Frankie Gavin Returns Away From the Spotlight

Frankie Gavin - Both Matchroom and Warren Promotions stage rival shows this coming weekend in two of England’s fighting cities, showcasing some of the best talent these shores have to offer in their dress rehearsals ahead of enormous shows planned by each organisation for the end of November, in doing so displaying the increasing confidence they have in the British public’s appetite for the fight game.

Both Matchroom and Warren Promotions stage rival shows this coming weekend in two of England’s fighting cities, showcasing some of the best talent these shores have to offer in their dress rehearsals ahead of enormous shows planned by each organisation for the end of November, in doing so displaying the increasing confidence they have in the British public’s appetite for the fight game.

Hull and Liverpool are the chosen venues to play host to a number of British boxing’s brightest prospects, including 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist Luke Campbell, the much maligned and supremely talented Chris Eubank Jnr and recently crowned IBF Bantamweight Champion Paul Butler (Butler subsequently vacated the belt, to drop back to his more natural Super Flyweight division). All of who are beneficiaries of the increased promotional activity propelling their promising careers.

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Video: Bundu vs Gavin, Browne vs Rudenko Weigh-In

Here are the official weights for tomorrow night’s show at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall headlined by Frankie Gavin’s challenge for the European Welterweight Championship against Leonard Bundu, plus the chief-support between Lucas Browne and Andriy Rudenko for the Vacant WBA Intercontinental and WBC Eur-Asia Pacific Heavyweight Championship.

THE EUROPEAN AND COMMONWEALTH WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
12 X 3 Minute Rounds at 10st 7lbs (147lbs)

LEONARD BUNDU (10st 6lbs 4oz) vs. FRANKIE GAVIN (10st 6lbs 14oz)

(In Association with Hatton Promotions)
THE VACANT WBA INTERCONTINENTAL & WBC EUR-ASIA PACIFIC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

LUCAS BROWNE (18st 11lbs) vs. ANDRIY RUDENKO (16st 10lbs 12oz)

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Billy Joe Saunders backs Frankie Gavin to beat Leonard Bundu this Friday night

New European Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders has backed friend Frankie Gavin to beat Leonard Bundu this Friday night in Wolverhampton and become European Welterweight Champion.

Saunders defeated Italian Emanuele Blandamura last Saturday in Manchester with a stunning eighth round stoppage to add the prestigious European belt to his British and Commonwealth titles, and believes Birmingham star Gavin can halt Bundu to become a triple champion.

The pair have followed almost identical career paths from being GB amateur team mates; turning professional at the same time with Frank Warren; both holding unbeaten records; both winning British and Commonwealth titles.

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