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British Heavyweight Champion Gammer Wants Big Names In UK

24.10.06 - Within a week of his recent destruction of title challenger Micky Steeds, British Heavyweight Champion Scott Gammer, 17-0-1 (9), has set his sights on the number one domestic contender and former world title challenger, Danny Williams, with a possible February date in the pipeline. Although Williams' last appearance in the ring was in the lacklustre "Battle of Britain" against Matt Skelton, the defeat has left "The Brixton Bomber" with little hope of rebuilding his career unless he is to once again wear the British belt.

Gammer is however uncomfortable with the idea of staying inactive until February, and the man from Pembroke Dock, Wales is looking for another voluntary defence before Christmas to keep the rhythm of his confident and easy win over Micky Steeds going.

"It is looking like that it will be in February against Danny Williams, so that is the big focus for us now," said Gammer. "Even so, if that is what it is going to be, then we are also going to look at getting another fight in December.

"The last fight against Micky was a really comfortable one I thought, and there weren't any real problems that I'm worried about, and I just felt great afterwards."

After the exposure of a live Friday night appearance on Sky Sports, Gammer's promoter Paul Boyce is now looking to get his fighter more appearances on television and bring the Gammer name into British homes.

"Even though ticket sales down at the Afan Lido were a little disappointing, it was great for Scott to get on television and for more people to see him fight," said Boyce. "The thing with fighting in Port Talbot was the fact that it was a long way from Pembroke, while in Carmarthen, we had it full of fans who were there to support Scott.

"We haven't got anything nailed down and official yet, but it looks like it could be a Friday night in February, maybe February 9, but we might be able to get a fight for him in between.

"In his last fight, he didn't put a foot wrong in my view, and I don't see how two of the judges could give Micky a round, he might have drawn one out of generosity, but Scott was in charge through the whole fight.

"One good thing is that he proved that he can throw hard, damaging punches for twelve sets of three minutes, and still look fresh at the end of the fight, and I don't see another heavyweight in Britain who can do that."

With two of the other British heavyweights meeting on December 9 in the Audley Harrison vs. Matt Skelton clash, Gammer could only see one winner, adding: "I just don't see Harrison being able to cope with a fighter in the way of Skelton, Matt should win that one."

Article posted on 25.10.2006



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