Gavin Challenges Bundu for the European Welterweight Title
The big question on everyone’s mind is can Frankie Gavin, the Birmingham star, dethrone the reigning champion Leonard Bundu for the European Welterweight title?
On the 1st of August, Frankie and Bundu will fight it out at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall. This fight will also be televised live exclusively on BoxNation.
Bundu is no stranger to victory and in 1999, he took the Bronze at the World Amateur Championships.
He also represented Italy, his country, during the Olympics in 2000 and by the time he turned pro in April 2005, Bundu already had an unbeaten record of 32 fights which also includes two draws.
But there is more to this Italian stallion than meets the eye as Bundu also has the European Union, WBA Intercontinental, IBF Mediterranean and Italian titles under his belt.
In November 2011, Bundu won the European title after finally defeating Lee Purdy from Britain in the final round.
In the other corner is Frankie Gavin, Britain’s only ever world amateur champion.
Gavin is hoping to add the European title to his Commonwealth and British belts and this 28-year old is also undefeated in 19 fights with 12 stoppages.
He has also won the WBO Intercontinental belt and the Irish title at light-welterweight.
In March, Gavin defeated Namibian fighter Sacky Shikukutu in his last fight, defending his Commonwealth title.
Despite his confidence, Gavin clearly understands what Bundu is all about stating, “He’s a good fighter and I’d be stupid to underestimate him.”