Frankie Gavin is a British boxer in the Welterweight division, however can also box for Ireland through his parents decent.
Born, 28/12/1985, Gavin started his boxing career in Birmingham’s Hall Green boxing club, where he won the 4 nations championship in 2005 as well as the English ABA championship in 2005 and 2007.
As well as the English ABA championship, In 2005 Gavin also claimed a bronze medal at the EU amateur championships as well as starring in the 2006 commonwealth games in Melbourne, where he went on to claim the Gold medal, defeating Giovanni Frontin of Mauritius.
Following the victory at the commonwealth games, Gavin went on to make boxing history winning the Gold medal at the World Amateur Championships, becoming the first English boxing World Amateur champion of all time.
After this victory, Gavin become Great Britain’s best hope for the Gold medal at the 2008 summer Olympics, however was unable to make the weight and so subsequently was unable to compete. He went on to put that behind him however by signing his first professional contract with Frank Warren and training with former WBU middleweight champion Anthony Farnell.
Gavin went on to claim his first professional title in 2010 winning the Irish junior welterweight title and has since won the WBO intercontinental welterweight title defeating Curtis Woodhouse in a hotly contested fight in 2011.
Frankie Gavin now retains the 9th best British boxer in the welterweight division and openly admits that though he has not been as busy as he’d have liked this past year, that is going to change in 2012.