Defeat for Webb but Gwent duo are victorious - Cardiff Boxing

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Swansea’s Tobias Webb fell victim to a scintillating display from top prospect Callum Smith.

The super middleweight, nephew of former world champion Enzo Maccarinelli, had hoped to face Callum’s older brother Paul for his British title, but that prospect was rejected by the British Boxing Board.

However, this was still a step-up in class for Webb and he was unable to cope, Smith dropping him four times in a devastating second round where he tore into Webb, especially when forcing home some vicious body shots.

Elsewhere on the card, there were victories for a pair of Gwent fighters hopefully on the ascendency.

Cefn Fforest’s Rob Turley has endured an horrific year with a routine medical test throwing his career into doubt, but his in-ring return was impressive while it lasted, opponent Marc Callaghan withdrawing with a shoulder injury.

Mitchell Buckland, younger brother of Gary, was also victorious in routine fashion, shutting-out Daz Usher 60-54 over six threes.

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