Frankie Gavin aims to outshine superstars Bruce Springsteen and
Elton John when he defends his Commonwealth title at Leeds' First
Direct Arena on Saturday 21st December.
The undefeated Birmingham ace, who won outright his British
title against David Barnes, will defend his Commonwealth title
against a challenger to be announced on the show promoted by Dennis
Hobson in association with Queensberry Promotions, headlined by
Stuart Hall challenging for the Vacant IBF World Bantamweight title
against Vusi Malinga.
Gavin, who's lighting fast hands and heavy-handed combinations
have stopped 12 out of his 17 opponents, defeated Jason Welborn in
January inside seven rounds and followed that up in June by
dismantling previously undefeated Denton Vassell to claim the
Commonwealth title in seven rounds, before beating Barnes over the
distance in September.
The 27-year-old is now looking forward to raising the roof at
the first ever professional boxing event to be held at the
state-of-the-art venue that only opened in July and has so far seen
Bruce Springsteen and Elton John perform.
"What a way to end the year with another explosive performance
at a new venue in front of a new audience and spread the word that
Frankie Gavin is the real deal," said Gavin.
"If fans were blown away by Bruce Springsteen and Elton John
wait until they see Frankie Gavin in action, I'll be belting out
some hits on December 21st when I defend my Commonwealth title in
"In fact I'll be the Rocket Man delivering some bombs in the
ring as I look to close 2013 undefeated. I've achieved the dream of
winning the British title outright and the dream is now to win the
European title and climb the rankings for a world title shot in
"The welterweight division is probably the best in the world at
the moment, packed with the biggest names and I can't wait to start
"Whoever is in front of me on December 21st is going to get