Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Gavin Grows as a Fighter

Boxing sensation Frankie Gavin says he's got much more to offer following his best performance yet as a professional last month. The 2007 amateur world champion knocked out Graham Fearn at the M.E.N Arena, Manchester, with an impressive second round stoppage. It was his third early night in a row - and the 23-year-old has told fight fans to expect more excitement as his career progresses. "People asked if I would have the power to make it as a professional," said Birmingham's Gavin. "They said I had a very amateur style and I wouldn't be able to win fights by knocking my opponents out. "But now the critics are beginning to realise that not only can I box, I can punch as well. "When I was growing up, I always watched tapes of boxers who were body-snatchers, and that's the style I've been trying to emulate in sparring. "Things have been going well, but I'm miles away from being the finished article just yet. "There is so much more to come and I'm really excited about what I'll have to offer in the next few years. "Not only is my power improving with every fight, it's improving every day, and I've been able to keep my speed as well. I don't think any light-welterweight in the country can match my punching ability."
Trainer Anthony Farnell has seen first hand the power that Gavin has to offer. "Anyone who says Frankie isn't a serious puncher doesn't know what they are talking about," said Farnell.
"I've worked with some of the best punchers in the business as a fighter and trainer, and believe me, Frankie is a match for any of them. "Ricky Hatton's probably the best-known body-puncher in the sport recently, but Frankie can be just as good as him if not better. "When he came to the gym I knew he was a special talent, but while I've not been surprised at his speed and footwork, the way he punches has blown me away. "The kid is a massive talent, and he's going to have opponents running for cover once he gets into his stride."

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