Gavin Rees hopeful of June 15 Cardiff return
Former lightweight world title challenger Gavin Rees has intimated that he is in line for a homecoming fight on June 15 on the back of his gallant challenge against WBC champion Adrien Broner.
The Welshman is awaiting news on a summer bout in Cardiff, according to the Newbridge-based fighter himself, as ‘The Rock’ looks to put the five-round defeat at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City behind him.
The former WBA light-welterweight title holder fought fire with fire in a commendable effort opposite the number one 135lber in the world, which would have only served to raise his profile at the higher end of the rankings and could put Rees back in the hunt for a second title reign in the near future.
Rees, 32, vacated the British and European titles in the process of contesting the green belt against Broner, but may now look to stay out of the domestic scene and head towards another title chance against a highly ranked opponent.