Former World title Challenger James ‘Jazza’ Dickens has had his license revoked by the British Boxing Board of Control due to him taking a fight in the Dominican Republic last month.
Dickens was due to fight for the vacant British title earlier in the month against Brad Foster but when nothing materialised, he took the contest against Miguel Encarnacion who he stopped in the first round in Santa Domingo .
Dickens who is now based in Miami said “The [British Boxing Board of Control] have currently [revoked] my British licence because I fought in the Dominican Republic,” he wrote in a post on Instagram, just a few weeks after revealing that he had signed a deal to fight in the US.
“To clarify, I fought in the Dominican Republic because the second mandatory opponent [withdrew] from the title fight after I’d already started training in Miami for it.
“This isn’t a problem for Team Jazza as I’m now moving forward with my new team in the USA and very excited to start the next chapter of my journey.
“I’ll be returning to the UK with a world title.”
Dickens is now managed and trained by Chiro Perez and Dino Spencer and promoted by Paco Damian, says news on his return to the ring will be revealed soon.