Tobias Webb eyes British title
TOBIAS Webb has set his sights on a British title after he was crowned Welsh super middleweight champion on the weekend.
Bonymaen's Webb beat Lewis Patterson in controversial circumstances at Oceana on Saturday night, as referee Wynford Jones initially declared the bout a technical draw when Patterson retired with an injured hand.
But following a review from the boxing authorities, Webb was awarded the victory after a commanding performance.
Having been tested in the first round, the 24-year-old dominated the second, third and fourth rounds but was left frustrated when Patterson pulled out.
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"Tobias was disappointed because he hadn't been given the chance to finish Patterson off," said Webb's manager and promoter Paul Boyce.
"Tobias completely overpowered him, and I think this fight might have been a turning point for him.
"In the past we haven't seen the best of Tobias and, although there's a long way to go, I think we're beginning to see a new Tobias Webb. He's more ruthless, more aggressive and more determined than ever. He's got all the makings of a star."
Webb and his camp have offered Patterson a rematch in June or September, depending on how quickly the Cardiff fighter's hand heals. If that bout does not materialise, Webb will explore the possibility of fighting for a Celtic title, which Boyce believes would set him up for a shot at a British crown later in the year.
"The next step for Tobias now is to go for the Celtic title," he said.
"The offer is there for a rematch with Patterson but, eventually, we're hoping to set up a fight for the British title at the end of the year. Tobias has got all the ingredients. He comes across well, he's an ambassador for the sport and he's a good-looking kid — he was even named hunk of the month in Swansea Life!"
It was a successful night for the entire stable at Oceana, with wins for Chris Jenkins, Greg Pickin and Leon Findlay against Dave O'Connor, Ben Zacharkiw and Jay Morris on the undercard.
"Chris absolutely destroyed his opponent," said Boyce.
"He stopped him in the second round and was absolutely amazing, as were Greg and Leon. They all did really well."