Originally Posted by Bajingo
That's what everybody previously thought, but as has been proven legally that's not the case.
can issue boxing "licenses" too. The point is, who will recognize them as valid ?
Boxing licenses are not legal documents. They are just a convention. You can fight unlicensed legally, or with a mickey mouse license if you want.
The BBBofC's licenses have always carried a fair amount of weight though. The BBBofC is considered a high-standard boxing authority. That's because - and why - it has held such a monopoly in prestige in this country.
Something that is being challenged and eroded now by this promotion.
The BBBofC might have had a monopoly on sanctioning fights here, but that doesn't mean they are the only ones capable of doing so. I'm not saying it's a good thing - I'm pretty sure it won't be. But that's the reality of the situation and there isn't much the board can do.
Well, they can withdraw more licenses.
That's about all.
Within a few years, there might well be alphabet soup anarchy within the UK.