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Cox to split from promoter Warren
JAMIE Cox will split from promoter Frank Warren on Friday.
The Swindon boxer has ditched Warren, the promoter he signed professionally with back in 2007, after failing to agree terms over a new contract.
His current deal expires tomorrow and Cox’s decision to leave Warren also means his WBO international middleweight title fight in December has been called off.
Cox was due to fight Gary O’Sullivan on December 15, marking his return to the ring after a 14-month absence due to injury.
And the current Commonwealth light-middleweight champion admitted his long-awaited comeback may now have to wait until 2013.
“I’m splitting from Frank Warren,” Cox told the Swindon Advertiser. “So basically I’ll be looking for a new promoter from October 26.
“They (Frank Warren Promotions) were trying to make me sign something I didn’t want to sign. It’s basically about money, they were trying to dictate the money I got paid for each fight and I wasn’t happy with the terms.”
Cox is disappointed not to be fighting in December but believes the decision to split from Warren will benefit him in the long run.
“It’s a big decision but it had to be done,” said Cox. “I’m obviously disappointed the fight is off because it was a good fight.
“But I’m disappointed with the way they (Frank Warren Promotions) have promoted me the last few years. Some of the problems have been my own doing but I don’t feel they have given me the opportunities I deserved.
“There are a lot of promoters out there these days so I am confident I can find someone to give me the full support I need.”
The 2006 Commonwealth Games gold medalist will now remain in the light-middleweight division.