Frankie Gavin: Sam Eggington fight off after foot is run over

Frankie Gavin's last victory was on points against Bogdan Mitic at Sheffield in March
Frankie Gavin's last victory was on points against Bogdan Mitic at Sheffield in March

Birmingham boxer Frankie Gavin has had to postpone his forthcoming fight with fellow Midlander Sam Eggington after having his foot run over by a car.

The 30-year-old former world amateur champion hoped to win back his British and Commonwealth welterweight titles on 17 October at Birmingham's NIA.

But he revealed on Twitter: "Sorry to say I have had to pull out of my fight.

"I got ran over two-and-a-half weeks ago. Thinking it would heal, but it hasn't so I have had to pull out."

He added: "I was stepping off the kerb in Aston two weeks ago. The driver did stop. There's nothing broken, but it is badly bruised. I've had injections, but couldn't train properly. I couldn't run on it.

"Hopefully, the fight can happen again some stage in the future. I hope to be back in the ring sometime in November/December."

Southpaw Gavin has not fought since he was stopped in the sixth round by Kell Brook when challenging for the IBF welterweight title in May.

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