Jonas Matheus, Namibia 
Sean McGoldrick, England 
Duke Micah, Ghana
Jason Moloney, Australia 
Prince Patel, England 
Andrew Selby, Wales 
Lwandil Sityatha, South Africa 
Zolani Tete, South Africa

We have approved an Eliminator for Marc Leach v Ashley Lane which was due to take place on 21st March 2020 in Swindon – awaiting new date when possible. 

 

SUPERFLYWEIGHT CHAMPION:

VACANT

CONTENDERS:

Athenkosi Dumezweni, South Africa 
Charlie Edwards, England 
Sunny Edwards, England 
Ryan Farrag, England 
Tommy Frank, England 
Nhlanhia Ngamntwini, South Africa 
Sabelo Ngebinyana, South Africa 
Sikho Nqothole, South Africa 
Luyanda Ntwanambi, South Africa 
Yanga Sigqibo, South Africa     
Khalid Yafai, England         
Kyle Yousaf, England

KYLE YOUSAF v NEIL MCCUBBIN was scheduled and approved for the vacant title, date was set for 20th March but due to a medical issue this was postponed, we await new date when possible.

 

FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION:

JAY HARRIS, Wales
Won Title 24th February 2017
Last defence 3rd November 2018

CONTENDERS:

Jackson Chauke, South Africa
Harvey Horn, England
Ross Murray, Scotland
Landi Ngxeke, South Africa
Muhammed Waseem, Pakistan

 

WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIPS: 
FOR OFFICIAL CBC WOMEN'S RATINGS GO TO www.commbc.com 

TO BE NOTED CAREFULLY: 1. When a Commonwealth Champion wins a ‘World’ Championship whether or not recognized by the Council or by any individual Member Federation of the Council the relevant Commonwealth Championship shall automatically be declared vacant. It follows that a Commonwealth Champion cannot lose his Championship as a result of losing a ‘World’ Championship contest when the opponent would otherwise qualify as an eligible contender.    2. In view of varying medical standards and requirements for boxers throughout the Commonwealth, promoters are urged to ensure that boxers from abroad competing for Commonwealth Titles are capable of meeting the standards of the host governing authority.    3. It is the obligation of the Champion and his manager and/or any promoter with whom they are currently working to meet the defence requirements set by the Council. In the event of difficulty in attracting listed contenders the Council will exercise its reasonable discretion but it will be the obligation of the Champion to ensure that there is Championship activity in the relevant weight division.

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