Gary Buckland is coming off a split decision win over Gavin Rees at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales, and United Kingdom on February 1 and with such a close call promoters decided a rematch was in order as Buckland and Rees will meet yet again at the Motorpoint Arena on May 17 in a lightweight bout. Gary Buckland opened as a -140 favorite with the Boxing odds with Gavin Rees as a +110 dog.
The 33 year old Gavin "The Rock" Rees hails from Newbridge, Wales, United Kingdom and is the 7th ranked lightweight in the United Kingdom while ranking 43rd in the world for the lightweight division. Rees stands at 5 feet 4 inches tall with a reach of 64 inches and an orthodox stance. Rees has a career record of 37 wins, 4 losses, and 1 draw. Out of his 37 wins, 18 have been by knockout, with 2 out of his 4 losses coming by knockout. Rees is coming off a split decision loss on February 1, 2014 in a 12 round bout that took place at the Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.
The 27 year old Gary "Dynamo" Buckland stands at 5 feet 7 inches tall with an orthodox stance. He hails from Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. Buckland is the 6th ranked lightweight in Great Britain and is ranked 42nd in the world for the lightweight division. Buckland has a career record of 28 wins, 3 losses, and 0 draws. Out of his 28 wins 9 have come by knockout with 2 out of his 3 losses have come by knockout. Prior to the aforementioned split decision win over Rees, Buckland suffered a knockout loss to Stephen Smith in the 5th round of a scheduled 12 round bout that took place on August 17, 2013 at the Motorpoint Arena. On November 24, 2012 Buckland scored an 8 round RTD win over Stephen Foster in a scheduled 12 round bout that took place at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom.
We'll go with Gary Buckland to turn the trick yet again!
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