By Elisinio Castillo
Dangerous puncher Kerman Lejarraga (25-0, 20 KO) will defend his European welterweight title at home.
The 'Revolver' of Morga is scheduled to make a defense of the Euro belt against British contender Frankie Gavin (25-3, 15 KO), as the main event attraction on November 17 at the Bilbao Exhibition Center (BEC) of Barakaldo, as confirmed on Tuesday by MGZ Promotions, who handle the talented champion.
Gavin, 32, was named last month as the official challenger for the European Boxing Union (EBU).
The last defeat of the boxer from Birmingham was against his compatriot Sam Eggington, on October 22, 2016, in a fight in which the WBC International belt of the division was put into play.
Gavin's last fight was just over a year ago, on June 3, 2017, and it ended with a victory by technical knockout against the Nicaraguan Félix Matamoros.
Lejarraga, meanwhile, won the continental belt on April 28 in Bilbao by securing an impressive technical knockout in the second round against another British contender, Bradley Skeete . It was an impressive win that catapulted Lejarraga to a top three or four ranking position among the main boxing sanctioning bodies (except the WBA).
Before he makes the defense of his European title, Kerman will return to action in July in Marbella, in a ten round bout against an opponent yet to be confirmed.
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