Gavin Rees beats Andrew Murray to take European title

Gavin Rees
Rees won the WBA world light-welterweight title in 2007

Gavin Rees of Wales took the vacant European lightweight title with a unanimous points win over unbeaten Irishman Andrew Murray on Saturday.

Despite conceding a height advantage, the former WBA world light-welterweight champion began strongly at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena.

Rees, 31, gained a comfortable lead before tiring dramatically in the second half of the fight.

But he still won easily, the judges scoring it 115-112, 115-112, 116-112.

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