World of professional boxing plums new depths

Updated: May 23, 2012

Whilst the world’s media has been focused on the sordid affair that is the David Haye v Dereck Chisora clash scheduled for July, elsewhere, there is a similar story happening in M\alta.

Unlike in the case of Dereck Chisora or David Haye, where no criminal charges have been instigated, former Commonwealth Champion Scott Dixon, the subject of the drama unfolding in Malta, has been on bail since 2009 awaiting trial for the alleged importation and distribution of narcotics.  There are of course many who would argue that Haye and Chisora themselves should have faced criminal charges for the way have sullied the name of boxing.

Alexander Zammit, President of the Malta Boxing Commission, issued the following statement regarding the news of Mr. Dixon’s arrest for breaking his bail conditions:   “The incorrigible former commonwealth boxing champ, Scott Dixon, is back behind bars. Information supplied to the office of the Malta Boxing Commission indicates that Dixon was arrested for breaking his
bail conditions.”

Dixon is presently in Malta (where he has resided since 2005) awaiting trial in connection over the alleged importation and attempted distribution of around 500 kilos of cannabis or resin cannabis, since 2009. He was eventually given provisional liberty against a bail bond of over €30,000.

This latest episode in the Dixon saga may have put paid to Dixon’s comeback plans. According to the German based ‘World Boxing Union’ Scott Dixon was to take on Baker Barakat (champion) for his WBU super-middleweight title on the 18th August in Pembroke, Malta.

Just as Chisora and Haye do not hold a valid license with the BBBofC or the BDB – neither does Scott Dixon hold a boxing license with the Malta Boxing Commission (MBC). As a matter of fact he was refused a license by the MBC until such time as the Maltese authorities either declared him innocent of the charges against him or such charges are dropped.

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