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Good evening. The so Wells' Six Nations is back on track after a
thrilling win in a Paris. Our football teams are doing well and
this weekend a Welsh boxer from Newbridge will fight for a world
title. The 23rd team is shaping up nicely for Welsh sport. Welcome to
Sport Wales. Coming up. We follow Gavin Rees to the Big Apple ahead
of his bout against the undefeated Adrian Broner. They could be a big
upset. Jamie Roberts reflects on a win in France and is not afraid of
showing his softer side. I can get quite emotional. That just that
release and that team feeling of winning. Ahead of the final between
at Swansea and Bradford we speak to the man who has managed both clubs.
I might go for the minnows and hope they do it. Bradford needs
something. In the early hours of Sunday morning all eyes here in
Newbridge will be on the other side of the Atlantic as Gavin Rees
fights for the WBC lightweight title. Bookies rate him as an 80-1
outsider to beat the undefeated Adrian Broner. Steffan Garrero
reports from the East Coast of America. For the past month, one
Welsh boxer has been honing his skills here ahead of a world title
fight on a Saturday night in Atlantic City. Gavin Rees is the
latest in a long line of Welshmen to fight in Nick United States,
including it Nathan Cleverly. He was a world Championship back in it
2007 and he is fighting at lightweight now and on Saturday he
takes on Adrian Broner. What are you like it before a fight? Not too
bad. They do want to look at me wrong. Is this the first part of
the training? There are two camps. When you get another go? Once you
are world champion and it is gone, it is gone? While his self-
confidence is tongue-in-cheek, he is a Poland seems convinced of his
invincibility. I do not train for opponents, I do not watch them, I
do not look that biographies, I do not do that. I trained to stay in
shape. As long as I am in shape, I will not lose. I am very respectful
to him, but once that Bell rings, I do not care about them. This is a
new error of boxing. I will own and the sport of boxing. I will run
boxing. What do you make of the way people are profiling you here?
is a bit disrespectful. Some people say I do not have a shot. There
could be a big upset. You like to party. I like to party, I like junk
food. I like the training as well. I got through a lot of the fights
on natural ability. Is there a wake-up call? I think it was around
about prize-fighting. Everything has gone great. You have got the
confidence of a man who thinks he can do it? Of course I do. I lost
one fight. I had a 39 fights. I have nothing to lose, that is what
people are saying, but I have everything to lose. This fight
could lead to so many openings. When this bite and who knows what
his next? Is it in this or bust? Yes. This is everything for me.
Training camp over and his team have relocated to Atlantic City.
Saturday night is a chance for Gavin Rees to become a world
champion in that the second weight division. Been there five years
since losing his previous world title, a lot has changed for them.
He is taking things more seriously and as a result he is British and
European champion. There has been a change in his corner. He is now
with Gary locket. Gavin Rees is a better fighter than I was. He has
got all the attributes to give this guy as serious problem and take the
title of him. The champion has arrived with every angle covered.
He has a huge support staff. see him walking in with the biggest
entourage and that says something about a fighter. There is myself,
Gavin and a few others and that tells you the difference between
the cams. You place the rising young star or against a guy who is
tough, competitive, you will give him a fight, but he is not supposed
to beat Adrian Broner. He is not supposed to be 10. He is not
supposed to be temp. It would be a sizable shop of that shattering
proportions if Gavin Rees pulls this off. It would be an upset.
is the biggest night of my life. I am against one of the top fighters
in the world, so when this might, I could be the top a light weight in
the world and then in the world is full of options. It is massive.
am delighted to say that we have been joined by the last Welsh boxer
to win in America, Nathan Cleverly. The Gavin Rees, he was looking
relaxed there, but it is there to say he is an massive underdog.
is a great opportunity for him it to prove in the but he's wrong,
against the odds and he can: this offer. Adrian Broner is an elite
fighter, he is one of the guys coming through, soon to be a
superstar, but Gavin Rees has the style and the mentality and the
fighting spirit to the 10th. there a chance that a Adrian Broner
will have underestimated Tem? very easily. Adrian Broner can
easily underestimate him, a lot of the Americans do, they only see
Inside America and they do not look at some of the UK fighters coming
through. A lot of the time you will have someone from the UK going to
America and pooling of a shock. Back in November, you retained the
Year title, what can you tell us about the atmosphere out there?
