Jay Byrne has called for all the Irish Boxing promoters to come together to try and reduce the costs of running a pro show in Ireland.
Byrne has very vocal in his criticism of the costs that come with promoting a show outside of the North in Ireland over the last week.
The active fighter and JB Promotions boss man seen a show set for July 7 cancelled this week and has alleges the BUI costs as the chief reason he had to pull the plug just over a week shy of fight night.
Indeed, the BUI Celtic champion went as far as to label the costs ‘extortionate’.
The cancelling The Beginning card was a massive blow for Irish boxing outside a thriving Belfast and Byrne believes if something doesn’t change the game out side the current capital of Irish boxing faces a dark future.
In order to achieve change ‘The Negotiator’ believes the active promoters have to come together, show solidarity and work out a charge agreement with the BUI.
“The only way to fix it maybe is for all of us promoters, coming together, agreeing a new structure, agreeing a new structure and then negotiating with the Boxing Union of Ireland over it,” he told the Herald before stating if an agreement can’t be reached the idea of a new Irish governing body should be explored.
“Either that or we need a whole new organisation.”