- Gavin Gwynne Set For European Lightweight Title Challenge On Dec 1
- The Welshman Faces Faces 42-0 Italian Southpaw Emiliano Marsili
- Gwynne vs Marsili Undercard Features Heavyweight Moses Itauma
British Lightweight champion Gavin Gwynne (16-2-1, 4 KOs) will challenge the undefeated Italian southpaw Emiliano Marsili (42-0-1, 16 KOs) for the vacant European Lightweight title in the main event.
The clash was originally scheduled for the Dec 2 undercard of Hamzah Sheeraz-Liam Williams but Sheeraz sustained a perforated eardrum in training and, therefore, the fight has been postponed until early in 2024.
The remainder of the original December 2 Copper Box card switches to Friday, December 1 and the venue moves to the 1,500-capacity York Hall in London, England, live on TNT Sports.
In April, Gwynne stopped Craig Woodruff in five rounds to successfully defend his British title on the Rakhimov-Cordina card.
The win enabled Matchroom to trigger a two-fight option on the 33-year-old Welshman. Matchroom did not use the option and Gwynne has now signed with Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions instead.
47-year-old Marsili has never tasted defeat as a professional in a twenty-year career.
The Italian stopped Derry Matthews to win the IBO world title in Liverpool almost a decade ago.
Marsili has held numerous other titles over the years including the European, WBC Silver, and WBA Inter-Continental.
Gwynne vs Marsili Undercard
In the co-feature, also at lightweight, knockout artist Sam Noakes (11-0, 11) will defend his WBC International Silver title against Spanish challenger Carlos Perez (19-7-2, 2).
Raven Chapman (7-0, 2) is scheduled to make a third defence of her WBC International featherweight title against Lucie Sedlackova (15-1-1, 6) from the Czech Republic.
Liverpool’s undefeated super bantamweight Brad Strand (10-0, 3) will feature in 10-round title action with a significant step-up set. Wales’ Joshua John (8-1), whose only defeat came in a close fight at title level, will look to cause a major upset and join the exciting 122-pound mix at Queensberry.
Exceptional prospects Moses Itauma (6-0, 4) and super featherweight Royston Barney-Smith (7-0, 3) will be fighting over six rounds.
Cruiserweight talent Oronzo Birardi (6-0, 5) from Mainz in Germany will fight Israel Duffus (20-10) over eight rounds, with super lightweight Sonny Liston Ali (6-0) and Featherweight Umar Khan (7-0) in action over six.
Another Queensberry newcomer, super lightweight Nicola Barke (4-0), will have her fifth professional fight over four rounds.
Gwynne vs Marsili UK Start Time, TV Channel, Ring Walks
TV Channel: TNT Sports 2 (UK)
UK Time: 7:00 pm BST (2 pm ET/ 11 am PT)
Ring Walks: 10:00 pm BST (5:00 pm ET/ 2:00 pm PT)