LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 14:  Boxer, Frankie ...
This Saturday night former world amateur champion Frankie Gavin (left) , gets his first top of the bill fight live in front of the Sky TV camera’s, at the York Hall Bethnall Green, on Saturday against former Prizefighter champion and British title challenger Michael Lomax.

Promoter Frank Warren drafted in Lomax after original opponent Jason Cook unfortunately didn’t make the pre-weigh-in target.

The fight replaces Tony Bellew’s Commonwealth light-heavyweight title defence against Ovill McKenzie. The anticipated return Bellew and McKenzie was officially called off last week due to a hand injury to Bellew in training.

Michael Lomax

So the highly rated unbeaten British prospect Gavin gets the chance to up his stock as the main attraction in what should be a good scrap and test for the Birmingham lad, against Lomax who always comes to fight and will give certainly give ‘Fun Time’ Frankie a few problems to solve.

Gavin who does his training in Manchester under former boxer Anthony Farnell has not fought now for five months. He was due to box last December in Liverpool against Dean Harrison, but had to withdraw because of flu. He was originally set to feature on the York Hall show in an eight rounder.

Gavin, 25, was hoping to be fighting in a British light-welterweight title eliminator on the night with a view to challenging current champion Lenny Daws, who also fights on Saturday night against American-based Brit Ashley Theophane at Wembley Arena and that still remains in the balance.

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