ENGLAND’S newest boxing champion Frankie Gavin will be in Sunderland tomorrow to watch title hopeful Danny ‘Boy’ Hughes’ return to the ring.
The Birmingham-born 26-year-old, pictured, makes the trip to Wearside less than a week after winning the WBO Intercontinental welterweight title with a unanimous points decision over Young Mutley at London’s O2 Arena.
That victory – Gavin’s seventh in the pro game – builds on an illustrious amateur career in which he won three gold medals and became English boxing’s first ever World Amateur champion.
Tomorrow night he is due to be guest speaker, along with trainer Anthony Farnell, at the latest North East Executive Sporting Club event being held in the Pullman Lodge hotel in Seaburn.
And organiser Tommy Conroy is delighted to have the young welterweight on his top table.
“It’s a bit of a coup for us,” Conroy told the Echo. “Gavin’s got to be one of the best young boxing talents around, he’s been all over the news in the last week and we’re delighted to have him up here.
“I think our members will enjoy hearing him and his trainer talk about the sport and then of course we’ve got boxing of our own on later in the evening.”
After talking to members, Gavin will watch newly slimline heavyweight Danny Hughes take on Croation Kreso Boganovic as the Wearsider looks to kickstart his career after spending the last few months getting into the best shape of his life.
The support bout on the bill will see Ashington middleweight Ian Turnbull taken on the Midlands’ Simon Lucas.
A handful of tickets remain for tomorrow night’s event and anyone interested in listening to Gavin and watching Hughes, should contact Tommy on 07850 434457.