Frankie Gavin says he’s ready to destroy ahead of his British welterweight title defence against Jason Welborn at the Walsall Town Hall on Friday,. 18th January.
Midlands Area champ Welborn from Tividale has won three of his last four fights by stoppage, but Gavin, still Britain’s only ever World amateur champion, is confident he’ll do a number on his rival.
“I’m in the best shape of my life, I’m fitter than a butcher’s dog and I can’t wait for next Friday night,” Said Gavin.
“I’ve worked my arse off in the gym with my trainer Tom Chaney and we’ve had the best training camp so far to prepare for this fight. I feel I’ve improved a lot since the Junior Witter fight last November and he was probably the most awkward opponent I could have faced, but I well beat him,”
“Welborn’s style will suite me down to the ground, he comes forward and likes to have a tear-up, he’ll get destroyed against me when he does that. I’ll be hitting him with so many angles and combinations that he’ll be taken apart,”
Providing Gavin gets past Welborn, the 27-year-old is then targeting a European title shot before an assault on the world title in 2014.
Gavin added, “We haven’t underestimated Welborn, he’s strong and he’s a big puncher, but no disrespect to him, if I can’t beat him I may as well give up,”
“I’m in this business to win world titles and beating Welborn is another step towards that aim for me. The next step for me after would be the European which is a belt I’d love to win, ”
“Winning the British title was a dream come true, but keeping hold of it will be hard, it’s a beautiful and prestigious belt and Welborn wants it, but I’ll be leaving with it.”
January 9, 2013