Latest title news from the BBBoC

There's some great potential matchups ordered in the latest title news from the British Boxing Board of Control, including Kid Galahad versus James Dickens for the vacant British super bantamweight strap.

British Championship
CRUISERWEIGHT
Jon Lewis Dickinson (Holder) v Neil Dawson
The Stewards decided to put out the above contest for purse bids to be submitted in accordance with the Terms and Conditions attached to the Board’s Head Office by 12.00noon on Wednesday, 10th July 2013, the contest to take place by the end of October 2013.

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT (Vacant)
Ovill McKenzie v Bob Ajisafe
No purse bids were received for the above contest. The Stewards will consider this division at their next meeting.

Courtney Fry v Dean Francis
The above eliminator contest to be promoted by Steve Wood, will take place on Saturday, 6th October 2013 at the George Carnell Centre, Manchester.

SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT (Vacant)
Paul Smith v Anthony Dodson
Following the withdrawal from the above contest by Promoter Frank Warren, this contest will be promoted by Eddie Hearn on Saturday, 29th June 2013 at Bolton Arena.

MIDDLEWEIGHT
Billy Joe Saunders (Holder) v John Ryder
Following the opening of purse bids on Wednesday, 22nd May 2013, at the Board’s Head Office, the winning bid was submitted by Promoter Andy Ayling. The above contest will take place on Saturday, 21st September 2113 at Copper Box Arena, Olympic Park, London.

LIGHT MIDDLEWEIGHT (Vacant)
Liam Smith v Erick Ochieng
Following the opening of purse bids on Wednesday, 12th June 2013, at the Board’s Head Office, the winning bid was submitted by Promoter Eddie Hearn. The above contest will take place on a date and at a venue as yet to be advised.

WELTERWEIGHT
Frankie Gavin
v  (Holder) v Denton Vassell
The above contest to be promoted by Frank Warren, will take place on Friday, 28th June 2013 at Liverpool Olympia.

LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT
Darren Hamilton
(Holder) v Adil Anwar
The above contest to be promoted by Frank Maloney, will take place on Saturday, 6th July 2013 at Echo Arena, Liverpool.

SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT
Gary Buckland
(Holder) v John Simpson
The above contest to be promoted by Richard Hatton MBE will take place on a date and at a venue as yet to be advised.

Gary Sykes v Stephen Smith
Following agreement being reached between the parties, the above final eliminator contest to be promoted by Frank Warren, will take place on a date and at a venue as yet to be advised. This contest is also for the English Championship.

FEATHERWEIGHT
Lee Selby
(Holder) v Ryan Walsh
The Stewards decided to put out the above contest for purse bids to be submitted in accordance with the Terms and Conditions attached to the Board’s Head Office by 12.00noon on Wednesday, 10th July 2013, the contest to take place by the end of October 2013.

SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT (Vacant)
Kid Galahad v James Dickens
The Stewards decided to put out the above contest for purse bids to be submitted in accordance with the Terms and Conditions attached to the Board’s Head Office by 12.00noon on Wednesday, 10th July 2013, the contest to take place by the end of October 2013.

FLYWEIGHT
Kevin Stachell (Holder) v Iain Butcher
The above contest to be promoted by Frank Maloney, will take place on Saturday, 6th July 2013 at Echo Arena, Liverpool.

English Championship
SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT
Rocky Fielding
(Holder) v Martin Concepcion
The above contest to be promoted by Steve Wood, will take place on Saturday, 13th July 2013 in Hull.

MIDDLEWEIGHT
Danny Butler
(Holder) v Cello Renda
The above contest to be promoted by Robert Waterman, will take place on Saturday, 22nd June 2013 at the Peterborough Arena East of England Showground, Peterborough.

LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT
Shayne Singleton
(Holder) v Tyrone Nurse
The above contest to be promoted by David Coldwell, will take place on a date and at a venue as yet to be advised.

FEATHERWEIGHT
Josh Warrington
(Holder) v Chris Male
Following the withdrawal of Chris Male from the above contest, the Stewards will consider this Championship at a later date.

European Championship
MIDDLEWEIGHT
Maskim Bursak (Holder) v Prince Arron
The above voluntary defence contest will take place on Saturday, 13th July 2013 in Monte Carlo.

Southern Area
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
Leon Senior
(Holder) v Dan Woodgate
Purse bids are called for the above contest to be submitted by by 4:00pm Monday 1st July 2013. Contests to take place by the end of August 2013.

Features

Crolla V Murray

A lot of people consider the lightweight bout taking place in Manchester this weekend between Anthony Crolla (27-4-1) and John Murray (32-2) to be a very close call indeed. The contest, in UK's second biggest city on Easter Weekend, is for the WBO lightweight Inter-continental title, but the significance of the result means more than the marginal title as it will put them a step closer to a world title fight. Even if this isn't immediately forthcoming, the division is stacked in Britain, and can throw up some massive domestic scraps.

Fight Reports

Crag Whyatt v Ben Moorish, Camden Centre, 11th April

Last Friday at the Camden Centre, Morden super featherweight Craig Whyatt (7-1) liquidated Plymouth’s Ben Morrish (3-8-2) in the first round to bag the Masters Bronze super featherweight belt. This was scheduled for eight, but when Morrish tried to turn it into a brawl he quickly came off second best after Jeff Hinds halted proceedings following his third knockdown.