BUI and MBC rift forces Decky Dalton off September 12th Devenish bill

Former unbeaten MMA fighter Decky Dalton will not make his debut on the September 12th card in Belfast’s Devenish Venue. The fighter, managed by former pro Mark Ginley, was due to appear on the Malta Boxing Commission-sanctioned show but will now no longer feature.

Ginley took to social media to explain the situation, with the problem seemingly stemming from the relationship between the Boxing Union of Ireland (BUI) and the Malta Boxing Commission (MBC).

Ginley elaborated that, “after discussions with the BUI, whom Decky’s boxing license will be sanctioned, they have made it known that they do not recognise nor want to work with the MBC (along with the British Boxing Board of Control).”

Ginley continued that “out of respect for the BUI and the BBBoC, who we want to have a long healthy relationship with, we have decided that it’s best that Decky doesn’t fight on their Bill on 12th September.”

While Dalton will be understandably frustrated, Ginley is close to securing a new date for the Belfast man, and “hope to have news over the next few days.”

Joe O'Neill

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