News | Jan 27 2015

Frankie Gavin joins Matchroom

Gavin will box in Sheffield on March 28, then in his Birmingham hometown on May 9
Frankie Gavin

MATCHROOM have signed British and Commonwealth welterweight champion Frankie Gavin, after the Birmingham man’s contract with Frank Warren elapsed.

Gavin will debut for his new handlers on March 28 in Sheffield, on the undercard of Kell Brook’s first IBF welterweight title defence, against his mandatory challenger Jo-Jo Dan. Then Britain’s only male World amateur king will appear again on May 9 in Birmingham at the Barclaycard Arena (formerly NIA), with local middleweight Matthew Macklin returning on the same bill from his surprise defeat to Jorge Heiland. Kal Yafai and Sam Eggington are also slated to appear on the bill.

“I can’t wait to get going with Matchroom,” said Gavin. “I don’t think many people have seen me fight recently but I am back in Birmingham and back on Sky Sports and the sky is the limit.