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Boxing Viewpoint: The Unwritten Re-match Clause

It's the one unwritten clause in boxing, the one thing a promoter can't put together by himself. This is the unwritten rematch clause. It's when two fighters who have fought previously both go on independently to have their own big fights canceled, and then once again need each other in order to put one of them into the fame, and possibly, stardom category.

This is certainly the case for the fighters who will battle it out for the British Heavyweight title on 13 October at Port Talbot, Wales.

After the disappointment of his fight with Danny Williams never materializing, Scott Gammer will still make his first defense of the British Heavyweight title in a rematch against former opponent Michael "Micky" Steeds.

Gammer, undefeated in 16 pro contests, is the only blemish on the otherwise excellent career start for Steeds, the 22 year old man from the Isle of Dogs section of London. Steeds has won eight bouts against only one loss and recently picked up the British Southern Area Heavyweight title in ten rounds over Colin Kenna. His only loss, as said, came to the Welshman Gammer, in a six round points loss.

With the fight between Gammer and Steeds likely to be an exciting contest, it will be interesting to see what weight both fighters come in at. Will it be at a high weight for the extra strength? Or a bit trimmer to preserve the stamina?

Gammer has come into the ring as low as 218 lb to as high as 233 lb, the latter being his weight for his most recent fight, a British title winning effort against Mark Krence, whom Gammer beat in nine rounds.

Steeds, like Gammer, has always been very consistent with his weight, averaging around the 230 to 235 lb mark. The Londoner, who recently appeared in the men’s magazine Nuts, was scheduled to be Riddick Bowe’s comeback opponent after his last fight, however this failed to happen.

And so it is fortune and perhaps fate that these men will come to do battle once more, as a result of the 29 year old Gammer's fight with Danny Williams being canceled and for at least now, forgotten.

Watch for a full preview of Gammer - Steeds the week of 13 October.

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