Last week I had the great pleasure of putting a few questions to 28-year-old Merthyr born Welsh Lightweight Champion Gavin Gwynne. Gavin is currently in training camp for his upcoming contest with Myron Mills.
GG is riding an unbeaten 9-0 streak with intentions to making it double figure on the 27th October at Newport Centre.
PLACE: MERTHYR TYDFIL, WALES | RECORD: 9-0, 1 KOs | ROUNDS BOXED: 50 | KO RATIO 11% | DIVISION: LIGHTWEIGHT | STANCE: ORTHODOX
Thank You for taking the time to answer some questions for us Champ, I’ll start by asking:
What inspired you to start boxing?
GG: To be honest it was spur of the moment thing, me and couple of lads always used to try different things and that was one of the sports I liked doing.
Who did you look up to when you were first getting into boxing and has this changed since?
GG: I used to love watching Johnny Tapia, just loved his style, think for me now I really like Terrance Crawford, what a fighter and a class act, just does everything right.
As many people know it is a hard task trying to juggle a Personal life with Work and training commitments when you are trying to make your way through the boxing ranks. When you are in camp what does a typical day consist of?
GG: Yes when you start off you got no one helping you but I’ve been lucky enough to pick up some great sponsors along the way and it makes life so much easier, don’t get me wrong I don’t think a lot of people do what I do but I need to succeed, it’s not about wanting, I haven’t got a choice, I’ve put in too much time and effort, for example, a day in my life is to start at 5am to go for a run, then get home for a bit of breakfast then off I go to work until 3 or 4pm, after that I get home to have a quick shower then straight to the gym, from there I get home to bath my boy and spend a little bit of time with him before he goes to sleep, I’m not far behind him but what helps is that I’ve got a great girlfriend who supports me every step of the way, I don’t lift a finger, she is my diamond and without her I wouldn’t be where I am today.
As we can see form Social Media you are very close to your son and have his name on the back of your Shorts. Would you like him to follow in your footsteps?
GG: No, I don’t want my son to box, I’d like him to play football or golf, something he can make a good living from.
An important factor in making your way through the ranks is having some good sponsorship to help support you as it can be a financial strain on people. You have kept your sponsor’s to local companies and I personally think this is a great call by yourself to help promote local business. Would you like to give any shout out?
GG: Massive thanks go to my sponsors who are
- Crosscheck clothing
- Gwent motor company
- Clean Bite
- LIDSTERS fishing supplies
- Acorn travel
- Baysides estate agents
- G force telecom’s
- Lonsdale boxing
- Nelson pizza
What is your long-term goal and aim within boxing?
GG: I want to win as many belts as possible, I’m not going to say I’m going to be world champ but I’ll take every fight as it comes with my feet firmly set on the ground.
After the fight on the 27th do you plan on having some time off or are you focused on getting to the next level as soon as you can?
GG: I’ll probably take 2 weeks out after this fight to spend some quality family time then after that I’ll tick over in gym until the big fight comes.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish Gavin the best of luck in his upcoming fight on the 27th October. Good luck with your pursuit of a British Championship from all the TopClassBoxing Family.