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Mark Tibbs Has Yet To Hear From Frankie Gavin

By Terence Dooley

London’s Mark Tibbs enjoyed a successful evening at Wembley Arena on Bonfire Night.  The former professional works closely with his father, the legendary Jimmy Tibbs.  Team Tibbs guided two debutants to success on the FWP-promoted bill before bringing home the Central Area middleweight belt courtesy of Billy Joe Saunders’ win over Gary Boulden.

Gary Corcoran (147lb) got the ball rolling with referee Ken Curtis turning in a 40-36 card in his favour after a four-threes fight against Billy Smith (153lb).  Next up, Frankie Buglioni (174½lb) knocked one out the park with a single stanza stoppage of Sabie Montieth (178lb) in their scheduled four-threes bout.

“Frankie did well, we expected a bit of a war with Montieth,” Mark’s assessment of Buglioni’s pro debut.  “I told Frankie that Sabie’s a bit of a bully so Frankie had to sting and settle him early to take the wind out his sails.  I thought it was a really good performance.  I didn’t want Frank to get into that chin in the air style that he had as an amateur at times so I was pleased.”

‘The Bug’ had great support, his fans cheering wildly as he made his way into the ring.  Tibbs had taken his charge’s popularity into account, telling the Enfield boxer to blank out the noise and concentrate on the job.

“We prepared him for it because we knew all about his background.  I told him we wouldn’t stand him getting drawn in by his crowd.  We worked on a one-to-one basis with him to make sure that he delivered,” outlined Tibbs.

Corcoran mixed things up well in his win over Smith, switching to the body when getting no soot up top and making the veteran journeyman wince once or twice with a few rib shots.

“Very pleased,” Tibbs said when asked about the Wembley-based light-welterweight.  “Gary went the distance, he’s a great body puncher and we worked on things in the gym that needed ironing out.  He used to chase guys around so we taught him how to pick them off.  He’s got one or two things to work on such as his left jab but I’m over the moon.”

As he prepared to join his father for Billy Joe Saunders’ Southern Area middleweight title win over Gary Boulden, Mark revealed that they had yet to hear from Frankie Gavin since the Birmingham boxer’s decision to withdraw from an October 28th bout with Frank Haroche Horta at the eleventh hour.

“You know what, we haven’t had a word since Frankie walked out on my father in Manchester.  No phone calls, he’s gone quiet.  Frankie knocked on my dad’s hotel door and said, ‘Jim, I don’t want to fight – I’ve got to go,’ and that was it.  It is very disappointing,” mused Tibbs.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Drunk Punch on 11-07-2011

I'm starting to think that Frankie Gavin can ever possibly make it as far as his talent deserves. He's looked very average against Mutley and Woodhouse. Decent domestic guys he should be walking through. He has no business at 147…

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