Thursday, June 11, 2009

Gavin's taste for Sweet Success

Frankie Gavin has been reading up on Willy Wonka - after finding out his next opponent works in a chocolate factory.But York's Graham Fearn is promising to send Gavin into meltdown and snap his unbeaten run when the pair meet at the O2 Arena on June 27.The 34-year-old has a solid 4-2-1 (1) record and has never been stopped.And although he combines training with work at the Nestle Rowntree factory in his home city, he is determined to make his name by becoming the first man to beat Gavin."I've had a look at Fearn's record and he'll be a handful," said Gavin."Both his defeats have been against good prospects and I know he comes to fight."It's just the kind of contest that I need at this stage of my professional career, and I'll be at the top of my game in London."2007 amatuer world champion Gavin, 23, has won his first two professional fights, both by stoppage.He'll be looking for a hat-trick of early wins at the O2, where he will form part of a huge undercard to Amir Khan's WBA light-welterweight title challenge against Andreas Kotelnik.Gavin's fellow amateur stars James DeGale and Billy Joe Saunders will also be in action.DeGale will box former Irish champion Ciaran Healy, while Saunders' opponent has yet to be announced.


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