Frankie Gavin won today against Curtis Woodhouse, but his performance has led to some harsh criticism. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
British welterweight prospect Frankie Gavin scored a disappointing split decision win earlier today over Curtis Woodhouse on the Murray vs Mitchell/Burns vs Cook card, and the questioning of Gavin's dedication to his craft are reaching a fever pitch. On Sky Sports, Barry McGuigan thrashed Gavin for not giving his all to the sport:
McGuigan: "This guy could turn out to be the biggest waste of talent that we've ever had. World amateur champion, the only one we've ever had. Incredibly talented, beautiful boxer, incredible at judging distance. The biggest issue is he's not committed. He's not committed to his diet, and he's not committed to his training, and he should be a light welterweight. He can be a world class light welterweight. But he's gonna blow it if he stays at welterweight. Listen, I'm not pulling my punches, because I'll tell you what, the truth is, this guy can be a world champion, but only at light welterweight. ... If Curtis Woodhouse is taking him the distance, he's not going to be beating world class fighters."