Frankie Gavin (boxer)
|Real name||Frankie Gavin|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
28 September 1985 |
Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
|Wins by KO||13|
Frankie Raymond Gavin (born 28 September 1985) is a British professional boxer from Birmingham who, whilst an amateur, won the gold medal at the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships to become English boxing's first ever World Amateur champion.
Internationally, Gavin defeated Giovanni Frontin of Mauritius to win a gold at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in the lightweight (60 kg) division. That year he won bronze at the European Union Championships losing to Domenico Valentino in the semi-final. Gavin has beaten him twice since.
At the European Championships 2006 he lost to Olexandr Klyuchko.
2007 World championships
At the 2007 World Championships he first beat reigning world silver medallist and fellow southpaw Romal Amanov of Azerbaijan scoring a knockdown. Frankie then caused a huge upset by defeating Russian superstar Aleksei Tishchenko, unbeaten in four years, to reach the final where he beat Italian Domenico Valentino 19:10.
2007 AIBA World Amateur championships held in Chicago
- Defeated Omar Ward (Barbados) RSC 3 (0:50)
- Defeated Ramal Amanov (Azerbaijan) 21–10
- Defeated Onur Sipal (Turkey) 16–7
- Defeated Alexei Tichtchenko (Russia) 19–10
- Defeated Domenico Valentino (Italy) 18–10
He stepped up in weight and won the 2008 EU tournament in Poland receiving boxer of the tournament as well. As of 2007 he has won 100 of his 121 amateur contests.
2008 Summer Olympics
In October 2008, Gavin announced that he would turn professional. He signed a contract with promoter Frank Warren and agreed to be trained by Anthony Farnell in Manchester. He made his debut with Olympians James Degale and Billy Joe Saunders which he won with a 4th round stoppage.
In 2010, he won his first professional title by defeating Sheffield's Michael Kelly in the fifth round for the Irish light welterweight title. He qualified for the title as his parents are Irish.
In June 2013, Gavin defeated the previously unbeaten Denton Vassell by 7th round TKO, having broken Vassell's jaw. In doing so he retained his BBBofC British welterweight title and captured Vassell's Commonwealth title.
On 2 August 2014, Gavin suffered his first professional defeat at the hands of Italian, Leonard Bundu by split decision, where he was knocked down in the sixth round on a body punch.
Professional Boxing record
|20 Wins (13 knockouts, 7 decisions), 1 Loss, 0 Draws|
|N/A||N/A||Kell Brook||N/A||- (12)||2015-05-30||O2 Arena, Greenwich, London||For IBF welterweight title.|
|Win||22–1||Bogdan Mitic||PTS||10||2015-03-28||Motorpoint Arena Sheffield, Sheffield, Yorkshire|
|Win||21–1||Bradley Skeete||UD||12||2014-11-29||ExCel Arena, Dockland, London||Defended BBBofC and won vacant Commonwealth welterweight titles.|
|Win||20–1||Mate Hornyak||TKO||2 (8)||2014-10-24||Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands|
|Loss||19–1||Leonard Bundu||SD||12||2014-08-01||Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands||Gavin down in Round 6.
For EBU welterweight title.
Lost Commonwealth welterweight title.
|Win||19–0||Sacky Shikukutu||UD||12||2014-03-29||Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear||Gavin down in Round 2.
Retained Commonwealth welterweight title.
|Win||18–0||Bradley Pryce||UD||10||2013-12-21||First Direct Arena, Leeds, Yorkshire|
|Win||17–0||David Barnes||UD||12||2013-09-21||Copper Box Arena, Olympic Park, London||Retained BBBofC & Commonwealth welterweight titles.|
|Win||16–0||Denton Vassell||TKO||7 (12)||2013-06-28||Liverpool Olympia, Liverpool||Retained BBBofC & Won Commonwealth welterweight titles.|
|Win||15–0||Jason Welborn||TKO||7 (12)||2013-01-18||Walsall Town Hall, Walsall, West Midlands||Retained BBBofC welterweight title.|
|Win||14–0||Junior Witter||UD||12||2012-11-01||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London||Won BBBofC welterweight title.|
|Win||13–0||Laszlo Komjathi||RTD||5 (8)||2012-05-25||Newport Leisure Centre, Newport|
|Win||12–0||Kevin McIntyre||PTS||6||2012-02-25||Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff|
|Win||11–0||Curtis Woodhouse||SD||12||2011-07-16||Echo Arena, Liverpool||Retained WBO Inter-Continental welterweight title.|
|Win||10–0||Young Mutley||UD||12||2011-05-21||O2 Arena, Greenwich, London||Won vacant WBO Inter-Continental welterweight title.|
|Win||9–0||Michael Lomax||TKO||7 (12)||2011-02-19||York Hall, Bethnal Green, London|
|Win||8–0||Michael Kelly||TKO||5 (10)||2010-09-18||LG Arena, Birmingham, West Midlands||Won vacant Irish Light welterweight title.|
|Win||7–0||Gavin Tait||TKO||1 (8)||2010-05-15||Boleyn Ground, Upton Park, London|
|Win||6–0||Peter McDonagh||PTS||6||2010-02-13||Wembley Arena, Wembley, London|
|Win||5–0||Samir Tergaoui||TKO||6 (6)||2009-12-05||Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear|
|Win||4–0||Steve Saville||TKO||2 (6)||2009-10-30||Echo Arena, Liverpool|
|Win||3–0||Graham Fearn||PTS||4||2009-07-18||Manchester Arena, Manchester, Greater Manchester|
|Win||2–0||Mourad Frarema||TKO||3 (4)||2009-05-15||Odyssey Arena, Belfast|
|Win||1–0||George Kadaria||TKO||4 (4)||2009-02-28||National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, West Midlands|
- Professional boxing record for Frankie Gavin from BoxRec
- Biography and fight details from the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games website