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UK amateur boxer Frankie Gavin to turn pro after Olympics

Britain’s world amateur lightweight champion Frankie Gavin has confirmed he will turn professional after the Beijing Olympic Games this summer.

The 24-year-old’s decision is sure to start a scramble among the world’s top promoters – he has already spoken to Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy group.


July 18, 2008 at 9:51 am Leave a comment

Boxing Glossary

Blocking: Using the hands, shoulders or arms to prevent an opponent’s punch from landing cleanly on the head or torso.

Bout: A match between two competitors that consists of four two-minute rounds, with a one-minute break between rounds.

Break: A referee’s command for boxers to break from a clinch. On the command, each boxer takes a step back before continuing to fight.

Clinch: Two boxers holding, or leaning on each other and not throwing punches. (more…)

July 18, 2008 at 9:45 am Leave a comment

Olympic City In Beijing >>

Map, photos and description