Gavin might not have felt that the four. It is a less aggressive kind
of atmosphere. It is much more relaxed whereas in the UK, the
aggression is very pumped up. The pressure will be off Gavin, he will
enjoy the performance. He will do the best he can. Four Welsh boxing
fans, let us turn to you, how is the training going, you next fight
on a march 16? I have got to fight him. Training is going well. We are
well on track. I am keeping focused for the next four weeks. I want to
remain a world champion. It will be a great fight. It's has been lovely
to speak to. Our cameras will be following you ahead of the fight.
We are always there. Good luck with all the preparation. Thank you.
Tined to look ahead to next weekend and it is the big one, Swansea
against Bradford in the Capital One Cup final. For one Welshman it will
be particularly emotional having played at and manage to both clubs
and suffered his their share of trauma and tragedy along the way.
Ian Hunt caught up with the Terry Yorath. He is like an adopted
Yorkshireman, and midfield legend at Leeds and a management career
beginning at Bradford, but his heart also be strong Uis for
Swansea. He has a sense of joy at their transformation. Terry,
Bradford against Swansea, at perfect fixture for you. It is. I
have been manager here twice and manager there it wise and both were
good experiences. On the day, I do not know which way I will go. I
might go for the minnows and hope they do it, because Bradford need
something. Swansea, I wish I had a season ticket, I watch them every
week. You will not have thought after the job that Brendan Rodgers
did that Michael Laudrup could come in and take them on. He has done
brilliantly. Who have you got the softer spot for or? Bradford. It is
because of everything that happened, especially the fire. I only live in
Leeds and it is not far away. To see them do what they have done is
extraordinary. Even in triumph, especially in triumph, they will
never forget and the darkest day in Bradford's history, back in 1985
when a fire broke out in the main stand. Terry Yorath, was there and
so were his family. We can see at the flames coming up into the air.
People are running around. People are saying we get onto the pitch!
saw my family, my wife and my kids straight away. I could not see my
son. I did not see my mother and father. I went back in and got to
the window worthy of this was and the flames were about 10 yards away
and I was looking for my son and because he always used to go in at
half-time it to get sweets and drinks. He was not there and I
thought he must be outside. I went past and the director's RIM and I
said, the fire has cot bow and -- hold any will have to get out. I
went into the players' lounge and told them to get out. When I came
out of that room, their directors were still there and I said to them,
I used a bit of language and said you have got to get out. As I did
it, the door blew in and that is when the move to. When I went back
again, still trying to find my son, the flames were up to the window
and I went back to the players' lounge, threw a chair through the
window and jumped out. When I got outside, the sites were horrible,
horrible. The first seller, I can remember him, he was old and he had
his arms across his chest and it was just wait where he had been
burned. Later, the scale of the disaster hit home. 56 people died
and 270 were injured. Eventually, all the players and staff went to
the pub at the top of the road and that is when you saw a policeman
come out with his hair on fire. The chairman was walking down the road
and he said to me, there are five or six dead. I said, there are a
lot more than that. I had been into the ground and they were laying
them out there. When we came down the road to our office, the
policeman that came with us and he said, do not look to your left.
What do you do? You look to your left. It was horrible. I will never
forget it. Even now, if I smell fire, the first thing I think of...
It was an awful day. Terry Yorath did find all his family that day
but seven years later he would suffer the most unimaginable loss.
His son and Daniel died at the age of 15 it from an undetected heart
He was you one minute and on the next. -- here one minute and gone
the next. It taught you family apart. -- it tore up you're family
apart. It did. I should have gone for counselling. It is difficult
when it is still raw. It is still on now. You do not expect your
children to go before you. It should cause heartache but it
probably cost a lot more because of my attitude. Alcohol helped
enamoured the pain but Terry Yorath did not want to stop working. --
helped to ease the pain. He never settled anywhere for long.
If you look at this club and then you look at Swansea, both clubs are
similar. They got to the top and then they dropped out. It is the
working man's cup. 30,000 are going down. What will determine this
game? Passing. It is a joy to watch. The only way I can see Bradford
winning is a set piece. If I was the manager here now, I would be
saying to the players, enjoy it. In that these games you can be
shattered before you go out there because of the nerves.
