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Photos: Frankie Gavin Breaks Vassell's Jaw To Win Crown

Frankie Gavin added the Commonwealth welterweight title to his British belt with an impressive seventh-round stoppage of Denton Vassell in Liverpool.

The Birmingham southpaw extended his unbeaten record to 16 fights, with 12 inside the distance, and ended Vassell's at 20 after leaving the Mancunian with a suspected broken jaw.

Vassell had defended his Commonwealth title three times in his three-year reign, the most recent against the previously undefeated Ronnie Heffron last November, but had no answers tonight in the face of a blistering performance from 27-year-old Gavin.

The British champion dominated the opening three rounds but was forced back onto the ropes in the fifth as Vassell briefly came into the bout.

Gavin was causing havoc with his trusty left hand, though, and reasserted his dominance in the next two rounds.

And a fearsome shot to the jaw saw the fight stopped, following a doctor's inspection after the seventh round.

On the undercard, Paul Butler defended his Commonwealth super-flyweight title and raised hopes of a world title shot with a fourth-round stoppage of late stand-in Najah Ali.

The Merseysider put his opponent on the canvas early on and finished him off with a brutal left hook in the fourth.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Freedom. on 06-30-2013

That was a solid, impressive performance by Frankie Gavin.

Comment by musiol on 06-29-2013

vassel was piss poor showed he could not adapt but gavin should of had point off for constant punchin then holding it was like hatton urango.horrible fight to watch vassel looked stoned and disintrested gavin seemed to be abit fatiged…

Comment by Gojira on 06-29-2013

Wouldn't have surprised me if the break was caused by one oif the numerous accidental headbutts rather than by a punch. Good performance by Frankie though, made DV look amateurish at times.

Comment by BoxngLove on 06-29-2013

They didn't even show one of the punches that broke his jaw. Vassel could not get away from Gavin's Straight left. He pooped him with it about 10 times HARD in the first round. Vassel looked like he was in…

Comment by Tom Cruise on 06-29-2013

Great win for Frankie. He's not the most exciting to watch but gets the job done. Time to move to euro/fringe world level now :boxing:

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