Date: 21st December 2013 at 10:28am
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It looks as if Frank Warren?s team have worked wonders to get Frankie Gavin an opponent for tonight.

Gavin, tipped by many to go on to great things, will be fighting at the Leeds Sports Direct Arena tonight on the under-card of Stuart Hall?s IBF bantamweight fight.

However, Gavin will have to cope with facing a second replacement opponent.

Originally the 28 year-old was to defend his Commonwealth welterweight title against Joseph Lamptey. Unfortunately, the Ghanaian couldn?t get a UK entry visa and was refused admission.

Gavin was then lined up to fight a Brazilian, Juliano Ramos, but this fight also fell through with the Brazilian having passport problems.

Scratching around for a creditable opponent, it has been decreed that Gavin will now take on the former Commonwealth champion, Bradley Price.

On paper it looks a good match-up but Price is past his best and our view, here at Vital Boxing, is that Gavin should have not too much trouble extending his current record from 17-0 to 18-0.

Talking about the opponent dilemma, Gavin has remarked to the media,

?It?s certainly been a test of my focus and resolve with the changes.?

?It?s been a learning experience and if anything happens like this again I?m prepared.?

?But the main thing is I?m still fighting, the training hasn?t gone to waste and I?m putting on a good show for the fans to close the year.?

?I?m league above Pryce and there?s no way I can lose to him. I believe in my skill and my ability and I know I?ve got too much for him.?

?Obviously if the openings come I?ll look to take him out early and if I can stop him it will be a great night for me.?

I?m going for Gavin to win this in rounds five or six, how about you?