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‘Old school’ Gavin Gwynne gives up work to focus fully on boxing

By Dewi Powell: A year ago, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic crippled the Welsh boxing calendar and there has been little reason to smile since. 11 Welsh professionals have fought but

Liam Williams’ deal to fight Demetrius Andrade doesn’t include rematch clause

By Dewi Powell: If Liam Williams (23-2-1, 18KO) beats America’s Demetrius Andrade (29-0, 18KO) and dethrones the WBO world champion, the middleweight from Clydach Vale will be free to pursue

Chris Jenkins ‘could cry’ as injury extends inactivity

By Dewi Powell: Life changed on 12 March 2020 as the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared that the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak was a pandemic. The year since has been Welsh

Craig Woodruff comes close against clever Gary Cully who wins on points

This article first appeared in the Welsh Boxing Annual 2019-2020. Click here to buy on Amazon. By Dewi Powell: Newport’s Craig Woodruff (10-6, 4KO) launched a rocket right hand that

Underdog Maxi Hughes upsets Jono ‘King Kong’ Carroll

This article first appeared in the Welsh Boxing Annual 2019-2020. Click here to buy on Amazon. By Dewi Powell: Whilst the post-pandemic matchmaking offered by Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren

Maredudd Thomas tamed by Sahir Iqbal in battle of unbeaten prospects

This article first appeared in the Welsh Boxing Annual 2019-2020. Click here to buy on Amazon. By Dewi Powell: Cardiff’s Maredudd Thomas (11-1, 2KO) had been asking for a step

James Tennyson takes out Gavin Gwynne in turf war

This article first appeared in the Welsh Boxing Annual 2019-2020. Click here to buy on Amazon. By Dewi Powell: Trelewis’ Gavin Gwynne (12-2, 2KO) saw his second challenge for the

Rashid Omar opts for new path as professional prizefighter

This article first appeared in the Welsh Boxing Annual 2019-2020. Click here to buy on Amazon. By Dewi Powell: Three years on from a life-threatening stabbing, Cardiff’s Rashid Omar decided

Jay Harris earns hero status in world title challenge

This article first appeared in the Welsh Boxing Annual 2019-2020. Click here to buy on Amazon. By Dewi Powell: Boxers risk and sacrifice way too much to be happy with

Drained Kody Davies suffers defeat to inspired Umar Sadiq

This article first appeared in the Welsh Boxing Annual 2019-2020. Click here to buy on Amazon. By Dewi Powell: The plan was for Pontllanfraith’s Kody Davies (10-1, 3KO) to drop