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Gavin decisions Witter in boring fight

By Michael Collins: 38-year-old Junior Witter (41-6-2, 22 KO’s) really showed his age tonight in losing his British welterweight title to the younger 26-year-old Frankie Gavin (14-0, 10 KO’s) by a 12 round unanimous decision at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom. The judges scored it 117-112, 119-109 and 117-110. For all practical purposes, Witter stopped punching from the 4th and did next to nothing for the last eight rounds of the fight other than flicking jabs and annoyingly changing stances from orthodox to southpaw seemingly nonstop. Continue reading

Gavin: Witter looks old and small; Battle of the Boat; DeMarco

British boxing Welterweight title challenger Frankie Gavin weighed in at 10st 6lbs and champion Junior Witter weighed in at 10st 6 1/2lbs at the official weigh-in today.

Gavin and Witter clash tomorrow night (Thursday 1st November) at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546).

Unbeaten Birmingham ace Gavin is confident heading into the biggest fight of his career against the former World Boxing Council (WBC) World Light-Welterweight Champion. Continue reading

News: McDermott battles Whyte on 11/30; Witter vs. Gavin on Thursday

Dillian ‘the villain’ Whyte’s trajectory has been both an upward one, and a very rapid one. 2012 has been his breakthrough year, with an impressive six wins out of six fights under his belt; all but one by way of a KO or TKO. He remains undefeated as a professional and his amazing year will come to a head when he fights John McDermott for the vacant English heavyweight title on the David Price undercard.

The phrase ‘rising star’ gets bandied around a lot these days, but in the case of Dillian Whyte, it is certainly an apt one. Managed by Joe Long, founders of Fighters Inc, Whyte has only being fighting professionally for 18 short months and is already going for his first title belt. Continue reading

Boxing’s Good Guys: Francis Warren And Johnny Eames Raising Funds for Charity at Witter-Gavin Nov 1st Event

For the past three years TRAD TKO supremo and his team have organized an annual Boxers and Celebrities Charity Football Tournament, in aid of the Indee Rose Trust, in doing so have raised in excess of £60,000 for the charity.

No surprise really that this level of funding was raised, as literally a Who’s Who of Boxing – Ricky Hatton, David Haye, Nathan Cleverly, Barry McGuigan, Ricky Burns, Tony Oakey, Kevin Mitchell, Rendall Munroe, Paul, Steven, Liam and Callum Smith to name just a few – turned out in force each year, not just to play but also to spend time with the fans. Continue reading

Frankie Gavin vs. Junior Witter on November 1st

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 World Boxing Council (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. Continue reading