Name: Frankie Gavin
Birth Name: Frankie Raymond Gavin
Born: 1985-09-28 (Age:29)
Birthplace: Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Hometown: Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Height: 5′ 10″ / 178cm
Boxing Record: click
- Won 100 out of 121 amateur contests.
- Won the gold medal at the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships to become English boxing's first ever World Amateur champion.
- Qualified to represent Great Britain as a lightweight at the 2008 Beijing Olympic games, however he failed to make weight and did not compete.
- On 25 March 2006 he defeated Giovanni Frontin of Mauritius to win the Commonwealth Games gold medal in the lightweight (60kg) category.
- Won the International Junior Olympics (15-16 year olds) in Marquette, Michigan (United States) in 2002.
- Won the English ABA lightweight championship in 2005 and 2007.
- Won the British Four Nations lightweight championship in 2005.
- Lost to Mario Kindelan 7-18 at a Great Britain-Cuba Dual Meet in Liverpool in 2005
- Won the Commonwealth Championships in Glasgow, Scotland in 2005.
- Won the European Union Championships in Cetniewo, Poland in 2008.
At the 2007 World Championships he first beat reigning world silver medalist and fellow southpaw Ramal Amanov of Azerbaijan scoring a knockdown, then scoring a huge upset by defeating reigning Olympic champion, Russian Aleksei Tishchenko, who hadn't lost for four years, to reach the final where he beat Italian Domenico Valentino 19-10.
2007 AIBA World Amateur Championships held in Chicago, United States
- Defeated Omar Ward (Barbados) RSC 3 (0:50)
- Defeated Merey Akshalov (Kazakhstan) 20-9
- Defeated Ramal Amanov (Azerbaijan) 21-10
- Defeated Onur Sipal (Turkey) 16-7
- Defeated Aleksei Tishchenko (Russia) 19-10
- Defeated Domenico Valentino (Italy) 18-10
2006 Commonwealth Games held in Melbourne, Australia
- Defeated Ovidiu Bobirnat (Cyprus) 16-5
- Defeated Jai Bhagwan (India) 20-8
- Defeated Rasheed Lawal (Nigeria) RSC-OS 3
- Defeated Leonardo Zappavigna (Australia) RSC-OS 3
- Defeated Giovanni Frontin (Mauritius) 23-9
2006 European Championships held in Sofia, Bulgaria
- Defeated Semion Amalanii (Moldavia) RSC-OS 3
- Defeated Selcuk Aydin (Turkey) DQ 3
- Lost to Oleksandr Klyuchko (Ukraine) 26-42