Frankie Gavin vs. Sacky Shikukutu on March 29th

British and Commonwealth Welterweight Champion Frankie Gavin will face Sacky Shikukutu on Saturday 29th March at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena.

The Birmingham ace puts his Commonwealth title on the line for the third time against the tough Namibian as chief-support to Stuart Hall’s IBF World Bantamweight title defence against Martin Ward, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/HD 449 and Virgin Ch. 546).

Shikukutu, the WBO Africa Champion and ranked number 14 in the organisation, has won 18 out of 21 fights, with two losses, a draw, and 12 knockouts.

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Frankie Gavin Interview

Brilliant British welterweight champion Frankie Gavin endeavours to complete his domestic apprenticeship on Saturday evening then vault to the world stage where he believes his prodigious talent is best suited.

The 27-year-old Brummie southpaw, still England’s only ever world amateur champion, can secure the Lonsdale Belt outright if he dispatches Manchester’s former two-weight national champion David Barnes in the third defence of his crown at the Copper Box Arena on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Frankie Gavin: “Khan needs to stop chasing a Mayweather fight”

khan#2 - CopyBritish and Commonwealth Welterweight Champion Frankie Gavin, who aims to secure his Lonsdale belt outright this Saturday (21 September) at The Copper Box Arena when he faces David Barnes, spoke today about rival Amir Khan’s chances in a potential showdown with the pound-for-pound number one fighter Floyd Mayweather Jnr., saying simply “he hasn’t really got any!”
 
Gavin, Britain’s only ever amateur world champion, was responding to media reports that Khan is a leading contender to become the next opponent for Mayweather, who made light work of his supposed number one threat, Canelo Alverez, last Saturday which was shown live on BoxNation in the UK.
 
Gavin continued, “Khan is an excellent fighter but Mayweather is definitely a step too far for him, as he is for anyone at the moment.”

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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.

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