Advertisement
Advertisement

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London (December 2, 2011) – Hennessy Sports have been advised this morning by the BBBofC that Frankie Gavin has withdrawn from his December 9 British welterweight elimination bout against Junior Witter.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

***

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.…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Mike Tyson Lands Role in Reboot of The Kicboxer Franchise Duran Confident Mosley Secures Shot at Thurman-Porter Winner Sugar Ray Leonard: I Told Mayweather I Would Have Beat Him Photos: Ruslan Provodnikov, John Molina Training For War Nate Diaz: I'd Whoop Mayweather, McGregor Asses in One Night! Margarito Says Ramon Alvarez Likely, Wants Canelo Next Roach: Pacquiao Can Return For Canelo, But Floyd is Bigger Draw Hassan N'Dam vs. Swierzbinski, Amar-Demchenko Will Go Ahead Agit Kabayel Helping Tyson Fury Prepare For Klitschko Rematch Casimero is Ready, Wants Roman Gonzalez Unification Next Fortune To McGregor: Forget Mayweather, Shut Up F***ing Yapper! Povetkin's Promoter Embraces WBC Ruling on Deontay Wilder Mike Tyson: Foolish Plan, But Olympic Amateurs Might Beat Pros Anthony Cacace, Barry McGuigan Decide To Part Ways Hearn Urges Haye To Face Whyte To Speed Up Road To Joshua Deontay Wilder Granted Permission To Make Voluntary By WBC Zolani Tete: Haskins and McDonnell are Holding My Titles Kathy Duva To Be Honored At 7th Annual Raging Babe Brunch Jurors Set For All-Star Boxing vs. Canelo/Golden Boy Lawsuit Jazza Dickens (Injury) Pulled From June 4 Liverpool Show Miguel Flores To Face Ruben Tamayo on PBC on FS1 Erislandy Lara Sees No Network Issues in Making Golovkin Fight Casimero Knocks Out Ruenroeng In Four, Wins Flyweight Crown Focal Point: Lebedev Rises To Top Of Red-Hot Cruiserweight Division Keith Thurman: We Don't Yet Know If Kell Brook is 'Really Special' Provodnikov: Golovkin Blows Out Canelo, GGG-Ward is The Fight Michael Buffer on The UK Scene and Tony Bellew Friendship Morrison, Johnson To Return On June 18 In Manchester Parker Eyes War With Joshua, Brushes Off Whyte's Trash Talk Video: Ruslan Provodnikov Shows His Power on The Heavy Bag Groves Feels Murray Never Recovered From Pounding By Golovkin Video: Ruslan Provodnikov Details Strategy, Camp For Molina Teddy Atlas: I Don't Think There is Any Interest in May-Pac Rematch Whyte Eyes Anthony Joshua Rematch: I Want To Whup His Ass! Video: Joel Diaz on Recent Defeats of Victor Ortiz, Tim Bradley Custio Clayton Continues His Streak With Knockout Win Video: Justin Fortune on Khan, Golovkin, McGregor, Canelo, More Miguel Vazquez: I Will Ask Al Haymon To Get Me Adrien Broner Jermell Charlo Tells WBC That He Wants Canelo Alvarez Clash Video: John Molina Talks, Ruslan Provodnikov Crashes Interview
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement