Saturday, March 31, 2012

Rees focused on world title

Gavin Rees has made it clear he is fully focused on winning a second world title following an impressive second defence of his European lightweight belt in Paris.

The Welshman travelled to the French capital to take on Anthony Mezaache to defend his belt, claiming an impressive victory and gaining plenty of plaudits as a result. Despite being the away fighter and having the boxing odds against him Rees never looked in any real danger, producing one of the most complete performances of his career to take his record to 36-1-1.

Rees could now be set for another chance at world honours, with a potential bout against WBO champion Ricky Burns being mentioned in what would be an intriguing all-British encounter. The decision on who the 31-year old faces next will come down to promoter Eddie Hearn, who is certainly one of the best in the business at getting the fights the public want.

Rees, meanwhile, was just pleased with how he performed against a tough Mezaache, admitting he now wanted to step back up to world level.

“I mixed my tactics up, fighting nice on the outside and catching him with some big right hands.”

“I’d worked on the gym more with the boxing, he was a good opponent but I won every round.”

“I always seem to dig in when the going gets tough and I want to be world champion again.”

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