Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Frankie Gavin Says He Nearly Withdrew From Mutley Bout

Frankie Gavin blamed illness for failing to hit top gear in a lop-sided points victory over Young Mutley at the 02 Arena last Saturday night.

The hot Frank Warren prospect from the Midlands dominated a passive opponent in a one-sided affair on the DeGale/Groves undercard.

But he failed to capitalise on his superiority in a fight that lacked great excitement for the big London crowd.

Gavin (now 10-0 as a pro), who said afterwards that he'd been close to pulling out last week, started impressively by pushing back his experienced opponent in the first couple of rounds.

He stepped it up again in the third but appeared to be hurt - perhaps for the first time in his fledgling career - by a Mutley left hook which landed cleanly.

Gavin continued to probe for openings and landing some pretty decent body shots as Mutley seemed unable to move off the back foot.

But as the fight wore on 'Funtime Frankie' struggled to move up a gear and land combinations, and that inability led to a low-key affair.

Young Mutley failed to pose any real questions for Gavin, and seemed content just to survive rather than to try and win the fight.

The final round and the closing bell brought a few boos from the crowd, before Jimmy Lennon Jr announced scores of 118-110 and 119-109 twice for Gavin.

But afterwards the victor admitted that despite staying perfect as a pro and claiming the WBO intercontinental welterweight title, he wasn't at all satisfied.

He told Sky Box Office: "I'm far from happy. No excuses, but I was close to pulling out last week. I was out of the gym for two days. Everyone in the changing room will tell you that I was coughing a lot. I didn't want to let anybody down.

"I wasn't 'ill' ill. I was ill last week and it definitely took something out of me. I didn't feel strong like I did in my last fight."

Tags: Frankie Gavin image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by right hand jab on 05-24-2011

[QUOTE=Ray Dollars;10591789]EXCUSES!! He looked a bit worried after eating an early left hook. I agree with the comment about his power, but then he can still go a long way with the talent he has.[/QUOTE] Did you actually hear Gavin…

Comment by Drunk Punch on 05-24-2011

EXCUSES!! He looked a bit worried after eating an early left hook. I agree with the comment about his power, but then he can still go a long way with the talent he has.

Comment by War-Robbo on 05-23-2011

Was one of the most boring fights i had ever seen, i said after the first round Frankie was going to win on points......... He hasn't got much power which is going to be his biggest problem....

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Arum Gives Latest on Lomachenko vs. Rigondeaux Fight Jeff Horn: I Can Beat Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor! Haye Feels Mayweather Has Zero Fear of McGregor Landing Shots Anthony Joshua: I’d Try MMA, But I Would Probably Get Beaten Saunders: I'd Jump at Chance To Face Daniel Jacobs in December! Carl Frampton Makes it Official: Leaves Barry McGuigan, Cyclone McGregor: No Fan of Canelo, Golovkin - I Want Lomachenko-Rigo Chris Algieri: McGregor Loses, Took Me 10-15 Fights To Transition McGregor: Horn Mauled Pacquiao - That Was No Robbery Daily Bread Mailbag: Crawford-Spence, Fantasy Matches, More DeGale: Mayweather-McGregor a Mismatch, But a Great Event Damon Jones vs. James Metcalf, British Eliminator Set, 10/21 Usyk vs. Huck: Otto Wallin vs. Timur Stark Added To The Card Euro News: Braehmer-Brant, Pawel Stepien, Pierre Madsen, More Andre Ward: We Could See Mayweather Win With BIG Knockout Pacquiao-Horn Funding Issue Resolved: Manny Plans To Fight Lomachenko-Rigondeaux Close For December 9 on ESPN Golovkin-Canelo and The Right Amount of 'Marinate' Andre Ward Warns Tony Bellew: This Ain't a Movie, This is Real! Cyborg Backs Mayweather To Win, Would Love To Enter Boxing Lennox Lewis: Mayweather Should Not Be 50-0, Fight is a Farce! McGregor: I'm Ready To Change The Face of The Fight Game Berto: If McGregor Beats Mayweather - It's a Big Blow To Boxing McGregor: Mayweather Would Need To Reincarnate Bruce Lee! Pacquiao-Horn: Funding Pulled Until Manny Commits To Rematch Andre Ward: Facing Anthony Joshua is NOT Off The Table! Video: Dillian Whyte Ready For Deontay Wilder, Discusses Future Andre Ward on Top Rank Rumors, Says HBO Contract is Up Yomar Alamo Blasts Zsigmond Vaas in One For WBC Youth Belt Sean Dodd Stops Antonio Horvatic In Tom Stalker Warm-Up Photos: Oleksandr Gvozdyk, Mike Alvarado Smash Opponents Lipinets Rips Indongo, Says IBF Title Was 'Stolen' From Him Crawford on Facing Pacquiao-Horn Winner Next: I'm All For It! Mayweather Not Focused on Surpassing Marciano's Mark of 49-0 Photos: Crawford Demolishes Indongo To Become Undisputed! Photos: Dillian Whyte, Bryant Jennings Blast Out Opponents Photos: Shakur Stevenson Dominates To Win Third FIght Joe Selkirk: I Came Back To Win a World Title Whyte: My Body Shots Would Make Wilder Fall in Three or Four! Video: Bryant Jennings Talks Wilder-Ortiz, Crawford, More
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement