Frankie Gavin (boxer)

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Frankie Gavin
Frankie Gavin (boxer) 2015.png
Gavin in 2015
Statistics
Real name Frankie Raymond Gavin
Nickname(s) Funtime
Rated at
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Nationality British
Born (1985-09-28) 28 September 1985 (age 31)
Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 26
Wins 23
Wins by KO 14
Losses 3

Frankie Raymond Gavin (born 28 September 1985) is a British professional boxer. He held the British welterweight title from 2012 to 2015; the Commonwealth welterweight title twice, from 2013 to 2014; and 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.

Amateur career[edit]

Domestically as an amateur, Gavin represented the Birmingham's Hall Green boxing club with whom he won the English ABA championship in 2005 and 2007 and a Four Nations championship in 2005.

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Gavin was Great Britain's best hope of a boxing medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics, but was unable to make the weight and was therefore unable to compete.[1]

Professional career[edit]

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.[2]

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.[3][4][5]

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.[6]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
26 fights 23 wins 3 losses
By knockout 14 2
By decision 9 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
26 Loss 23–3 United Kingdom Sam Eggington TKO 8 (12), 2:42 22 Oct 2016 United Kingdom Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, England
25 Win 23–2 Croatia Ivo Gogosevic TKO 6 (6), 2:46 30 Jul 2016 United Kingdom First Direct Arena, Leeds, England
24 Loss 22–2 United Kingdom Kell Brook TKO 6 (12), 2:51 30 May 2015 United Kingdom The O2 Arena, London, England For IBF welterweight title
23 Win 22–1 Serbia Bogdan Mitic PTS 10 28 Mar 2015 United Kingdom Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, England
22 Win 21–1 United Kingdom Bradley Skeete UD 12 29 Nov 2014 United Kingdom ExCeL, London, England Retained British welterweight title;
Won vacant Commonwealth welterweight title
21 Win 20–1 Hungary Mate Hornyak TKO 2 (8) 24 Oct 2014 United Kingdom Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, England
20 Loss 19–1 Italy Leonard Bundu SD 12 1 Aug 2014 United Kingdom Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, England Lost Commonwealth welterweight title;
For European welterweight title
19 Win 19–0 Namibia Sacky Shikukutu UD 12 29 Mar 2014 United Kingdom Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, England Retained Commonwealth welterweight title
18 Win 18–0 United Kingdom Bradley Pryce PTS 10 21 Dec 2013 United Kingdom First Direct Arena, Leeds, England
17 Win 17–0 United Kingdom David Barnes UD 12 21 Sep 2013 United Kingdom Copper Box, London, England Retained British and Commonwealth welterweight titles
16 Win 16–0 United Kingdom Denton Vassell TKO 7 (12), 3:00 28 Jun 2013 United Kingdom Liverpool Olympia, Liverpool, England Retained British welterweight title;
Won Commonwealth welterweight title
15 Win 15–0 United Kingdom Jason Welborn TKO 7 (12), 2:35 18 Jan 2013 United Kingdom Town Hall, Walsall, England Retained British welterweight title
14 Win 14–0 United Kingdom Junior Witter UD 12 1 Nov 2012 United Kingdom York Hall, London, England Won British welterweight title
13 Win 13–0 Hungary Laszlo Komjathi RTD 5 (8), 3:00 25 May 2012 United Kingdom Newport Centre, Newport, Wales
12 Win 12–0 United Kingdom Kevin McIntyre TKO 3 (8), 2:22 25 Feb 2012 United Kingdom Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales
11 Win 11–0 United Kingdom Curtis Woodhouse SD 12 16 Jul 2011 United Kingdom Echo Arena, Liverpool, England Retained WBO Inter-Continental welterweight title
10 Win 10–0 United Kingdom Young Mutley UD 12 21 May 2011 United Kingdom The O2 Arena, London, England Won vacant WBO Inter-Continental welterweight title
9 Win 9–0 United Kingdom Michael Lomax TKO 7 (12), 2:42 19 Feb 2011 United Kingdom York Hall, London, England
8 Win 8–0 Republic of Ireland Michael Kelly TKO 5 (10), 2:59 18 Sep 2010 United Kingdom LG Arena, Birmingham, England Won vacant Irish light-welterweight title
7 Win 7–0 United Kingdom Gavin Tait TKO 1 (8), 2:07 15 May 2010 United Kingdom Boleyn Ground, London, England
6 Win 6–0 Republic of Ireland Peter McDonagh PTS 6 13 Feb 2010 United Kingdom Wembley Arena, London, England
5 Win 5–0 France Samir Tergaoui TKO 6 (6), 2:51 5 Dec 2009 United Kingdom Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, England
4 Win 4–0 United Kingdom Steve Saville TKO 2 (6), 2:32 30 Oct 2009 United Kingdom Echo Arena, Liverpool, England
3 Win 3–0 United Kingdom Graham Fearn TKO 2 (4), 2:25 18 Jul 2009 United Kingdom MEN Arena, Manchester, England
2 Win 2–0 France Mourad Frarema TKO 3 (4), 2:59 15 May 2009 United Kingdom Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland
1 Win 1–0 Georgia (country) George Kadaria TKO 4 (4), 1:39 28 Feb 2009 United Kingdom National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, England Professional debut

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Medal hope Gavin out of Olympics". BBC News. 7 August 2008. Retrieved 7 August 2008. 
  2. ^ "Gavin to join professional ranks". BBC News. 31 October 2008. Retrieved 31 October 2008. 
  3. ^ Expressstar.com
  4. ^ Boxing Ireland & Boxing Scene
  5. ^ Interview
  6. ^ Badlefthook.com

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Andy Murray
Irish light-welterweight champion
18 September 2010 – February 2011
Vacated
Vacant
Vacant
Title last held by
Kell Brook
WBO Inter-Continental welterweight champion
21 May 2011 – March 2012
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Jan Zaveck
Preceded by
Junior Witter
British welterweight champion
1 November 2012 – May 2015
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Sam Eggington
Preceded by
Denton Vassell
Commonwealth welterweight champion
28 June 2013 – 1 August 2014
Succeeded by
Leonard Bundu
Vacant
Title last held by
Leonard Bundu
Commonwealth welterweight champion
29 November 2014 – May 2015
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Sam Eggington