The Commonwealth Welterweight Championship
Gavin eases to UD over tough Shikukutu after second round
Frankie Gavin recovered from a shock second round knockdown to
secure a second defence of his Commonwealth Welterweight title
against the awkward and tough Namibian Sacky Shikukutu.
The Birmingham ace suffered the first knockdown of his career in
the second round, although later said that he'd slipped, but
recovered well and really grew into the late stages of the fight to
tame the wild and dangerous Namibian.
And Gavin really asserted his control in the championship rounds
to heavily sway the scorecards in his favour, which came back
118-109, 117-111, 118-109 for the Brummie southpaw.
Gavin set for Shikukutu test as he eyes second Commonwealth
Unbeaten star Frankie Gavin hunts for his second Commonwealth
Welterweight title defence against Namibia's Sacky Shikukutu.
The 28-year-old knows that a win over the WBO's #14 welterweight
will only improve his chances of moving towards world level in
The WBO already rate Gavin as the world's sixth best and he's
mixing it with the likes of world title holder Timothy Bradley,
Manny Pacquiao, Bethel Ushona, Adrien Broner and Paulie Malignaggi
near the top of their rankings.