4 October 2010
Irish light-welterweight champion Frankie Gavin wants to win the British and Commonwealth titles before the end of the year.
Gavin picked up his the Irish crown his first professional title – with an impressive stoppage of Dundalks Michael Kelly last month in Birmingham. Current British champion Lenny Daws hasn’t fought since the summer, and Gavin says he will beat him.
“If I’m going to go all the way to the top then I need to beat the likes of Lenny Daws,” he said.
“He is a decent domestic level fighter, but he’s nothing special. I’ve been buzzing since I won the Irish title and I want the British and Commonwealth next.
“But although I’m proud of the belt because of my Irish heritage, the one every boxer wants to win is the British, and at the moment Daws has got a belt that I want.”
Funtime Frankie is now unbeaten in eight fights, with seven early wins. And he could feature as part of Warren’s big December promotion.
“It is championship fights all the way for me now,” said Gavin. “I want to fight the best in the country, and then face the best in the world. I must be driving Frank mad because I keep ringing him and asking about title fights. But I know he will deliver, and I can’t wait to get back in the ring.”