Date: Saturday 28th April 2018
Promoter: Tommy Jacobs (Essex Boxing Organisation)
Venue: Charter Hall, Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Ave, Colchester CO1 1YH
Commission: British & Irish Boxing Authority
BIBA Chief Inspector/Supervisor:
World Boxing Foundation (WBF) Supervisor:
British & International Masters Supervisor:
Time Keeper for Jacobs Vs Sambou WBF European Title Contest:
Dr. Y Rashid
Dr. H Rashid
Ambulance – Plus 4 Paramedics: PMS Medical Services
BOUT 1 – 6 x 3 Minute Middleweight Contest
British Masters Novice Championship
Marty Kayes 4-38-0
Luke Junior 1-2-0
Marty Kayes 159lbs
Luke Junior 166lbs
Wayne Alexander 60-55
Ken Curtis 60-54
Julius Francis 60-54
Luke Junior failed to make the weight, Marty Kayes was still willing for the fight to take place even though Luke Junior was over the weight limit.
Marty Kayes 5-38-0 and Luke Junior 1-3-0
BOUT 2 – 8 x 3 Minute Super Welterweight Contest
World Boxing Foundation (WBF) European Super Welterweight Championship
International Masters Super Welterweight Bronze Championship
British Masters Super Welterweight Bronze Championship
Tommy Jacobs 6-1-0
Matar Sambou 3-1-0
Tommy Jacobs 154lbs
Matar Sambou 149lbs
Wayne Alexander 77-74
Ken Curtis 79-74
Julius Francis 80-76
On the Sunday following the contest I received a phone call from Matar Sambou who alleged bias from the Referee and Judges, as well as WBF Supervisor David Murphy – immediately an independent investigation panel was convened, all panel members will review footage of the contest and submit their report within 14 days.
Later on Sunday I received a message from Referee Lee Murtagh that Matar Sambou had rang and threatened him, as such a full disciplinary panel was convened and requests for statements from all officials for the event was made as well as from WBF and Masters Supervisors, at time of writing four statements have been received, and others will be forthcoming over the next day or so.
A date for the disciplinary hearing will be set for after the 15th May 2018 in order for the independent investigation report, with regard to Matar Sambou’s alleged bias by officials, to also be available for the hearing.
Tommy Jacobs 7-1-0 and Matar Sambou 3-2-0
1) A third professional contest between Ishmael Tetteh and Theophilus Tetteh was scheduled, however due to visa issues this bout did not take place.
2) Supporting the two professional contests were a number of non-professional contests sanctioned by the Essex Boxing Organisation.