Gavin excited to return ahead of clash with “technically poor” Eggington

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Frankie Gavin is delighted to be returning to action for the first time since challenging for Kell Brook’s IBF welterweight World title in London last May.

The Birmingham man fights on the Leeds Rumble undercard against Croatian journeyman Ivo Gogosevic, where he will team up with Max McCracken for the first time.

“I really can’t wait to get back in there,” said Gavin. “This has been the toughest part of my career so far.”

“I’ve been out of the ring 15 months now, there has been a lot going on outside the ring with my team. I’ve linked up with Max, I’ve known him for years, but we had only spoke for a matter of minutes before I went down the gym for my first session with him. We clicked immediately – Max tells you exactly how it is, he doesn’t mince his words and I respect that.”

Gavin has World title aspirations, but first wants to settle a score against cross-city rival Sam Eggington on October 22nd – more for local pride rather than reputation or resumé.

The former Irish champion noted how “Sam can fight and is a tough kid but boxing-wise he is technically poor. I’m very confident ahead of that fight.”

“I was ringside in March for Sam’s fight against Bradley Skeete – it went exactly how I predicted it would. I knew that Skeete would win comfortably – he didn’t step out of second gear.”

“Once I beat Sam, I just want the big fights, that’s the stage of my career I’m at. I’ve had a World title shot and I’d love another crack.”

“That is my sole focus or to face a massive international name in my division.”

Joe O'Neill

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