By Elliot Foster [@freelancefoz]
Frankie Gavin has been forced to withdraw from his next fight with an injury.
The former world welterweight title challenger, who was set for an all-Midland title clash with rival Sam Eggington, announced the news on Twitter.
Gavin had been due to challenge the Stourbridge champion for the British, Commonwealth and WBC International Silver titles, live on Sky Sports, on October 17 at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham.
But after being ran over in the build-up to the fight, the former Lonsdale belt holder, 28, had no option but to pull out of his first fight under new trainer Max McCracken.
“[I was] thinking [the injury] would heal but it hasn’t,” expressed an extremely disappointed Gavin, who was stopped inside six rounds by Kell Brook back in May, “so I have had to pull out.
“It’s getting better but I won’t be able to fight.”
It’s a disappointment for both top-of-the-bill fighters, but the man formerly known as ‘Funtime’ hopes that the fight can be rescheduled once he is ready.
“Hopefully the fight can happen again [at] some stage in the future [and] I hope to be back in he ring sometime in November [or] December.”