Frankie Gavin

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Name: Frankie Gavin
Birth Name: Frankie Raymond Gavin
Born: 1985-09-28 (Age:32)
Birthplace: Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Hometown: Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 5′ 10″   /   178cm
Boxing Record: click

Amateur Career

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  • 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.

Amateur results

2007 AIBA World Amateur Championships held in Chicago, United States

2006 Commonwealth Games held in Melbourne, Australia

2006 European Championships held in Sofia, Bulgaria

Titles Held

  • BBBofC British Welterweight Title (2012-present)
  • WBO Intercontinental Welterweight Title (2011)
  • Irish Light Welterweight Title (2010)