How to watch Gavin Gwynne vs Craig Woodruff
Championship boxing on terrestrial TV as ‘The Merthyr Mexican’ faces the ‘Smiler’
BBN have provided viewers with all the details needed to tune in and watch the Battle of Wales between warring countrymen Gavin Gwynne and Craig Woodruff on the 260th day of the year.
Everything you need to know about the Wasserman Boxing event below:
The contest takes place on Saturday, September 17, 2022.
The University of Bolton Stadium, Bolton.
12x three-minute rounds at lightweight (135lbs).
Gwynne's British and Commonwealth lightweight titles are on the line.
Ringwalks can be expected from around 10pm.
Coverage starts live on Channel 5 at 9:30pm and runs for 2 hours to 11:30pm.
You can live stream the main event HERE
To stream, download the My5 app on you mobile, tablet or PC.
You can keep up with the results by using the hashtag: #BoxingOn5 on social media.
BBN will be providing LIVE round-by-round results on fight night HERE
Tickets priced £40, £80, £100 and £200 are on sale now and available via www.wassermanboxing.com
The King is back! Lyndon Arthur returns to the ring following his sole career defeat to light-heavyweight rival and world title contender Anthony Yarde last December. The 31-year-old will face a former Yarde opponent in Walter Gabriel Sequeira, who was beaten in four rounds by the 'Beast from the East' in 2018.
The former Commonwealth and WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight champion, Arthur, will face a very tough challenge in Sequeira, known as ‘The Alligator’, who has 17 knockouts from 25 professional wins, but the man from Manchester is planning on delivering an “explosive performance”, in his own worlds.
Treharris titleholder Gavin Gwynne (15-2, 3KO) realised one of his lifelong dreams when adding the British Lightweight title to his Commonwealth title in April at the historic York Hall.
Now, the man looking to prize away Gwynne’s beloved titles is fellow Welshman and familiar figure in Newport’s Craig Woodruff (12-6, 4 KOs). Woodruff, someone who 32-year-old Gwynne has shared sparring sessions with before, has previously held both Welsh and Celtic Lightweight titles but the 30-year-old is coming into this fight without any experience of battling for a British crown.
It is setup to be a ‘Fight of the Night’ contender and the champion plans on carrying out the titles he walked in with, although the challenger and underdog aims to make him pay for the disrespect shown towards him.
It's bound to be a fantastic all-Welsh war, free to view, between two fighters who know each other very well, but only one can be crowned as the 'Prince of Wales'.
Gavin Gwynne: “I think the pace I’m going to set will cause Craig some problems, especially when you add into the mix that he has never been in a championship fight for a title like the British one. I’ve boxed at Commonwealth level and British level, and I just think it may be too unfamiliar for him. I know what he's going to do, and not to discuss any sparring sessions, but he knows he can’t afford to stand there and trade blows with me.
“I’m a fighter; I’ve always had the attitude that I would fight anyone, anywhere. I think you become a better fighter lacing up your gloves against quality, not like some modern prospects who can go to 15-0 without boxing anyone of a certain level.
“I’ve lost to two credible opponents. Joe Cordina, who is now a world champion, and the other loss to James Tennyson, who has fought for world honours too. Those losses are invaluable, and it gave me that fire in my belly to train harder and work on all aspects of my game.”
Craig Woodruff: “He clearly has no respect for me. Every interview he’s talking about this defence like I’m not good enough to cause him any problems. I’m the current Celtic champion and the former undefeated Welsh champion so if he wants to overlook me then he’s in for a shock and a very tough night.
“I don’t think Gavin understands that I was out of the ring for four years and I still came back to go from being ranked 86th to being ranked top 10 in Britain. I’ve got respect for what Gavin has achieved. He’s the champion and he deserves to hold those belts, but it’s obvious he’s looking past me and I’m going to show I’m a force to be reckoned with.
“I’ve got the right people next to me now. A dedicated training team with Luke Pearce, Johan Berendjy and Richie Garner who takes up the role as my manager too. I’ve had two losses with them, one to Kieran Gething which was disputed and a close one to Gary Cully who I nearly stopped. My record is littered with great names – Martin Ward, Luke Campbell, Carl Johansen, Mitch Buckland. With the exception of his Gwynne's last four fights, total up his opponent's records and you'll find more losses there than wins. Mine is the opposite.”
Tim Rickson, BBN Editor: “I kind of agree with Gavin when he says he has experience up at this level. Woodruff is an exciting fighter but Gwynne's last three bouts have all been 12-round championship contests against decent prospects, with a combined record of 32-1. 'Smiler' has won Welsh Area and Celtic titles, but also lost at that level too. Gwynne's losses have come against world champions, like Joe Cordina, who he lasted 12 rounds with. I think Gwynne wins via unanimous decision.”
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