In August, Gavin, world amateur champion in 2007 and possibly Britain’s best pure boxer, lost a narrow points decision to European welterweight champion Leonard Bundu at Wolverhampton Civic Hall – and he’s back in action there on Friday, October 24.
Promoter PJ Rowson has revealed the Birmingham slickster will face an international opponent over eight rounds to sharpen his tools before meeting Bradley Skeete for the British and vacant Commonwealth titles at the ExCel Arena on Saturday, November 29.
Also on the bill, Andrew Robinson tunes up for a big fight.
Robinson is set to be matched over eight rounds and if he makes it 13 wins out of 13, the Redditch crowd pleaser will meet Frank Buglioni for the vacant WBO European super-middleweight title on the big ExCel show.
In his last fight, Robinson was a points winner over Dan Blackwell in front of the Box Nation cameras when he toughed it out after suffering a horribly swollen left ear.
In another good-looking fight on the show, Calum Cooper defends his Midlands Area light-welterweight championship against Luke Paddock in a Birmingham-Black Country derby.
Cooper kept his title by outpointing Marcus Ffrench in a fight-of-the-year contender in June having previously given Thomas Stalker a good work out and in Paddock, he meets a former England amateur international who’s shown good skills in compiling a perfect seven-fight record.
Also on the bill, Birmingham middleweight Tommy Langford aims to make it 11 straight wins and also matched are unbeatens Natty Howell, Des Bowater, Craig Willshee, Des Bowater, Ryan Partridge and teenager Dan Breeze, a former amateur star from Walsall.
As an amateur, Breeze won national honours, boxed for England and the 18 year-old light-middleweight has had back-to-back wins in the professional ring after turning professional with Jon Pegg.
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