Birmingham might be Britain’s Second City but it’s yet to produce a bonafide professional boxing world champion since World War Two. In recent years Pat Cowdell, Robert McCracken, Wayne Elcock and Matt Macklin have all faltered at the final hurdle.
Frankie Gavin says he’s ready to destroy ahead of his West Midlands blockbuster derby against Jason Welborn on Friday 18th January.
The unbeaten Birmingham star makes the first defence of his British Welterweight title at a sold-out Walsall Town Hall. Midlands Area champ Welborn from Tividale has won three of his last four fights by stoppage, but Gavin, still Britain’s only ever World amateur champion, is confident he’ll do a number on his rival.
BoxNation starts an action packed 2013 with its first live domestic show on Friday 18th January from a sold-out Walsall Town Hall featuring two big British title fights.
Main event on the show sees unbeaten Birmingham star Frankie Gavin making the first defence of his British Welterweight title against West Midlands rival Jason Welborn, while chief support features Hove’s Ben Murphy take on Walsall’s Martin Gethin for the Vacant British Lightweight Championship.
Frankie Gavin’s trainer Tom Chaney says that winning the British Welterweight title has put a sparkle in his fighter and that he’ll shine on Friday 18th January at Walsall Town Hall when he defends against Jason Welborn.
Chaney, who took Gavin to two ABA titles, Commonwealth Gold and a World title in the amateurs, joined Gavin in the professional ranks as his trainer at the beginning of last year and helped the young star through personal problems that affected his form.
Walsall favourite Martin Gethin has the opportunity to become British Lightweight Champion when he faces Hove’s Ben Murphy for the vacant title on Friday 18th January at Walsall Town Hall.
Gethin v Murphy features on an action packed card promoted by Frank Warren, in association with Errol Johnson, headlined with Frankie Gavin’s British Welterweight title defence against Jason Welborn.
Name: Martin Gethin 29, Weight: Lightweight, Born: Walsall
Promoter Frank Warren’s first show of 2013 features an exciting welterweight showdown between the British champion Frank Gavin making the first defence against challenger Jason Welborn at Walsall Town Hall on Friday 18th January. Welborn, a Midlands Area Champion, speaks about his background and preparations for the biggest fight of his career.
Name: Jason Welborn, aged 26
Born: Sandwell Hospital, West Bromwich
British Welterweight Champion Frankie Gavin will miss out on Christmas dinner but says he’ll make up for it by feasting on challenger Jason Welborn on Friday 18th January at Walsall Town Hall.
Unbeaten Gavin will train throughout the festive season as he prepares to make the first defence of the title that he won last month when he outclassed former champ Junior Witter.
The 27-year-old from Birmingham met head-to-head with his West Midlands rival today and says he’ll be hungry for the big finish on the night.
British Welterweight Champion Frankie Gavin opens his 2013 campaign when he makes the first defence of his title against Jason Welborn at Walsall Town Hall on Friday 18th January.
Gavin headlines promoter Frank Warren's first show of the New Year - in association with Midlands promoter Errol Johnson - and will look to make three quick defences of the title to make the belt his own property.
We should have a clearer indication as to whether interim WBC welterweight king Robert Guerrero is a great fighter or simply very good, when he locks horns with ex WBC and IBF belt holder Andre Berto at the Citizen’s Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California this Saturday.
Frankie Gavin says he’ll retire British Welterweight Champion Junior Witter once and for all when they clash this Thursday night at the York Hall, Bethnal Green.
The unbeaten Birmingham ace has only had 13 fights but he’s confident he’ll finish off the 38-year-old wily veteran to claim his Lonsdale belt. Even though Witter, the former WBC World Light-Welterweight Champion, has never been stopped in 48 fights, Gavin reckons he could be the first.