As a Welsh rider Chaz Davies prepares for his second season in
the world Superbikes Championship plans are under way to bring both
Superbikes and Moto GP to South Wales. Our reporter has been to
Blaenau Gwent to speak to those in favour of and those against the
Circuit of Wales. Moto GP and Superbikes are the
elite of motorcycle racing. In two years time, in a move which will
rock the traditional power base of the sport, the best of the best
will be racing right here. We are not at Silverstone or Donington
Park. We are in Blaenau Gwent. It will soon become the the Circuit of
Wales. We have an agreement. If Wales is ready we will have an
event here. It would be on time for 2015. Our focus is 2015. It has the
potential to be our home that event. You cannot beat that. To try and
win in Wales would be an amazing achievement.
The current plans are being scrutinised by the local authority.
The scale of the project is staggering, with hotels, and new
technology park, and a community facility. We are working with the
Welsh government, investors, and backs. It is a big project. The
hope to start construction in September. It will attract 750,000
visitors per year. It will be the equivalent of four or Ryder Cups
every year. Not everyone is in favour of the plans. They will have
to strip the land completely. Any wildlife will have to move on or
what will be gone. Whatever environmental effects arise from
this project will be managed and controlled. There are schemes in
place, compensation schemes, which will enhance the biodiversity. --,
so Nations games. -- conservation schemes. I think there is an
element of false hope. There is a disregard for the long term. What
happens midweek? It is all about competition. We welcome competition.
The motor sport industry is surprised that people see that
there is that scale of a business opportunity in the UK for such an
expect the circuit. If the Circuit of Wales goes ahead it will have a
serious impact on some of the more established racetracks in the UK.
There is nothing state of-the-art in the UK at the moment. You come
to the UK and much as I like going to Donington the facilities are out
of date. Silverstone is bland. As a rider it is not exciting. What is
proposed on the map here will not be a dull circuit. Donington Park
is complete the approved by the Motorcycle Federation for Moto GP
and Superbikes. We have a round of the championship in a few months'
time. Motor racing first happened here in 1931. It is a wonderful
circuit and much loved by writers and race drivers from all over the
world. The plans are not totally out of the blue. Wales has a rich
history in motorsport. brilliant Welsh newcomer to the
field. We are also good at hosting events. A word of caution - other
ventures such as this speedily for that because of a lack of
spectators. A lot of the spectators will come over from the Continent.
That is what has happened in the past. As soon as they get to the
Channel Tunnel or come off the boat in Dover they then have to travel
300 miles across country. Law what can go wrong at the planning
soon be boasting one of the finest racetracks in Europe. These people
have been very consistent. We think this is possible. It would be as
huge step for a future to have everything as complete as what is
proposed. I am massively behind it. So to that wonderful Wales to
victory against France in the Six Nations. Earlier this week I went
for a catch up with one of the few rows of the victory, Jamie Roberts.
What a victory for Wales. Jamie Roberts, a victory in France. What
has the mood be like? Saturday was a good day. It is a step in the
right direction. It was needed. Both teams did not want to lose the
match. That was the way the rugby was played. Just that one bit of
magic turned the game on its head. All of a sudden we have won a Test
match. There have been many games over the past year we have come
very close and just lost. Maybe if we had played a bit a clear in
those games we would have won those games. The marchers at this level
are very fine. If was a strange atmosphere. I spoke to you after
the game. It was emotional to say All that frustration of losing. I
can get quite emotional at times. Just that release, that team
feeling of winning. You can see everyone smiling. Welsh teams have
won in France in the past. It was up there with one of the best days
I have had in a red shirt. Wales our in it. The championship is up
for grabs. It is. The Six Nations will always spring surprises. Italy
showed that they are a strong side That is what makes it a magical
tournament. Week after week different scenarios shoot
themselves. We have to go to Italy and to Murrayfield and won. Tell me
about the mood in camp. It is Valentine's Day. I have heard that
you are the DG of romance. I have taken requests from every player.
That is all for now. We are back at 10pm in next Friday with the build-
up to the cattle one Cup final between Swansea and Bradford. And
we will be in Rome ahead of Italy versus Wales.