GAVIN Gwynne is eyeing another crack at British lightweight title glory after storming to the Commonwealth crown on Friday night.

A relentless Gwynne recorded a superb seventh-round stoppage of the previously unbeaten Sean McComb to claim the vacant belt in Bolton.

And after putting the disappointment of defeats on the big stage to Joe Cordina and James Tennyson behind him, Gwynne now has the coveted Lonsdale Belt in his sights.

Maxi Hughes and Paul Hyland Jnr meet for the vacant British title next month, and 30-year-old Gwynne is eager to face the winner later this year.

“I fell just short against Cordina and Tennyson, so winning this belt is extra special, and it puts me right up in the top 10 and back in the mix for massive fights,” he told iFL TV. “I can’t wait to go again.

“Lee Eaton and MTK put on a fantastic show in Bolton, and I’m sure they will get us another shot at the British title.

“Maxi Hughes is fighting Paul Hyland Jnr for the British, so maybe I’ll have a defence of this and then we can get that on later in the year.

“I really rate Maxi Hughes. He’s come off a couple of wins and I think he’ll beat Paul.

“It will be a great fight, but Maxi has been in the bigger fights and I think he just nicks it on points.

“It makes for a bigger fight for us down the line, maybe near Christmas.”

Reflecting on his greatest triumph to date, Gwynne, trained by Tony Borg at the St Joseph’s gym in Newport, added: “It means the world to me.

“I couldn’t lose this fight, and there was no coming back from it if I did, I had to win it.

“I didn’t stop going forward and I didn’t care what he was throwing back, I was relentless.

“I sat down on the stool after the fourth round and could see he was all cut up. You could see he didn’t want it, and everything he was hitting me with wasn’t fazing me.

“He was hitting me and I was walking through them and throwing my own shots and being relentless with it. I knew he was going to crack.

“That was the game plan and it’s all down to Tony and all the hard work we’ve been doing.

“You could have chucked two people in there and I’d have put them away, that’s how I felt.

“I didn’t stop believing and it paid off.”