Kerman Lejarraga vs Frankie Gavin

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Kerman Lejarraga vs Frankie Gavin
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Average: 3 (1 vote)

Date: 
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Location: 
BEC Bizkaia Arena, Bilbao, PaĆ­s Vasco, Spain
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
147
Titles at Stake: 
EBU Welterweight European Title (Lejarraga's 1sy defence)
Referee: 
Christophe Fernandez

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Fan Cards: Kerman Lejarraga vs Frankie Gavin


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
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12
Total
KERMAN LEJARRAGA
9
9
9
27
FRANKIE GAVIN
10
10
10
30


scorecard by SALTNUTZ1
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KERMAN LEJARRAGA
9
9
10
28
FRANKIE GAVIN
10
10
9
29


scorecard by FLOYD TOUGH COMPETITOR MAYWEATHER
Round
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KERMAN LEJARRAGA
9
9
9
27
FRANKIE GAVIN
10
10
10
30


scorecard by THEICEMANJDOG
Round
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KERMAN LEJARRAGA
9
9
10
28
FRANKIE GAVIN
10
10
9
29


scorecard by GOLD
Round
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4
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Total
KERMAN LEJARRAGA
9
9
9
27
FRANKIE GAVIN
10
10
10
30


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
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Total
KERMAN LEJARRAGA
9
9
10
28
FRANKIE GAVIN
10
10
9
29


Comments

Champion97's picture

Prediction,

I rate Lejarraga highly, Spanish speaking fighters might be well promoted, have an easy time of building their reputations (Mexicans for example), but Spanish fighters don't so much, part of it is that Spain isn't known for being a big boxing country, so it isn't a surprise that at 26-0, Lejarraga isn't well known, but I think he will build his reputation a lot more in his next couple of fights, as he gets close to stepping up to world level.

Frankie Gavin was a good amateur, much better than Lejarraga, finished with a record pf 100-21, but as a professional, despite being British, Commonwealth champion, despite being talked about as a future world champion, 'beats Amir Khan all day' (a prime Khan), despite saying he would beat Porter and Maidana, Gavin got found out when he stepped up to European level, fought Leonard Bundu, who was not a good technical fighter, a late starter, and a very old fighter, who lost a shutout to Keith Thurman, and then 2 years later, was knocked out cold and retired by Errol Spence Jr. Gavin boxed well against Bundu, showed heart, got up from an agonising body shot knockdown, rallied a bit in the late rounds, in a very close fight, he just lost a split decision. At world level, or just below it, I never rated Gavin, but I was impressed by his win over Bradley Skeete. Gavin was put in his place against Kell Brook, after losing 5/5 rounds and getting stopped in 6, it was clear he wasn't world level, and Gavin, 1-2 years later, fighting Sam Eggington, going to war with Eggington, suffereing a few knockdowns, being stopped, his conditioning, not for the first time, not being good enough at this level.

Gavin is 33, he is not young, and he isn't fresh, if he comes prepared, he will be at his best, because I think Gavin, effort wise, let's himself down outside of the ring, but after the heart he showed in the Bundu and Eggington defeats, you can't deny him credit for his inside the ring effort, a bit like Adrien Broner, Billy Joe Saunders, maybe even Tyson Fury a little bit. This might be Gavin's best chance at winning a European title, I think it is very unlikely he'll ever fight for a world title again, but if he has enough desire, being a European champion is a more realistic goal, and would still be the best achievement of his career. If Lejarraga is a good world level fighter, then maybe a loss here for Gavin won't mean he can't win a European title, because most European champions might not be as good as Lejarraga.

Lejarraga is 26, won the European title already, if this is easy, it might be the best time for him to step up, even though I don't think he fought strong opposition for 25 fights, I still think he should step up, a world title fight might be too soon, especially given the standard of fighter, Thurman, Porter, Spence, Crawford, but an eliminator maybe, a fight against an opponent between a Skeete/Gavin and a Crawford/Spence, maybe should be next. I was very impressed with Lejarraga's performance against Skeete, he broke down the reach, won the jab exchanges, was patient, landed solid, clean body shots, well timed shots, and you could see the affect of the shots with Skeete's reaction, and Lejarraga just broke Skeete down, beat him up, Skeete did very well to last long enough for the towell to come in.

