Advertisement
Advertisement

Bob Shannon Delighted With Gavin vs. Vassell Switch

By Terence Dooley

As reported on BoxingScene previously reported, Denton Vassell's showdown with Birmingham's Frankie Gavin has been switched from Wembley Arena to Liverpool's Olympia venue.   The Commonwealth and British welterweight title fight was originally due to take place on June 15 at Wembley only to be moved to July 20 earlier this week.  Now, though, the "Battle of the undefeated" will take place on June 28, which is music to the ears of Bob Shannon, who trains the 20-0 (10) Vassell.

“This is great news for us as it means that Denton [who lives in Manchester] has practically got home support," said Shannon when speaking to BoxingScene.  "I love Liverpool, its people and fighters are very close to my heart.  Dates and venues do change in boxing, you just have to knuckle down and keep to what you're doing.  Denton's going to fight in front of local fans, he'll even be able to sleep in his own bed the night before the fight — he can't wait to go out there and fight Frankie.”

He added: “We're a very happy camp.  We have been since Frank Warren announced this fight, and we haven't thought about any of the changes.  We just work on keeping Denton fit and focused, and he is in great spirits because he knows he has the winning of this fight.

“If anything, this puts a bit of pressure on Frankie because he's coming into the bear pit and they'll be a lot of support for Denton, although I'm sure Frankie's fans will also raise the roof.  Today's news is an extra bonus for Denton and me.  We're delighted with it.  The change of date makes no difference as Denton's been in fighting shape since the turn of the year in anticipation of this fight.”

Please send news and views to [email protected] or Twitter @Terryboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment/View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines WBC Prez: Mayweather is Champion Emeritus Like Klitschko Was Lemieux: I Still Believe That I Can Beat Gennady Golovkin Zolani Tete is Upset By Withdrawal of Zhanat Zhakiyanov WBC: If Khan Wins, He Can Choose Golovkin at 160 or Garcia at 147 Kermit Cintron Ready For Battle With Eduardo Flores Photos: Canelo vs. Khan Undercard Open Workouts Photos: Anthony Crolla, Ismael Barroso Go Face To Face Deontay Wilder Possibility Helped Draw Joshua To Showtime Broner: I Showed More In Maidana Loss Than In My Wins Khan: Look at Kell Brook's Last 10 Foes, Is It Worth Fighting Him? Jason Quigley: For Me - It's Live Fast and Die a Legend Hearn: I Made Derry Mathews Offer For Dodd on Bellew-Makabu Pulev vs. Chisora Provides Heavyweight Punch To AWE Doubleheader Canelo: While I'm at 155-Pounds, I'm Not Facing Anyone at 160 Hamed Backs Carl Frampton To Overcome Leo Santa Cruz British Boxing Update: Nick Blackwell, Ryan Fields, Welborn Hatton Warns Khan: Canelo Puts on Huge Amount of Weight Ismael Barroso - Never Too Late to Arrive Video: Hopkins Sounds Off on State of Boxing, Mayweather, More Video: Canelo Slams Gennady Golovkin, Talks Khan Clash De La Hoya: To Those Who Know Boxing - Khan is HUGE Favorite Video: Bernard Hopkins Details The Need For Golovkin vs. Kovalev Amir Khan Will Not Rule Out Fighting Gennady Golovkin Next WBC President Outlines Canelo/Golovkin/Khan Title Resolution De La Hoya on Khan: I'm Actually Nervous For Canelo Video: Canelo vs. Khan Final Press Conference De La Hoya: I Won't Vote Trump, He Cheated Me in Golf Video: Bernard Hopkins Tells Golovkin To Follow His Lead Jose Benavidez-Francisco Santana in Play For Crawford-Postol Khan: If Trump Wins, Might Be Last Fight For Me, Canelo at MGM Photos: Canelo, Khan Face To Face at Final Presser Breazeale Warns Joshua: Prepare For War, I'll Be Guns Blazing Broner Describes Troubles Making Weight For Theophane Fight Canelo To Golovkin: Earn Your Shot, Work Your Way Up! Joshua: “Showtime is three or four years ahead of the game” Hopkins: No Excuses, Golovkin Should Fight Kovalev! Joshua To Breazeale: Back Up Talk, Don't Be Like Other Americans Adrien Broner Voting for Trump: He’ll Lower My Taxes Hughie Fury Set To Return on Fury-Klitschko Rematch Bill, July 9 Video: Anthony Joshua Pumped For Breazeale Title Defense
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement