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Gavin goes for first pro belt

Unbeaten jr welterweight Frankie Gavin (7-0, 6 KOs) will fight for his first professional title on September 18 at the LG Arena, Birmingham. Britain’s only ever amateur world champion will face Michael Kelly for the Vacant Irish light-welterweight title on Frank Warren’s massive ‘Magnificent Seven’ event, live on Sky Box Office.

The Irishman has only lost once in 10 fights, and is vowing to break Gavin’s heart.

But one of the UIK’s top professional prospects has promised another KO performance in front of his own fans.

“I can’t wait for this fight,” said undefeated Gavin.

Gavin is the second of Frank Warren’s Olympians’ to challenge for a title, following James DeGale who won the WBA International Super-Middleweight title in May and joins Gain on the Birmingham show in a British title eliminator.

He added, “Since turning pro I’ve been driving Frank mad to get me a title shot and he’s told me to be patient and learn my trade and my time will come.

“I feel that I’m ready to challenge for a title and this fight against Kelly has really got my juices flowing.

“My parents are from Ireland so I will be very proud if I can lift this title.

“I’ve won all but one of my fights by stoppage, and I will be looking to finish off Kelly early.

“I’m sure he is going to come and give it a go, and I’d love it if he did because I am at my best when opponents look to be aggressive.”

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