Warren: Frankie Gavin is NOT a Welterweight
Frank Warren has held talks with his troubled prodigy Frankie Gavin, to try to get the fighter back into a positive frame of mind following undisclosed personal problems that lead to a withdrawal of his last fight against Frank Haroche Horta with just a couple of days to go.
"In my opinion, he's not ready to fight and I won't put him on anywhere until I get to the bottom of whatever the problem is." said Warren.
"Frankie's got a lot of issues outside boxing that he must overcome before he gets involved in the dangerous sport that he's involved with.
"He's a big talent, but there have a been a lot of big talents in boxing. In this business you don't get by on talent alone.
"You must have dedication because talent will only take you a certain amount of the way. We've seen that with a lot of fighters.
"If you really want to crack it, you must live the life and be prepared to make sacrifices. If you don't do that, you can forget about it."
"To me he's certainly not a welterweight," Warren concluded.
"There's no reason for him to be fighting these big welterweights when he could be meeting people his own size."
It is not known whether or not 26-year old Gavin will feature on the planned Warren December card, as his current training regime is still up in the air. Frankie was originally trained by Arnie Farnell, before electing to move to London last month to hook up with Jimmy Tibbs - but then walked out giving no notice to the Londoner.
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