Gavin Gwynne Serves Luke Willis His First Loss To Win BBBofC Title!

Is Gavin Gwynne Ready for the World Stage?

Gavin Gwynne celebrates victory over Luke Willis
Gavin Gwynne celebrates victory over Luke Willis Credit: James Chance

Gavin Gwynne Defeats Luke Willis. Are Greater Heights Still to Come?

In his latest tour of duty, lightweight pugilist Gavin Gwynne (15-2, 3 KO’s) stretched his current win streak to three since his August 1, 2020 knockout loss to James Tennyson. In doing so, he served Luke Willis (11-1, 1 KO’s) his first professional loss. Of the two, while neither was exactly setting the world on fire, Gwynne did have the more impressive resume. Prior to his match up with Gwynne, Willis’ professional opposition had a soggy combined record of 72-621-19.

Given this dreary level of in-ring resistance, it was no great surprise that the notably taller and longer Gwynne was able to dominate the fight. The affair began in more or less neck-and-neck fashion, but inched by degrees into Gwynne’s favor. As the rounds marched past, and Willis grew increasingly spent, it was evident that he would not be able to swing the tide back in his favor. With the win, Gwynne picked up the vacant BBBofC lightweight title which hung in the balance. In his previous match, versus Jack O’Keeffe, he snagged the Commonwealth lightweight strap.

It will be interesting to see where Gavin Gwynne goes from here. Will he be content to remain hunkered down in the European circuit, or will he venture outside of his relative comfort zone? To date, he has yet to fight anywhere else but his native UK stomping grounds. At the moment, Gwynne is not ranked in the top 15 of any of the four major sanctioning bodies. Therefore, the two-time secondary champion still has a way to go before putting himself in the company of the division’s elite. So, let’s see what is next up for the rising lightweight.

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By: Bakari Simpson

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