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Frankie Gavin vs. Jason Welborn

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2013-01-18 : Frankie Gavin 146½ lbs beat Jason Welborn 146 lbs by TKO at 2:35 in round 7 of 12

  • Aired On: BoxNation (Main Event)
  • BBBofC British Welterweight Title (1st defense of Gavin)


Frankie Gavin knocked down Jason Welborn in the seventh and earned a stoppage seconds later to retain his British Welterweight Title in the main event in Walsall, England.

Gavin, who controlled the fight throughout, dropped Welborn (11-2) to knee for a six-count early in Round 7. The champion pressed the action following the knockdown and earned a stoppage win as referee Ian John-Lewis waved an end to the bout at 2:35 with Welborn against the ropes, taking punishment, and on his way down again.

Welborn proved a game opponent, but was over matched against the speed and boxing skills of Gavin (15-0). By the end of the second, Welborn had begun to bleed from the nose and following Round 4 had a cut to his lower lip.

Notes

  • Frankie Gavin 14-0 (10 KOs) vs. Jason Welborn 11-1 (5 KOs)
  • Welborn entered as a 15-to-1 betting underdog. [1]

Quote

  • "We haven't underestimated Welborn, he's strong and he's a big puncher, but no disrespect to him, if I can't beat him I may as well give up. I'm in this business to win world titles and beating Welborn is another step towards that aim for me. The next step for me after would be the European which is a belt I'd love to win. Winning the British title was a dream come true, but keeping hold of it will be hard. It's a beautiful and prestigious belt and Welborn wants it, but I'll be leaving with it." - Gavin in the pre-fight build up. [2]
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