Frankie Gavin goes to the Black Country
Former British and Commonwealth champion Frankie Gavin has signed a one-year management contract with Black Country Boxing (BCB) Promotions.
The 32 year-old held the British and Commonwealth titles between 2012 and 2015 and challenged Kell Brook for the IBF welterweight title in 2015.
As an amateur, Birmingham fighter Gavin won a gold medal at the 2007 World Championships, becoming England’s first ever winner of that event. He also won lightweight gold at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
“I’m delighted to have Frankie on board,” said BCB’s head of boxing Errol Johnson. “He’s one of the most talented boxers that Britain has ever produced and I firmly believe there are still some very big fights out there for him.
“Frankie knows what we expect of him, and vice-versa, so I’m relishing the opportunity to get him to where we both think he should be.”
Gavin added: “I’m glad to be signing with Errol.
“I have known him a long time and I know he can guide me to a few more successful nights in my career.
“There’s some big fight news coming soon so watch this space.”
n Dereck Chisora will fight Carlos Takam on the undercard of rival Dillian Whyte’s match-up with Joseph Parker.
The 34-year-old heavyweight is under pressure to recover his previous reputation as a contender following three defeats in his past six fights.
France’s Takam, 37, demonstrated impressive punch resistance when taking Anthony Joshua into the 10th round last October, but has since been inactive.
“For Del Boy, it’s a real last chance saloon at world level and for Takam it’s a chance to push for another world title shot after a strong showing against ‘AJ’,” said Eddie Hearn, the promoter of the July 28 bill at London’s O2 Arena.