Gavin Rees

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Gavin Rees
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Real name Gavin Rees
Nickname(s) The Rock
Rated at Lightweight
Height 5 ft. 4 in.
Nationality Wales Welsh
Born (1980-05-10) 10 May 1980 (age 34)
Newbridge, Wales
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 43
Wins 38
Wins by KO 19
Losses 4
Draws 1
No contests 0

Gavin Rees (born 10 May 1980) is a retired Welsh professional boxer. Nicknamed "The Rock", Rees is a former British and EBU lightweight champion, and former WBA light welterweight world champion. He was trained by Gary Lockett.

Career[edit]

After a successful amateur career, Rees turned professional in 1998.

World champion[edit]

In 2007, Rees defeated Souleymane M'baye to become the WBA Light Welterweight champion with a unanimous decision after 12 rounds.

Rees however lost his World title in his first defence via a 12th round TKO loss to Andreas Kotelnik in March 2008.

Further success[edit]

Following his world title loss Rees was out of action for more than a year before returning in August 2009 to beat Johnny Greaves in 4 rounds. On 4 December, Rees entered the light welterweight prizefighter competition beating Ted Bami in the quarter finals, Jason Cook in the Semi finals and Colin Lynes in the Final to win the £32,000 prize

Following his Prizefighter victory, Rees moved down to the (lightweight) division where he enjoyed instant success winning the British title in 2010 (which he then vacated). He has since won the European title in June 2011 and most recently regained the British title in July 2012.[1]

Rees fought Adrien Broner for the World Boxing Council lightweight world title at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on 16 February 2013. He lost the fight via 5th-round TKO.

Professional boxing record[edit]

