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Gavin Gwynne European title shot on the cards

British Lightweight champion and forthcoming European title challenger Gavin Gwynne has signed a multi-fight promotional deal with Frank Warren and Queensberry.

The 33-year-old, who turned professional in 2016 and became Welsh champion just over a year later, became holder of the Lonsdale belt in April 2022 following victory over Luke Willis before twice defending against fellow Welshman Craig Woodruff, with the first meeting scored a draw.

A breakthrough for the Merthyr Tydfil-born star came when he upset the odds to defeat home fighter Sean McComb in February 2021, punching the Irishman into a seventh round retirement to win the Commonwealth title. This followed unsuccessful challenges for the British title against Joe Cordina and James Tennyson.

Gwynn is set to fight for the vacant EBU European lightweight title against Emiliano Marsili on a date to be announced.

“I am over the moon to sign with Queensbury in a long term promotional deal,” reacted Gwynn, who will join the Queensberry lightweight ranks alongside Mark Chamberlain and Sam Noakes.

“It’s what I’ve been needing my whole career to get where I need to be. I am looking forward to picking up that European title and moving on to bigger and better things.

“I would also like to have some big nights back in Wales.”

Promoter Frank Warren added: “I am delighted to bring Gavin on board with us at Queensberry and he is one we can deliver championship fights for straight away.

“He has done fantastically well to become British champion and put himself in position to fight for the European title, which we will stage later this year.

“Should he be successful – as we are sure he will be – against the veteran Italian Emiliano Marsili, then there are many big fights out there for him, including a push towards world title contention.

“We also have a couple of young men already on our books at lightweight who will be watching his every move with interest.”