Frankie Gavin (boxer)
Gavin in 2015
|Real name||Frankie Raymond Gavin|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Born||28 September 1985|
Birmingham, West Midlands, England
|Wins by KO||15|
Frankie Raymond Gavin (born 28 September 1985) is a British professional boxer. He held the British and Commonwealth welterweight titles between 2012 and 2015, and has challenged once for the IBF welterweight title in 2015. As an amateur, Gavin won a gold medal in the lightweight division at the 2007 World Championships, becoming England's first ever winner of that event. He also won lightweight gold at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
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.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|29 fights||26 wins||3 losses|
|30||Loss||26–4||Kerman Lejarraga||KO||4 (12)||17 Nov 2018||BEC Bizkaia Arena, Bilbao, Spain||For European welterweight title|
|29||Win||26–3||Kevin McCauley||PTS||6||16 Sep 2018||Holiday Inn, Birmingham, West Midlands|
|28||Win||25–3||Felix Matamoros||TKO||6 (6), 1:32||3 Jun 2017||Lagoon Leisure Centre, Paisley, Scotland|
|27||Win||24–3||Renald Garrido||PTS||8||13 May 2017||Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, England|
|26||Loss||23–3||Sam Eggington||TKO||8 (12), 2:42||22 Oct 2016||Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, England|
|25||Win||23–2||Ivo Gogosevic||TKO||6 (6), 2:46||30 Jul 2016||First Direct Arena, Leeds, England|
|24||Loss||22–2||Kell Brook||TKO||6 (12), 2:51||30 May 2015||The O2 Arena, London, England||For IBF welterweight title|
|23||Win||22–1||Bogdan Mitic||PTS||10||28 Mar 2015||Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, England|
|22||Win||21–1||Bradley Skeete||UD||12||29 Nov 2014||ExCeL, London, England||Retained British welterweight title;|
Won vacant Commonwealth welterweight title
|21||Win||20–1||Mate Hornyak||TKO||2 (8)||24 Oct 2014||Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, England|
|20||Loss||19–1||Leonard Bundu||SD||12||1 Aug 2014||Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, England||Lost Commonwealth welterweight title;|
For European welterweight title
|19||Win||19–0||Sacky Shikukutu||UD||12||29 Mar 2014||Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, England||Retained Commonwealth welterweight title|
|18||Win||18–0||Bradley Pryce||PTS||10||21 Dec 2013||First Direct Arena, Leeds, England|
|17||Win||17–0||David Barnes||UD||12||21 Sep 2013||Copper Box Arena, London, England||Retained British and Commonwealth welterweight titles|
|16||Win||16–0||Denton Vassell||TKO||7 (12), 3:00||28 Jun 2013||Liverpool Olympia, Liverpool, England||Retained British welterweight title;|
Won Commonwealth welterweight title
|15||Win||15–0||Jason Welborn||TKO||7 (12), 2:35||18 Jan 2013||Town Hall, Walsall, England||Retained British welterweight title|
|14||Win||14–0||Junior Witter||UD||12||1 Nov 2012||York Hall, London, England||Won British welterweight title|
|13||Win||13–0||Laszlo Komjathi||RTD||5 (8), 3:00||25 May 2012||Newport Centre, Newport, Wales|
|12||Win||12–0||Kevin McIntyre||TKO||3 (8), 2:22||25 Feb 2012||Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales|
|11||Win||11–0||Curtis Woodhouse||SD||12||16 Jul 2011||Echo Arena, Liverpool, England||Retained WBO Inter-Continental welterweight title|
|10||Win||10–0||Young Mutley||UD||12||21 May 2011||The O2 Arena, London, England||Won vacant WBO Inter-Continental welterweight title|
|9||Win||9–0||Michael Lomax||TKO||7 (12), 2:42||19 Feb 2011||York Hall, London, England|
|8||Win||8–0||Michael Kelly||TKO||5 (10), 2:59||18 Sep 2010||LG Arena, Birmingham, England||Won vacant Irish light-welterweight title|
|7||Win||7–0||Gavin Tait||TKO||1 (8), 2:07||15 May 2010||Boleyn Ground, London, England|
|6||Win||6–0||Peter McDonagh||PTS||6||13 Feb 2010||Wembley Arena, London, England|
|5||Win||5–0||Samir Tergaoui||TKO||6 (6), 2:51||5 Dec 2009||Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, England|
|4||Win||4–0||Steve Saville||TKO||2 (6), 2:32||30 Oct 2009||Echo Arena, Liverpool, England|
|3||Win||3–0||Graham Fearn||TKO||2 (4), 2:25||18 Jul 2009||MEN Arena, Manchester, England|
|2||Win||2–0||Mourad Frarema||TKO||3 (4), 2:59||15 May 2009||Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|1||Win||1–0||George Kadaria||TKO||4 (4), 1:39||28 Feb 2009||National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, England|
- "Medal hope Gavin out of Olympics". BBC News. 7 August 2008. Retrieved 7 August 2008.
- "Gavin to join professional ranks". BBC News. 31 October 2008. Retrieved 31 October 2008.
- "Frankie Gavin hates rival Woodhouse". www.expressandstar.com.
- Boxing Ireland Archived 5 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine & Boxing Scene
- "Results: Gavin stops Vassell after seven".
|Regional boxing titles|
Title last held byAndy Murray
| Irish light-welterweight champion
18 September 2010 – February 2011
Title last held byKell Brook
| WBO Inter-Continental
21 May 2011 – March 2012
Title next held byJan Zaveck
| British welterweight champion
1 November 2012 – May 2015
Title next held bySam Eggington
28 June 2013 – 1 August 2014
Title last held byLeonard Bundu
29 November 2014 – May 2015
Title next held bySam Eggington