16th September 2012

Tobias Webb

Swansea’s Tobias Webb is being lined up to fight for the vacant Welsh super-middleweight title after his latest win a 6 round points decision over Scunthorpe’s Jody Meikle at the Oceana on Friday night. (September 14)
Webb controlled the fight through out against the clowning tactics of Meikle, who looked more intent on surviving. The ref who deducted a point from Meikle for his spoiling antics scored the bout 60-53.

Webb’s manager Paul Boyce had said prior that he had been granted permission by the Welsh Area Council to search for a potential opponent for Webb. – A possible contender being mooted for a fight with Webb is Mountain Ash’s Nathan King. 
“I have spoken to the Welsh Area Council about the possibility of Tobias fighting for the super-middleweight title and they told me to go out and find someone to take him on,” Boyce told This is South Wales.

“It will be a big deal if it comes off. Welsh titles are still very prestigious and those who win them can be rightly proud of their achievements.

Webb is eligible for a shot at the British title, having secured a place in the top ten rankings. The Lonsdale belt is currently vacant at super-middleweight after George Groves was stripped of the title by the BBBofC last week. Former WBC world champion Robin Reid and Kenny Anderson are both lined up to contest the 12st title and Webb will be in contention for a shot at the winner.

The Swansea prospect defeated Reid over 3 rounds in the Prizefighter Tournament in March last year, before losing in the final to Rocky fielding, but his management team are not hurrying him just yet.

“There’s room for some progression before he has a crack at the British crown,” said Boyce.

“He definitely has the technical ability to challenge. But it never hurts to put miles on the clock, so we will get him a few more fights and then see where we stand.”
Undercard results from the Oceana bill in Swansea

Darryn Bushbye w pts 4 Dee Mitchell at lightweight
Chris Jenkins w tko 1 Arturas Zbarauskas at light-welterweight
Sam Eggington w pts 4 Leon Findlay at welterweight
Greg Pickin w pts 4 Ibrar Riyaz at lightweight
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