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UK News: Gavin-Witter Off; Arron Prepares For Rose

London (December 2, 2011) – Hennessy Sports have been advised this morning by the BBBofC that Frankie Gavin has withdrawn from his December 9 British welterweight elimination bout against Junior Witter.

The bout was scheduled to take place at Hull City Hall, with the winner to have become the mandatory challenger to BBBofC welterweight champion Colin Lynes.

Witter was gutted by Gavin’s decision to pull out, and now awaits his next move.

“It’s disappointing that Gavin has pulled out of our fight next week,” said the former WBC world super lightweight champion. “Him being a former amateur star and me being a former world champion, it would have been one hell of a fight, but one that I know I would have own.

“Now I have to wait for a decision from the board on when I’m going to get my British title shot.”

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Former sparring partners Prince Arron (21-3-1) and Brian Rose (17-1-1) square off in an intriguing bout on Saturday, December 3 at Robin Park Centre in Wigan, Lancashire, United Kingdom. 

Arron, 23, had an indifferent start to his career losing to Anthony Small and Danny Reynolds within the space of a few months and the later lost to top Irish fighter John Duddy. After entering the Prizefighter competition, his career took another direction. He beat the bookies favorite Bradley Pryce in his second fight and then went on to win the 10th Prizefighter tournament.  

Just over a year later, he knocked out Sam Webb in the final round to win the British light middleweight title. Arron was behind on the judges’ scorecards but found the power and determination to win the fight.   

In a postfight interview Arron said: “This was like my Rocky story, a lot of people doubted me but I dug deep and came out the champion.”   

On Saturday night, Arron believes he will be on course to win the Lonsdale belt outright by beating an old sparring partner Brian Rose.   

“Brian is a great fighter and I know he’ll be coming to win, but I am in a different place now and nothing will stand in my way.”   

Prince Arron, 23, weighed in today at 10st 13 1/2 lbs for his first defense of the British Light Middleweight title against Brian Rose, 26, who weighed in at 10st 13lb. 

Both fighters showed each other respect at the head to head for the photographers, but are equally as confident of winning the fight. 

The chief support for the night saw Karl Place weigh-in at 10st while his challenger Steve Williams weighed in 1/2lb lighter at 9st 13 1/2lb. 

Rose, 26, has had a steady career rising through the ranks of the light middleweight division where he won the Central Area title after 15 fights.   

A loss to Maxwell back in 2010 seemed to halt his progress but Rose bounced back going on to win the English Light Middleweight title against Lee Noble and defended it a few months later against Martin Welsh and now believes the time is right.   

“I know Arron very well and I believe I have the tools and strategy to beat him and come Saturday you will hear the words ‘…and the new,’” said Brian.   

The show is live on Sky Sports HD and has a full supporting undercard including Karl Place v Steve Williams for the British light-welterweight title eliminator.   

For full results service on the night visit www.frankmaloney.com.
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by D-MiZe on 12-02-2011

I'm a big Gavin fan, but forget talking about him in here. Lets discuss Prince Arron who is an anomaly. Stands at 6ft3 and fights at 154 lbs, he's only 23 so he'll probably have issues making the weight in…

Comment by eli porter on 12-02-2011

[QUOTE=Manny_ate_myDog;11503429]Gavin is dangerously close to getting kicked off my fav prospect position. I think we can all agree, if that happens, it pretty much signifies the end of his career. ;) This kid obviously needs some help sorting himself out.…

Comment by Uncle Rodge on 12-02-2011

Gavin is dangerously close to getting kicked off my fav prospect position. I think we can all agree, if that happens, it pretty much signifies the end of his career. ;) This kid obviously needs some help sorting himself out.…

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