Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Frankie Gavin Headlines BoxNation Bill on October 28th

Rising world prospect Frankie Gavin headlines a terrific fight card on Friday 28th October at Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Manchester.

The event will be promoted by Frank Warren in association with Steve Woods' VIP Promotions, and BoxNation (Sky Platform Ch. 456) televising live and exclusive.

Unbeaten Birmingham ace Gavin defends his WBO Intercontinental Welterweight title for the second time against tough Frenchman Frank Haroche Horta.

Gavin, 26, rated number nine in the world by the WBO, is regarded as one our best talent's and was the first ever British fighter to win the World Amateur Championships.

This will be his first fight under new trainers Jimmy and Mark Tibb's since switching from Anthony Farnell and he's relocated to East London.

Horta, from Lyon, will be the most experienced Gavin has faced in his eleven fights to date.

Southpaw Horta, 31, a former French welterweight champion and IBF International light-middleweight champion, has not been stopped in 39 fights.

"I've been working on new and different things in the gym with Jimmy and Mark and I'm looking forward to putting on a great show next month," said Gavin.

"This will also be my debut on the new fight channel BoxNation so I'm looking to make a big impression with the viewers as well,"

"My trainers have been working me hard in the gym and now it's up to me to perform on the night and show that I'm the best young talent out there,"

"Horta looks likes a tough fighter, I've seen some clips of him on the internet, but I think that after a few rounds I'll have his measure and take him out,"

"He's never been stopped in 39 fights so it's a massive incentive for me to be the first to do, but I won't be rushing in being careless to do it."

Hot undefeated prospect Ronnie Heffron, 21, features as chief-support on the show and challenges for his first title when he takes on the Central Area Welterweight Champion Chris Johnson.

The 2009 ABA Champion was hot-pick for London 2012, but opted to turn professional and has amassed a 6-0 record.

He's been called the new Ricky Hatton with his exciting all-action style, and he's challenging for his first title quicker than the Hitman who went for the Cental Area Light-Welterweight title in his eleventh fight.

"It's fantastic to be fighting for my first title in only my seventh fight," Said Heffron.

"Ricky was a big idol of mine when I was in the amateurs so if I can win this title it will be a big statement at this stage of my career."

A top undercard line-up features Accrington middleweight Luke Blackledge; Wigan light-heavyweight D.T Price; Manchester light-middle Matthew Hall; Angelssey super-featherweight Mark Evans and the pro-debut of Manchester super-middleweight James Pirie, plus more to be announced.

Tickets priced at £30 and £50 are available from www.vipbe.co.uk

Doors will open and 6:00pm and boxing will commence at 6:30pm.

BoxNation, the UK's first ever dedicated fight channel, is free-to-air on Sky Platform Channel 456.

Tags: Frankie Gavin image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Drunk Punch on 10-03-2011

HE should be at LW! Seriously the guy looks flabby and slow and unfit at WW. He seemed to tire badly against Woodhouse and has no pop at the weight. I can't see him beating a top domestic WW like…

Comment by D-MiZe on 10-03-2011

[QUOTE=bboy80;11245668]Size and power is the thing that comes to my mind, plus fitness he looked tired quite quickly in his last two fights. In both Mutley and Woodhouse fights he didnt look good maybe it was just a blip but…

Comment by bboy80 on 10-03-2011

[QUOTE=Demise;11245551] Although nutrition is not my worry for Gavin at 147, more to do with his [U]size and lack of power at 140[/U].[/QUOTE] Size and power is the thing that comes to my mind, plus fitness he looked tired quite…

Comment by D-MiZe on 10-03-2011

I personally don't think Gavin has any business at 147. But if Tibbs says that's a good weight for him, then who am I to disagree? Look what he's done for Mitchell, if Gavin came bulk up and look good…

Comment by bboy80 on 10-03-2011

[QUOTE=Ray Dollars;11245306]Man, Gavin has looked like he's getting worse since turning pro. He has no business at WW he doesnt even look cut at Jr WW. Time to get in shape and show some of the talent he boasts about[/QUOTE]…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (7)
Top Headlines Coldwell Fears Kell Brook Will Suffer Same Fate as Roy Jones Jr. Tyrone McKenna To Return On June 17 In Belfast Logan Yoon To Return on June 3 After Picking Up Second KO Win WBC May Order Interim-Title Fight Due To Keith Thurman's Injury Robert Stieglitz Retires From Boxing, Boesel Will Now Face Murat UFC's White Admits: Mayweather Could Be McGregor's Last Fight Sugar Ray: Brook-Spence Can Show What Boxing Used To Be Like DeMarcus Corley Gets Off The Floor To Decision Vivian Harris Michael Conlan: I Just Want To Be Great For My Country Danny Garcia Hungry To Regain Belts, Says Brook-Spence is 50-50 Cotto vs. Marquez Being Targeted For December, Says Beltran Photos: Michael Conlan Putting in Work For Second Pro Fight Uzcategui: In a Rematch - I'd Knock Andre Dirrell Out in a Round! Spence Hotel About Block Away From Manchester Terror Attack Arum: Murata-N'Dam Decision - Worse Than Pacquiao-Bradley 1! Bivol vs. Agnew to Round out Ward-Kovalev Pay-Per-View Card Christopher Diaz, Teofimo Lopez, Rivera Return on UniMas, 6/23 Max Becerra Grabs Decision Over Martinez in Palm Springs Sugar Ray Leonard: Canelo-Golovkin is 50-50, Not Easy To Predict Figueroa-Guerrero, Monaghan-Browne 7/15 at Nassau Coliseum Kell Brook: I'm in a Better Place Than Errol Spence Is, I'll Beat Him Roach Very Worried - Pacquiao Looking Bad in Camp, Sparring Rob Brant Must Consent To N'Dam vs. Murata Rematch Crawford-Diaz Fight Peaked at 1.036M Viewers, Averaged 961K Spence: In Beating Kell Brook I'll Prove That I'm a Top 5 Fighter! Prograis-Diaz Doubleheader Set Down For ShoBox on June 9 George Groves Views Chudinov as Best Chance To Win World Title Brook: This Will Be a Prince Naseem vs. Kevin Kelley Type of Fight Joshua: Klitschko Should Leave on Positive Note, Forget Rematch Sanchez: When Golovkin Goes To 168, Jacobs Will Be Dominant Arum: Pacquiao Wants Purse for Crawford to be Worth the Risk Photos: Manny Pacquiao Continues Hard Grind For Horn Defense Ryan Martin Back at Big Bear, Helping Shafikov For Easter Bout Muhammad Waseem May Land Eliminator in Fall, Says Manager Sugar Ray: Spence Must Use Tactics I Did With Hagler To Beat Brook Amir Khan: Very Few Fighters Can Fill Wembley - I'm One of Them! Beltran: I Should No Problem Getting Green Card After That KO Gary Russell Jr. - If No Unification Next, I Plan To Move Up Thurman: Hard To Be Confident in Brook, He Hasn't Proved It at 147 Berchelt: Miura a True Warrior, Confident I'll Leave With My Belt
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement