Gavin Moves To London To Train With Jimmy And Mark Tibbs

World Boxing Organization (WBO) Inter-Continental Welterweight Champion Frankie Gavin has upped sticks and moved to London, where he will be coached by the world renowned father and son coaching team Jimmy and Mark Tibbs at the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town.

By making the move the former Amateur World Lightweight Champion once again links up with former Team GB team mate Billy Joe Saunders, as well as joins WBO Inter-Continental Lightweight Champion Kevin Mitchell, former IBO World Light Welterweight Champion Colin Lynes plus upcoming prospects Billy Morgan, Vinny Mitchell, Peter McDonagh, Frankie Buglione, Freddie Turner, Charlie Hoy and Nathan Weise, who are also coached by the dynamic duo at the World famous gym.

Speaking earlier today Frankie said, “It’s really good being here with Jimmy and Mark, yeah, I’m already doing things I haven’t done before and I think there’ll be a big improvement.

I was learning all the time under Arnie (Anthony Farnell) but I needed a change really, so I’m happy to be at the TKO now.

It’s good to be back with Billy Joe (Saunders), we were together as amateurs and it’s good to be in the gym with him again, because we have similar styles and we’re both class operators. We’re both on top of our game and as long as I get back to what I’ve been doing and being around Kevin Mitchell and all the other fighters in the gym I’ll be back to my best.

I’m looking forward to getting some sparring with Kevin (Mitchell), he’s a world class operator, so hopefully that’ll be soon.

I’m going to get an apartment down here in the next few weeks, it’s a sacrifice you’ve got to make really. I’m just going to keep my head down and I’ll soon be World Champion.”

Jimmy Tibbs then spoke briefly, on Frankie joining his stable, “Obviously he’s a very good fighter, he won the World Championships as an amateur a couple of years ago.

He’s a very, very skillful boxer, very talented indeed. We’re very pleased to have him in the camp and I think we can add more to what he’s already got.

The boys down here love good fighters, all the boys are training hard and Frankie adds another good fighter to the camp, Mark and myself are very pleased to have Frankie here with us.”


BROOKLYN, NY (September 7, 2011)—This Saturday night at the Aviator Sports Complex, Rob Diaz and Havoc Boxing Promotions will present an explosive night of championship boxing that will have THREE big featured bouts including a world title bout.

The night of boxing will also have a special tone as on the eve of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Havoc Boxing Promotions and ALL EMS workers which include Fireman, Police Officers, EMT workers can receive a 20% discount on their tickets at the door with proof of proper ID.

“This will be a special night all around”, said Havoc Boxing CEO Rob Diaz.

“With this great night of boxing, honoring 9/11 and us promoting our first world title bout will be memorable in a lot of ways”

In one main event, undefeated Super Middleweight, Joel “El Ray” Castillo (9-0, 6 KO’s) of Bronx, NY will take on an opponent to be named

Undefeated Colombian knockout artist, Santander Silgado (18-0, 16 KO’s) will take on upset minded Harvey Jolley (12-17-1, 8 KO’s) of Adrian, Michigan in a six round Cruiserweight bout.

Amanda Serrano (11-0-1, 7 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY will take on Kimberly Connor (9-1-2, 4 KO’s) of Little Rock, Arkansas in a ten round bout for the IBF Super Featherweight world title.

Serrano is known as one of the most exciting fighters in the world and is routinely in the fight of the night and will look to thrill the hometown fans in Brooklyn with this historic bout.

Anthony Irons (3-0-1, 2 KO’s) of the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, NY will take on an opponent to be named in a six round Welterweight bout.

Ryan Ramaya of New York will be making his pro debut against Jonathan Gonzalez (0-2) in a four round Super Bantamweight bout.

Zachary Ochoa of New York will be making his pro debut against William Ware (1-3, 1 KO) of Tennessee in a four round Jr. Welterweight bout.

Armin Mrkanovic (1-1, 1 KO) of Queens, NY will take on pro debuting Kenneth Grossa in a four round Cruiserweight bout

Alvin Acosta (0-1) of New York will take on Lekan Byfield (0-1) of Yonkers, NY in a four round Middleweight fight.

Undefeated Frank Galarza (3-0, 1 KO) of Brooklyn, NY will fight Jorge Luis Perez Adorno (2-3, 1 KO) of Caguas, PR in a four round Jr. Middleweight affair.

Dinmukhamed Niyazov of New York will be making his pro debut when he battles Matteo Acosta (0-3-1) of Puerto Rico in a four round Jr. Welterweight tussle.

Rounding out the card will pit Pro debuting Neuky Santelices of New York battling Fernando Ramos (1-5) of Puerto Rico in a four round Jr. Welterweight bout.


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The Aviator Sports Complex is located at:

3159 Flatbush Ave - Brooklyn, N.Y. 11234

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Article posted on 07.09.2011

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