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Last Updated: Saturday, 3 March 2007, 15:17 GMT
Gammer vows to recover his belt
By Sean Davies
Cwrt Herbert Sports Centre, Neath

Scott Gammer goes down to Danny Williams' KO blow
Gammer tasted defeat for the first time in his five-year career
Scott Gammer says he will regain the British heavyweight title and wants a rematch with conqueror Danny Williams.

"I don't know what went wrong, I know my fitness was good but I just felt drained from the first round," he said after his KO by Williams in the ninth.

"I'll be back in the gym within a week, then I'll fight as soon as possible.

"It was my first defeat and a big one, but I'll be back stronger. I'm going to get the belt back and there's no shadow of a doubt that I want a rematch."

The 30-year-old Pembroke Dock man's prospects of an immediate return with Williams seem slim, the Londoner likely to target bigger fights if he does not follow through on a possible plan to retire.

BBC Sport's Sean Davies

But 33-year-old Williams could vacate the belt in either event, opening up the chance of another title chance for Gammer, whose record now stands at 17-1-1 (9 KOs).

Williams, stopped in three rounds by Harrison in an awful performance in December, weighed in at a lightweight 16st 4lb, the lightest he had been since his professional debut in 1995.

After the fight, he claimed a set of his own scales led him to believe he was more than 19st, but in any case it was clear that Gammer's decision to come in at a career-high 17st 1lb cost him expected advantages in speed and work-rate.

"Scott boxed a lot better than I anticipated," said Williams, whose record moves to 37-6 (30 KOs) after the win at the Cwrt Herbert Sports Centre in Neath.

Looking at Danny and the way he fluctuates in form I thought the time was right to take him

Gammer's promoter Paul Boyce

"I thought that he was a come-forward fighter with no boxing skills, but he threw good combinations.

"In the eighth I could see him getting excited at the shots he was throwing, but I knew I would get him in the next round because of the effort he was putting in without hurting me.

"The local crowd was encouraging him and making him throw more, but I just covered up and showed my experience.

"He has to improve on what he does and come back - I'm sure he can win the British title again."

Gammer's promoter Paul Boyce admitted that he had miscalculated in taking the Danny Williams fight, having turned down a bigger-money match with Audley Harrison in London.

"I got it wrong and I take responsibility," said Boyce.

"Looking at Danny and the way he fluctuates in form I thought the time was right to take him.

"But he just looked so good, he stunned us all."

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