ST JOSEPH’S have another champion in their ranks after Gavin Gwynne outpointed Henry Janes to capture the Welsh lightweight title tonight.

Gwynne was deducted a point in the penultimate round for persistent use of the elbow but still came out on top 99-93 following a barnstorming encounter in Merthyr Tydfil.

In getting the decision, Gwynne claimed his first piece of silverware in the professional ranks and took his unblemished record to eight successive victories.

The pace of the fight was unrelenting from start to finish as both men went toe-to-toe for the whole 10 rounds.

Cardiff’s Janes had the better of the opening exchanges but Gwynne came into the contest and he was the one on the front foot at the final bell.

Meanwhile, Gwynne's St Joes stablemates Dan Barton and Fred Evans also picked up wins on the Sanigar Events show.

Newport's Barton beat Nathan Halton after the Torquay boxer's corner threw in the towel in the third of their four-round super-middleweight clash.

London 2012 silver medallist Evans made it three from three in the paid code courtesy of a 58-57 points defeat of Adam Jones.