Gavin Gwynne made a prosperous 1st protection of his Commonwealth light-weight title with a unanimous factors choice around Jack O’Keefe in Swansea.
Gwynne, who experienced won the title in February by beating Sean McComb, appeared too massive and sturdy for O’Keefe, and bit by bit floor him down around the 12 rounds, walking him down through.
Reece Carter 120-108, Mark Lyson 119-109 and Kevin Parker scored it 118-110 to full a comfy victory.
“It’s maximum violence, isn’t it,” Gwynne reported. “There was a little bit or ring rust and I began to get my jab out better in the later rounds, but I allow him into the battle a tiny bit. I think I won it comfortably more than enough.
“It’s been hard for everybody. But I trapped my head down and stored on teaching. I realized that a fight would occur off.
“I’m mandatory for the British title (held by Maxi Hughes) now so I will thrust on for even larger titles and bigger fights.”
Following a messy opening, Gwynne, who goes under the nickname of the Merthyr Mexican, started out to get a bit more space for his photographs in the 3rd spherical as he walked down O’Keefe.
And whilst O’Keefe was hectic, he was commonly reacting to what Gwynne did, as the Welshman managed the action.
Gwynne tended to neglect his jab and almost certainly designed points extra awkward for himself than he could have. And even though the workrate and precision arrived from Gwynne, whilst he seemed greatest when likely to the body. O’Keefe was hardly ever poorly damage and by no means definitely threatened to be stopped.
“The first a few or 4 rounds I performed to the group, but as quickly as I obtained back again to the jab and started off producing him pass up, countering and bringing him onto the shots, I begun hurting him. I thought I was heading to get him out of there at 1 point, but he is 1 rough dude. I was even hurting my fingers on his head, that’s how tricky I was hitting him.”
Ron Lewis is a senior writer for BoxingScene. He was Boxing Correspondent for The Situations, the place he labored from 2001-2019 – masking four Olympic Online games and a lot of globe title fights throughout the globe. He has published about boxing for a huge variety of publications throughout the world because the 1980s.