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Frankie Gavin makes pledge after beating Junior Witter
Frankie Gavin has vowed to start realising his potential after seizing Junior Witter’s British welterweight title at York Hall.
Gavin’s dominance against Bradford veteran Witter, the former WBC world light-welterweight champion, was reflected on the scorecards, which read 119-109, 117-112, 117-110.
The 27-year-old’s professional career had failed to live up to expectations due to a series of personal problems that threatened his future in the ring but he delivered his finest win in beating Witter.
Gavin said: “I’m over the moon. Last year I didn’t know where my career was going. I didn’t even know if I’d be in the ring again.
“Now I’m British champion and the world’s my oyster. Believe me, I’m only going to get better.
“I had a few confidence problems last year when I had some personal problems.
“No-one looks good against Witter but I still beat him comfortably.”