Both these guys beat Bradley Skeete, Gavin beat him by 3-4 points, clear win, good performance, boxed well, but Lejarraga destroyed him in 2 rounds, and Lejarraga beat an experienced Skeete, Gavin, also, I don't think has improved since he beat Skeete.

My opinion on Lejarraga is based on his record, 26-0, 81%KOs, the win ofer Skeete, and that's about it, so I wouldn't be surprised if he was found out not to be good at world level, and this fight might be something to go on, if Gavin is still there after 8, if Gavin is able to win rounds, you might question whether if he is any good at world level, whether Lejarraga should have any trouble shutting out and stopping Gavin.

Lejarraga is 6 years younger, he is fresher, there is no record on BoxRec of him ever being knocked down, Gavin has been stopped twice, dropped 5 times. Gavin has 54%KOs, so Lejarraga, definitely the puncher. Activity wise, it is interesting, Lejarraga has already fought twice in 2018, he had a very busy 2017 as well, Gavin lost to Eggington in 2016, then had 2 small fights in 2017, the second, in June, he fights in a very small fight in September, at a Holiday Inn hotel in Birmingham, a 6 round fight, he'll come off 15 months out of the ring, and the point of the fight (which is likely to be against a very poor opponent) is to not go into the Lejarraga fight having not fought in 15-18 months, and Gavin goes into Lejarraga fight having fought 2 months ago, but still with the activity aspect against him.

I think this will be a mismatch, Gavin isn't that good, and he is past his best, Lejarraga is dangerous, and I think he will be out to make a statement. I think this will end early, maybe even in 1 round if Gavin doesn't respect Lejarraga's power and gets careless. if Lejarraga goes to the body, Gavin could be done, but definitely, Lejarraga is very capable of hurting Gavin, and if Gavin fights brave, is aggressive, he might land some surprisingly hard punches on Lejarraga, but he will open himself up to punches, and he will get hurt if he is caught flush, and if Lejarraga can get on the inside, land bodyshots, or even just try capitalise upon hurting Gavin by firing off a series of power shots to break Gavin down, I don't think Gavin will be able to recover quickly, use good survival skill, or discourage Lejarraga by landing a return.

If Gavin is cautious, tries to make it about boxing brains, is negative, I think it will be a lacklustre fight, Gavin will frustrate Lejarraga, but not by outboxing him, just by moving so much nullifies the fight, and Lejarraga will win the rounds by being the only one doing anything, and he will still stop Gavin mid-late, but I don't think Gavin will apply those tactics, I think it will make for a much more entertaining fight, but also a shorter fight, but either way, Gavin will get stopped I think, I think Gavin winning this is very unlikely.

My final prediction is Lejarraga, early.

Well written. I have to say I agree unfortunately. As much as I would have liked Frankie to win. With his poor discipline, previous fights etc I don't see how he makes it through the first 3 rounds. 151bs, shocking.

Champion97's picture

Thanks man. Yeah well he got found out against Bundu when he look at how good he was supposed to be at one stage, he was considered likely to be world level, but obviously, he isn't world level, but still, he has the talent to do much better than he has done.

Champion97's picture

Gavin weighs in at 151, poor, this guy lacks discipline.

SalTnutZ1's picture

I want to see what Kerman could do against a Benavidez, Jamal James, or Lipinets level of opposition, to see if he's at that contender or better level.

Champion97's picture

Yeah me too, he should sign with a promoter who can get him in high profile fights, and maybe not base himself if Spain, but hopefully he will step up soon, would be interesting to see him against better opposition.

Champion97's picture

Impressed by Lejarraga, he has a lack of speed, but he can punch, goes to the body very well, good pressure fighter, good blocking abilities. This wasn't a great performance in my opinion, but it was a good performance, Gavin was ahead, but whilst Gavin was winning the early rounds, Lejarraga was just making him work, applying pressure, being patient, and in round 4, he went for it, got the early stoppage.