Frankie Gavin defends British welterweight title

Frankie Gavin

Frankie Gavin defended his British welterweight title for the first time with a ninth-round stoppage of Jason Welborn at Walsall Town Hall.

Former amateur star Gavin, 27, won the Lonsdale Belt by beating former world champion Junior Witter in November.

And the Birmingham southpaw had far too much class for Welborn, improving his record to 15-0 (11KOs).

Walsall's Martin Gethin claimed the vacant British lightweight title with a stoppage of Hove's Ben Murphy.