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Gavin Rees Says Buckland Rematch Will Be Final Fight

Gavin Rees is set to retire after his rematch with Gary Buckland at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff on May 17, live on Sky Sports – and the Welshman says he’ll pour his heart and soul into his last pro performance.

The former WBA World Light Welterweight champion brings the curtain down on a 16 year career that has seen him bag British and European honours before landing his World title, with a Prizefighter victory reigniting his career and seeing him grab a shot at becoming a two-weight World champion when he took on Adrien Broner in America for the WBC Lightweight belt.

Rees and Buckland meet again after their epic battle in the same venue in February became an early contender for Fight of the Year, with Buckland edging a split decision, and ‘The Rock’ says victory in the all-Wales clash on home soil will be the perfect way to bow out.

“I will leave everything I have in the ring on May 17 and I am proud of everything I have achieved,” said Rees. “Winning a World title was a dream come true and of course all British fighters want to win the British title and claiming that for the first time in 2010 was a huge honour.

“My trainer Gary Lockett has done a brilliant job getting me through training camps in the last few years but I can’t keep doing it. I’ve had a fair few injuries and they are catching up with me, but I’ve still got a great fight left in me and I plan to empty everything left in me out in Cardiff and put on a real show for the fans who have been great to me.

“The first fight was a classic and you couldn’t argue with the decision going either way. Of course I thought I did enough to get it but there were no complaints. Gary is a fantastic fighter and you know what you are going to get with us – all-action for 12 rounds.

“It’ll be an emotional night for me knowing that it’s the end of a brilliant road, so I want to bow out in style and say I ended my career with a great win in Cardiff.”

Rees’ last hurrah against Buckland is part of a great line-up in Wales as Lee Selby faces Romulu Koasicha in an official eliminator for the WBC Featherweight title with the International belt on the line.

Nathan Cleverly makes his debut at Cruiserweight against Guyana’s Shaun Corbin with the WBA Inter-Continental title on the line, Liverpool’s Super Middleweight star Callum Smith defends his WBC International Super Middleweight title against Swansea’s Tobias Webb, Dale Evans faces Mark Douglas, plus there’s action for Chris Jenkins, Mitch Buckland, Robbie Turley and Alex Hughes.

Tickets are on sale now priced at £30, £40 and £60 ringside available from www.livenation.co.uk or by calling 02920 22 44 88, and from Sanigar Events on 0117 949 6699.

VIP Packages priced £120 are available from www.matchroomboxing.com or by calling 01277 359900.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by daggum on 05-08-2014

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;14529227]Don't retire yet, Peter Quillin needs you for a rematch![/QUOTE] prime rees destroys quillin

Comment by bojangles1987 on 05-08-2014

Don't retire yet, Peter Quillin needs you for a rematch!

Comment by daggum on 05-08-2014

retire champ and i'll see you in the hall of fame in 5 years

Comment by JACK1190 on 05-08-2014

I think it should be as well, but if he wins I'll bet my life on it he comes back. Really looking forward to the rematch though, the last one was a cracker!

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