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Boxing Prospects: Frankie Gavin

Frankie Gavin
light welterweight
4-0 (4 KO’s)

Gavin (24) is a former British amateur standout. In 2007 he became the first ever English World Amateur champion by winning Gold in the Lightweight division. The World championships are notoriously difficult to medal in, and thus he was considered Britain’s best hope going into the 2008 Olympics. The tournament only brought about disappointment though as he failed to make weight, and was forced to withdraw. Eager to move on with his career, he made the decision to turn pro and signed with Frank Warren promotions.

This is his forth professional bout. For me, this is the first time he has really started to look confident in a pro ring. He appears physically strong at the weight, and I like the way he mixes up his shots between body and head. His opponent Steve Saville (19-7) wasn’t a bad test for him at this early stage, but Gavin showed that he is ready to step up another couple of levels already.

I would like to see him moved along a little bit faster in 2010. Ideally he should have around six or seven more learning fights, and then I want to see him challenging for a domestic title by the end of next year. It’s still very early days, but there is definitely a huge amount of potential there.

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2 thoughts on “Boxing Prospects: Frankie Gavin

  1. Yeah, I have been toying with the idea of doing Boxing prospect profiles for a while now. So i eventually decided to give it a go.
    I figured that a lot of people know the big names, but might not know what guys on the way up to watch out for. And also you guys don’t get a chance to see much stuff from these European cards, so i thought it would be a good way to let people know what is out there.

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