Boxing: Weaver licence bid hit by further delay

Bournemouth Echo: FRUSTRATION: Iain Weaver FRUSTRATION: Iain Weaver

TOP boxing prospect Iain Weaver will have to wait until the new year for a decision on his bid for a professional licence.

His father, Jay Weaver, confirmed to the Daily Echo that a verdict on the application could take a further two months.

The Weavers had expected the topic to feature on the agenda at a British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) meeting last Wednesday.

But Weaver senior says the sport’s bosses have informed him that he might not hear back until the start of 2013.

The delay comes as another setback for the Ferndown fighter who is desperate to get his career in the paid ranks up and running.

Weaver’s initial application to ply his trade on these shores was not granted by the board when a brain scan showed a “small cyst”.

However, the 22-year-old is adamant he is fit to fight and the Weavers are confident he will get the green light after reporting that a leading specialist had given him the all-clear following further examination.

Weaver junior, who enjoyed a glittering amateur career before signing for Eddie Hearn’s renowned Matchroom stable, had been hoping to make his pro debut at the Christmas Cracker show in London next month.

But that looks set to be held up as the board takes its time in reviewing the fresh medical reports.

The Daily Echo was last night still awaiting a response from the BBBofC.

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