The Boxing Union of Ireland informed the BUI light welterweight Celtic title holder of the new development last week.
The Steven O’Rourke-trained fighter was one of the first to sign a longer term deal with Assassin as they began to make moves in Ireland last year. Indeed, he was a beneficiary of their presence on the domestic scene as he secured a domestic title and raised his profile with two TV fights- one a title defense against Jake Hanney.
However, as reported by Irish-Boxing.com earlier this month the Kaz Evans run company ran into trouble with the Boxing Union of Ireland. Assassin Promotions initially had their licence suspended and it seems last week were banned by the BUI meaning fighters signed to them were handed back their contracts.
One such fighter was ‘Slick Vic’ and, speaking to Irish-Boxing.com on Wednesday, the 25-year-old explained
“From what I heard, Kaz Evans owed a boxer a huge sum of money for a fight and he didn’t pay it, so he got a ban in Ireland. Mel Christle called me and informed me about the situation with assassin boxing.”
It seems a daunting prospect for a boxer. The Moldovan Dub is now left to try and guide his own career, yet he isn’t overly worried.
Rabei claims he is in a strong position profile and record-wise and feels with help from his team he can looks after himself in Ireland short term.
He is aware that, to fulfill his long term and wider ambitions, he will need promotional backing and is hopeful an offer will eventually come in.
“Not really, no,” he responds when quizzed as to whether or not he has any worries with regard to not being promotionaly aligned.
“I’m very engaged with my career so I know what the next few steps are for me. I don’t really need a management team to get fights in Ireland,” he adds before revealing he is hopeful of finding an ambitious promoter.
“I want to sign with someone that will look after me and get me big fights on big shows. My goal is to reach to a world title, and my management teams should be the same.”
Rabei believes he is one of the more exciting prospects domestically and is confident his CV will attract interest.
“Boxing is all I do, I’m not looking for easy fights and have proven myself in the ring numerous of times. I’ve had eight fights in a short period of time, beating three Irish lads and very tough journeymen. I take my job seriously and I hope to find someone who will have the same goals as me.”