Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Frankie Gavin Has Bigger Title Goals in The New Year

By Phil Barnett, Press Association Sport (@barnettoPA)

Frankie Gavin insists there will be no room for sentiment if he has to dump the prestigious British Lonsdale belt in order to secure a European welterweight shot.

The domestic champion defends his crown for the first time against Jason Welborn at Walsall Town Hall on January 18.

The Birmingham fighter earned the title by outsmarting wily veteran Junior Witter recently and has been rewarded with a seemingly straightforward assignment in nearby Walsall against local lad Jason Welborn.

"Nobody wanted to fight Witter, nobody was calling him out except me,",the 27-year-old told Press Association Sport.

"I got myself into the mandatory position and did what I had to do to get the best of him.

"The dust has settled on that and it's about defending the title now.

Jason Welborn will do everything he can to get close to me and knock me out but I've got different feelings about that.

"I'll use my ring smarts and ring craft and hopefully will have too much for him.

"It's going to be a great atmosphere. He sells a lot of tickets, I do too, it's going to be packed. It's great for me to be back in my local area in a Brum v Black Country scrap."

Gavin (14-0, 10KOs), who is ranked in the European top 10, added: "It's very important to me to keep busy and keep this belt but if the two defences don't happen quickly and I get offered a European title shot or something different of that stature then I'll take it.

"It's important that I keep winning. That's all that matters to me.

"I've got a winner's mentality. I just want to win, win, win. Whatever it takes."

Welborn (11-1, 5 KOs) is happy to postpone Christmas festivities in order to fulfil his dream.

He said: "It's two local lads fighting in the local area and you don't often get fights like this. That's why tickets have just flown out - he's sold all of his and I've sold all mine. We're trying to get more.

"I've got to be good over Christmas but this is my Christmas present, to get that belt. I felt it earlier and I want it."

Local favourite Martin Gethin fights for the vacant British and Commonwealth lightweight belts against Ben Murphy on the same bill.

Tags: Frankie Gavin image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by taansend on 12-19-2012

When I first saw this bout I thought "What a load of rubbish" but as long as Gavin gets back in the ring by April this bout is ok. A nice local rivalry between fans just like the old days.…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Billy Dib vs. Guillaume Frenois Eliminator For Gervonta Davis Terence Crawford-Julius Indongo: Risk All Around Mayweather: McGregor 'Extremely Dirty' Even With Cortez in Camp McGregor: I'm Confident I'll Walk Through Mayweather's Shots Arum Aims To Finalize Pacquiao-Horn Rematch Soon, at Suncorp Beterbiev-Koelling, Magdaleno-Juarez To Land at Cosmo in Vegas Video: Bryant Jennings Talks Joseph Parker, Future Plans Video: Julius Indongo Ready For Terence Crawford Showdown Video: Dillian Whyte Talks Wilder, Parker, American Debut Frampton vs. Gutierrez Will Not Be Rescheduled, Now Cancelled Mayweather Assesses What He Saw in McGregor-Malignaggi Sparring Mike Gavronski vs. Bryan Vera Set For September 9 Espinoza on Why SHO Rejected McGregor-Malignaggi Footage Alex Saucedo vs. Gustavo Vittori on Top Rank's Sept. 22 Card Bob Arum Talks Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux News: Andre Ward Update, Cornflake LaManna, Lucien Reid, More David Benavidez vs. Ronald Gavril Lands on Showtime, Sept. 8 Photos: Alberto Machado, Carlos Morales - Ready For War Photos: Crawford, Indongo - Face To Face at Final Presser Anthony Joshua: No Problem Fighting Luis Ortiz, But Pulev is Next Floyd Mayweather With New Venture, Starts Gym Franchise McGregor 'Very Pleased' With NSAC Picks for Referee, Judges Shawn Porter Withdraws From Thomas Dulorme Clash Skoglund Sparring With Kessler, Ready To Shock Callum Smith Kopylenko vs. Scott Set For September 15 in Rosemont Tyron Zeuge vs. Isaac Ekpo Ordered To Purse Bid on August 28 Roach Says He'll Pick Sparring Partners for Pacquiao This Time Indongo Does Not Rule Out Lipinets Mandatory Showdown Roach: Mikey Garcia Wants Pacquiao - I'd Love To See That Fight! Sanchez: Canelo Best Counter-Puncher, Not Biggest Puncher for GGG Cleverly: Me and Badou Jack Could Be 'Real Fight' of The Night Maurice Hooker on Return, Feels Crawford Will Stop Indongo Late Bradley Skeete Vows To Chase Down Jeff Horn Title Fight Arum Eyes Joseph Parker vs. Bryant Jennings, Next Spring on ESPN 30 Day Weight: Gennady Golovkin Comes in at 170-Pounds McGregor: I Don't Even Believe Mayweather Will Exit Round One! Alamo-Vaas, Ortiz-Lavinanza: WBC Belts at Stake in Puerto Rico NSAC Head: Glove Change Was in Best Interest of Fighters, Fans Dana White: May-Mac 'Biggest Fight Ever,' Will Break All Records McGregor To Malignaggi: Shut Up & Join the Queue to Fight Me!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement