Buckland looking to be a Welsh hero

Welsh super-featherweight Gary Buckland is looking to secure his place in Welsh boxing history when he takes on Argentine Fernando David Saucedo for the vacant WBC silver title on the undercard of Martin Murray’s shot at Sergio Martinez in Buenos Aries next weekend, a win would catapult Buckland up the world rankings and put the 26yo in line for a world title shot.


“I’ve seen Tony Bellew’s WBC silver belt on the TV and it looks something really special,” Buckland told DAILY SPORT boxing. “A chance to win my own has given me more reason to train hard.


“If I beat Saucedo it will also put me in line for a world title shot either later this year or in early 2014.


“Joe Calzaghe, Nathan Cleverly and Gavin Rees have all won world titles for Wales in the last few years and I want to remembered with those kinds of names.”



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