9th October 2012

Frankie
Gavin
believes that he’s ready to step up and rip the British
Welterweight title from current champion Junior Witter when they meet at
the York Hall, Bethnal Green, on Thursday 1st November.

 
The
unbeaten Birmingham ace faces the toughest test of his career against
the former WBC World Champion which will be televised live and exclusive
on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546). 

Since
turning professional in 2009, Gavin – still Britain’s only ever world
amateur champion – has won all 13 of his fights with ten stoppages and
has marked himself as one of the hot talents in British boxing.

 
Witter
lost his WBC world title to Devon Alexander in August 2009 when he
retired on his stool before the start of the ninth round claiming a
shoulder injury.  He lost two further fights, but a late resurgence in
his career has seen him go unbeaten in his last four fights and cause a
surprise in May this year when he took the British title from Colin
Lynes.

 
Although
the 38-year-old Witter has the upper-hand in experience with 48 fights
in a near 15-year career compared to Gavin’s 13-fight unbeaten run,
Gavin believes that his youth and aggression will be the key factor in
winning.

 
“This
fight for me is the big breakthrough I need in my career that will
really make people sit up and take notice,” Said the 27-year-old.

 
“Witter’s
been there, seen it and done it, he’s had nearly four times as many
fights as me, he’s got the experience and has proved that he’s still a
threat by beating Lynes so he can’t be written off,”

 
“I can’t
compete with his experience but what I’ve got plenty of is youth,
aggression and the hunger and desire to become the British champion
which I’m desperate to do, nothing will stop me winning it,”

 
Despite a
tricky 2011, Gavin is now settled back in Birmingham with trainer Tom
Chaney and says that he will put on a career best showing. 

 
He added,
“I feel like I’m getting better and better every day in the gym and
this fight can’t come come soon enough, I’m ready to fight right now,”

 
“Tom’s
worked on the game plan and we’re prepared for twelve rounds. At 38, I
don’t think that Witter has got the legs to be able to keep up with the
pace we’re going to be setting,”

 
“Witter’s had his time, it’s now my time.  You can’t teach an old dog new tricks and I’ll be too much for Witter too handle.”

 
The
undercard features
some of the best undefeated young talents in the
sport: Oldham welterweight Ronnie Heffron, Welsh super-featherweight
Craig Evans, Wembley welterweight Gary Corcoran, Cheshunt
super-flyweight Charlie Hoy, Canning Town lightweight Billy Morgan and
the pro-debut of Bushey light-heavyweight Miles Shinkwin.

 
Tickets priced at £35 and £60 are available through Ticketmaster on 0844 844 0444 and online at www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Gavin v Witter is live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546).  Join at www.boxnation.com