Scott Gammer lost his crunch British heavyweight title to Danny Williams in Neath on Friday night.

A clubbing right hand from the Brixton Bomber in the ninth round knocked the Hammer to the canvas.

Scott got up before the count of ten, but blurry eyed and unsteady on his feet the referee stopped this pulsating contest.

Sadly, it was a big blow for ambitious Gammer, who suffered his first professional defeat in 18 fights, and left the large, partisan crowd totally stunned at the final outcome.

Having tipped the pre-fight scales at just 16st 4lbs, Williams headed into the clash at his lightest since his professional debut back in October 1995.

However, a heavy right at the end of the first served notice of the challenger's power, with Gammer clearly troubled by the force of the punch.

After five rounds the champion's work-rate and speed looked to have opened up a lead, but he began to pay the price for his industry, appearing to tire as Williams began to get a foothold.

In the seventh round Williams caught Gammer with a stinging right hand which visibly wobbled the Pembroke Dock hero, but he was saved by the bell.

Troubled Gammer responded brilliantly in the eighth, clearly rattling Williams with a series of body and head punches to grab back the initiative.

However, in the very next round Gammer's dream of beating the vastly experienced Williams collapsed as he got on the wrong end of a series of vicious heavy blows which saw him hit the canvas and the fight stopped.

Despite suffering a disappointing defeat Gammer can hold his head high - had it gone the distance he could very well have got the verdict.

Gammer's pride is hurt, but when he sits down and reflects on what happened in the cold light of day, he will definitely come back a far stronger and better fighter, and will be aiming to regain the British title.