38 Wins (19 knockouts, 19 decisions), 4 Losses (2 knockouts, 2 decisions) 1 Draw[2]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 38-4-1 United Kingdom Gary Buckland SD 12 2014-05-17 United Kingdom Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Loss 37-4-1 United Kingdom Gary Buckland SD 12 2014-02-01 United Kingdom Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Loss 37-3-1 United Kingdom Anthony Crolla MD 12 2013-06-30 United Kingdom Bolton Arena, Bolton For WBO Light-Welterweight Inter-Continental title.
Loss 37-2-1 United States Adrien Broner TKO 5 (12) 2:59 2013-02-16 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey For WBC Lightweight title.
Win 37-1-1 United Kingdom Derry Mathews TKO 9 (12) 1:27 2012-07-07 United Kingdom Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield Retained European Lightweight Title.
Won British Lightweight title.
Win 36-1-1 France Anthony Mezaache TKO 7 (12) 2:15 2012-03-23 France Gymnase Georges Racine, Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine Retained European Lightweight Title.
Draw 35-1-1 United Kingdom Derry Mathews TD 4 (12) 3:00 2011-10-01 United Kingdom Newport Leisure Centre, Newport Retained European Lightweight Title.
Win 35-1 Republic of Ireland Andy Murray UD 12 2011-06-04 United Kingdom Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff Won vacant European Lightweight Title,
Win 34-1 United Kingdom John Watson TKO 11 (12), 2:13 2010-11-06 United Kingdom Newport Leisure Centre, Newport Won vacant British Lightweight Title.
Win 33-1 Ghana Sam Amoako TKO 3 (6), ? 2010-06-11 United Kingdom King's Hall, Belfast
Win 32-1 France Abdoulaye Soukouna PTS 6 2010-04-09 United Kingdom Alexandra Palace, London
Win 31-1 United Kingdom Colin Lynes UD 3 2009-12-04 United Kingdom Olympia, London Prizefighter Light Welterweight Tournament Final.
Win 30-1 United Kingdom Jason Cook UD 3 2009-12-04 United Kingdom Olympia, London Prizefighter Light Welterweight Tournament Semi-Final.
Win 29-1 United Kingdom Ted Bami UD 3 2009-12-04 United Kingdom Olympia, London Prizefighter Light Welterweight Tournament Quarter-Final.
Win 28-1 United Kingdom Johnny Greaves RTD 4 (6), 3:00 2009-08-21 United Kingdom Newport Leisure Centre, Newport
Loss 27-1 Ukraine Andriy Kotelnik TKO 12 (12), 2:34 2008-03-22 United Kingdom Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff Lost WBA Light Welterweight Title.
Win 27-0 France Souleymane M'Baye UD 12 2007-07-21 United Kingdom Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff Won WBA Light Welterweight Title.
Win 26-0 United Kingdom Billy Smith PTS 6 2007-04-07 United Kingdom Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Win 25-0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Chill John PTS 8 2006-11-18 United Kingdom Newport Leisure Centre, Newport
Win 24-0 United Kingdom Martin Watson PTS 6 2006-07-08 United Kingdom Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Win 23-0 United Kingdom Daniel Thorpe TKO 5 (6), 1:45 2006-03-11 United Kingdom Newport Leisure Centre, Newport
Win 22-0 United Kingdom Carl Allen PTS 6 2004-09-03 United Kingdom Newport Leisure Centre, Newport
Win 21-0 Kenya Michael Muya TKO 2 (8), 2:03 2004-07-03 United Kingdom Newport Leisure Centre, Newport
Win 20-0 United Kingdom Daniel Thorpe TKO 5 (6), 2:44 2003-06-28 United Kingdom Newport Leisure Centre, Newport
Win 19-0 Russia Andrey Devyataykin PTS 6 2003-02-15 United Kingdom Conference Centre, Wembley, London
Win 18-0 United Kingdom Jimmy Beech PTS 6 2002-12-14 United Kingdom Telewest Arena, Tyne and Wear, Newcastle upon Tyne
Win 17-0 Ukraine Serhiy Andriychikov TKO 1 (6), 2:53 2002-08-17 United Kingdom Cardiff Castle, Cardiff
Win 16-0 United Kingdom Ernie Smith TKO 5 (6), 1:21 2002-07-08 United Kingdom Grosvenor House, Mayfair, London
Win 15-0 United Kingdom Gary Flear RTD 4 (6), 3:00 2002-04-20 United Kingdom International Arena, Cardiff
Win 14-0 Ukraine Rakhim Mingaleyev PTS 6 2002-02-12 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London
Win 13-0 Russia Nikolay Eremeev UD 12 2001-10-09 United Kingdom Ice Rink, Cardiff Retained WBO Inter-Continental featherweight title.
Win 12-0 United Kingdom Nigel Senior TKO 2 (4), 1:57 2001-07-21 United Kingdom Ponds Forge Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire
Win 11-0 Bulgaria Wladimir Borov TKO 4 (12), 0:55 2001-04-28 United Kingdom International Arena, Cardiff Won WBO Inter-Continental featherweight title.
Win 10-0 United Kingdom Chris Jikells TKO 2 (6), 1:54 2001-01-15 United Kingdom Wythenshawe Forum, Manchester
Win 9-0 United Kingdom Steve Hanley TD 1 (6), ? 2000-11-13 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London
Win 8-0 United Kingdom Peter Buckley PTS 4 2000-09-23 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London
Win 7-0 Republic of Ireland Willie Valentine TKO 3 (6), ? 2000-05-29 United Kingdom Wythenshawe Forum, Manchester
Win 6-0 United Kingdom Peter Buckley PTS 4 2000-02-19 United Kingdom Goresbrook Leisure Centre, Dagenham, Essex
Win 5-0 United Kingdom Dave Hinds TKO 2 (6), 2:46 1999-12-11 United Kingdom Everton Park Sports Centre, Liverpool, Merseyside
Win 4-0 United Kingdom Wayne Jones TKO 2 (6), 0:35 1999-06-05 United Kingdom International Arena, Cardiff
Win 3-0 United Kingdom Graham McGrath TKO 2 (4), 2:40 1999-03-27 United Kingdom Derby Storm Arena, Derby, Derbyshire
Win 2-0 United Kingdom Ernie Smith PTS 4 1998-12-05 United Kingdom Whitchurch Leisure Centre, Bristol, Avon
Win 1-0 United Kingdom John Farrell PTS 4 1998-09-05 United Kingdom Ice Rink, Telford, Shropshire Professional debut.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gavin Rees stops Derry Mathews in ninth round of European rematch". BBC Sport. 7 July 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Gavin Rees - Boxer". Boxrec.com. Retrieved 2012-08-17. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Souleymane M'baye
WBA Super Lightweight Champion
21 July 2007 – 22 March 2008
Succeeded by
Andriy Kotelnik