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.
New meets old at the York Hall this Thursday evening, when rising former world amateur star Frankie Gavin challenges wise old warhorse Junior Witter for the British welterweight title.
Here, in his own words, the champion’s long standing trainer-manager Dominic Ingle provides us with a fascinating insight into Witter, the deep, introverted but talented switch hitter who he moulded and cajoled from a youth into a British, Commonwealth, European and world champion.
British Welterweight Champion Junior Witter say he’ll KO challenger Frankie Gavin inside four rounds when they clash at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, on Thursday 1st November.
Bradford’s Witter, 38, a former WBC World Light-Welterweight Champion, makes the first defence of the Lonsdale belt that he won in May against Colin Lynes, turning back the clock to outpoint Lynes over twelve rounds.
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 WBC World Champion which will be televised live on BoxNation.
Welshman Lee Selby retained his Commonwealth featherweight title with a fifth-round stoppage of Ghana's big-hitting Patrick Okine at Newport Leisure Centre on Friday night.
A sustained onslaught consisting of over 30 punches eventually sank Okine who was stopped in the act of rising by referee Terry O'Connor.
Junior Witter claimed the British welterweight title with a unanimous points decision over Colin Lynes at the Hillsborough Leisure Centre on Saturday night.
The 38-year-old, a former WBC world light-welterweight champion, was beating Lynes for the second time in his career and rarely looked troubled. He won 115-114, 117-112 and 116-4 on the scorecards.
Kell Brook says he is in perfect shape ahead of his Sheffield homecoming on June 25 live on Sky Sports against Lovemore N’dou – and a sell-out crowd will see him in action.
Yassine El Maachi lived up to his nickname ‘The Showman’ as he beat former world champion Junior Witter to win the Prizefighter Welterweights II crown at York Hall, Bethnal Green on Tuesday night, and says he’s ready to gatecrash the British welterweight scene.
The eight contenders for Prizefighter Welterweights II weighed-in yesterday – with rivals Yassine El Maachi and Peter McDonagh exchanging words before their quarter-final clash.
El Maachi and McDonagh meet in the fourth bout of tonight's tournament and the pair goaded each other as they hit the scales. The winner of their grudge match will face the winner of Colin Lynes and Bobby Gladman in the second semi-final, and former British and European champ Lynes reckons that Prizefighter is a make or break night for his career.