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Last Updated: Friday, 22 December 2006, 18:32 GMT
Gammer agrees new Williams date
Scott Gammer and Danny Williams
Gammer (left) will be defending his title for the second time
British heavyweight champion Scott Gammer will defend his title against Danny Williams in Wales on 2 March.

The bout has been put back from the original 16 February date for Williams to recover from the injuries sustained in his defeat to Audley Harrison.

Williams remains the number one contender for the belt despite the recent three-round loss to Harrison.

Gammer, 30, rejected a "substantial offer" this week to fight Harrison in London on 17 February.

The Welshman's manager, Paul Boyce, claimed Harrison had nothing to offer Gammer at this stage but said the former Olympic gold medallist could be an option towards the end of next year.

"The long-term plan I have for Scott is for him to win against Danny, make another voluntary defence and then I'd be in a position to pay Audley Harrison good money for him to come to fight in Wales," Boyce told BBC Wales Sport.

If he keeps believing in himself he can go all the way to be world champion

Scott Gammer's manager, Paul Boyce

"That would be a great fight, not only for Scott but also the Welsh public."

Williams lost in thee bruising rounds against Harrison in London on 9 December, suffering a badly cut nose and a cut under his left eye.

Boyce is confident Williams will have recovered sufficiently to be given the go-ahead to make the fight in March, but admitted the 33-year-old's defeat to Harrison had taken some of the shine off the bout.

"Danny Williams is a good fighter," Boyce added. "He's experienced, and I'm hoping he's past his best to be truthful.

"But he's still a very good fighter and he took that fight with Harrison at eight days notice - I know that because we were offered the fight at nine days notice and turned it down."

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Gammer became only the seventh Welshman to win the British heavyweight title when he stopped Mark Krence in nine rounds in July.

The undefeated Pembroke Dock-man made his first defence against Micky Steeds in October, and Boyce believes his man is on course for greatness.

"He's getting better. He's maturing as a person, in his training and attitude to life," said Boyce.

"He's grown by being British champion and I honestly think he can go as far as he wants to go.

"If he keeps believing in himself he can go all the way to become world champion."

SEE ALSO
Harrison in bloody Williams win
09 Dec 06 |  Boxing
Gammer keeps Williams in sights
13 Oct 06 |  Boxing


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