Frankie Gavin Vs Denton Vassell – 28th June 2013



Preview, Prediction and Betting Tip 

Location – Olympia, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom

BBBofC British welterweight title

Commonwealth (British Empire) welterweight title

This is potentially a career defining fight for both fighters, with the British and commonwealth belts on the line, coupled with their unbeaten records, the winner gets a ticket to the next level.

Frankie Gavin came into the professional game with high expectations after a fantastic amateur career which resulted in him winning gold at the world amateur boxing championships, that’s no mean feat by any stretch of the imagination and requires serious ability.

So far professionally he is yet to set the world alight and questions have been asked of his focus, commitment and strength mentally when in the ring, he made a real struggle of ex-footballer Curtis Woodhouse when he came very close to disaster winning a close fight via a split decision. With the talent Gavin has he should be dealing with guys like Woodhouse with relative ease.

However in his last 2 fights he seemed more focus, and he will need to be at his best to pass the test tonight, as he will have a hungry and strong physical fighter in front of him in Denton Vassell.

Gavin is a slick southpaw, with good speed, movement and counter punching ability and he will probably look to keep Vassell on the end of his Jab and catch him on the way in when he does try and get inside.

Denton Vassell is strong physically and will probably prefer the fight on the inside where he can rough Gavin, he has a good solid Jab and well work it well when looking to close the gap on his opponent.

I believe this is a close fight, a fight where both fighters will have their moments, i edge towards Gavin by decision but i am not confident enough with 10/11 as i think Vassell possesses more of a threat to Gavin’s 0 then general consensus, would perhaps have you believe.

I don’t think this is one for a big play, however there is a market i like for interest, Ladbrokes have a final judgement market as follows, Gavin split decision 10/1, Vassell split decision 16/1, Gavin Majority decision 18/1 and Vassell Majority decision 40/1 and the draw 25/1.

I am going to make an interest play by putting £3 on each of the 5 outcomes giving a total stake of £15.

ATR’s Bet – £3 on each of the following – Gavin split decision 10/1, Vassell split decision 16/1, Gavin Majority decision 18/1 and Vassell Majority decision 40/1 and the draw 25/1.

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