Date: 28th July 2014 at 7:10am
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As Frankie Gavin awaits his chance to fight for the European welterweight title, next Friday, at the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton, it would appear that his training has taken on a new slant.

Gavin, now 28 years of age, has been training with the British Army at the Gamecock Barracks in Warwickshire.

His opponent on Friday, the current European welterweight champion, Leonard Bundu, will be making his 6th defence of his title but at 39 years of age he has to be in the twilight stages of his career.

Talking about moving in with the army, Gavin has remarked,

?I?ve been living in the sergeant?s mess and I?m loving it there.?

?The soldiers can?t believe how quiet I am. They ask me about my boxing and I ask them what it?s like to go off to war. It?s great being around them.?

And speaking about what lies ahead once he?s seen off the challenge of Bundu, Gavin added,

?If I win this I should fight for the IBF title later this year or early next year.?

Frankie Gavin, destined for greatness.