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
By GAVIN GLICKSMAN