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Gammer defeated on his comeback

Scott Gammer
Scott Gammer slipped to the third defeat of his career

Former British heavyweight champion Scott Gammer's return to the ring ended in brave defeat in Berlin.

The 31-year-old from Pembroke Dock hurt his right hand in the second round of his clash with Francesco Pianeta for the vacant EBU-EU heavyweight belt.

He battled well one-handed, but retired on his stool at the end of the eighth.

Gammer's record slips to 18-3-1, while 23-year-old German-based Italian Pianeta extends his 100% record to 16 fights, 10 coming by way of knock-out.

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The bout at the Max Schmeling Halle was chief support to the WBA heavyweight title clash between John Ruiz and Nikolai Valuev, the latter regaining his title on a split decision.

Gammer fell out of love with boxing last September after losing to John McDermott and decided to retire.

But the Welshman, who lost his British heavyweight title to Danny Williams in March 2007, had a change of heart and came back hungry for a second shot at success.

see also
Valuev beats Ruiz to take crown
30 Aug 08 |  Boxing
Gammer ends career after defeat
30 Sep 07 |  Boxing
Gammer vows to recover his belt
03 Mar 07 |  Boxing
BBC Sport Wales coverage
23 Mar 08 |  Wales


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