Feature | Jul 18 2018

Kerman Lejarraga ready for Frankie Gavin fight

Kerman Lejarraga speaks exclusively to James Slater ahead of Frankie Gavin European title fight
Frankie Gavin
Frankie Gavin  |  Action Images/Peter Cziborra

26-year-old Kerman Lejarraga was pretty much an unknown fighter prior to his April 28 clash with Britain’s Bradley Skeete, despite the Spanish puncher’s impressive-looking 24-0 (19) pro ledger. But, after just two rounds, the man with the “Revolver” nickname had won the vacant European title and with his smashing win he had broken through onto the big stage in style.

Now training hard as he attempts to see off another top British name in Frankie Gavin, who Lejarraga will make his first defence against in November, once again in Bilbao, the unbeaten puncher – who is 25-0 (20) – is looking at solidifying himself as a formidable and long-reigning European champion.

Here, as translated by Inigo Herbosa, Lejarraga speaks exclusively with Boxing News: