The Birmingham hotshot had his first fight since his controversial split decision points loss to European Welterweight Champion Leonard Bundu when he challenged the Italian for the crown in the same ring back in August.
Gavin will now head into his domestic blockbuster with Londoner Skeete on the massive ExCeL fight card on Saturday 29th November, alongside big all-British clashes between heavyweights Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury, plus middleweights Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jnr.
A delighted Gavin said, “It was great to come back with a stoppage win to show that I’m back, better and stronger than before and ready to beat Skeete next month. It felt good to get back into the ring and I knew that Hornyak wouldn’t last when I started to offload with my heavy shots on him. A great result and now I’m focused on smashing Skeete up once and for all and regaining my Commonwealth crown.”
Also racking up a win on the P.J Rowson card was unbeaten middleweight prospect Tommy Langford, who took his record to 11-0, with a six-round points win over Gary Boulden.
Wolverhampton’s Andy Robinson, who challenges Frank Buglioni for the WBO European Super-Middleweight title on the ExCeL show, showed that he means business with a sixth round stoppage of Elvis Dube.