June 25, 2024

Welsh boxer Gavin Gwynne, who recently relinquished his British lightweight belt, is set for a significant bout defending his European title against Mark Chamberlain on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s fight with Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia on March 8th. Gwynne, eyeing a world title, emphasizes the difficulty of winning the British title and sees this fight as a chance to enter the IBF rankings. Aware of the challenges in the lightweight division with fighters like Shakur Stevenson and Gervonta Davis, Gwynne is eager to prove himself and believes he can contend for a world title. He remains open to facing any opponent that helps him move closer to his goal.

Gavin Gwynne, who secured the European lightweight title by defeating Italian veteran Emiliano Marsili in December, initially contemplated leaving the domestic boxing scene. However, enticed by a substantial purse and a prime undercard spot on Anthony Joshua’s fight with Francis Ngannou, Gwynne has chosen to face undefeated British rival Mark Chamberlain. Gwynne’s three successful defenses of his IBF European title add to the allure of the matchup, and a victory against Chamberlain could propel him into the rankings of the IBF governing body.

Gavin Gwynne, aged 33, expressed his confidence to BoxingScene, stating that the opposition he faced at the British level over the past three to four years was of a higher caliber. Reflecting on his victory over Emiliano Marsili, who had an impressive record of 42-0, Gwynne emphasized his desire to move forward. Having already secured titles such as the Welsh, Commonwealth, British, and European, he views winning the British title as a tougher accomplishment than securing a European title or final eliminator due to the challenging competition in Britain. Gwynne believes that winning the British title is a significant achievement, bringing him closer to the world level.

Hearing Gwynne enumerate the names of the fighters he considers as his targets provides insight into the magnitude of the challenge ahead, but the Welshman welcomes the challenge. He now confronts the most significant challenge of his career.

“I would say Shakur Stevenson is probably the best because of the level he’s boxed at. George Kambosos shouldn’t be a world champion; Maxi Hughes should be. Maxi beat him. Shakur, Davis, Vasyl Lomachenko, Kambosos, and Maxi are at the top, and Andy Cruz is gonna be up there with them too.”

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