Gavin withdrew from last month’s WBO inter-continental welterweight clash with Frank Haroche Horta after walking out of training.

Promoter Frank Warren met with the former world amateur champion on Thursday and told the 26-year-old to get his life back on track.

Gavin has won all 11 of his professsional fights but his career has not taken off as expected.

“In my opinion he’s not ready to fight and I won’t put him on anywhere until I we get to the bottom of whatever the problem is,” said Warren.

“He’s got a lot of issues outside of boxing that he must overcome before he gets involved in the dangerous sport that he’s involved with.

Undefeated Frankie Gavin has pulled of Friday’s WBO Intercontinental welterweight title clash with Frank Haroche Horta.

England’s first ever world amateur champion was scheduled to face the French champion at Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Manchester.

However, Gavin, who left trainer Anthony Farnell to join father and son duo Jimmy and Mark Tibbs in July, has walked out of the BoxNation show without any explanation.

“He’s just gone,” promoter Frank Warren told “I heard he went to Anthony Farnell’s house. I’m sick and tired of it.

“I wouldn’t even talk him into fighting because if I did and something happened it would be my fault.

“We’ve done all the publicity, he was on Bunce’s show on Monday night, Ron Lewis did the bit on him in The Times today.

“It’s total madness. Between him and Kevin Mitchell… I said to Jimmy Tibbs, what do you put in the water down there. It’s things like this where boxing really doesn’t help itself.”

Unbeaten Irishman Dean Byrne will now step in to face Horta, and is excited with his unexpected opportunity to top the card and show his potential.

“This is a fantastic opportunity that has been put my way to top the show and I’m looking forward to putting on a good performance for the fans,” he said.

“I’m based in the UK now and I want to build my fan base here as I progress towards the world title.

“Horta looks tough, he’s got a good record and he’s never been stopped in 39 fights so I’m looking to do a good job on him.

“He’s fit and ready to fight as he had Gavin lined up and I’m in top shape as I only boxed last week so it will be a good tough fight while it lasts.”

FRANKIE GAVIN will return to the ring on October 28 against Frenchman Frank Haroche Horta.

The fight is Gavin’s first since leaving trainer Anthony Farnell and relocating to East London to work with brothers Jimmy and Mark Tibbs.

And the WBO Intercontinental welterweight champion is determined to make it a night to remember at Manchester’s Bowlers Exhibition Centre.

Funtime Frankie, who is undefeated in 11 bouts, said: “I’ve been working on new and different things in the gym with Jimmy and Mark and I’m looking forward to putting on a great show.

“This will also be my debut on new fight channel BoxNation so I’m looking to make a big impression with the viewers as well.

“My trainers have been working me hard in the gym and now it’s up to me to perform on the night and show that I’m the best young talent out there.”

Gavin, 26, added: “Horta looks likes a tough fighter. I’ve seen some clips of him on the internet but I think I’ll have his measure after a few rounds and take him out.

“He’s never been stopped in 39 fights so it’s a massive incentive for me, but I won’t be rushing in and being careless.”

Southpaw Horta, 31, is a former French welterweight champion and IBF International light-middleweight champion