|Real name||Gavin Rees|
|Height||5 ft. 4 in.|
10 May 1980 |
|Wins by KO||19|
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.
After a successful amateur career, Rees turned professional in 1998.
Rees however lost his World title in his first defence via a 12th round TKO loss to Andreas Kotelnik in March 2008.
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.
Professional boxing record
|38 Wins (19 knockouts, 19 decisions), 4 Losses (2 knockouts, 2 decisions) 1 Draw|
|Win||38–4–1||Gary Buckland||SD||12||2014-05-17||Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff|
|Loss||37–4–1||Gary Buckland||SD||12||2014-02-01||Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff|
|Loss||37–3–1||Anthony Crolla||MD||12||2013-06-30||Bolton Arena, Bolton||For WBO Light-Welterweight Inter-Continental title.|
|Loss||37–2–1||Adrien Broner||TKO||5 (12) 2:59||2013-02-16||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey||For WBC Lightweight title.|
|Win||37–1–1||Derry Mathews||TKO||9 (12) 1:27||2012-07-07||Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield||Retained European Lightweight Title.
Won British Lightweight title.
|Win||36–1–1||Anthony Mezaache||TKO||7 (12) 2:15||2012-03-23||Gymnase Georges Racine, Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine||Retained European Lightweight Title.|
|Draw||35–1–1||Derry Mathews||TD||4 (12) 3:00||2011-10-01||Newport Leisure Centre, Newport||Retained European Lightweight Title.|
|Win||35–1||Andy Murray||UD||12||2011-06-04||Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff||Won vacant European Lightweight Title,|
|Win||34–1||John Watson||TKO||11 (12), 2:13||2010-11-06||Newport Leisure Centre, Newport||Won vacant British Lightweight Title.|
|Win||33–1||Sam Amoako||TKO||3 (6), ?||2010-06-11||King's Hall, Belfast|
|Win||32–1||Abdoulaye Soukouna||PTS||6||2010-04-09||Alexandra Palace, London|
|Win||31–1||Colin Lynes||UD||3||2009-12-04||Olympia, London||Prizefighter Light Welterweight Tournament Final.|
|Win||30–1||Jason Cook||UD||3||2009-12-04||Olympia, London||Prizefighter Light Welterweight Tournament Semi-final.|
|Win||29–1||Ted Bami||UD||3||2009-12-04||Olympia, London||Prizefighter Light Welterweight Tournament Quarter-Final.|
|Win||28–1||Johnny Greaves||RTD||4 (6), 3:00||2009-08-21||Newport Leisure Centre, Newport|
|Loss||27–1||Andriy Kotelnik||TKO||12 (12), 2:34||2008-03-22||Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff||Lost WBA Light Welterweight Title.|
|Win||27–0||Souleymane M'Baye||UD||12||2007-07-21||Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff||Won WBA Light Welterweight Title.|
|Win||26–0||Billy Smith||PTS||6||2007-04-07||Millennium Stadium, Cardiff|
|Win||25–0||Chill John||PTS||8||2006-11-18||Newport Leisure Centre, Newport|
|Win||24–0||Martin Watson||PTS||6||2006-07-08||Millennium Stadium, Cardiff|
|Win||23–0||Daniel Thorpe||TKO||5 (6), 1:45||2006-03-11||Newport Leisure Centre, Newport|
|Win||22–0||Carl Allen||PTS||6||2004-09-03||Newport Leisure Centre, Newport|
|Win||21–0||Michael Muya||TKO||2 (8), 2:03||2004-07-03||Newport Leisure Centre, Newport|
|Win||20–0||Daniel Thorpe||TKO||5 (6), 2:44||2003-06-28||Newport Leisure Centre, Newport|
|Win||19–0||Andrey Devyataykin||PTS||6||2003-02-15||Conference Centre, Wembley, London|
|Win||18–0||Jimmy Beech||PTS||6||2002-12-14||Telewest Arena, Tyne and Wear, Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Win||17–0||Serhiy Andriychikov||TKO||1 (6), 2:53||2002-08-17||Cardiff Castle, Cardiff|
|Win||16–0||Ernie Smith||TKO||5 (6), 1:21||2002-07-08||Grosvenor House, Mayfair, London|
|Win||15–0||Gary Flear||RTD||4 (6), 3:00||2002-04-20||International Arena, Cardiff|
|Win||14–0||Rakhim Mingaleyev||PTS||6||2002-02-12||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London|
|Win||13–0||Nikolay Eremeev||UD||12||2001-10-09||Ice Rink, Cardiff||Retained WBO Inter-Continental featherweight title.|
|Win||12–0||Nigel Senior||TKO||2 (4), 1:57||2001-07-21||Ponds Forge Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire|
|Win||11–0||Wladimir Borov||TKO||4 (12), 0:55||2001-04-28||International Arena, Cardiff||Won WBO Inter-Continental featherweight title.|
|Win||10–0||Chris Jikells||TKO||2 (6), 1:54||2001-01-15||Wythenshawe Forum, Manchester|
|Win||9–0||Steve Hanley||TD||1 (6), ?||2000-11-13||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London|
|Win||8–0||Peter Buckley||PTS||4||2000-09-23||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London|
|Win||7–0||Willie Valentine||TKO||3 (6), ?||2000-05-29||Wythenshawe Forum, Manchester|
|Win||6–0||Peter Buckley||PTS||4||2000-02-19||Goresbrook Leisure Centre, Dagenham, Essex|
|Win||5–0||Dave Hinds||TKO||2 (6), 2:46||1999-12-11||Everton Park Sports Centre, Liverpool|
|Win||4–0||Wayne Jones||TKO||2 (6), 0:35||1999-06-05||International Arena, Cardiff|
|Win||3–0||Graham McGrath||TKO||2 (4), 2:40||1999-03-27||Derby Storm Arena, Derby, Derbyshire|
|Win||2–0||Ernie Smith||PTS||4||1998-12-05||Whitchurch Leisure Centre, Bristol, Avon|
|Win||1–0||John Farrell||PTS||4||1998-09-05||Ice Rink, Telford, Shropshire||Professional debut.|
- "Gavin Rees stops Derry Mathews in ninth round of European rematch". BBC Sport. 7 July 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
- "Gavin Rees – Boxer". Boxrec.com. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
|WBA Super Lightweight Champion
21 July 2007 – 22 March 2008