Gammer succumbs to Pianeta and broken hand

Welsh hard-man Scott Gammer was forced to retire from his absorbing contest with German based prospect, Francesco Pianeta, due to a suspected broken hand. An injury he must have sustained very earlier in the fight as he threw precious few during the 8 completed rounds. It was particularly hard on the returning former British Heavyweight champion, as he looked well placed following 3 or 4 rounds to get the job done. Pianeta looked pleased not to be forced to accrue any further damage to his right eye, left damaged by Gammer’s meaty left hook.

Gammer, for whom the fight was a return from the hasty retirement he announced following defeat to John McDermott last September, should not be discouraged. It will take time for the injury to heal of course, if it is as serious as feared, but there was plenty to enthuse about in Gammer’s performance. Perhaps the Welshman should look to the example of Michael Sprott who is a regular visitor to the big German fight scene, victories and defeats have both helped the Reading man earn more lucrative opportunities and one suspects Gammer will have been encouraged by the success he enjoyed against a supposedly touted young prospect.

His return is welcome.

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