Feature | Aug 07 2014

Frankie Gavin reflects on Leonard Bundu and discusses the difference between Amir Khan and Kell Brook

Frankie Gavin speaks to Thomas Georgiou about his eagerness to get back in the ring after tasting defeat for the first time

Frankie Gavin stepped into the ring on August 1 to face his toughest test to date. The skilful southpaw stepped up to take on the experienced European champion Leonard Bundu. The fight turned into a war and a knockdown in round six proved to be the decider in a fight which ended in a split decision in Bundu’s favour.

After suffering your first defeat how long are you going to take off before getting back into the gym?
I spoke to [promoter] Frank [Warren], hopefully I’ll be back in the gym within a week or two. I’ve got two fights in my contract before the end of the year, and I want to fulfil them. It’s not like [Leonard] Bundu beat me up or knocked me out, there was a little cut that seems to be nearly healed already. So I’ll be ready to go full steam ahead next week.

Have you watched the fight back? If so, what do you think of the decision?
Yeah, I still think I won. I landed the cleaner shots for sure, but I can also see with his aggression why the judges edged him. It was a good fight, but in the end I believe in my heart of hearts I won it.