Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team

Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | The Wire |  Audio  |  Arcade
Leonard Bundu-Frankie Gavin Welter Clash Set For Aug. 1 - Boxing News
Advertisement
BoxingScene Archive
 Boxing Articles
 Boxing Interviews
 Breaking News
 Boxing Press Releases
 Boxing Results
 World Boxing News
Follow BoxingScene
 
Search BoxingScene

>>>Advanced Search<<<
 Register A Free Account
 Account Login
 Boxing Schedule
 Boxing Champions
 Boxing Downloads
 Boxing Forums
 Boxing News Wire
 Boxing Photos
 Boxing History
 Boxer Search
 Fantasy Betting
 Feedback
 Fitness and Health  
 Free Homepage
 Mixed Martial Arts
 Pound For Pound
 Upcoming Fight Archive
                                                                                                                                                            ...............

 Last update:  5/21/2014       Read more by Shaun Brown         
   
Leonard Bundu-Frankie Gavin Welter Clash Set For Aug. 1
Share Click Here To Email Printable version Search BoxingScene Database 

By Shaun Brown

British and Commonwealth welterweight champion, Frankie Gavin 19-0 (12) announced on Twitter earlier today that he will challenge for the European title against holder Leonard Bundu 30-0-2 (11) on August 1 at a venue to be confirmed.

(The European Boxing Union website states that the contest will take place in Wolverhampton.)

Bundus last defence was in fact on British shores when he stopped the game Lee Purdy in the twelfth round of their contest last December in London. Gavin, a two-time world amateur medallist, will be facing his toughest test to date against the 39 year old veteran and will be looking to better his best performance to date when the gifted 28 year old outclassed Denton Vassell TKO7 last June when defending his British and Commonwealth titles.

Gavin, promoted by Frank Warren, was dropped in the second round of his most recent fight against Sacky Shikukutu but eventually came through with a UD12 victory Namibian. That blip highlighted the fact that Gavin struggles to get up for opponents that arguably dont motivate him. A fight against Bundu certainly will and a win for Gavin could set up a world title shot for the WBO ranked number-three contender.

BoxingScene.com caught up with Gavin who was in confident mood looking ahead to the fight.

Its a great step-up for me and obviously the best fight Ive ever fought, Gavin believes. When Ive had the step-up thats when youve seen the best of me. As an amateur when I went all around the world I boxed fighters that were better than Leonard Bundu. I expect to win, win well. Technically Im better than him, Im younger than him, fresher than him and expect to win comfortably to be fair and the European belt to my collection and hopefully thatll move me into top three in all the organisations.

Gavin also gave his thoughts on Bundus last defence against Purdy.

I watched it live. From about the seventh or eighth round I thought Purdy was going to get him out of there, Gavin commented. But then he just blew up and kept going forward in straight lines and someone with the skill and mindset of Bundu it plays into his hands and it made him look good.

Dont get me wrong he is good but hes coming up against a completely different obstacle in me. Im not gonna walk forward without moving my head trying to knock him out. Ill be looking to pick my shots and land a lot more than he lands. If the knockout comes it comes. Ill be prepared for a hard twelve rounds and the best man will win.

Please send news and views to sbrownboxing@gmail.com or @shaun_brown on Twitter.

Tags: Frankie Gavin , Leonard Bundu , Gavin-Bundu , Gavin vs. Bundu


 

 User Comments and Feedback (must register to comment)

comment by lutenco, on 05-21-2014
Poor GAVIN,he doesn't know how good and fast is BUNDU!!!

comment by soul_survivor, on 05-21-2014
Gavin is a solid fighter, Bundu is good but old. I think, even if BUndu looks to win a close decision, the judges will favour Gvain. Gavin v Brook is a fight promoters want.

comment by Emon723, on 05-21-2014
Bundu, unbeaten but 39 years old.

comment by londoner, on 05-21-2014
Yes, this is a good fight and will bring the best out of Gavin. Hope to see an impressive performance from him.

comment by Hougigo, on 05-21-2014
Very cool fight. Let's see if Franky is ready for the upper euro level. Bundu is old, but he's tough

Post A Comment/View More User Comments (5) 

   
 Top Headlines
 Advertisement
 
 MMA Headlines
 
 Related Articles
  California Judge Rules In Favor...
  Brook vs. Porter Fails To Regis...
  Quillin-Korobov WBO Purse Bid W...
  Golovkin-Rubio Middleweight Tit...
  Andrzej Fonfara Inks Deal With ...
  Stevenson Ring Return Pushed Ba...
  Goossen Files $10 Million Defam...
  Scott Harrison Has License Rein...
  Gonzalez vs. Arce Set, 9/20 In ...
  Andre Ward Seeks Criminal Inves...

 Latest Active Forum Threads
Latest Active Threads
 Advertisement

 


Advertisement



Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2003-2013 BoxingScene LLC. All rights reserved.